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New appointments to Advance HE’s Australasian Strategic Advisory Board

01 Jun 2023 | Advance HE New Chair, Professor Liz Johnson (L) and Board member, Professor Shaun Ewen (R), to take up their appointments with immediate effect.

Professor Liz Johnson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic & Alfred Deakin Professor at Deakin University, has been appointed as the new Chair of Advance HE’s Australasian Strategic Advisory Board.

Professor Shaun Ewen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Griffith University, will also join the Board. 

The Australasian Strategic Advisory Board (ASAB) provides insights and strategic input to ensure Advance HE’s work meets the needs of members and partners across Australasia. 

Professor Liz Johnson said, “I am delighted to be taking up the position of Chair of ASAB. I’m looking forward to working with ASAB colleagues from across the region and making the most of the opportunity that Advance HE brings in supporting member institutions in meeting their goals.” 

Professor Shaun Ewen said, “Advance HE has continued to develop an important range of work supporting institutions in Australasia. This work is informed by consultation with members as well as by ASAB. I’m looking forward to contributing to that work so that we all get best value for our students and staff.” 

Kathryn Harrison Graves, Advance HE Executive Director - Membership, Innovation and Development, said, “I am delighted to welcome Liz and Shaun as ASAB Chair and Member respectively. We are very conscious that all our members work in their own context – though there are many shared challenges in higher education – and the insights ASAB brings help us work with members to shape and share good practice and effective solutions to support our members in the region.  

“We look forward to working with Liz and Shaun and the other ASAB Board members. We are grateful to all of them for their expertise and commitment.” 

ASAB meets three times per year; the next meeting will be in July.  


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