Former president of the Alumni Council, Barry Catchlove, has been appointed Pro Chancellor of the University. In this new role Barry will – among other duties – deputise for the Chancellor at graduation ceremonies.
The appointment acknowledges Barry’s long-term contribution to alumni relations at the University. He has been a member of the Senate for the past four years (and will stand again this year) and also served as its Chair of the Safety and Risk Management Subcommittee.
Barry was made an Honorary Fellow of the Senate in recognition of his vigorous leadership of the Alumni Council for three years, and as President of the Medical Alumni Council for six years before that. In his new role Barry will join fellow Pro Chancellor Alec Brennan, appointed by the Minister for Education and Training in 2006, who has chaired the Finance and Audit Subcommittee of Senate. Although not an alumnus. Alec has volunteered much time in this role, and his contribution has been widely appreciated.