Professor Philip Alston (LLB(Hons) 1972, LLM 1976, BCom 1977, Ormond College) has been appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to serve as the next Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Alston is John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law and co-Chair of the School’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. His previous roles include UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions from 2004 to 2010.
Anthony Healy (BSc 1989, PGDipEco 1990, PGDipFin 1996, Ormond College) has been appointed CEO of the Bank of New Zealand. Healy joined BNZ in 2009 after 18 years with the ANZ Banking Group and has held several senior executive and director-level roles in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.
Professor Andrew Holmes AM (BSc 1965, MSc 1967, Ormond College) has been elected the 18th President of the Australian Academy of Science. This distinction adds to his recent appointment as a Melbourne Laureate Professor Emeritus at the University of Melbourne’s Bio21 Institute. Professor Holmes is joined on the Academy’s Executive Committee by Professor Pauline Ladiges AO (BSc(Hons) 1969, GDipEd 1971, MSc 1972, PhD 1976), Professorial Fellow in the School of Botany, who has been appointed Secretary of Education and Public Awareness.
Gillon McLachlan (LLB(Hons) 1996), a life member of the University Blues Football Club, has taken on one of the most high-profile jobs in sport – Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Football League. Mr McLachlan was captain of the Blues for three years.