Chancellor

Ms Jane Hansen AO

Chancellor, Official Member


The Chancellor chairs the University Council and acts as the ceremonial head of the University.

Meet our University Council

Jane Hansen AO is the 23rd Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, appointed on 1 January 2023.

Jane was first appointed to the Council in January 2016 and served as Deputy Chancellor from 1 January 2018 to the 31 December 2022.

Jane is currently Chair of the Melbourne Theatre Company, and CEO and Chair of the Hansen Little Foundation. She is also Chair of the New Campaign Advisory Board and a member of the Humanities Foundation Advisory Board for the University of Melbourne. Jane also serves on the Board of Opera Australia and The Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation. She is a Company Director with more than 25 years investment banking, strategy and management experience internationally, working formerly as a mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance specialist at Macquarie Bank and First Boston/Credit Suisse.

She holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History, from the University of Melbourne, and a Master’s degree in Finance and Business Administration from Columbia University, New York.

Jane Hansen was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the community, to education and cultural institutions, and through philanthropic support for charitable foundations in 2020.

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