was appointed Senior Vice-Principal at The University of Melbourne
in March 1999.
is accountable for the overall management and administration of the University.
has specific responsibilities for planning and resourcing an institution with some 7,500 staff, an annual budget of $1.9 billion and some 50,000 students.
Additional responsibilities include facilities and IT management, human resources, governance support and managing external accountabilities.
Ian's career began as a career Administrator in the Australian Public Service in Canberra in 1973.
He has held senior positions in health at Commonwealth and State Government levels.
Ian is the Chair of the Universitas 21 Managers Group and a Director of the On-line Business School, Universitas 21 Global, and Headspace Ltd, a national youthmental health initiative.
He is also a member of the board of the Melbourne Theatre Company, Director of a number of University boards and a past Director of various public hospital boards.
Ian has a BA (Honours) from the University of Melbourne and an LLB from Australia National University.