Professor Duncan Bentley

Vice-Chancellor and President

Academic qualifications

PhD  and LLM (Corporate and Commercial), BA and LLB

Summary of previous experience

Duncan comes to Federation from a distinguished academic career at Swinburne University as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

There, he led the academic, international, online and Indigenous portfolios. He has held senior executive positions in public, private and dual sector universities across Australia for nearly twenty years.

He is known for his national leadership in lifelong learning so that everyone can develop the skills to thrive in a digital society, beginning in early childhood and continuing throughout life, inspired by curiosity, giving life to dreams.

Previously at Victoria University he had oversight of vocational education, external engagement and international. He believes that the happiest and most successful organisations and communities are diverse and inclusive.