Alumni Council

Alumni Council

Background and Membership

In 2011 the University of Melbourne established a new Alumni Council through Statute 3.1 - Alumni Council: The University of Melbourne.

The Alumni Council reports to the University Council and consists of 12 members who represent the many cultural, academic and professional attributes of your international alumni community. Six members are elected by alumni, two representatives of the University serve on the Council as non-voting members and the remaining members are recommended by the Vice-Chancellor and appointed by the University Council.


By drawing on the expertise of its members, the Council will:

  • Support institutional excellence at the University
  • Enable greater communication between the University and alumni
  • Develop and implement outreach activities that support University of Melbourne students; and
  • Encourage among alumni a culture of giving to the University

Congratulations and welcome

We would like to congratulate and welcome new members, Jenny Taing and Margaret Quixley to the Alumni Council. We would also like to congratulate Dr Joseph Doyle on his re-appointment to the Alumni Council, with thanks for his continuing service.

Maragaret Quixley Ms Jenny Taing (BA 2006, LLB(Hons) 2006)

Ms Taing graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelors of Laws (Honours). She is a senior lawyer at the Australian Securities & Investments Commission with expertise in financial services and superannuation law, and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ms Taing holds a number of positions including as a Director on the board of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, an Agency Management Committee member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and an advisory board member for the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne. She is also a former Commissioner of the Victorian Multicultural Commission.

Ms Taing was awarded the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Arts Rising Star Alumni Award for 2014, for her commendable leadership and outstanding contribution in the fields of Public Health and Multicultural Policy and Journalism. She has also been recognised by CPA Australia for her work in governance and leadership and appeared on the INTHEBLACK Magazine Top 40 Young Business Leaders List for 2013.

Maragaret Quixley Ms Margaret Quixley (MIR 2013)

I am a recent graduate of the University of Melbourne and founder of Young Opportunities Australia – a social enterprise that provides information, support and advice to students and graduates seeking personal and professional development opportunities.

I am passionate about empowering students and young people to realise their full potential, by connecting them to the opportunities, contacts, skills and support they need to find or create productive, fulfilling and engaging employment. I know firsthand the challenges that many students face in entering a highly competitive and global employment market, and seek to bridge the gap between university and employment by working in partnership to ensure young people are leaving university employment-ready.

As a member of the Council I look forward to developing and implementing outreach activities to better support University of Melbourne students. I represent the breadth of experiences of many contemporary students, having interned, volunteered, studied and lived overseas. I also have sound experience in not-for-profit governance, policy and advocacy settings, having worked in this sector for more than six years.

Joseph Doyle Dr Joseph Doyle (MB BS(Hons) 2002, BA(Hons)2005)

I graduated in Medicine and Arts from the University of Melbourne. I am an infectious diseases physician and clinical researcher with interests in the epidemiology, prevention and management of blood-borne viruses - HIV and viral hepatitis. I also have expertise in public health and the intersection between medicine, global health and health policy. I am a fellow of Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

I am currently the Deputy President of the Alumni Council, having served on the Council since 2011. I am committed to ensuring the Council engages graduates' views on university governance, and that the University maintains a strong relationship with its alumni.

In addition, I have been a member of University Council, Board of the Faculty of Medicine, and the Committee of Convocation - the former alumni representative body.

Outside the University, my previous representative experience includes serving the council of the Australian Medical Association, Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria, the Alfred Deakin Lecture Trust and participant in the Asialink Fellowship Program.

Current Membership of the Alumni Council

Meetings and Activities


Monday 2 February
Saturday 28 February 
Monday 13 April
Monday 1 June
Monday 3 August
Monday 5 October 
Monday 7 December

Contacting the Council

Members of the Alumni Council can be contacted through the Alumni Relations Team on +61 3 8344 1751 or

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