Governance

Leadership

Chair, Steering Comittee

Professor Eileen Baldry is Deputy Vice-Chancellor Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Professor of Criminology at UNSW Sydney. Professor Baldry has held senior positions in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, serving as Interim Dean, Associate Dean Education and Deputy Dean and was appointed the first female Deputy Vice-Chancellor at UNSW.
Professor Baldry has taught social policy, social development and criminology over the past 30 years. Her research and publications focus on social justice and include mental health and cognitive disability in the criminal justice system; criminalised women and Indigenous Australian women and youth; education, training and employment for prisoners and ex-prisoners; homelessness and transition from prison; Indigenous justice; Indigenous social work; community development and social housing; and disability services.

UNSW Steering Committee

As Vice-President, External Relations, Fiona Docherty is responsible for UNSW’s International, Marketing and Communications Service which supports the realisation of UNSW’s strategy through stronger student recruitment, international partnership development and global profiling activity. Fiona provides leadership across the following areas: recruitment of future students; support for the development of a small number of strategic international partnerships which enhance our ability to address contemporary challenges and make a positive impact in Australia and around the world; strengthening of the University’s branding, communications and marketing strategy.

Professor Greg Leslie is the Director of the UNSW Global Water Institute, and the Director of the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology. Prior to joining UNSW, he worked in the public and private sector on water treatment, reuse and desalination projects in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States.
His experience includes work on the NEWater recycling projects for the Singapore Public Utilities Board and the Groundwater Water Replenishment System at the Orange County Water District in California. He served on the World Health Organisation Technical Committee that developed guidelines for desalination, the Water Issue Committee for the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council and the Independent Advisory Panel for the Orange County Groundwater Replenishment Project.

Professor David Sanderson is the Inaugural Judith Neilson Chair in Architecture. With over 25 years’ experience working in crises across the world, David engages with aid agencies and others about how we can improve humanitarian response and build resilience.
Much of his work focuses on poorer people living in fast-growing towns and cities, and how measures can be improved to reduce the impact of disasters, climate change and other crises. This often includes working to improve the quality of humanitarian aid, with a focus on how designers can work with others to better understand and respond to communities at risk.

Professor Rorden Wilkinson is Professor of International Political Economy and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and the Student Experience at UNSW. Before joining UNSW he was Professor of Global Political Economy and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Innovation at the University of Sussex, and a Fellow of the UK Trade Policy Observatory.

He was previously Professor of International Political Economy in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester (1997–2014) and Research Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute. Between 1995 and 1997 he was Assistant Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has been a visiting professor at Brown University, Wellesley College, and the Australian National University.

Professor George Williams AO is the Dean, the Anthony Mason Professor, and a Scientia Professor at UNSW Law. He has held an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship, and visiting positions at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Columbia University Law School in New York, and Durham University and University College London in the United Kingdom.
Professor Williams has written and edited 36 books, including Australian Constitutional Law and Theory, The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia and Human Rights under the Australian Constitution. He has appeared as a barrister in the High Court in many cases over the past two decades, including on freedom of speech, freedom from racial discrimination and the rule of law. He has also appeared in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of Fiji, including on the legality of the 2000 coup.