Professor Michael Cardew-Hall

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Innovation)
BSc(Hons)(Nottingham, 1983), PhD (Imperial College, London, 1988)

The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Innovation) provides leadership of strategic initiatives to build growth in research and education outcomes through strategic partnerships with industry, government and not-for-profit organisations.

The portfolio's key roles are to:

  • Provide oversight or policy on commercialisation, intellectual property management, development funding, industry engagement, international commercial partnerships and collaborations, and business liaison.
  • Coordinate innovation and advancement strategies to ensure that the ANU brand is managed to realise its full potential.
  • Develop strategies for institutional positioning and fundraising.

Professor Michael Cardew-Hall is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institution of Engineers Australia.  He has held technical and management positions with GEC and Rolls-Royce Aero Engines in the UK prior to joining ANU in 1993.  He has been an active researcher in the area of CAD, Computer Aided Manufacture, application of machine learning and knowledge based systems to manufacturing and optimisation of manufacturing processes, in particular sheet metal forming.  Much of this work has been carried out in collaboration with industry partners, particularly in the automotive sector. 

Professor Michael Cardew-Hall has ongoing interest in technology transfer, commercialisation and industrial policy and has been involved in a number of spin off start-up companies. He has served as a Director of the Australian Solar Institute, Lithicon AS, Simile Systems, ATPi and is currently Chair of the Boards of Australian Scientific Instruments and the Social Research Centre, and CEO of ANU Enterprise.

Professor Michael Cardew-Hall was previously CEO of ANU Connect Ventures, a pre-seed venture capital fund associated with ANU and holds a seat on the ANU Connect Ventures Investment Committee. He also held the positions of Head Department of Engineering, Deputy Dean, and Acting Dean of the College of Engineering & Computer Science at ANU.