Professor Kent Anderson is Deputy Vice Chancellor (Community & Engagement) at the University of Western Australia. Previously he was professor of law at Australian National University and his son a student of CGS. By training Kent is a comparative lawyer specialising in Asian legal systems.
He has an eclectic background, having completed tertiary studies in US, Japan, and the UK in Law, Politics, Economics and Asian Studies. Kent also worked as a marketing manager with a US regional airline in Alaska and as a commercial lawyer in Hawaii. Before joining UWA, Kent was Pro Vice Chancellor (International) at University of Adelaide and before that Dean of the then ANU Faculty of Asian Studies. He started his academic career as associate professor at Hokkaido University Law School in Japan.