James Angus is now an Honorary Professorial Fellow and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS), University of Melbourne. In July 2013 he completed a 10-year term as Dean of the Faculty of MDHS at the University of Melbourne. Before becoming Dean, he was Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacology and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of MDHS. At the University of Melbourne, Professor Angus has been President of the Academic Board (2000-2001), Pro Vice-Chancellor (1999-2001) and member of University Council (1999-2001).
Professor Angus was awarded the Gottschalk Medal of the Australian Academy of Science (1984), is a Fellow of the Academy (FAA) and has been a member of its Council. In 2003 he was awarded Australia's Centenary Medal for contribution to Pharmacology and the Community.
Professor Angus was a First Vice-President of the International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR) and was President of the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists. From 2009-2011 he was President of Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand.
His current roles include Senior Advisor to the Minister’s Health Innovation and Reform Council, Board Member of the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Chair of Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance and President of the National Stroke Foundation Board.
He was appointed an officer to The Order of Australia in 2010 for distinguished service to biomedical research, particularly in the fields of pharmacology and cardiovascular disease, as a leading academic and medical educator, and as a contributor to a range of advisory boards and professional organisations both nationally and internationally.
Appointed May 2015.
Ms Kate Roffey
Kate has extensive experience within the commercial, government, sport and not-for-profit sectors, providing high-level expertise in strategic and operational planning and delivery, stakeholder management, organisational change management and political strategy.
Kate is the former CEO of the Committee for Melbourne, a high profile civic leadership role that advocated for the long-term development of greater Melbourne from an economic and liveability perspective.
Prior to joining the Committee, Kate worked with Tennis Australia managing the Melbourne Park Redevelopment and played a leadership role in developing the Masterplan vision for the redevelopment, securing $978 million in government funding for the 12-year build, and renegotiating the commercial and operational agreements underpinning the Australian Open Grand Slam. As part of her role at Tennis Australia, Kate travelled extensively to world leading sports and entertainment venues to gain a cutting-edge understanding of international best practice in facility design, city integration and organisational management.
Throughout her travels, she spent time with leading organisations such as the New York Yankees, Washington Redskins, New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, Manchester United FC, Arsenal FC, LA Live and Madison Square Garden.
Kate is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a number of non-executive director roles. In addition to Melbourne University Sport, Kate is a Director of the Melbourne Football Club, a member of the Victorian Ministerial Freight Advisory Committee, Chair of Enterprise Maribyrnong, and is an Ambassador for the Skin & Cancer Foundation and Berry Street.
Appointed May 2015
Mr Grant Williams
Grant Williams is currently the General Manager of Community Football Operations at the AFL with the responsibility to work with and support the efforts of all State/Territory bodies and International affiliates. Previous to this he was the General Manager of AFL Victoria combining this role with that of AFL Head of Development.
For just over 2 years until 2011 Grant worked for the AFL in the Game Development department as the Development Strategy & Operations Manager in a national role that included working with all State bodies to support their future plans and initiatives to grow the game as well as build the case for future investment in developing the game prior to the 2012 to 2016 media rights deal. Before this he was the AFL Victoria Project Manager responsible for the implementation of the recommendations of the AFL’s Second Tier Review in Victoria and for almost 4 years was the General Manager of Football Operations at Carlton Football Club.
He has worked for AFL SportsReady Ltd & the AFL Players Association (AFLPA) as the Inaugural Project Manager responsible for the establishment of a career transition program for AFL players, now known as the “Next Goal” program, which still provides practical work experience opportunities for AFL players today. For nearly 15 years Grant was in consulting engineering practices as a structural engineer, mainly in the offshore oil and gas engineering in Melbourne and overseas.
Appointed May 2015
Prof. Richard James
Richard James is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education, a leading centre for policy research in higher education. His research program spans access and equity, the transition to university, student finances, student engagement, quality assurance and academic standards. He has published widely on the effects of social class on higher education aspirations and participation.
He is a regular public commentator on higher education policy and is a member of the inaugural Higher Education Standards Panel, the national body that sets standards for the regulation of universities and other higher education providers.
Sporting-wise, in the 1970s and 1980s he represented Australia in track and field and was the Australian 100 metres sprint champion in 1980. He remains active in sport for fitness purposes.
Appointed May 2014.
Mr James Marburg
James Marburg is MU Sport's newest board member and comes to the role with extensive background in the sport of rowing. His career at University Boat Club started in 2001, and he has been a member of national teams since 2002, competing in the past two Olympic games (London, Beijing) and winning a Silver Medal in Beijing.
He was also captain of the men's eight at varsity competitions in 2011 and 2012 and rowed at the University of Melbourne vs University of Sydney Annual Boat Race. He remains heavily involved in rowing through the University boat club and as a panel member of the Rowing Australia tribunal.
After studying law at Melbourne James currently works as a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons. He previously worked in Marketing and Communications at ANZ Institutional. He has been a contributing writer to The Age and engages in public debates and discourse regarding issues in sport from an athlete's perspective.
Appointed May 2015.
Ms Miranda Clark
Miranda is currently studying a Juris Doctor at Melbourne Law School having previously completed a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma in Languages (French), also at the University of Melbourne.
Miranda has been actively involved in the Melbourne University sporting community throughout her studies. She is a former member of the University Netball Club and has had extensive involvement as a player and committee member of the University Tennis Club, including as Co-President for two years. She has represented the University at two Australian University Games, including as team manager for tennis in 2016.
As a student board member, Miranda’s interests will be focused on strategic planning for sport at the University. She is particularly interested in participation and increasing sporting opportunities for all students.
Mr Mitchell Stephen
Mitchell is one of the two student board members and is currently studying a Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Planning and Management at the University of Melbourne after completing a Bachelor of Science (Civil Systems) in 2015.
Mitchell first joined the Melbourne University Mountaineering Club in 2010 and has remained an active member, serving on the committee for 6 years, including as President. He has participated, competed and taught across a wide range of adventurous outdoor activities, his preferred pursuits being whitewater kayaking, skiing and mountaineering. Since 2012 he has been involved with the Melbourne University Sports Association in a role helping to advocate for the interests of the sports clubs.
The prime focus areas for Mitchell during his time on the Board of Sport are to open up two way communication channels between club members and the Board, to increase student participation in sport and to improve risk management.
Ms Alex Lawlor
Alex is a property portfolio and development professional with extensive major projects experience in the arts, education, health and commercial sectors. A qualified architect, Alex has worked with Melbourne's leading design practices as well as developing projects for the public and private sectors including Federation Square, Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne Recital Centre, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, as well as numerous regional development, residential, resort, office, and hospitality projects.
Currently with the University of Melbourne, Alex is responsible for leading the Property & Sustainability portfolio to ensure the quality of the campus experience meets the goals of the organisational strategy - identifying and enabling the critical infrastructure that supports the University's vision. Alex works on a range of city shaping projects – with state and local government, NGO’s, and industry – to mobilise discussion, resources, and investment, that can unlock lasting outcomes.
Alex also mentors women in the construction and development industry.
Mr Adrian Collette AM
Adrian Collette joined the University of Melbourne in early 2013 as Executive Director, Engagement and Partnerships before taking on his current role in early 2014. Previously, Adrian was Chief Executive Officer of Opera Australia (OA) for 16 years. OA is Australia's national opera company and is also the country's largest performing arts company. Before joining Opera Australia, Adrian was Managing Director of Reed Books, a division of Reed Elsevier, a company at which he worked for 10 years. Adrian attended Trinity Grammar School, Kew. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with first class honours from La Trobe University and a Master of Arts from the University of Melbourne. He tutored in Literature at both La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne. Adrian also performed regularly as a singer with the Victoria State Opera and was a member of their Young Artist Program.
He is a Board member of the Australia Council for the Arts; a Board member of the Committee for Melbourne and a Life Member of Live Performance Australia. He was also a Member of the Victorian Council for the Arts and a Trustee of Sydney Grammar School for 6 years. Adrian became a Member in the Order of Australia for services to the Arts in 2008.
Mr Timothy Lee
Tim has been involved in the delivery of sporting, recreational and fitness services in the university and community sectors for 25 years, the last six years as the Director of Sport at the University of Melbourne (MU Sport). Tim has led the repositioning of sport at the University and with his team increased student participation and sport performance, completed a major capital plan and significantly improved the financial position of the organisation. MU Sport is considered an exemplar for good governance and management and regularly hosts national and international industry visitors.
Tim has been a key player in the development of national industry benchmarking and several national sporting initiatives whilst also serving on a number boards and committees with the national body, Australian University Sport, including as a Board Director from 2002 to 2012.
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