Alumni Council

Alumni Council

Congratulations to the following new members of the Alumni Council.

Daniel Fedson Mr Daniel Fedson
BPD(Arch)(1997), BPC(2001), BArch(Hons)(2001), Dip Mod Lang(2001), MConstrLaw(2002) – Faculty of Architecture, Business and Planning

Daniel has strong relationships in the architecture, finance and construction industries, playing a role in many large infrastructure projects in Australia and overseas.

Daniel is keen to be a valuable Faculty representative and member of the Alumni Council, capable of making a valuable contribution to the Architecture, Building and Planning faculty program, as well as supporting the Faculty's current fundraising efforts.

Jenifer Henry Dr Jennifer Henry
BAgrSc(Hons)(1990), PhD (2001) – Melbourne School of Land and Environment

Jennifer graduated twice from the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry (now Land and Environment) with a BAgr(Hons) in 1990 and PhD in 2001. In her postgraduate years, she was a proud advocate for the University and her faculty as a Scholar in Residence at Mentone Girls' Secondary College and on Discover Day. She has held positions in Australia in government (Victorian Department of Agriculture), private industry (Television Education Network) and the CSIRO (CSIRO Publishing).

In 2008, Jennifer moved to New York City to take up a position as Executive Editor with Nature Publishing Group, before joining the New York Academy of Sciences as Director, Life Sciences.

Throughout her career, Jennifer continues to advocate for the University and forge links back to its researchers, in her editorial and directorial capacities, domestically and internationally. She is actively involved in alumni networking events in New York City, and an engaged networker with alumni of all ages and disciplines.

Jenifer Henry Mr Peter Kronborg
MBA(1976) – Melbourne Business School

Peter has four decades of professional experience, commencing as a commercial lawyer with Allens Arthur Robinson. He then moved into management and executive roles in marketing, manufacturing, I.T., strategic planning, turnaround assignments and business unit leadership.

Peter has many years of experience in Management, Board and governance matters. He has served on several Boards and advised many more, including: BHP Billiton, COAG Reform Council, Medibank Private, resources companies, university councils, major health networks, as well as other corporates and NFPs.

These activities add to Peter's experience and skills as a practising professional Director and Governance Advisor. Peter's current focus is on his Board appointments, private advisory work and investments. He is particularly active in Governance, Innovation and Corporate Strategic development. He also mentors specific leaders on achieving greater success.

Mr Simon Whatmore Mr Simon Whatmore
MBA(2007) – Melbourne Business School

Simon has spent many years as a consultant with expertise ranging from strategic analysis, change management, organisational redesign, business case development and program management.

Over the years he has gained significant governance experience in areas of financial, risk, human resource and global management responsibility. Simon’s experience in stakeholder management has seen him develop strong communication skills that have allowed him to successfully build rapport with clients by identifying and framing key issues to build consensus. Simon’s understanding of governmental process is a huge advantage in bringing the best out of private and public sector relationships.

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 13 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

Current Membership of the Alumni Council

Meetings and Activities


Monday 3 February
Saturday 8 February
Monday 7 April
Tuesday 3 June
Monday 4 August
Monday 6 October
Monday 1 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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