Fellows of Senate

Belinda Jane Hutchinson AM

Belinda Jane Hutchinson AM is the Chancellor of the University of Sydney.

Belinda's term/s of office as Chancellor:

  • term 1: 4 February 2013 - February Senate meeting 2017 (four years) - current term

She is chair of the following Senate committees:

  • Chair Appointments Committee
  • Education and Research Committee
  • Nominations and Appointments Committee

and an ex-officio member of the following:

  • Buildings and Estates Committee
  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • Human Resources Committee
  • Investment and Commercialisation Committee
  • Safety and Risk Management Committee

Election as Chancellor


BEc Sydney, FCA
Chancellor, 4 February 2013 -

Belinda Hutchinson AM became Chancellor of the University of Sydney on 4 February 2013.

An advocate for the critical role of world-class tertiary education and research in securing our economic and social future, Ms Hutchinson is a company director with a distinguished career in business and a commitment to deepening the culture of philanthropy. She is an alumna of the University, holding a Bachelor of Economics, and in 2012 received a University Alumni Award for professional achievement.

Ms Hutchinson is currently Chairman of Thales Australia Limited, Chairman of Future Generation Global Company and a non-executive director of AGL Energy and Australian Philanthropic Services. She is also a member of the Salvation Army Eastern Territory Advisory Board and St Vincent’s Health Australia NSW Advisory Council. She was previously the Chairman of QBE Insurance Group, and a director of Telstra, Coles Myer, TAB, Energy Australia, St Vincent’s Health Australia, the Crane Group and the NSW State Library Foundation.

Ms Hutchinson is a former President of Chief Executive Women, a member based organisation comprising over 300 of Australia’s women leaders.

Belinda Hutchinson is the University’s 18th Chancellor.