Deputy vice-chancellors have their uses

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In the 1980s, I discovered three multinational pharmaceutical corporations with a 'Vice President Responsible for Going to Jail'. They were promoted to vice president so that the finger of responsibility pointed at them rather than the CEO should serious violations of law occur. After a period of faithful service with this exposure, they were promoted to a safe vice presidency. The then ANU Vice-Chancellor Peter Karmel told me he was so impressed with the policy idea that he appointed the University’s first Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

John Braithwaite

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