Chancellor

‌Professor John Pollaers OAM

Professor John Pollaers, Chancellor of Swinburne University of Technology

Professor John Pollaers OAM became Chancellor of Swinburne University of Technology in February 2019.

Professor Pollaers has had a distinguished international career in the consumer products and advanced manufacturing industries. He has been chief executive and director of major companies, including Pacific Brands and Foster’s Group Limited.

Professor Pollaers is Chairman of the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council, Chairman of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee and Chair of the Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce for the Federal Government.  He was also a member of the Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Taskforce.

Professor Pollaers holds an MBA from INSEAD and Macquarie University, as well as degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in June 2018, for service to the manufacturing sector, to education, and to business

General enquiries

Office of the Chancellor
Level 1 Swinburne Place South, 24 Wakefield Street, Hawthorn

Michelle Stephens
Executive Officer 
t: +61 3 9214 5128
emstephens@swinburne.edu.au

Council enquiries

Emma Lincoln
University Secretary and Director, Governance and Integrity
t: +61 3 9214 5073
e: elincoln@swinburne.edu.au

Media enquiries

Julia Scott
Director, Communications and Media
t: +61 3 9214 5968
e: jlscott@swinburne.edu.au