Margaret Gardner

Professor Margaret Gardner AO

President & Vice-Chancellor
Monash University



Professor Margaret Gardner became President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University on 1 September 2014.

Prior to joining Monash, Professor Gardner was Vice-Chancellor and President of RMIT from April 2005 until August 2014. She has extensive academic experience, having held various leadership positions in Australian universities throughout her career, including at the University of Queensland and Griffith University.

Professor Gardner is Chair of Universities Australia and a Director of the Group of Eight Universities.  

Professor Gardner currently chairs the Museum Board of Victoria and is a Director of Infrastructure Victoria.  She has been a member of various boards and committees, including chair of the Expert Panel of the Office of Learning and Teaching (Federal Government Department of Education and Training), Australian-American Fulbright Commission,  the ANZAC Centenary Advisory Board and International Education Advisory Committee, which led to the Chaney Report.

In 2007, Professor Gardner was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of service to tertiary education, particularly in the areas of university governance and gender equity, and to industrial relations in Queensland.