Chancellor, the Hon. John Brumby AO
Method of appointment
Elected as Chancellor by Council effective 29 March 2019.
Appointed 29 March 2019 to 28 March 2022
Re-appointed 29 March 2022 to 28 March 2025
The Hon John Brumby AO was installed as the eighth Chancellor of La Trobe University on 29 March 2019.
Mr Brumby has extensive experience in public life, serving as Premier of Victoria (2007 to 2010), Victorian Treasurer (2000-2007), as well as six years as Leader of the Victorian Opposition and seven years as Federal MHR for Bendigo during the Hawke Government era.
Since leaving Government and political life in 2010, Mr Brumby has taken on a range of roles in the business, not for profit and university sectors. He is chair of a number of business organisations including Citywide Solutions Pty Ltd, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust, BioCurate. Mr Brumby was also recently appointed Chair of the Victorian Government's new Victorian Breakthrough Fund.
In the not-for-profit sector Mr Brumby is Chair of the Fred Hollows Foundation and recently retired as Chair of the Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute.
Mr Brumby was awarded an Order of Australia in 2017 for distinguished service to the Parliament of Victoria, to economic management and medical biotechnology innovation, to improved rural and regional infrastructure, and to the community.
He is the author of a number of books, including Restoring Democracy (1999) and The Long Haul – Lessons from Public Life (2015).