Former government minister is new Chairman of Alumni Association

Friday, 26 March 1999

A former South Australian Government Minister, the Hon. Greg Crafter, has been appointed Chairman of the University of Adelaide's Alumni Association.

The Association aims to support and promote the University of Adelaide through the development of a mutually beneficial relationship with alumni (graduates of the University, current students and staff).

The Chairman of the Alumni Association is an honorary role responsible for providing leadership for the Association and building on its links within Australia and overseas.

Mr Crafter had a distinguished career as a Minister of the South Australian Labor Government from November 1982 to December 1993, holding the post of Minister of Education from 1985-1992.

A University of Adelaide Law graduate (LLB 1978), Mr Crafter is currently a consultant to Johnston Withers Barristers and Solicitors.

Other recent positions include: Director of the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust for Young Australians; President of the Council of Foundation, International Baccalaureate Organisation, Geneva; member, Passenger Transport Board; board member, Charitable and Social Welfare Fund; and Chairman of the Don Dunstan Foundation.

"Mr Crafter's background, experience and capabilities make him eminently suitable for the position of Chair of the Alumni Association," said the University of Adelaide's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mary O'Kane.

"The appointment of Mr Crafter will provide the necessary leadership for the Alumni Association to continue to develop and grow, thereby playing an important role in assisting the University to achieve its ongoing objectives of excellence in teaching, research and research training."

Mr Crafter has also been appointed to the University of Adelaide's Council.


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