Charles Darwin University Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Scott Bowman AO Appointed as New Alliance Executive Chair
Apr 29, 2024

Please join us in congratulating Charles Darwin UniversityVice-Chancellor andPresidentProfessorScott BowmanAOwho is our new Alliance Executive Chair.As found in our Alliance charter,theSecretariat Office works under the leadership of the Chair and the Executive Chair.TheExecutive Chair is incharge of affairs concerning the annual meeting which will be held this year at Guangzhou University and is the President of the university organizing the Rector’s Council meeting which will be heldnext yearin 2025 at Charles Darwin University.

Please find the following short biography forProfessor Scott Bowman AO,

Vice-Chancellor and Presidentof Charles Darwin University:

Professor Scott Bowman is Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) eighth Vice-Chancellor and President. Since joining CDU in 2021, Professor Bowman has

delivered a new strategic plan outlining ambitions for CDU to become Australia’s most connected university.

Professor Bowman has put renewed focus on CDU’s regional campuses, appointing senior leaders in Alice Springs,Nhulunbuy, Katherine, and Sydney. He has led a restructuring of the University and the establishment of CDU TAFE, a dedicated area for skills and training designed to meet future workplace needs.

Professor Bowman began his professional life as a radiographer, working in several London hospitals before starting his teaching and lecturing career. He left the UK for Australia to take the position of Head of the School of Clinical Sciences at Charles Sturt University and holds a Master of Politics and Government, a Ph.D. in Clinical Decision Making, and a Master of Business Administration.

Professor Bowman joined CDU as a distinguished university leader, having served as Vice-Chancellor and President ofCQUniversity(CQU). For over a decade, his vision and leadership helped transform CQU into one of Australia’s largest and most engaged regional universities.

Professor Bowman also served at Western Sydney University as a Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Other previous university leadership positions include Deputy Vice-Chancellor (University Services) and Registrar at James Cook University; Foundation Head of the School of Clinical Sciences at Charles Sturt University; and Foundation Dean of the Faculty of Health Science and Community at the University College of St Martin (Lancaster University) Lancaster, UK.

In 2019 he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his significant contributions to higher education, training, and regional Australia.

Guangzhou University Presidentand Alliance ChairProfessorWeiMinghaiwelcomesPresidentScottBowmanAO. Vice-Chancellor and President of Charles Darwin Universityas the Executive Chair of our Alliance and shared“Highlyrecommended by Commissioner and Emeritus Professor Glover AO, who served as our Executive Chair since the inception of our Alliance five-years ago,President Bowman’sextensive background and passion for international collaboration is an ideal match for our Alliance.Hisrecent experience in developing a new strategic plan for Charles Darwin University to become Australia’s most connected university will help our Alliance to become even better connected. These connections, in addition to our university relationships, could also further foster and expand the partnerships among our cities, business and industry.Hisvisionary leadership assures our Alliance will continue its success and better serve our communities we love to call home.”

In accepting the role of Executive Chair, PresidentScottBowmanAO,Vice-Chancellor and President of Charles Darwin University,shared “I am delighted to have been selected as Alliance Executive Chair. I am looking forward to working with the Secretariat Office and all partner universities to champion and foster the connections that have already been formed.The Alliance can play a vital role in building international relationships, strong local businesses links and enduring partnerships between our institutions. In my role as Executive Chair I will do everything that I can to build these connections and positively contribute to the Alliance.”

Congratulations and welcome Executive Chair BowmanAO.

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