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Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson AM

Our 18th Chancellor is also one of our most distinguished alumni

The Chancellor’s role is to facilitate work carried out by the Senate to support the wellbeing of our University and ensure our high standing in the wider community.

Belinda Hutchinson AM, BEc Sydney

Throughout her career, Belinda Hutchinson has been an advocate for the critical role of world-class education and research in securing Australia’s economic and social future.

She has a deep commitment to the culture of philanthropy and is currently a non-executive director of the Australian Philanthropic Services and a member of the Salvation Army Eastern Territory Advisory Board. A family foundation she established with her husband supports a variety of community-based initiatives such as the Hunger Project in Malawi, Africa.

In the business sphere, she is a non-executive director of AGL Energy and the NSW State Library Foundation, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, and a member of the Federal Government’s Financial Services Advisory Council.

She was previously Chair of QBE Insurance Group, and a director of Telstra, Coles Myer, Energy Australia, TAB, St Vincent’s Health Australia, the Crane Group and several other companies.

She has taken a key role in championing women in business as a past President of the Chief Executive Women organisation, which includes more than 270 of the country’s women leaders.

Belinda Hutchinson is also one of our alumni. She graduated with a Bachelor of Economics in 1976, and in 2012 received a University Alumni Award for professional achievement.

Belinda Hutchinson AM

Speaking after her appointment in February 2013
“World-class tertiary education and research are critical to the economic and social future of Australia and I’m confident the University of Sydney will continue to be a key contributor to that future.”