his retirement early next year.
Go8 Chief Executive, Vicki Thomson said Professor Bebbington has been a tireless advocate for a university
sector where able students can always enter and succeed, whatever their economic circumstances.
“This in part has been driven by Professor Bebbington’s own experiences, which he wrote about recently for
the Group of Eight.”
Describing his first visit to a university as a child, he noted that ‘As a child from a labourer’s family with no
awareness of what a university symbolised.”
“It was this early experience which has shaped the reform agenda that Professor Bebbington has overseen at
in his role as a Board member of Universities Australia,” Ms Thomson said.
The University of Adelaide Council has appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Mike Brooks as
Interim Vice-Chancellor from 1 May 2017.
Contact: Vicki Thomson, Group of Eight Chief Executive on +61 417 808 472