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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

Belinda Hutchinson AM, BEc Sydney

Belinda Hutchinson AM became the 18th Chancellor of the University of Sydney in 2013. She graduated with a Bachelor of Economics degree and in 2012 received a University Alumni Award for professional achievement.

She has a deep interest in developing a culture of philanthropy and sits on a number of not for profit boards. She is Chairman of Future Generation Global Investment Company, Australia's largest impact investing fund and is a Director of Australian Philanthropy Services and the Salvation Army Advisory Board. Her family foundation supports a variety of community-based initiatives such as the Hunger Project in Malawi, Africa.

In the business sphere, she is currently Chairman of Thales Australia Limited, is a non-executive director of AGL Energy and has extensive experience on corporate boards.

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.

Belinda is a champion for increasing opportunities for women in leadership positions and is a past President of Chief Executive Women, which comprises more than 300 of Australia's women leaders.

The Chancellor is a member of the University Chancellors Council, which is a means for university Chancellors to discuss key issues and current events surrounding the tertiary education sector in Australia.

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.”