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June 06, 2022

AARNet welcomes two new board members

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Alec Cameron, Vice-Chancellor and President RMIT University and Mr Anthony Molinia, Chief Digital and Information Officer, University of Newcastle to the AARNet Board.

Professor Alec Cameron, Vice-Chancellor and President RMIT University (pictured, above left) and Mr Anthony Molinia, Chief Digital and Information Officer, University of Newcastle (pictured, above right) were elected to the AARNet Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting held on 25 May 2022.

Professor Cameron commenced as Vice-Chancellor and President of RMIT University in January 2022. Prior to joining RMIT, he was Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive at Aston University in the UK since 2016. Professor Cameron is a Rhodes Scholar (1986) with a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford in Robotics (1989). He is also a graduate of the University of Sydney with Bachelors’ degrees in Science and Electrical Engineering.

His early career involved executive roles at Sun Microsystems and Telstra, and he was the inaugural Dean of the Australian School of Business, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Resources and Infrastructure) University New South Wales (2003-12) and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education), University of Western Australia (2013-16).

“I’m pleased to be joining the Board of AARNet and look forward to supporting its long tradition of empowering research and education in Australia. Connection and collaboration in education and research has never been more important, and AARNet has a terrific opportunity and responsibility to continue pushing the boundaries of new technologies for the sector. When research and education are enabled to succeed, our economy and society benefits," he said.

Anthony Molinia was appointed to the position of Chief Information Officer (now Chief Digital and Information Officer) at the University of Newcastle in October 2016, having previously served in a consultancy capacity for four years in his role as a Director and Principal of Strategic Development & Design (SDND).

He brings over twenty-five years of global experience in information technology and business management, predominantly in the financial services sector, with deep practical experience in Australian, UK, Switzerland and US markets. Prior to joining the University of Newcastle, Molinia held a broad range of senior leadership roles including Head of Business delivery at AMP Financial Services, Senior Program Manager at BNP Paribas Securities Services and Senior Vice President in Information Technology at Credit Suisse.

“I’m excited to help AARNet maintain and mature their high-quality/high-trust services across connectivity, cyber security and data through continued collaboration, integration and innovation," he said.

Find out more about the AARNet Board of Directors.