Gold Coast Treasure: Professor Ian O’Connor

In this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list, 15 Australians made a Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia.

One of those was Vice Chancellor and President of Griffith University, Professor Ian O’Connor.

Professor O’Connor was recognised for his contribution to tertiary education, particularly to the strategic development of national and international university initiatives and to the community through engagement in social policy, child welfare and juvenile justice research.

The Professor is also a passionate Gold Coaster who believes that the city will not only be recognised as a perfect holiday destination, but as an education hub which will have incredible benefits for the whole Gold Coast Community.

Watch the video below to hear what advice Professor Ian O’Connor has for school leavers and why he loves the Gold Coast!