Professor Ian Anderson AO (Selection Panel Co-Chair)
Professor Ian Anderson AO is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student and University Experience) at the ANU, a role he took up in March 2020. As DVC, Professor Anderson takes responsibility for delivering an ANU student experience equal to the best in the world. He works closely with the DVC (Academic) to ensure ANU students benefit from the full richness and breadth of an ANU education, and has particular responsibility for pastoral and residential matters.
Professor Anderson is a Palawa man from the northwest coast of Tasmania with traditional ties to country known as Tebrakunna. He brings to ANU experience in the leadership and delivery of student services at the University of Melbourne and two decades of work in the development of pathways and academic support for Indigenous students in higher education across a range of disciplines but especially medicine.
He was appointed Deputy Secretary of Indigenous Affairs in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in 2017, and was Deputy Chief Executive of the National Indigenous Australians Agency. He has spent most of his professional life working in Indigenous health and education, and graduated as a doctor in 1989. He was awarded his PhD in 2006.
Ian's professional background includes over two decades association with the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service as an Aboriginal health worker, doctor, Chief Executive Officer and board member, and a period as Medical Adviser to the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care. Professor Anderson has chaired Ministerial Councils such as the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality Council and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Council.
Ian became an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2017 and was appointed a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, both in 2018.
Professor Maryanne Dever (Selection Panel Co-Chair)
Professor Maryanne Dever holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Queensland and a Master of Arts (Hons) and PhD from the University of Sydney. Prior to joining ANU in 2021 she worked at a number of universities, including the University of Sydney, the University of Hong Kong, Monash University and University of Technology Sydney (UTS). At UTS, she served as Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) for Arts and Social Sciences, Director of LX Transformation, and Deputy Chair and then Chair of Academic Board. Career highlights include fellowships at McGill University, the University of Tampere, and the National Library of Australia. Her role as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Digital) involves complementary contributions to excellence in education and excellence in digital infrastructure, working closely with the colleges, schools and University leaders to deliver the University's vision for an exceptional academic digital infrastructure that aligns with the ANU Digital Master Plan.
Professor Dever is recognised for her research in feminist literary studies and critical archival studies. Her most recent book is Paper, Materiality and the Archived Page (2019). She also has on-going research interests in the areas of gender, work, and higher education. She co-edits the journal Australian Feminist Studies.
Dr Louise Tuckwell AO
Louise Tuckwell (née Wright) is an alumna of the University of Queensland (BDSc 1984) where she was awarded a University Medal.
Louise worked as a dentist for a number of years in Australia and the UK. She completed the first year of an MBA at the University of Adelaide before putting her energy into bringing up a family of four children, while managing three international moves with a husband who was frequently travelling all over the world. She has worked on a voluntary basis in schools, churches and other community organisations; has been a founding member of four book groups in three countries; enjoys composting; and has recently taken up quilting as a hobby.
In 2015 Louise was awarded an honorary Doctorate degree from ANU and in 2022 was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.
Dr Graham Tuckwell AO
Graham Tuckwell is an alumnus of ANU (BEc (Hons) 1978 and LLB 1981).
Graham invented the concept of listing gold on the stock exchange – gold ETFs – and went on to build his company, ETF Securities Limited, into a leading issuer of Exchange Traded Products in Europe, the USA and Australia. The European and USA businesses were sold in 2018 and the company was renamed ETFS Capital. From its London base, it now invests its capital in start-up businesses in the ETF eco-sphere. Prior to establishing ETF Securities, Graham worked in corporate advisory and investment banking for 20 years in Australia and London, where he met his wife Louise. Before moving into investment banking, he worked as an economist in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra.
In 2015 Graham was awarded an honorary Doctorate degree from ANU and in 2022 was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.
Dr Megan Robertson
Megan Robertson is an alumna of the University of Melbourne where she completed a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). She is the current Group Chief Research Officer at St Vincent’s Health Australia and Director of Research at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. She also works as a Senior Intensive Care Consultant at Epworth HealthCare (Richmond and Freemasons). She is on the boards of the Digital Health CRC, Opyl AI, St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research, FearLess (PTSD-ANZ), and Queen’s College (Univ of Melbourne), and the Tuckwell Scholarship Selection Panel at ANU. She also works with national bodies including the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare, AusBiotech, and the National Health and Medical Research Council. Previously, she held positions as the Director of Professional Affairs, CICM, as the Executive Director of Research at Epworth HealthCare, and as the Co-Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Epworth Freemasons.
Dr Malcolm Allbrook
Malcolm Allbrook is Managing Editor of the Australian Dictionary of Biography and a Research Fellow in the National Centre of Biography, School of History, the Australian National University. An alumnus of the University of Western Australia (BA Hons 1977; BSW 1980) and Griffith University (PhD 2008), he worked in senior management with the Western Australian government, and then in research and management roles with Aboriginal community organisations in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of WA, before joining the ANU in 2011.
The author or co-author of four books and numerous articles, he strongly believes in the power of education to transform lives and communities. He is committed to enhancing educational opportunities for all Australians, including those who may face barriers to fulfilling their potential by virtue of their places of residence, social or family backgrounds
Professor Narci Teoh
Narci Teoh graduated from the University of Sydney with MBBS, First Class Honours in 1993, conferred FRACP and PhD in 2000 and 2003 respectively. She is Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at The Australian National University, and a clinician-scientist who provides specialist care to individuals affected by digestive and liver disorders. She is active in the education and training of medical colleagues as well as the Australian community in the prevention of gastroenterological and liver diseases, especially against related cancers. While no longer “at the lab bench”, Narci remains engaged in research-related medical publishing and peer review.
She was President of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) 2017 - 2019, our national clinical and scientific peak body in Gastroenterology and Hepatology and continues to advocate for patients affected by these health issues.
Mr Stephen Minns
Stephen Minns is an alumna of the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce.
He is a corporate partner in the Melbourne office of King & Wood Mallesons, an international law firm, where he works on public and private mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. He has worked in both the Sydney and Melbourne offices and from 2013 to 2019, he was the Australian Chairman of the firm. He also spends part of his time involved in the international operations of King & Wood Mallesons in China, Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Stephen was an investment banker.