Renowned financial journalist and media entrepreneur Alan Kohler has stepped down from his position of Chair of the Board of Melbourne University Publishing. Former Provost and Executive of the University of Melbourne, Professor Peter McPhee, will replace Mr Kohler.


Professor McPhee, who is a Professorial Fellow of the University, will assume the role after Mr Kohler announced he would not renew his contract.  


An alumnus of Melbourne, Professor McPhee has held a Personal Chair in History since 1993. His senior roles at the University have included Dean, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Academic Board President.


Welcoming the appointment Melbourne’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis said Professor McPhee’s vast experience in senior academic and management roles meant he was ideally placed to help MUP renew its focus on great academic publishing.