Mr Jim McDowell 

Chancellor University of South Australia 

In January 2016, Jim McDowell brought his diverse and top level experience of business, education and strategic governance to the University of South Australia when he replaced Dr Ian Gould as Chancellor of the University.  He is also a current chairman of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. 

Mr McDowell worked for more than 30 years for BAE Systems, a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company. He brings more than 35 years’ experience on the world stage in some of the most competitive industry sectors, aerospace and defence technologies.