Professor Peter Coloe Appointed as RMIT Vietnam Chairman

11:50:15 AM | 27/11/2019

Experienced leader and academic, Professor Peter Coloe has been appointed RMIT Vietnam Chairman. Professor Coloe supports RMIT University’s long-term commitment to Vietnam and vision for growth across Asia, by connecting all campuses of RMIT globally through a central governance role.

RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President Martin Bean CBE said the University was delighted to appoint someone of Professor Coloe’s calibre and experience.

“Peter has been closely linked with RMIT Vietnam since its inception, as Chair of Academic Board when the initiative to establish the Vietnam campus was first tabled,” Martin said.

“Peter’s rich history with the region and significant leadership experience makes him the perfect fit to design the future vision for RMIT Vietnam, so we can deliver high-quality education for decades to come.”

Professor Coloe has been at RMIT for more than 34 years, with extensive experience across management, learning and teaching and research.

As a member of RMIT Council from 1999-2008, Professor Coloe contributed to the University’s overall management, strategic and budgetary planning initiatives. He has spent ten years on the Academic Board and RMIT Council, 12 years as Pro Vice-Chancellor (College of Science, Engineering and Health), Head of School (Dean) for seven years, and Head of Department prior to that.

He brings significant experience and expertise from across Vietnam having developed research collaborations with several Vietnamese universities, including Hanoi University of Science & Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science & Technology, Nong Lam University and Vietnam National University.  Professor Coloe also served as Chair of RMIT Vietnam’s Board from 2013 – 2015.

His appointment leverages his capacity as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Global Development for the RMIT Group to create linkages and alignment between the University’s Australian and Vietnam operations.

Professor Coloe’s appointment as RMIT Vietnam Chairman was effective from 13 November 2019.