Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Council has re-elected Richard Ryan as Chancellor for a further three-year term.
Mr Ryan, a chartered accountant and company director, was the inaugural Chancellor of CDU, taking up his appointment in 2003.
In a distinguished career he has served on a number of government advisory boards and was awarded the Sir John Loewenthal award for his role as president of the National Heart Foundation.
He has also been honoured for his services to the community and to Indigenous people.
Born and raised in South Australia, Mr Ryan has been in the Northern Territory since 1970.
Mr Ryan said he was delighted that the Council had shown confidence in him, and that he felt privileged to serve for a further three years.
“I’m immensely proud of what the Council, academic and administrative staff have been able to achieve over the past three years, and look forward to further exciting initiatives,“ Mr Ryan said.
“CDU is working very hard at a number of levels to improve the quality of education for our students. We’re providing new pathways for students, we’re taking new initiatives in Indigenous education and expanding our partnerships throughout the community.”