Monday, 13 May 2013


From: g87
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2013 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: Dear Chancellor Melnoume University
Ashley McInnes
Manager Information and Correspondence
Office of the Vice-Chancellor
Dear Ashley
Thank you for response to my email,
Please inform me as to to cost of a course on Oman, what qualifications are prerequisites, how long said course will take, what is the course called and what is the name of the degree one would be granted.
Geoff Seidner

Sent: Monday, May 13, 2013 1:56 PM
Subject: Dear Chancellor Melnoume University
Dear Mr Seidner,
Thank you for your email of 10 May to the Chancellor, her office has asked that I respond on her behalf.
While the University cannot disclose the employment arrangements of individual staff I can confirm that Professor Saeed is the Director, National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies and Sultan of Oman Professor of Arab & Islamic Studies. His Chair was kindly funded by a donation from the Sultan of Oman (the link below provides more detail should that be of interest).
Ashley McInnes
Manager Information and Correspondence
Office of the Vice-Chancellor
From: g87 []
Sent: Friday, 10 May 2013 4:35 PM
To: Chancellor
Subject: Dear Chancellor Melnoume University
Dear Chancellor Alexander
Could you please inform me as to how Professor Saeed came to be at your esteemed University?
I refer to is article in The Australian today – which elicits my curiosity.
Who sponsored the Chair that he holds?
Yours Sincerely
Geoff Seidner
13 Alston Gr
East St Kilda
Abdullah Saeed is Sultan of Oman professor of Arab and Islamic studies at the University of Melbourne.

Elizabeth A Alexander AM


In April 2011, Elizabeth A Alexander AM became the 21st Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, succeeding former Chancellor Alex Chernov who has become the Governor of Victoria.
Ms Alexander is Chairman of CSL, a non-Executive Director of DEXUS Property Group and Medibank and an Advisor to Blake Dawson Waldron. Ms Alexander is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a life member of CPA Australia and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors in Australia.
As a former partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (1977 to 2002), she specialised in the area of risk management and corporate governance issues, and was responsible for the establishment of these practices within Australian.
Ms Alexander is the immediate past National President of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is a former National President of CPA Australia. It was during her Presidency of CPA Australia that the drive for legal backing to accounting standards in Australia was achieved.
Following a lifelong interest in accounting standards, she was a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board, and helped write our national standards. Ms Alexander has also been a Member of the Takeovers Panel, Deputy Chair of the Financial Reporting Council and a Director of Amcor and Boral. In 1990, she was named a Member of the Order of Australia.
Ms Alexander has had a long standing connection with the University, having both studied (BCom, 1964) and taught here. She has also served on the University Council since 2004 and previously held the position of Deputy Chancellor.
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