The Rhodes Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Trustees, Mr Nicholas Oppenheimer and Professor Dame Carol Robinson.
Nicholas Oppenheimer is Chairman of Oppenheimer Memorial Trust. He was Director of Anglo American plc and Chairman of De Beers S.A. until 2012. Education: Harrow School & Christ Church, Oxford. He has a Doctorate in Technology, honoris causa, from Technikon Witwatersrand in South Africa (2003), Presidential Order of Honor from Botswana (2004) and Honorary Fellowship from the London Business School (2009).
Professor Dame Carol Robinson is the Doctor Lee’s Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford. She was the first female professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford and previously at the University of Cambridge. Education: Graduate student at Churchill College, Cambridge (1980 -1982). She is recognised for pioneering the use of mass spectrometry for her research into the 3D structure of proteins.
The Rhodes Trust can also announce that Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington (Tasmania & Merton 1992) is the new National Secretary for Australia, replacing Professor Graham Hutchinson who is retiring from his long and successful role as National Secretary.
Professor Hutchinson has tirelessly served the Rhodes Trust for the last 18 years, and has overseen the selection of a whole generation of Australian Rhodes Scholars. He has worked diligently to manage a high quality process of selection, and most recently oversaw the replacement of no fewer than 5 state Governors, who play an important role in selection in Australia. Professor Hughes-Warrington is Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic at the Australian National University. She is an active researcher in history and philosophy and has strong experience in scholarship governance, including being chair of the Tuckwell Scholarships Board.
Professor Alec Cameron (New South Wales & University 1986) will be the new Deputy National Secretary for Australia. He is Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education at the University of Western Australia. Trained in the field of engineering, Professor Cameron has an outstanding track record as a university and corporate leader in business innovation, resource management, technology, startups and university-business relations. His current role sees him set and guide direction on the nature, outcomes and delivery modes of education for university students. He has a particular passion for setting in place practices that will attract students of potential from a diversity of backgrounds.