Malcolm Marshall retires from SCU
He's served his community on the boards of many Northern Rivers organisations, including 15 years with the Area Health Service and 23 years as director of Norsearch, but it is as the financial wizard who oversaw the creation, growth and construction of Southern Cross University that Malcolm Marshall, retiring at the end of the month, will be best remembered.
On the eve of his retirement after 26 years, he talked to The Northern Star in the Rod Treyvaud building at SCU - a building named after the vice-chancellor Mr Marshall regarded most highly, and describes as "a visionary" and "a kite-flyer".
Mr Marshall provided the solid financial ground that Prof Treyvaud needed for his visions to become reality and, as the university grew, oversaw capital expenditure of more than $250million.
In his retirement, he will continue his recent appointment to the board of the Lismore Turf Club, as chairman, play golf and spend lots of time with his wife, Christine.