Former Finance Minister and driver of the Gershon Review into Government IT, Lindsay Tanner, has become the inaugural vice-chancellor’s fellow at Victoria University.
According to a statement released by the university, Tanner is set to take on the role in October and will also become an adjunct professor.
“Lindsay Tanner was widely regarded a [sic] one of the Government’s strongest economic thinkers and is widely respected by industry leaders and economic analysts,” the statement said.
“He will contribute to thought leadership in research and knowledge transfer in the area of economic, industry and social analysis, working alongside researchers.”
Tanner lost his seat of Melbourne to Greens MP, Adam Bandt, at the most recent election after announcing his retirement in June. His departure shocked the industry, which widely respected his management and input.
As part of the statement, the former minister said he was happy to become a staff member at Victoria University.
“Victoria University is going to play an increasingly important role in our changing higher education landscape,” he said. “I am delighted to be able to contribute to VU’s development and growth.”
ARN sought further comment from Tanner, but was unable to receive a response by time of publication.