The Minister for Industry and State Development for the Victorian Government, the Hon Theo Theophanous MLC officially launched MAFC recently at a ceremony held on the 46th floor of ANZ Tower in Collins Street.
Ken Waller, the new Director of MAFC welcomed guests and said 'having such a Centre in Melbourne and based at Monash will position Victoria as a regional centre of excellence in financial services and education'.
Professor Richard Larkins AC, Vice Chancellor of Monash University, introduced the Minister and noted ‘the Victorian Government’s commitment to ensuring state industries are able to develop knowledge and capacity, provides a vision for the future that is to be commended’.
Professor Allan Fels AO, the former Chairman of the ACCC and the current Dean of the Australia-New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), was also at the ceremony and delivered a keynote address on four simple queries that regulators must address to determine whether their governance frameworks are to be effective or otherwise.
Professor Fels’ address can be viewed here.
Photography by Laki Sideris