Senate Fellows

Current Fellows of Senate
Biographical details for current Fellows of Senate

Current Fellows of Senate

Senate’s current Fellows are as follows:


Position

Member

Chancellor

Belinda Hutchinson AM

Vice-Chancellor

Dr Michael Spence AC

Chair of Academic Board

Associate Professor Tony Masters

Two external persons appointed by the Minister

Richard Freudenstein

Dr Lisa McIntyre

Five external persons appointed by the Senate

Ilana Atlas

Jason Yat-sen Li

Kate McClymont

Karen Moses

Peter Scott

Two persons elected by and from the academic staff

Professor Marian Baird AO

Professor Christopher Murphy

One person elected by and from the non–academic staff

Jordi Austin

One person elected by and from the undergraduate students

Colin Whitchurch

One person elected by and from the postgraduate students

David Jordan


Biographical details for current Fellows of Senate

The biographical details for Senate’s current Fellows are as follows:

Position

Member

Chancellor

 

Belinda Hutchinson AM

BEc Sydney, FCA

Current term as Chancellor: February 2017 – February 2021

Previous term as Chancellor: February 2013 – February 2017

Chair of Senate

Member of Buildings and Estates Committee; Finance and Audit Committee (and its Investment Sub-Committee); People and Culture Committee (and its Remuneration Sub-Committee) and Strategy and Risk Committee

 

The Chancellor's biography is available on the University's Governance and Leadership website.

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Vice-Chancellor

Dr Michael Spence AC

BA LLB Sydney, DPhil PGDipTheol Oxford

Current term as Vice-Chancellor: 1 July 2013 – 31 December 2020

Previous term as Vice-Chancellor: 11 July 2008 – 30 June 2013

Member of Buildings and Estates Committee; Finance and Audit Committee (and its Investment Sub-Committee); People and Culture Committee (and its Remuneration Sub-Committee) and Strategy and Risk Committee

 

The Vice-Chancellor's biography is available on the University's Governance and Leadership website.

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Chair of Academic Board

 

Associate Professor Tony Masters

BSc(Hons) Melb, PhD ANU, FRACI CChem GAICD

Current term as Chair of Academic Board: 1 January 2018 - 31 December 2019

Previous term as Chair of Academic Board: 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2017

Previous term as Fellow elected by and from the academic staff: 1 December 2003 – 31 May 2007

Member of Building and Estates Committee and People and Culture Committee

 

Associate Professor Masters' biography is available on the Chair of Academic Board page.

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Two external persons appointed by the Minister

 

Richard Freudenstein

BEc, LLB (Hons) Sydney

Current term as Deputy Chancellor: 14 December 2017 – 31 March 2020

Current term as Fellow of Senate: 1 December 2017 – 30 November 2021

Chair of Strategy and Risk Committee

Member of Buildings and Estates Committee; Finance and Audit Committee (and its Investment Sub-Committee) and People and Culture Committee (and its Remuneration Sub-Committee)

 

Richard Freudenstein is the former CEO of Foxtel.  He has over 20 years’ experience in senior management and board roles in Australia, the United Kingdom and Asia.

A graduate of the University of Sydney he is passionate about education and its importance for the future of Australia and the world.

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Dr Lisa McIntyre

BSc (Hons) Sydney

Current term as Fellow of Senate:16 August 2017 – 30 November 2019

Member of Finance and Audit Committee (and its Investment Sub-Committee) and Strategy and Risk Committee 

 

Lisa McIntyre is an executive and non-executive director with extensive experience in the governance of large and complex organisations, with a particular interest in biotechnology, medical and health services research. She has been a non-executive director or chairman of more than a dozen organisations ranging from small NFP foundations to large medical research institutes, small venture-capital-backed technology companies to large listed insurance companies, several leading private equity-owned health services companies, and a large public sector organisation which services the state-wide population. This includes 20 years as senior partner at global consultancy LEK Consulting and 12 years as a director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

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Five external persons appointed by the Senate

Ilana Atlas

LLB Sydney, LLM Sydney, BJuris (Hons) UWA

Current term as Fellow of Senate: 1 December 2017 – 30 November 2019

Previous term as Fellow of Senate: 1 January 2015 – 30 November 2017

Chair of People and Culture Committee (and its Remuneration Sub-Committee)


Ilana Atlas is a non-executive director of ANZ Banking Group Limited, Coca-Cola Amatil Limited, Westfield Corporation Limited and Treasury Corporation of New South Wales. She is Chairman of The Bell Shakespeare Company and on the boards of the Human Rights Law Centre and Jawun Pty Limited.

Ilana’s last executive role was Group Executive, People, at Westpac, where she was responsible for human resources, corporate affairs and sustainability. Prior to that role, she was Group Secretary and General Counsel. Before her 10-year career at Westpac, Ilana was a partner in law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now known as King & Wood Mallesons). In addition to her practice in corporate law, she held a number of management roles in the firm including Executive Partner, People and Information, and Managing Partner.

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Jason Yat-sen Li

BA LLB (Hons) Sydney LLM NYU

Current term as Fellow of Senate: 1 December 2017 – 30 November 2021

Member of People and Culture Committee and co-opted member to Strategy and Risk Committee

 

Jason Yat-sen Li graduated from the University of Sydney in 1996.

He has over 20 years’ commercial experience in Australia, the United States of America and Asia.  He led the IAG’s China Strategy before moving to China in 2005 on an expat assignment.

He has been executive chairperson of Vantage Asia Holdings since 2011, a diversified investment firm with a range of investments in resources, digital technology and agribusiness firms in Asia.

He has also been Vice-Chair of the Australia-China Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, a non-executive director of the Sydney Institute, the National Centre for Volunteering and the Asia-Australia Institute, as well as a Governing Member of the Smith Family.

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Kate McClymont

BA(Hons) Sydney

Current term as Pro-Chancellor: 14 December 2017 – 31 May 2019

Current term as Fellow of Senate: 1 December 2017 – 30 November 2019

Previous term as Fellow of Senate: 1 December 2013 – 30 November 2017

Member of People and Culture Committee (and its Remuneration Sub-Committee)

 

Kate McClymont graduated from the University of Sydney in 1981 with a BA (Hons) in English Literature.

She joined the Sydney Morning Herald in 1985 as a graduate cadet. She later worked at the National Times followed by a two-year stint as a researcher at the ABC’s Four Corners programme before re-joining the Herald in 1990.

Kate is one of the country’s most respected investigative reporters and is a five-time winner of journalism’s most prestigious award, the Walkley, including the Gold Walkley. She was awarded the 2012 NSW Journalist of the Year for uncovering corruption which embroiled Labor figures Eddie Obeid and Ian Macdonald in an ICAC inquiry.

Kate is also the recipient of numerous other awards including six Kennedy Awards, the Australian Shareholders' Association award for excellence in financial reporting (1992), The NSW Law Society’s Golden Quill award for excellence in legal reporting (1990 and 1992), Australian Racing Writer of the Year (1995), Australian Sports Commission Media Award (2002). She also won the 2012 George Munster Award for Independent Journalism.

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Karen Moses

BEc Sydney

Current term as Fellow of Senate: 1 December 2017 – 30 November 2021

Chair of Finance and Audit Committee

Member of Investment Sub-Committee

 

Karen Moses is a graduate of the University of Sydney.

Karen is the former Executive Director, Finance and Strategy for Origin Energy.  Karen has over 30 years’ experience as a senior executive and has served on a number of diverse Boards.

She is the current Chair of the Audit Committee for Charter Hall Group and State Super Trustee and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee for Boral Limited, Orica Limited, Sydney Dance Company and Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

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Peter Scott

BE (Hons) Monash MEngSc UNSW HonFIEAust MICE

Current term as Fellow of Senate: 15 August 2016 – 30 November 2019

Chair of Buildings and Estates Committee

Member of Finance and Audit Committee

 

Peter Scott has considerable Board and Executive experience in both commercial and not-for profit organisations and extensive property development and facilities management skills with senior roles at Lend Lease and Civil and Civic.

His qualifications include BE(Hons), MEng Sc, FIE.Aust, CPEng, MICE.

Peter currently holds the following positions:

· Chairman of Perpetual Limited

· Non-Executive Director of Perpetual Limited

· Chairman of Perpetual Equity Investment Limited

· Non-Executive Director Transurban Group

· Director of O’Connell Street Associates

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Two persons elected by and from the academic staff

 

Professor Marian Baird AO

BEc (Hons) DipEd PhD Sydney

Current term as Pro-Chancellor: 14 December 2017 – 31 May 2019

Current term as Fellow of Senate: 1 June 2017 – 31 May 2019

Previous terms as Fellow of Senate: 1 June 2011 – 31 May 2013; 1 June 2013 – 31 May 2015; 1 June 2015 – 31 May 2017

Member of Strategy and Risk Committee

Senate’s nominee to the Women’s College Council

 

Professor Marian Baird, who is Professor of Work and Organisational Studies, University of Sydney Business School, has been a teaching and research academic at the University of Sydney since 1997, and was previously at the University of Western Sydney for 10 years. 

Marian is a former Vice-President (Academic) NTEU; has served on various University Committees; and is also Director of the Women and Work Research Group.

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Professor Christopher Murphy

BSc (Hons) Adel PhD Flinders DSc Sydney

Current term as Fellow of Senate: 1 June 2017 – 31 May 2019

Previous terms as Fellow of Senate: 1 June 2011 – 31 May 2013; 1 June 2013 – 31 May 2015; 1 June 2015 – 31 May 2017

Member of Finance and Audit Committee

 

Professor Chris Murphy is Bosch Professor of Histology and Embryology and Professor of Female Reproductive Biology in the Faculty of Medicine. He has been Associate Dean and Head of the School of Medical Sciences since 2001 and was Chair of the Academic Staffing Committee from 2004 to 2008. Presently he is on the Divisional Boards of MNDP (Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy) and also DNS (Science, Veterinary Science and Agricultural Science). Chris is also presently Vice-President of the University of Sydney Association of Professors (USAP).

Chris has been a member of the Academic Staff of The University of Sydney since 1984. He teaches undergraduate Science, Medical Science, Dental and Medical students and presently has five PhD students. 

Chris’ research interests are in cell biology of the uterus and the uterine epithelial cells in particular. Work in his laboratory involves understanding how the uterus is changed during early pregnancy to develop receptivity for egg implantation. This work extends from basic cell biology in experimental animals to collaborations with clinicians on human female infertility. The other main aspect of his work on the uterus is in understanding how the uterus has evolved from an egg-laying structure to one which gives live birth and Australian lizards are the subject of this focus because they include both egg-laying species as well as many species which give live birth.

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One person elected by and from the non–academic staff

 

Jordi Austin

BA(Hons) MPsych(Clin) UNSW, MAPS GAICD

Current term as Fellow of Senate: 1 June 2015 – 31 May 2017

Previous term as Fellow of Senate: 1 June 2013 – 31 May 2015

Member of Buildings and Estates Committee

 

Jordi Austin entered the tertiary education sector in 1998, following a career in the health sector.

Currently Director of Student Support Services, Jordi has been employed at the University of Sydney since January 2006, in a variety of operational, managerial and director roles. Her area of expertise is the development of highest quality student experience programs, cross institution collaboration and innovation in service delivery.

Jordi is currently President, Australia New Zealand Student Services Association (2013 – 2017).

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One person elected by and from the undergraduate students

Colin Whitchurch

Current term as Fellow of Senate: 22 September 2016 – 30 November 2018

Member of Strategy and Risk Committee

 

Colin Whitchurch is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics.

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One person elected by and from the postgraduate students

David Jordan

B.Sc, LLB Sydney, LLM UNSW

Current term as Fellow of Senate: 1 December 2016 – 30 November 2018

Member of Building and Estates Committee

 

David Jordan is a barrister who is currently enrolled in the Master of Business Administration.

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