Lindsay Tanner, former Minister for Finance in the Federal Labor Government, was appointed as the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at Victoria University in October 2010.

Mr Tanner chairs the Advisory Board of the Mitchell Institute for Education Policy - a Victoria University institute financed jointly by the University and the Mitchell Foundation. He also provides advice to the Vice-Chancellor, Peter Dawkins, and the Vice-Chancellor's senior executives about engagement with industry and strengthening research of relevance to industry and government in economic, industry and social analysis.

In his role as Vice-Chancellor's Fellow, he also contributes to thought leadership in areas of strategic importance for the University, such as contribution to thought leadership in research and knowledge transfer in the area of economic, industry and social analysis, working alongside researchers in relevant faculties, research centres and institutes.

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