The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of the former Premier of Victoria The Hon. John Brumby to its Board of Directors.

Chairman of the US Studies Centre Board Malcolm Binks said Mr. Brumby would bring a formidable breadth and depth of experience, knowledge and skills to the Centre.

“Mr. Brumby has enormous experience in public life and will be a great asset to the Board in its deliberations”, he said.

US Studies Centre CEO Professor Bates Gill warmly welcomed the appointment saying Mr. Brumby was already well versed in higher education holding a number of board positions including the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne and a joint appointment as a Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow at Melbourne and Monash universities.

Mr. Brumby was Premier of Victoria from 2007-2010 after spending seven years as the State’s Treasurer.  He has also been Minister for Innovation, Minister for State and Regional Development, and was the Leader of the Opposition for six years, and the State Member for Broadmeadows from 1993-2010. He was the Federal member for Bendigo in the Hawke Government.

Since retiring from politics, Mr. Brumby has accepted a number of Board positions in both the public and private sectors. He is Chairman of the MTAA Superannuation Fund, the Chairman of Trustees of the Joe Welch Bursary Trust and a Board Member of the Fred Hollows Foundation.