University of MelbourneSenior Executive

Elizabeth A Alexander AM


In April 2011, the University was delighted to invite Ms Elizabeth A Alexander AM to become Chancellor, following the departure of the Honourable Alex Chernov AC QC, who is now the Governor of Victoria.

Ms Alexander is a non-Executive Director of DEXUS Property Group and Medibank and an Advisor to international law firm, Ashurst.  Ms Alexander is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a life member of CPA Australia and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors in Australia.

As a former partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (1977 to 2002), she specialised in the area of risk management and corporate governance issues, and was responsible for the establishment of these practices within Australia.

Ms Alexander is the immediate past National President of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is a former National President of CPA Australia. It was during her Presidency of CPA Australia that the drive for legal backing to accounting standards in Australia was achieved.

Following a lifelong interest in accounting standards, she was a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board, and helped write our national standards. Ms Alexander has also been a Member of the Takeovers Panel, Deputy Chair of the Financial Reporting Council and a Director of Amcor and Boral.  In 1990, she was named a Member of the Order of Australia.

Ms Alexander has had a long standing connection with the University, having both studied (BCom, 1964) and taught here. She has also served on the University Council since 2004 and previously held the position of Deputy Chancellor.

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