Chairs


Current Chair of the Academic Board

Associate Professor Peter McCallum

Associate Professor Peter McCallum, photo, P McCallum
BMus (Hons) Dunelm MMus London PhD Sydney DSCM
Chair, Academic Board: 12 December 2009 -
(Associate Professor, Sydney Conservatorium of Music; former Academic Advisor to the Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor; Deputy Chair, Academic Board (2001 – 2003, 2006 – 2009))



Chairmen of the former Professorial Board 1887-1975

The Professorial Board was established in 1887 and dissolved on 17 June 1975. The various antecedents of the Professorial Board from 1852 to 1887 were normally chaired by the Senior Professor or Dean of the Faculty of Arts.


 
Professor Thomas Anderson Stuart 

Professor Thomas P Anderson Stuart (1856 - 1920), photo, University of Sydney Archives
MD HonLLD Edin DSc Sydney
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1887

 

 Professor Theodore Thomas Gurney

Professor Theodore T Gurney (1849 - 1918), photo, University of Sydney Archives
MA Camb
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1888, 1901

 Professor William J Stephens

 

Professor William J Stephens (1829 - 1890), photo, Mitchell Library of New South Wales, Digital order number: a1304001
MA Oxf HonLLD Edin DSc
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1889

Professor Richard Threlfall

Professor Richard Threlfall (1861 - 1932), photo G3_224_0382, University of Sydney Archives
MA Camb
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1890

 Professor Archibald Liversidge

Professor Archibald Liversidge (1846 - 1927), photo from the Newsletter of the University of Sydney Chemistry Alumni, September 2003
MA Camb LLD Glas, FRS
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1891

 Professor William Henry Warren

Professor William H Warren (1852 - 1926), photo, Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies
MInstCE LLD
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1892, 1920 – 1923

Professor William A Haswell

Professor William A Haswell (1854 - 1925), photo from 'The Sydney Morning Herald', 26 January 1925, National Library of Australia
MA DSc Edin, FRS
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1893

Professor Mungo MacCallum 

Sir Mungo W MacCallum KCSG (1854 – 1942), photo, University of Sydney Archives
MA Glas HonDLitt Oxf LLD
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1894

Professor James T Wilson

Professor James T Wilson (1861 - 1945), photo, Faculty of Medicine
MB ChM Edin MA, FRS
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1895, 1908 – 1912, 1916 – 1919

Professor Francis Anderson 

Professor Francis Anderson (1858 - 1941), photo by Henry M. Ashby Co., courtesy of National Library of Australia. nla.pic-an22410688
MA Glas
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1896

Professor George Arnold Wood

Professor George Arnold Wood (1865 - 1928), photo G3_224_1700, University of Sydney Archives
BA Vic MA Oxf
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1897

Professor Thomas J Butler

Professor Thomas J Butler (1857 - 1937), photo G3_224_2107, University of Sydney Archives
BA Sydney
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1898

Professor Tannatt William Edgeworth David 

Professor Tannatt W Edgeworth David KBE CMG (1858 - 1934), photo by Judith Fletcher, c1916, courtesy of National Library of Australia. nla.pic-an24376652
MA DSc Oxf, FRS
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1899, 1902 – 1907, 1913 – 1915, 1924

 Professor William Pitt Cobbett

Professor William Pitt Cobbett (1853 - 1919), photo G3_224_2048, University of Sydney Archives 
MA DCL Oxf
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1900

 Professor John B Peden

Professor John B Peden (1871 - 1946), Silver gelatin photoprint, Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW, Digital order number: a1334003
BA LLB Sydney, MLC
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1925 – 1933

Professor Richard C Mills

Professor Richard C Mills (1886 - 1952), photo G3_224_1773, University of Sydney Archives
LLM Melb DSc(Econ) Lond
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1934 – 1941


Professor Edwin Ashby 

Professor Edwin Ashby (1861 - 1941), photo, nla.pic-vn3799735 reproduced with the kind permission of the National Library of Australia
DSc DIC Lond, ARCS
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1942 – 1944
 

 Professor Steven Henry Roberts

Professor Steven H Roberts (1901 - 1971), photo, University of Sydney Archives
MA LittD Melb DSc(Econ) Lond
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1945 – 1946

Professor John Percival Vissing Madsen  Professor John P V Madsen (1879 - 1969), photo, University of Sydney Archives
BSc BE Sydney DSc Adel, FAA
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1947 – 1949

 Professor Arthur Dale Trendall

Professor Arthur Dale Trendall, from a Sydney Morning Herald photo, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives
MA Camb LittD MA NZ, FSA
Chairman,Professorial Board: 1949 – 1950, 1952 – 1953

 Professor Christopher R McRae

Professor Christopher R McRae (1901 - 1976), photo, University News, University of Sydney Archives
MA DipEd Melb PhD Lond
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1950 – 1951, 1953 – 1955

 Professor William M O’Neil

Professor William M O’Neil, photo G3_224_0450_2, University of Sydney Archives
MA DipEd Sydney
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1955 – 1959, 1961 – 1965

 Professor Alexander G Mitchell

Professor Alexander G Mitchell, photo G3_224_1073, University of Sydney Archives
MA Sydney PhD Lond
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1959 – 1961

Professor Jack Leslie Still

Professor Jack L Still, photo G3_224_0838, University of Sydney Archives
BSc Sydney PhD Camb
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1965 – 1969

Professor Michael G Taylor

Professor Michael G Taylor (1926 - 2006), photo, University of Sydney Archives
MD BS Adel PhD Lond, MRACP
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1970 – 1973

 Professor Donald W George

Professor Donald W George, photo, The University of Sydney News, 6 March 1974, University of Sydney Archives
BSc BE PhD Sydney, FIEE FIEAust FIMechE AAIP 
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1974

Professor John M Ward

Professor John M Ward, photo, University of Sydney Archives
MA LLB Sydney, FAHA FASSA FRAHS
Chairman, Professorial Board: 1974 – 1975
(Challis Professor of History: Deputy Chairman, Professorial Board (August – November 1974): Chair, Academic Board (1975 – 1977); Vice-Chancellor (1981 – 1990))

Professor Michael George Pitman

Professor Michael G Pitman, photo, courtesy the Australian Academy of Science
MA PhD Camb
Chairman, Professorial Board: November 1974 - June 1975



Chairmen of the Academic Board 1975 - 1992

The Academic Board replaced the Professorial Board in mid-1975.


Professor John M Ward 

Professor John M Ward, photo, University of Sydney Archives
MA LLB Sydney, FAHA FASSA FRAHS
Chairman, Academic Board: 1975 – 1977
(Challis Professor of History: Deputy Chairman, Professorial Board (August – November 1974); Chairman, Professorial Board: 1974 – 1975; Vice-Chancellor (1981 – 1990))


 

Professor Denison Campbell-Allen

Professor Denison Campbell-Allen, photo, University of Sydney Archives
MA Camb, FICE FIEAust MRAeS AMIArb
Chairman, Academic Board: 1978 – 1981

 Professor Neville Collis-George

Professor Neville Collis-George, photo, 'The University of Sydney News' 19 November 1985, University of Sydney Archives
MSc Manc PhD Camb HonDScAg
Chairman, Academic Board: 1982 – 1985

 Mr John G Mackinolty

Mr John G Mackinolty, photo, 'The Gazette', 1985, University of Sydney Archives
LLM Melb
Chairman, Academic Board: 1986 – 1987

Professor Samuel Ball

Professor Samuel Ball, photo, University of Sydney Archives
BA MEd Sydney PhD Iowa, FAPA
Chairman, Academic Board: 1988 – 1991
(Professor of Education (1978 – 1993); Deputy Chairman, Academic Board (1986 – 1987); Pro-Vice-Chancellor (1991 – 1993))

Professor John M Mack Professor John M Mack, photo, University of Sydney Archives
BSc PhD Sydney MA Camb, FIMA
Chairman, Academic Board: 1991
(Associate Professor in Mathematics to 1997; Chair, Academic Board (1992 - 1996, 1996 - 1997); Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics since 1997)


Chairs of the Academic Board 1992 -

The title of the presiding member was amended from "Chairman" to "Chair" in 1992.

Following reviews, the Board was reconstituted from November 1996 and from January 2004.



Professor John M Mack

Professor John M Mack, photo, University of Sydney Archives
BSc PhD Sydney MA Camb, FIMA
Chair, Academic Board: 1992 - 1996, 1996 - 1997
(Associate Professor in Mathematics to 1997; Chairman, Academic Board (1991); Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics since 1997)


Professor Roslyn E Pesman

Professor Roslyn E Pesman, photo, University of Sydney
BA Sydney PhD Lond
Chair, Academic Board: 1997 – 1999
(Associate Professor in History; Deputy Chair, Academic Board (1995 – 1996, 1996 – 1997); Pro-Vice-Chancellor (1999  2003); Challis Professor of History (2004  2005))

Professor Lawrence E Cram

Professor Lawrence E Cram, photo, University of Sydney
BSc BE PhD Sydney
Chair, Academic Board: 1999 – 2001
(Professor of Physics (Astrophysics); Deputy Chairman, Academic Board (1990))

Professor Judyth Sachs

Professor Judyth Sachs, photo, University of Sydney
BA PhD Qld MA WMich
Chair, Academic Board: 2001 – 2004
(Professor of Education; Deputy Chair, Academic Board (1999 – 2001); Pro-Vice-Chancellor (2003  2006))

Professor John P Carter

Professor John P Carter, photo, University of Sydney
BE PhD DEng Sydney, MASCE FIEAust CPEng
Chair, Academic Board: 2004 – 2005
(Challis Professor of Civil Engineering; Deputy Chair, Academic Board (2003))

Associate Professor Anthony J Masters

Associate Professor Anthony J Masters, photo, University of Sydney
BSc Melb PhD ANU, FRACI CChem
Acting Chair, Academic Board: 2006
(Associate Professor in Chemistry; Chair, Academic Forum (2000  2003); Deputy Chair, Academic Board (2004 – 2006; 2010 –))

Professor Bruce Sutton

Professor Bruce Sutton, photo, University of Sydney
BAgrSc Qld PhD ANU
Chair, Academic Board: 2006 - 2009
(Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (2003-2005))