Mr Julien O'Connell AM

Since 2016, Mr Julien O’Connell AM has held the position of Pro-Chancellor, Australian Catholic University (ACU). Mr O’Connell has a long and distinguished career in insurance, accounting and risk management. He started, developed and expanded his own business, creating a highly diversified group, one of which is now part of an international group. He serves on several public bodies, including:

  • Chairman, Villa Maria Catholic Homes
  • Chairman, CEO Institute Syndicate
  • Executive Chairman, Mercy Health Foundation
  • Chairman, PM Glynn Institute
  • Board Member, Catholic Health Australia
  • Board Member, Archdiocese of Melbourne Finance Council
  • Trade Attaché Victoria, Enterprise Ireland
  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors

He has also served on the following committees:

  • Chairman, Mercy Health
  • Chairman, Fraynework Board

The Pro-Chancellor’s significant service to the community was recognised with an Order of Australia (AM) in the 2013 Australia Day honours.

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