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Register of interests

Advised and declared interests of the University's Senate
Below you may access the advised/declared interests and related party transactions (2018/2019/2020/2021/2022) for all Senate fellows and committee members.

Senate fellows

Advised
  • Chairman, Thales Australia Limited 
  • Director, Australian Philanthropic Services 
  • Independent Non-Executive Director, Qantas Board of Directors 
  • Member, St Vincent's Health Australia NSW Advisory Council 
  • Member, Australian British Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board
Declared 
At the Risk and Audit Committee meeting:
  • 30 November 2020: The Chancellor declared her and her husband's investment directly, and indirectly via One Ventures, in Vaxxas. The University of Sydney is currently conducting a clinical trial for the use of a Vaxxas product.

Advised

  • Chair, The Sydney Writers' Festival
  • Director, The Sydney Theatre Company
  • Wife is Principal of Wenona School
  • Wife is on the Board of Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

Declared

At the Building and Estates Committee meeting:

  • 3 September 2021: BEC resolved to note that Professor Mark Scott AO was formerly the Chair of Wesley Mission

 

Advised
Nil
Declared

Nil

Advised

  • Director, Cricket Australia
  • Controlling Shareholder & Director, Bruern Pty Ltd
  • Controlling Shareholder & Director, Eco Cars Pty Ltd
  • Controlling Shareholder & Director, Chippendale Farm Pty Ltd
  • Director, REA Group Ltd 
  • Director, Coles Group 
  • Non-Executive Director and Chair, Appen Ltd 

Declared

Nil

Advised
  • Non-Executive Director, HCF Group
  • Director, HCF Research Foundation
  • Non-Executive Director and Controlling Investor, Studiosity Pty Ltd
  • Member, AICD Corporate Governance Committee
  • Member, LBW Trust / Women for Change Committee
  • Non-Executive Director, Board of Nanosonics Ltd
  • Non-Executive Director, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Board, effective from 1 October 2021

Declared

Nil

Advised
  • Director, Yatsen Associates (Advisory) Limited
  • Director, Vantage Asia Holdings Pty Ltd
  • Director and controlling shareholder, Belong Here Pty Ltd
  • Chair, Refugee Talent Pty Ltd
  • Advisory Board Member, China Matters
  • Advisory Board Member, Australian Academy of Humanities Project
Declared
  • 19 March 2022 Senate Meeting: Senate resolved to note the declaration from Jason Yat-sen Li regarding his recent election to the NSW seat of Strathfield for the Labor Party.
Advised
  • Employed, Nine Entertainment
Declared

Nil

Advised
  • Chair, NSW Dance & Physical Theatre Artform Board
  • Non-executive director, Boral Limited
  • Non-executive director, Orica Limited
  • Non-executive director, Charter Hall Group Limited
  • Non-executive director, Sydney Symphony
  • Non-executive director, Snowy Hydro
  • Member, Board of Music in the Regions Ltd 
Declared

Nil

Advised

  • Member, Vice-Chancellor’s Panel for Australian National University Institute reviews.
  • External Councillor, Hospitals Contribution Fund (HCF)
  • External Expert, Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) 

Declared

  • Son Christopher Pettigrew is Head of the HCF Research Foundation 

 

 

 

Advised
  • Chairman, Igniting Change
  • Non-executive director, Transurban Group
  • Director, O'Connell Street Associates with an ongoing relationship with King Wood Mallesons (KWM)
  • Non-executive director, Centuria Heathley Limited
Declared

At Building and Estates Committee meetings

  • 3 May 2017: In relation to the Health Precinct stage 1 early contract involvement, the chair declared his prior involvement as an advisory board member of Laing O’Rourke in a non-fiduciary capacity.
  • 11 October and 22 November 2017: Mr Scott declared that he has had a previous involvement with Laing O’Rouke, ending in 2009, who have been awarded the main contract for the Engineering Technology Precinct (ETP) project (Item 1.3.1) and are involved in the Susan Wakil Health Building (Item 4.2.2). Mr Scott’s historical declaration does not disqualify him from being included in discussion related to the ETP, for which the final decision has been made.
Advised
  • Chief executive officer and director, Wirriga Pty Ltd
  • Director, Draco Analytics Pty Ltd
  • Sydney Branch Vice-President (Academic Staff), National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU)
Declared

Nil

 

 

 

Advised

Nil

Declared

Nil

Advised
  • Member and Workplace Delegate, National Tertiary Education Union
  • Member of Lived Experience Advisory Panel, Black Dog Institute
  • Ambassador, White Ribbon
  • Co-founder and general member, Australian Progressives
  • Director on the board, Victorian Kids in Care Advocacy Service Inc.
Declared

Nil

Advised

  • Employed, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Declared

Nil

Advised
  • Consultant and Deputy of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies 
  • Employee, Allens
  • Member and Political Affairs Coordinator of the Australasian Union of Jewish Students
  • Susan Wakil Fellowship Director
Declared
  • Mother is a former Councillor on the City of Sydney Council

 

External Senate Committee Experts

Advised

Nil

Declared

Nil

Advised
  • Director, Sydney Institute of Marine Science
  • Chair, Sydney Institute of Marine Science Foundation
  • Director, Environment Protection Authority
  • Chair, EPA Finance Audit and Risk Committee
Declared

Nil

Advised 

  • Director, SUFC Foundation
  • Chairman, TCI Renewables
  • Director, One WiFi
Declared
 
Nil.

Advised

  • Advisor, Ziva Connect Pty Ltd
  • Advisor, Mahlab
  • Chairman, Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF)
  • Chairman, Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)
  • Chairman, Queenwood School for Girls
  • Chairman Q5 (Australia)
Declared
 
Nil. 

Advised

  • Non-Executive Director, Australian Rail Track Corporation
  • Chair and Non-Executive Director, Alexium International Group Limited
  • Chair, Board of Taxation
  • Non-Executive Director, Resolution Life Australia and subsidiaries 
  • Non-Executive Director, Creative Partnerships Australia
  • Non-Executive Director, The Smith Family
  • Non-Executive Director, Women Corporate Directors Limited
  • Member, Major Performing Arts Panel, Australia Council for the Arts
  • Non-Executive Director, Venues NSW
  • Partner, KPMG

Declared

 

Nil. 

Advised

  • Non-Executive Director, Western Sydney Airport Corporation
  • Non-Executive Director, NSW Catholic Schools Pty Limited
  • Family association with Price Waterhouse Coopers 
Advised

  • Private Equity Consultant, Aware Super
  • External Board Member of the Investment Committee, Sentient Impact Group

Declared

Nil

Advised:

  • Board Member, Health Infrastructure
  • Director & Principal, DCL Consulting Service Pty Ltd
  • Deputy Chair, NSW Planning Assessment Commission
  • Government advisory work – various agencies (declared as arising)

Declared

  • At the 3 May 2017 meeting of the Building and Estates Committee in relation to the Health Precinct Stage 1 Early Contract Involvement, BEC noted Ms Leeson’s continued membership on the Health Infrastructure board.
Advised 
  • CEO, State Super 
  • Director, ACSI Board 
Declared 

Nil 

Advised
  • PwC was engaged by the University of Sydney Medical School to assist with the calculation for the cost of educating a medical student.
  • PwC was engaged by the University of Sydney Medical School to develop an analysis of the operational and financial impact of modifying delivery of the medical program. Note that this initial project has led to a subsequent project to update input values.
  • PwC was engaged by St John's College to provide real estate advisory services regarding a potential building project.
  • PwC was engaged by the Marketing Department to provide advice on whether the marketing was targeting current health science issues.
  • PwC was engaged by the University of Sydney Medical School to perform a valuation of the intellectual property inherent in the Doctor of Medicine program.
  • PwC and the University are joint shareholders in InnoWell Pty Limited, a venture to commercialise technology to assist people with mental health problems. The University and PwC each have a 45% interest in the entity.
  • PwC has been engaged by the University to support an evaluation of the Western Sydney Strategy.
  • PwC has been engaged by the University to support an evaluation of the University's debt capacity and forward projections to 2030.
  • PwC has been engaged by the University to carry out a Cost Diagnostic assignment.
Declared

Nil

Advised 

  • Managing Director of Pinnacle 
  • Chairman of Plato Investment Management 
  • Director of Resolution Capital, Hyperion Asset Management, Palisade Investment Partners, and Solaris Investment Management
  • Director, Metrics Credit Partners Board

Declared

Nil 

Advised:
  • Director, Garvan Institute
  • Director, Clear Dynamics
  • Advisor, Deloitte
  • Advisory Board, Weare8
Declared

Nil 

Advised 
  • Chair, Opera Australia 
  • Chair, Tendwine Mirage Operations Pty Limited
  • Chair, Mirage Plains Pastoral Partnership 
  • Chair, Buildcorp Advisory Board
  • Chair, Sydney University Rugby Foundation
  • Director, Petsec Energy Limited
  • Director, MySale Group Plc
Declared 

Nil 

Advised

  • Non-Executive Director, Heffron Consulting Pty Limited
  • Advisory Board Member, QDOOZ
Advised 
  • Chief Investment Officer, Qantas 
  • Superannuation Limited 
  • Independent Member, Great Barrier Reef Foundation- Investment Committee
Declared 
Nil

Advised:

  • Partner, KPMG

 

Advised:
  • Director, Stockland Capital Partner
  • Financial Advisor, Society of the Divine Word
  • Director, Board of United Malt Group 
  • Director, Apollo Care Operations Pty Ltd. 
  • Director, Apollo Care Pty Ltd. 

Declared:

  • 3 September 2021: BEC resolved to note that Terry Williamson was no longer on the board of Stockland as of 2 September 2021.