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Alan Pettigrew

QIMR Berghofer - Council Member

Professor Alan Pettigrew BSc (Hons) PhD Sydney, FAICD

Professor Pettigrew has been a member of Council since 27 November 2014.

He has held senior academic and executive appointments at the Universities of Sydney (Deputy Chair, Academic Board), Queensland (Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean), and New South Wales (Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic). He was Vice-Chancellor and CEO of the University of New England from 2006 to 2009. From 2001 to 2005 Professor Pettigrew was the inaugural CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia. Professor Pettigrew has been an adviser to the Chief Scientist of Australia (2010-2014), a Professorial Fellow of the L.H. Martin Institute at the University of Melbourne (2010-2018), a member of the Board of the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) Ltd (2006 – 2010) and a member of the Cooperative Research Centres Committee (2011-2015). He has been a consultant on leadership, management and research strategy for 11 Australian universities and several international projects. Professor Pettigrew was Chair of the Board of the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute from 2014 to 2019. He is currently a Fellow of Senate at the University of Sydney and a Vice-Chancellor’s Representative for Research School Reviews at the Australian National University.

Professor Pettigrew is currently Chair of the QIMR Berghofer Appointments and Promotions Committee and a member of the Executive Employment and Remuneration Committee.