The former Premier of New South Wales, John Fahey AC, has been appointed as the new Chancellor of Australian Catholic University.
He will be the fourth Chancellor in the University’s history, succeeding General Sir Peter Cosgrove, who is now serving as Governor-General of Australia.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven said it was a great coup for the University to have secured the services of such a prominent and well-respected Australian.
“Mr Fahey has been a figure in public life for more than 30 years, and has shown exemplary leadership and integrity in a vast range of fields. He has had a stellar political career, contributed extensively to business and industry growth, and his impact on the sporting world is unquestionable,” Professor Craven said.
“It is these leadership skills, commitment to serving the common good, and diverse experience which will prove invaluable in helping the University build on its reputation of quality teaching and research.”
Mr Fahey was NSW Premier from 1992-95 before entering federal politics, and serving as the Minister for Finance and Administration in the Howard government until 2001. As Chairman of the bid team, he was instrumental in securing the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
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