Non-Executive Chair (from May 2019) / Conservation and Parks Commission
Professor Chris Doepel PSM is a part-time professor at the University of Notre Dame Australia, where he chairs the University’s Program and Course Accreditation Committee and undertakes policy work within the Division of Academic Affairs. Until March 2016, he was the Dean of Business and Chair of College Committees for Arts & Sciences, Business and Law at the University. Prior to that, he was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Business at Murdoch University. Before joining Murdoch University in 2008, Prof Doepel was the registrar and chief executive of the National Native Title Tribunal. He has extensive experience as a senior manager in public administration and in the formulation of policy advice to governments. Prof Doepel holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence, a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Arts. He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. In 2006, Prof Doepel was awarded a Public Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours for his work on native title.