An internationally-qualified academic who has held leadership positions in both the university and corporate sectors in Australia has been appointed to the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) at The University of Western Australia.
Professor Alec Cameron has been the driving force behind the Australian School of Business, after being appointed the School's inaugural Dean and overseeing its emergence from the integration of academic units at the University of New South Wales.
He was previously Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Resources and Infrastructure) at UNSW. Prior to this role, he held senior corporate positions in the IT and telecommunications industry, including at Sun Microsystems Australia, Alcatel Australia, COMindico, and Telstra. He is currently President of the Australian Business Deans Council.
As Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Cameron will lead the University's academic programs and the academic management of the institution. He will develop teaching and learning policies, including the use of information technologies, and oversee course structures, international activities, student recruitment, and relationships with key education partners.
UWA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Johnson, said Professor Cameron's extensive experience would provide vital leadership and direction to the University's education portfolio.
"This is a crucial role in fulfilling the UWA commitment to a first-class student experience, enhancing the University's reputation as one of Australia's leading teaching and learning institutions," Professor Johnson said.
A Rhodes Scholar, Professor Cameron holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with First Class Honours. He also holds a University Medal from the University of Sydney, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in robotics from Oxford University, and a Master of Science degree in the Management of Technology from Polytechnic University, New York.
Professor Cameron will join the University at the beginning of 2013.