Fellows of Senate
Mr Alexander (Alec) Norman Brennan AM
Mr Alec Brennan AM has been a Fellow of Senate of the University of Sydney appointed by the Minister for Education and Training since 1 January 2006, and Pro Chancellor since 27 June 2011.
Mr Brennan's terms of office as a Fellow of Senate:
- term 1: 1 January 2006 - 31 December 2009 (four years)
- term 2: 1 January 2010 - 31 December 2013 (four years) - current term
Mr Brennan's terms as Pro Chancellor:
- term 1: 27 June 2011 - 2 March 2013
- term 2: 2 March 2013 - March Senate meeting in 2015 (two years) - current term
He is Chair of the following Senate committees:
- Finance and Audit Committee (from 29 March 2010)
- Human Resources Committee (from 29 March 2010)
and is a member of:
- Chair Appointments Committee (from 19 September 2011)
- Nominations and Appointments Committee (from 19 September 2011)
Mr Brennan was Chair of the former Finance and Infrastructure Committee and the former Remuneration and Benefits Committee from 2006 to 2010, and was also a member of the Selection Committee for a new Vice-Chancellor to replace Professor Gavin Brown on his retirement.
AM, BSc (Food Technology) UNSW MBA City(UK)
Fellow of Senate, 2006
Pro Chancellor, 2011
Chair, Finance and Audit Committee, 2010
Chair, Human Resources Committee, 2010
Alec Brennan currently chairs publicly listed Emeco Group, is chair or director and a co-investor of a number of private companies and is a director of the NSW EPA. He has a range of other business and not for profit interests.
Alec has had a business career spanning the resource sector (both production and marketing), the manufacturing sector covering food, chemicals and building products and the materials sector covering concrete, quarrying and cement.
Much of his career was spent with CSR Limited where he was CEO of a range of key business units before working as both Finance Director and Director of Strategy. As Director of Strategy he developed the proposal then led the implementation team to separate Rinker Materials from CSR, a transaction which created substantial value for shareholders. Subsequently he was CEO of CSR from 2003 to 2007, during a period when CSR generated strong returns for its shareholders. Alec has been a public company director for more than 20 years.
He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours for significant service to business and commerce, to tertiary education administration, and to the community.