Professor Margaret Gardner AO

Vice-Chancellor & President
Monash University

Qualifications BEcon (Hons), PhD Syd., DUnivGriffith, FAIM, GAICD

Professor Margaret Gardner became President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University on September 1, 2014.

Armed with a first-class honours degree in Economics and a PhD from the University of Sydney, in 1988 she was a Fulbright postdoctoral fellow spending time at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University, and the University of California, Berkeley.

She has been a member of various Committees in the areas of the arts, education and industrial relations, including the Council of Australia Latin American Relations Board (COALAR), LH Martin Institute Advisory Board, the ANZAC Centenary Advisory Board and International Education Advisory Committee which led to the 'Chaney Report'.

In 2007, Professor Gardner was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of service to tertiary education, particularly in the areas of university governance and gender equity, and to industrial relations in Queensland.