Good morning. Enhancing our international reputation is an ongoing priority for the University and I was pleased to visit India and Singapore last week, two countries we share a strong relationship with. After attending a special alumni event in Singapore, I participated in the Australia India Leadership Dialogue with other members of the G08 and gained important insights into the Indian economy and its prospects as a long-term strategic partner. I also had the opportunity to speak to students from Amity University who I hope will soon join us on exchange.
However, the new faces on campus will not be limited to students; tomorrow we welcome the Honourable Robert French AC as he is formally installed as our 15th Chancellor. Dr French was one of the first undergraduates elected to Senate when he attended UWA, and as the immediate past Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia he brings incredible experience to the role. I look forward to working closely with him.