Ross Milbourne AO
BCom, MCom (UNSW), PhD (Calif), FASSA, FAICD
Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Board
Emeritus Professor Milbourne became Chair of the INSEARCH Limited Board on 1 March 2016.
Emeritus Professor Milbourne was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in 2002. During 12 years in the role, he led a major development of the university’s physical campus and infrastructure and the advancement of its national and international profile and reputation.
This followed a number of leadership roles in Australian universities since 1997: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Adelaide (1997-2000); Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of New South Wales (2000-2001); Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of Technology Sydney (2001-2002).
Other previous notable appointments include Reserve Bank of Australia Senior Fellow in Economic Policy, Visiting Professor to the London School of Economics, Board member of Universities Australia, member and Chair of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Social Sciences Panel and Research Grants Committee, and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA).
Emeritus Professor Milbourne is internationally recognised as an economist and researcher and has been appointed by the Australian Government to major policy-oriented committees and reviews. He received the Centenary Medal in 2001 for service to Australian society through economics and university administration and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2015 for his distinguished service to higher education.
Emeritus Professor Milbourne holds a Masters in Commerce from the University of New South Wales and completed his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley under the supervision of Nobel laureate George Akerlof. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.