Professor Michael Liebelt, Interim Executive Dean of the Faculty of Sciences has confirmed that Associate Professor Chris Ford has been appointed Interim Dean of Waite Campus and Interim Head, School of Agriculture Food and Wine with effect from 1st January 2018.

In conjunction with this appointment Chris will also hold the position of Interim Director, Waite Research Institute.

This appointment will bridge the gap from when Mike Keller’s retirement takes effect, on 31st December until a substantive appointment is made to the Dean/Head of School role, presently expected to be around the middle of 2018.

The recruitment process to fill the substantive role is under way – see

Chris’s nomination was strongly endorsed at School, Faculty and University levels.

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