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Wed, 30 May 2018

JCU’s new Deputy Chancellor

Cam Charlton on Founders Green, JCU Cairns

Cairns business leader Cam Charlton has been elected as Deputy Chancellor of James Cook University.

Mr Charlton has been a member of the University’s Council since 2007 and was elected as Deputy Chancellor at a recent meeting of Council.

“I am delighted to announce the appointment of someone of Cam’s calibre, with more than a decade of distinguished service on Council,” JCU Chancellor Bill Tweddell said.

“We are grateful that someone with such a long and admirable record of service to business and to the broader community in Cairns is prepared to contribute to the governance of the University in this important position.”

Mr Charlton is a founder and Managing Director of Kleinhardt Business Consultants and Brokers, with specialist experience in the tourism and hospitality industry and in destination planning and development. He holds a number of directorial appointments for organisations including the RACQ, the North Queensland Cowboys and Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef.

“Cam has been pivotal to the success of JCU’s Singapore campus, lending his experience and expertise to the University’s buyout of its initial partner in that venture, as well as playing an important role as a member of the governance board overseeing the campus,” Mr Tweddell said.

Mr Charlton said he was looking forward to working with the new Council. “This is a group of talented individuals who bring a great diversity of skills and life experience to the task ahead,” he said.

As the governance body of the University, Council ensures that the appropriate structures, policies, processes and planning are in place for JCU to manage its activities effectively and achieve its goals.

Council is also responsible for setting and reviewing the strategic direction of the University.