List of University of New England (Australia) people
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The University of New England has a number of notable alumni and faculty members.
- Prof Don Aitkin AO, Foundation Professor of Politics, Macquarie University, 1971-79; Professor of Political Science, Australian National University, 1980-1988 and Vice Chancellor University of Canberra, 1991-2002. Educated Armidale High School, B.A. (Hons) and MA (Hons), 1961 University of New England and PhD Australian National University, 1964.
- Prof Max Hartwell (1921-2009), Professor of Economic History, University of New South Wales, 1950-56; Reader in Recent Economic and Social History, University of Oxford, and Professorial Fellow of Nuffield College Oxford, 1956-77 (Emeritus 1977). Max Hartwell was amongst the first intake of students in 1938 at the New England University College, Armidale and the first of his cohort to become a Professor
- Prof Keith Leopold (1920-1999), appointed Professor of German University of Queensland 1964. Keith Leopold was amongst the first intake of students in 1938 at the New England University College.
- Prof John Quiggin, Australian Research Council Federation Fellow in Economics and Political Science and Thomson ISI Australian Citation Laureate for Economics in 2004 University of Queensland
- Douglas Daft, Former CEO, Coca-Cola worldwide
- Don Walker, Musician, Cold Chisel
- Canning Fok Kin-ning, Group Managing Director of Hutchison Whampoa, Director of Cheung Kong (Holdings) and Chairman of Hongkong Electric Holdings
Politics and government
- Dean Brown, Former Premier of South Australia
- Bernie Fraser, Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia
- Barnaby Joyce, Current Australian Senator
- Tony Windsor, Former Member of the Australian House of Representatives
- Donald Page, Current Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly and grandson of Sir Earle Page, the founding Chancellor of UNE
- John Kerin, Former Member of the Australian House of Representatives and Federal minister (Primary Industries; Energy; Transport and Communication; Trade and Overseas Development; Treasurer)
- Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales
- Dame Bridget Ogilvie, Medical scientist
- Kathleen Partridge, 1988 Olympic gold medal field hockey; 1992 Olympics, (goal keeper)
- Suzy Balogh, 2004 Olympic gold medal shooter
- Katherine Calder, 2010 Winter Olympic cross-country skier