Professor Duncan Bentley has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Planning, Marketing and External Affairs, at Victoria University in Melbourne.
Professor Bentley takes up his appointment in December. He is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Curtin Business School at Curtin University in Perth. Previously he was pro vice-chancellor teaching and learning and dean of law at Bond University.
An expert on international taxation law, Professor Bentley is a member of several boards and committees, including the Commonwealth Attorney-General's International Legal Services Advisory Council.
Professor Bentley said he was very excited to be taking on this strategic role in an ambitious university.
"Victoria University, which is based in the fastest growing region of Australia, has enormous potential to become a leading university in the next decade, particularly at a time when we need higher participation in tertiary education among students from diverse backgrounds," he said.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Dawkins said he was delighted that Professor Bentley was joining the university.
"Duncan Bentley has already achieved a great deal in his career, including in leadership roles in universities that place considerable emphasis on cultural diversity," Professor Dawkins said. "I look forward to him joining my leadership team and playing a key role in the implementation of our ambitious plans."
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