Professor Kevin Hall
Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at The University of Newcastle, Kevin Hall has a unique blend of higher education and private sector leadership experience, and is a lifelong innovator. He has been in his current role for two and a half years and has held previous academic positions as Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and External Partnerships, University of Guelph in Canada and Head of School, Queen’s University, Canada. Kevin has more than 25 years of industry leadership experience, including 22 years as CEO and President of HCCL Engineering. He was also the Founder and Board Chair of Pathogen Detection Systems, a startup that successfully sold to a multinational company. Kevin’s experience as an Executive Board Member spans 17 organisations in Canada and Australia. He is a member of the Leadership Circle of the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centres and many other societies.