New Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria appointed

Prof James Angus AO (Dept of Biochemistry & Pharmacology) sworn in last week.

Professor Angus was sworn in as the 15th Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria by Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria.

An Honorary Professorial Fellow and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology, James has had a distinguished career spanning academic leadership, medical research and teaching, particularly in the fields of pharmacology and cardiovascular disease. Highlights include 10 years as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences; serving as the Chair of Pharmacology at the University and working with the The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute.

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The role of Lieutenant-Governor

Appointed by the Governor on the advice of the Victorian Premier, the Lieutenant-Governor is a government position acting as a deputy to the Governor of Victoria.

“Professor James Angus is a highly respected and valued leader in Victoria’s medical community, with a deep commitment to improving people’s lives – a commitment he will bring to his new role as Lieutenant-Governor," said Premier Daniel Andrews.