COVID Recovery & Resilience - The Perth City Deal

Our next Food for Thought Leaders Luncheon will continue with our topic of COVID Recovery & Resilience.

Please join us as Professor Steve Chapman CBE, Vice-Chancellor at Edith Cowan University shares ECU's plans for the Perth City Deal and provides an update on the status of the project.

Steve said, "The ECU City Campus will be transformational, not only for our university, students and staff but for Perth".

Announced in September 2020, the City Deal will support Perth's short-term recovery by creating jobs and supporting private investment in the CBD, particularly in areas that will support future economic growth.

Meet our speakers and panellists

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Professor Steve Chapman CBE

Vice-Chancellor Edith Cowan University

CBE, PhD BSc Newc, HonDSc Edin, FRSE, FRSC, CChem.

Professor Steve Chapman commenced his role as Vice-Chancellor and President of Edith Cowan University (ECU) in April 2015.

Prior to joining ECU, Professor Chapman was Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University from 2009, and Vice-Principal at the University of Edinburgh from 2006.

Professor Chapman holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy from Newcastle University. In 2001 he received the Interdisciplinary Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry for his ground-breaking work at the interface of Chemistry and Biology. He has published over 200 scientific papers in prestigious journals and has given numerous Plenary Lectures at International Conferences. He was one of the founders of ScotCHEM, the research "pooling" exercise in Chemistry across Scotland.

Among his board and committee memberships while Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University, Professor Chapman chaired the Funding Policy Committee of Universities Scotland, and was a member of the Board of the Universities and Colleges Employers' Association.

In Australia, Professor Chapman is a Non-Executive Director of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre Board (2017 to 2020); a Director of the Universities Australia Board (since 2020); a Panel member appointed by the Federal Minister for Education to the Higher Education Standards Panel under the TEQSA Act 2011 for a term of three years (2020-2023); member of the Board of Governors of the Forrest Research Foundation (since 2020); and a Member of the Mindarie Senior College Board (since 2015).

In 2005, Professor Chapman was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and in 2011 he received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Edinburgh. In 2016 he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to higher education.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.