About Senate

Secretaries to Senate

In general, the role of Secretary to Senate has historically been part of the position of Registrar of the University of Sydney. However, since 2008 a separate position of Secretary to Senate was created.

Current Secretary to Senate

 David Pacey

David Pacey
BBus GradCertMgt GradDipBus CSU
Executive Director and Education Portfolio Manager: 2011–
Acting Registrar: 2013–2014
Secretary to Senate: 2014–



Previous Secretaries to Senate

Richard Greenup

Dr Richard Greenup (1803–1866), photo, State Library of Queensland, negative 161626
MD Camb
Secretary to Senate and Registrar: 1851–1852

 

William Louis Hutton
BA
Secretary and Registrar: 1852–1853

Hugh Kennedy

Hugh Kennedy (1829–1882), photo, Mitchell Library of New South Wales, Digital order number: gpo1_12249 
BA Oxf
Registrar and Secretary: 1853–1882

Henry Ebenezer Barff

Henry Ebenezer Barff CMG (1857–1925), photo, University of Sydney Archives
MA Sydney
Registrar: 1882–1893
Registrar and Librarian: 1893–1914
Warden and Registrar: 1914–1924

Walter Albert Selle

Walter Albert Selle (1883–1968), picture, University of Sydney Archives
MA HonLLD Sydney
Registrar: 1924–1947

Geoffrey Dale

Geoffrey Dale, photo, University of Sydney Archives
BEc Sydney
Registrar: 1947–1950

Wilson Harold Maze

Wilson Harold Maze MBE (1911–1985), photo, University of Sydney Archives
MSc HonDSc Sydney
Registrar: 1950–1955

Margaret Alison Telfer

Margaret Alison Telfer OBE (1904–1974), photo, University of Sydney Archives
BA DipEd Hon DLitt Sydney
Registrar: 1955–1967

Hugh George McCredie

Hugh George McCredie, photo, University of Sydney Archives
LLB HonLLD Sydney, FCIS FASA
Registrar: 1967–1972
Secretary: 1972–1974

Ralph Burns Fisher

Ralph Burns Fisher, photo, University of Sydney Archives
MA NZ
Registrar: 1972–1975

Jean Duncan Foley

Jean Duncan Foley, photo, University of Sydney Archives
BA DipSocStud HonDLitt Sydney
Registrar: 1975

Kenneth Knight

Kenneth Wilson Knight, photo, University of Sydney Archives
MEc Sydney PhD Qld, ALAA
Registrar: 1975–1977
Assistant Vice-Chancellor and Registrar: 1977–1983

Keith Jennings

Keith Lynden Jennings, photo, University of Sydney Archives
BA MEd DUniv Sydney
Assistant Vice-Chancellor and Registrar: 1983–1986
Registrar and Deputy Principal: 1986–1993

Challice Moldrich

Burton Challice Moldrich,photo, University of Sydney Archives
BA Ceyl MA W’gong DipTertEd UNE
Acting Registrar and Head, Division of Administrative Support Services: 1993

Susan Chapman

Susan Louise Chapman, photo, University of Sydney Archives
BA MBA W’gong DipHealthAdin C.Sturt 
Registrar and Head, (Administrative Support Services): 1993–1994
Registrar and Deputy Principal (Administrative Support Services): 1994–1997

Dr William G Adams

Dr William G Adams
BSc LLB PhD UNSW
Acting Registrar and Deputy Principal (Administrative Support Services): 1997
Registrar: 1998–2008
Secretary to Senate: 2008-2013