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MEDIA RELEASE: CAPA elects new Vice President/General Secretary

8 Jun 20

CAPA elects new Vice President/General Secretary.
The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) has concluded its Special Council Meeting with the election of a new Vice President/General Secretary. 

We are pleased to announce that Errol Phuah will take on the role of Vice President/General Secretary, effective as of the 8th of June 2020. Errol Phuah is a PhD student at Swinburne University of Technology, in the research area of aerosol jet bioprinting. He is the Higher Degree by Research representative on the Swinburne Academic Senate and is the current Policy and Research Advisor at CAPA. 

“I am truly honoured that the council has put their trust in me in this new role, especially with how eventful 2020 has been. Bo has been a fantastic Vice President/General Secretary and a great friend. These are big shoes to fill, but I look forward to continuing CAPA’s great work through the remainder of 2020. I wish Bo all the best as she starts a new chapter in her life.” says Errol Phuah.

CAPA would also like to farewell outgoing Vice President/General Secretary, Bojana Klepac Pogrmilovic, from Victoria University. We wish her all the very best and will miss her dearly, as she embraces a new journey as a Research Fellow in Health Policy at Victoria University. CAPA thanks Bojana for her outstanding contribution to the role.

“Being a part of CAPA was definitely one of the most valuable experiences since coming to Australia. Having an opportunity to represent Australian postgraduate students at the national level was a true honour. I am happy to leave this position in Errol’s capable hands and fully confident Errol will be an excellent Vice President. His passion for CAPA’s advocacy, extensive knowledge and collaborative spirit are what make him not just an exceptional colleague, but also a great friend. CAPA currently has a very strong team of representatives who showed their dedication and excellence in one the most challenging times Australian higher education has experienced. I hope that within my new role I will have an opportunity to continue to work and collaborate with CAPA.”

For comment:
CAPA National President Romana-Rea Begicevic
M: 0420 258 404