Professor Linda Kristjanson AO

Professor Kristjanson AO is Vice-Chancellor and President of Swinburne University of Technology. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering (ATSE). Professor Kristjanson is Chair of the Board of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre and serves on the as a non-Executive Director of the Global Citizen Australia Board.

In 2002 Professor Kristjanson was named the Australian Telstra Business Woman of the Year in recognition of her entrepreneurial work in health, science and innovation.

In 2017 Professor Kristjanson was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday honours list. She was recognised for her distinguished service to tertiary education through leadership and governance roles, strategic and innovative university reforms, contributions to cancer research and palliative care, and to women.


  • –present
    Vice-Chancellor, Swinburne University of Technology


Order of Australia