Current position:
  • Vice-Chancellor and President, Charles Darwin University (CDU)

Professor Bowman joined CDU in 2021 with considerable university leadership experience having served as Vice-Chancellor and President of Central Queensland University (CQU). For over a decade, his vision and 
leadership helped transform CQU into one of Australia’s largest and most engaged regional universities.

Professor Bowman joined Western Sydney University following his retirement as Vice-Chancellor and President of CQ University in 2019. Previous leadership positions include Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Western Sydney University; Deputy Vice-Chancellor (University Services) and Registrar at James Cook University; Foundation Head of the School of Clinical Sciences at Charles Sturt University; and Foundation Dean of the Faculty of Health Science and Community at University College of St Martin (Lancaster University) Lancaster, UK.

In 2019 he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his significant contributions to higher education, training and regional Australia.