The Hon John Fahey AC has been a figure in public life for more than 30 years. He has shown exemplary leadership and integrity at the highest level of government, sport, community organisations and business.
Mr Fahey was New South Wales Premier from 1992-95 before entering federal politics, and serving as the Minister for Finance and Administration in the Howard government until 2001. He was instrumental in securing the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, acting as Chairman of the bid team.
In 2002 Mr Fahey was made a Companion of the Order of Australia for his work in the political arena, and facilitation of industry growth and industrial relations reform.
Five years later he became President of the World Anti-Doping Agency, a position he held until November 2013. In this role Mr Fahey was a driving force behind moves to increase and enhance drug testing in sport around the world.
Mr Fahey currently chairs the Australian Government Reconstruction Inspectorate, and is the fourth Chancellor of Australian Catholic University.
The Chancellor is a member of the University Chancellors Council (UCC). Information regarding the UCC can be found at www.ucc.edu.au.