With 2017 already well underway, it gives me great pleasure to formally welcome you all back to campus. After the summer break, I hope that you have returned to work refreshed and ready to take on new challenges during what will be an exciting year.
This year, we will accelerate the work already underway to realise our goals for Macquarie University. With the recently approved campus renewal proposals, we are now in a position to move very quickly towards becoming the university we have long aspired to be. We have achieved great early milestones that have set us firmly on our course, and this year we will build on them to move us ever closer to our goals.
Over the coming months we will begin to converge the frameworks we have implemented to date, and bring into focus our vision for our future. Like you, I remain deeply committed to our long-term vision for the University, and I look forward to the work ahead to realise our shared ambitions.
This year, just like every year, we will face change and challenges, both foreseen and unexpected. In responding to these circumstances, we will be guided by the framework laid out in Our University: A Framing of Futures to seize opportunities as they arise and to create them for ourselves.
With a single-minded focus on the road ahead of us, I am confident that we will continue our ascendant trajectory into the future. It is a great honour to lead this remarkable community; I look forward to the year ahead, and the journey to our bright future together.
With warm good wishes,