The University of Adelaide Council has appointed SA-based Statewide Super Chair Kenneth Williams to the governing body for a two-year term. He fills a space on the council created three months ago when former SA Crown Solicitor and Federal Court judge Catherine Branson became the university’s Chancellor.
Branson’s succession followed the resignation of previous Chancellor Kevin Scarce and the announcement of an anti-corruption inquiry into Vice-Chancellor Peter Rathjen, who subsequently resigned citing “ill health”.
Branson said the University was “grateful” to have Williams on the Council.
“His depth of experience in areas such as finance and risk, and his business acumen, will be of great benefit to the University and to the broader community,” Branson said.
As well as his role with Statewide Super, Williams has held a number of board and committee positions.
He is a non-executive director for nanotechnology engineering company Archer Materials, and the Lifetime Support Authority Director and Chair for the organisation’s finance and investment committee.
Williams previously sat on the University of Adelaide’s endowment fund and investment advisory committee, as well as the foundation board and investment committee for St Andrew’s Hospital.
He is also currently on the Wilderness School foundation investment committee and will also serve on the Adelaide University Council’s finance and infrastructure Committee.