CDU appoints new Vice-Chancellor 

Professor Barney Glover

The Council of Charles Darwin University has announced the appointment of Professor Barney Glover to the position of Vice-Chancellor.

Professor Glover, currently a Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Newcastle, NSW, will commence in February 2009, in taking over the role from Professor Helen Garnett who retires from this position at the end of the year.

In announcing the appointment, CDU Chancellor Mr Richard Ryan AO said Professor Glover was the outstanding candidate in a strong field of applicants.

"Professor Glover will bring to CDU and to the Northern Territory a record of success in university management and leadership, particularly in research, intellectual property management, and capital development," Mr Ryan said.

"Council is delighted with the appointment," he said. "With his experience both as a teaching academic and a leader of high quality research, Professor Glover is highly qualified to spearhead the University's next stage of development," he said.

The in-coming Vice-Chancellor holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics and has worked on both the east and west coasts of Australia.

Before relocating to Newcastle in 2006, Professor Glover held several positions at Perth's Curtin University of Technology. He has a strong research publication record and has co-authored four texts in mathematics education. Prior to his appointment at Curtin, Professor Glover held a number of positions at the University of Ballarat in Victoria.

Professor Glover also has significant business leadership credentials through membership on the boards of a range of corporate organisations and several state and national centres covering areas such as health and medical research, energy, mineral exploration and processing and telecommunications.

Professor Glover will be the second Vice-Chancellor for CDU since it was established in 2003. In accepting the appointment, Professor Glover acknowledged the accomplishments of outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Professor Garnett.

"Vice-Chancellor Professor Garnett has led CDU through its formative years to become the thriving institution that it is and in so doing has left a wonderful legacy and great opportunities for the future," Professor Glover said.