Gaye Hamilton is one of five Government appointed members of the University Council. She has been a council member since 2012, and was appointed Deputy Chancellor in 2017.
Mr George Pappas AO retired from his position as Chancellor at the end of 2019. Council appointed Deputy Chancellors Wayne Kayler-Thomson and Gaye Hamilton to take up the role of Chancellor throughout 2020 to ensure a seamless transition. Wayne was Chancellor from January to June, 2020, followed by Gaye from July to December, 2020. In January 2021, The Honourable Steve Bracks AC will step into the position as the sixth Chancellor of Victoria University.
Gaye started her professional career with 18 years of secondary science, maths and biology teaching in the Victorian State Schools system, reaching the Principal class prior to resigning and changing careers in 1989.
Gaye then was Assistant Director at Melbourne Zoo and then Director of Werribee’s Open Range Zoo before moving to Scienceworks as Director in 1996. In 2002, Mrs Hamilton became Director of Museum Operations with Museum Victoria, responsible for Scienceworks, Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum and the Royal Exhibition Building, the position that she retired from at the end of 2004.
She now undertakes a range of contract and consultancy work and is also a Director of each of:
- Western Bulldogs Football Club
- Victorian Government’s State Sports Centres Trust
- Western Chances.