John Dewar, La Trobe University
vice-chancellor and president
John Dewar has been vice-chancellor and president of La Trobe University since January 2012. He is also deputy chair of Universities Australia, UA lead vice-chancellor on health workforce issues, a member of the AHEIA executive committee, and holds a number of directorships, including Education Australia, The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, AARNet, The Committee for Melbourne, and the Foundation for Australian Studies in China. Prior to his new post at La Trobe, he taught at the Universities of Lancaster and Warwick in the UK, worked for the London law firms Allen & Overy and Farrer & Co, and held senior leadership positions at Griffith University and the University of Melbourne. Dewar was made an Officer of the Order of Australian in the 2020 Australia Day Honours List in recognition of his distinguished service to education through leadership roles in the universities sector, and to professional organisations.