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Mr Ron Fairchild



Executive Director, Advancement and Campaign


Office of the Vice-Chancellor


Office of the Vice Chancellor


Melbourne Burwood Campus

+61 3 924 68954


Ron Fairchild, CFRE

Ron Fairchild is the Chief Advancement Officer at Deakin University.  His portfolio covers a broad range of activities including donor relations, alumni relations, media relations, art collection and galleries and community engagement.  Prior to joining Deakin University, Ron served for seven years as the Vice-President, Advancement at Monash University where he helped to establish the Advancement portfolio.

Before coming to Australia in 2005 Ron was a founding partner of Navion, one of Canada’s leading fundraising consulting firms.  He later became President of DVA Navion which was an international consulting firm with offices in Australia, Canada, South Africa and the United States.  As a managing consultant Ron worked with over 100 charitable organisations including universities, hospitals and civic entities.  During his 30 year career Ron has assisted in fundraising programs which have collectively raised close to $1 billion.

Ron has been a Board Member of the Heart Foundation, Victorian Division since 2006 and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

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