List of Australian National University people

List of Australian National University people

The Australian National University has had numerous notable alumni and faculty.


Notable alumni

Politics and government

Notable past and present staff



The Chancellor of the Australian National University serves as the nominal head of the university. The basic outline of the position is detailed in the Australian National University Act 1991, which governs the operation of the university. As with most other university chancellors, the role is now largely ceremonial, though still quite prestigious.

Years Chair of Interim Council
1946–1951 Richard Mills:1, OBE, DSc (LSE), LLM (Melb)
Years Chancellor
1951–1961 Viscount Bruce, CH, MC, FRS, PC, BCL (Cantab)
1961–1965 Sir John Cockcroft, OM, KCB, CBE, BMath (Cantab)
1965–1968 Baron Florey, OM, FRS, PhD (Cantab), MA (Oxon)
1968–1976 Dr. H. C. Coombs, PhD (LSE), MA (UWA)
1976–1984 Sir John Crawford, AC, CBE, MEc (Syd)
1984–1987 Sir Richard Blackburn, OBE, BA, BCL (Oxon)
1987–1990 Sir Gordon Jackson, AK
1990–1994 Sir Geoffrey Yeend, AC, CBE, BComm (Melb)
1994–2006 Dr. Peter Baume, AC, MD (Syd)
2006–2009 Dr. Allan Hawke:10, BSc (Hons), PhD (ANU), FAIPA, FAIM, FAICD
2009–2010 Kim Beazley, AC, BA (Hons), MA (UWA), MPhil (Oxon)
2010– Gareth Evans, AO, QC, BA, LLB (Hons)(Melb), MA (Oxon)
1 Mills served as Chair of the Interim Council while the University was initially beginning operations. While Bruce was officially the first Chancellor, Mills had been effectively fulfilling the same function.
10 Hawke retired on 1 January 2009 and was succeeded by Kim Beazley.

Vice Chancellors

The Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University serves as the chief executive officer of the university, and oversees most of the university's day-to-day operations, with the Chancellor serving in a largely ceremonial role. It was for many years a position generally only held by prominent academics, but this has changed in recent years, as universities have tended to look for specialist administrators.

Years Vice Chancellor
1948–1953 Sir Douglas Copland, CMG, MA (Hons)(UNZ), DLitt (Melb)
1953–1960 Sir Leslie Melville, KBE, BEc (Syd)
1960–1967 Sir Leonard Huxley, KBE, DPhil (Oxon)
1968–1973 Sir John Crawford, AC, CBE, MEc (Syd)
1973–1975 Robert Williams, ?
1975–1982 Donald Anthony Low, AO, MA, DPhil (Oxon), PhD, LittD (Cantab), FAHA, FRHistS
1982–1987 Peter Karmel, AC, CBE, PhD (Cantab)
1988–1993 Lawrence W Nichol, DSc, PhD (Adel), FAA, FASBMB
1994–2001 Richard Deane Terrell, AO, MEc (Hons)(Adel), PhD (Oxon)
2001–2011 Ian Chubb, AC, MSc, DPhil (Oxon), HonDSc (Flinders)
2011– Ian Young,


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