Monash University has appointed Mr Ken Sloan as the inaugural Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Enterprise).
The Monash appointment of Mr Sloan is the result of an extensive international and national search.
Monash President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, said Mr Sloan’s appointment represented an invaluable addition to the University’s senior leadership team.
“The position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Enterprise) will accelerate the creation of high-value enduring partnerships with industry, government and other organisations to enrich innovation, infuse enterprising capability across the University and provide opportunities to apply world leading research for significant impact.”
“I am delighted Monash can attract leaders of the calibre of Mr Sloan who brings to Monash extensive international experience in business development and commercialisation, university administration and leadership.”
Mr Sloan joins Monash from the University of Warwick where he held the position of Chief Operating Officer. During his role as Chief Operating Officer, Mr Sloan has been responsible for professional leadership of the commercial and administrative support for industry engagement at the University, leadership of Warwick’s commercial and commercialisation operations, professional leadership of many aspects of its internationalisation agenda, and its income enhancement and business development activities.
Mr Sloan has worked closely with and in support of Warwick’s industry engagement flagship, the Warwick Manufacturing Group, which was founded to reinvigorate UK manufacturing and is now a global benchmark for successful university and business collaboration.
Prior to that, Mr Sloan was Business Development Director, Universities and Higher Education, with Serco where his responsibilities included review of cross-sector medium-term developments within higher education, and identification of business development opportunities across the sector.
Professor Gardner also acknowledged and thanked Monash Professor Frieder Seible for accepting the enterprise function on an interim basis while Monash conducted its search for a permanent candidate:
“Professor Seible has provided an invaluable contribution to industry engagement both in his role as Academic Vice-President (Industry Engagement) and subsequently as interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Enterprise),” Professor Gardner said.
“In the past 12 months, Monash University has made significant advances in its engagement with national and international industry partners as a direct result of Professor Seible’s contributions. He will maintain this responsibility during the lead-up to Mr Sloan’s commencement on 23 January 2017.”