The Board

Michael Cardew-Hall (Chair)

Michael (Mick) Cardew-Hall has over 25 years experience as a Chartered Engineer, manager, academic and entrepreneur in the engineering, manufacturing and information technology fields.

He has held technical and managerial positions with leading UK companies such as GEC and Rolls-Royce PLC. He has held a number of academic positions including Professor and Head of Engineering at the ANU, Deputy Dean and Acting Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Mick has taught a wide range of management courses on Engineering and MBA programs in the area of project management, operations management, business planning and entrepreneurship. He has had extensive industrially focused research activities and leads the ANU group within the AutoCRC. He is currently a Director of Simile Systems Pty Ltd, a spin out company from his research activities at the ANU, which develops knowledge capture and management systems for manufacturing applications; the Australian Solar Institute; and Dosimetry and Imaging Pty Ltd. He holds a BSc(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nottingham and PhD and DIC from Imperial College London.

 Professor Brian SchmidtProfessor Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS – Vice Chancellor – BS Phys, BS Astro, AM Astro, PhD Astro

The Vice-Chancellor is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ANU.

The Vice-Chancellor guides strategy and day-to-day leadership for the University and is also a member of the Council.

Professor Brian P. Schmidt was appointed Vice-Chancellor of ANU in January 2016.

Professor Schmidt is the 12th Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU). Winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, Professor Schmidt was an astrophysicist at the ANU Mount Stromlo Observatory and Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics before becoming Vice-Chancellor.

Professor Schmidt received undergraduate degrees in Astronomy and Physics from the University of Arizona in 1989, and completed his Astronomy Master’s degree (1992) and PhD (1993) from Harvard University. Under his leadership, in 1998, the High-Z Supernova Search team made the startling discovery that the expansion rate of the Universe is accelerating. Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, The United States Academy of Science, and the Royal Society, he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2013.

Shaun O’Malley (Director) – MTAA Super Fund

General Manager, Investments, MTAA Super

Shaun O’Malley is the General Manager, Investments at MTAA Super. In this role he is responsible for most aspects of the portfolio, including investment strategy and manager selection.

He has more than 25 years’ experience in financial services including roles at EISS, ANZ Wealth, IOOF and CBA.


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