Professor Margaret Gardner AO, President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University, is the founder of the Monash Commission. She's a social scientist with a particular interest in industrial relations and human resource management. She previously served in executive positions with The University of Queensland and Griffith University. Immediately prior to coming to Monash, she was the vice-chancellor and president of Melbourne's RMIT University for nine years. Professor Gardner became the ninth Vice-Chancellor of Monash University on 1 September, 2014. Professor Gardner is Chair of Universities Australia and a director of the Group of Eight Universities. She's also a director of Infrastructure Victoria, and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).