Other Principal Officers
Chair of the Academic Board
Associate Professor Peter McCallum BMus Dunelm MMus London PhD Sydney DSCM
Peter McCallum is an expert in music analysis and investigation of the compositional process, and is currently working on Beethoven’s sketches for the last five string quartets. He has published on the music of Beethoven, Boulez and the classical era, and has a secondary research area in aspects of Australian music including Australian music criticism.
He has been Chair of the Academic Board since December 2009. The Academic Board has the principal responsibility to encourage and maintain the highest standards in teaching, scholarship and research and to safeguard the academic freedom of the University.
More information on the Academic Board website.
Mr Richard Fisher LLB Sydney MEc UNE
Before joining the University, Richard Fisher was Chairman of Partners at law firm Blake Dawson Waldron. As a commercial lawyer he specialised in the areas of corporate reorganisation and insolvency, and was a consultant to the Asian Development Bank conducting projects on the development and harmonisation of insolvency laws in the Asian region.
The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for the provision of legal services to the University, including providing legal advice to the Senate, the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, senior executives and other officers of the University, and coordinating any external legal services provided to the University.
In addition to his role as General Counsel, Richard Fisher is also an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law and the Graduate School of Government.