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 - 2023) for all Senate fellows and committee members.

Senate fellows

Advised
  • Non-Executive Director, Thales Australia Limited
  • Non-Executive Director, Australian Philanthropic Services
  • Non-Executive Director, Qantas Airways Limited
  • Trustee, St Vincent's Curran Foundation
  • Member, Australian British Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board
  • Director, Eureka Capital Partners Pty Ltd
  • Director, Eureka Benevolent Foundation Ltd
  • Director, Dovose Pty Ltd
  • Director, MGF Co Pty Ltd
  •  Director, MGH Super Pty Ltd
  • Director, Wholly Maceral Pty Ltd
  • Chancellor and spouse are Directors of Trustee Company of MGF Trust, MGH Trust, MGC Trust, and MGH Superannuation Fund.
  • Spouse is a Director of Illawarra Coke Company Pty Ltd & ICC Holdings Pty Ltd
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.
 At the Building and Estates Committee meeting:
  • 24 July 2023: The Chancellor declared that her niece is currently working at University of Sydney on the Academic Excellence Framework.
Advised
  • Chair, The Conversation Media Group
  • Wife is Principal of Wenona School
  • Wife is on the Board of Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
  • Director, The Australia and New Zealand School of Government

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
  • Spouse works as an academic at the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney.
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 
  • Wife is on the Board of Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
Declared

Nil

Advised
  • Non-Executive Director and Controlling Investor, Studiosity Pty Ltd
  • Member, LBW Trust / Women for Change Committee
  • Non-Executive Director, Board of Nanosonics Ltd
  • Non-Executive Director, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Board
  • Investor Director, Baymatob Pty Ltd
Declared
  • March 2023: University partnered with Studiosity to provide online learning support for students
Advised

  • Assistant Speaker, NSW Legislative Assembly
  • Chair, NSW Public Accounts Committee
  • Chair, NSW Committee on the Independent Commission Against Corruption
  • Member for Strathfield, New South Wales Parliament
  • Director, Yatsen Associates (Advisory) Limited
  • Controlling Shareholder of Belong Here Pty Ltd
  • Director and Controlling Shareholder of Montag Management Pty Ltd
  • Director and Controlling Shareholder, Vantage Management Pty Ltd

Declared

At the Senate meeting:

  • 19 March 2022: 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

  • Non-Executive Director, Orica Limited
  • Non-Executive Director, Charter Hall Group Limited
  • Non-Executive Director, Snowy Hydro
  • Member, Board of Music in the Regions Ltd
  • Family trust in KRN Family Discretionary Trust
  • Non-Executive Director, The Belvoir Street Theatre
  • Executive Director, Company B Limited

Declared

  • Daughter Dr Rebecca Moses is currently a casual academic at the University of Sydney 

Advised

  • External Councillor, Hospitals Contribution Fund (HCF)
  • External Expert, Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) 
  • Member, Australian Research Integrity Committee (Joint Committee of the ARC and the NHMRC)
  • Member, Commonwealth Department of Education Advisory Group for consideration of matters to do with Research in the Australian Universities Accord
  • Member, Expert Advisory Group to support a National Psychosocial Safety Network to assist organisations meet requirements under Work Health and Safety Regulation
  • Sole trader – consultant, Professor Alan Pettigrew
  • Director, Board of RNA Australia Ltd

Declared

  • Son Christopher Pettigrew is Head of the HCF Research Foundation 

Advised
  • Non-Executive Director, Transurban Group
  • Director, O'Connell Street Associates with an ongoing relationship with King Wood Mallesons (KWM)
  • Trustee of CSFT, Machigh
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
  • Consultant, United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, Vienna
  • Associate Fellow, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, The Hague
  • Fellow, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
  • Advisory Council, Australian Centre for International Justice
  • International Advisory Committee, Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal
  • Foreign Expert Assessor, Quaid-i-Azam School of Law, Pakistan
  • Editorial Board/advisor, Indonesian Journal of International Law; Transnational Criminal Law Review; South Asian Studies in International and Comparative Law; Kathmandu School of Law Review; Perspectives on Terrorism
  • Series Editor (Security and Justice), Hart/Bloomsbery (publisher), London
  • General course lectures 2023, Xiamen Academy of International Law, China
  • Special course lectures 2024, Hague Academy of International Law, The Netherlands
  • Member, Australia New Zealand Society of International Law
  • Member, Amnesty International
  • Member, National Tertiary Education Union
  • Partner Professor Jane McAdam is Professor and Director, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW
  • Special Rapporteur, Human Rights and Counter-terrorism, UN Human Rights Council
Declared

Nil

Advised

Nil

Declared

Nil

Advised

  • Program Coordinator (Sydney Cirriculum Program), appointment 15 Jan 2024 - 10 May 2024 

Declared

Nil

Advised
  • Account Executive – Media & Social Media, Agenda C
  • Member, Liberal Party of Australia
Declared

Nil

Advised
  • Resident, St. Paul's College Graduate House
  • Research Assistant/ Casual Academic Tutor, University of Sydney Business School
  • Life Member, Honorary Secretary/ Board Director 2019 - 2021, University of Sydney Union
  • National Education Director, Australia-China Youth Association (ACYA)
  • Education Officer, Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA)
Declared

Nil

External Senate Committee Experts

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 

  • Board Director, Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • Board Director, Financial Executives Institute
  • Executive Coach and Mentor, Stephenson Mansell Group
  • Senior Advisor, Principia
  • Board Member, Jawun 
  • Founder, Susan Ferrier Consulting Pty Limited
  • Chair, Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Message Stick Foundation

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 Allens Linklater Layers
Advised
  • Private Equity Consultant, Aware Super
  • External Board Member of the Investment Committee, Sentient Impact Group
  • Non-Executive Director, Blackwattle Investment Partners

 

 

Declared

Nil

Advised

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

Declared

At the Building and Estates Committee meeting:

  • 3 May 2017: In relation to the Health Precinct Stage 1 Early Contract Involvement, the Building and Estates Committee 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
  • Chair, Centerstone Capital
  • Director, Garvan Medical Research Institute
  • Chair, 6Clicks Pty Ltd
  • Director, Clear Dynamics Pty Ltd
  • Adviser, Deloitte
  • Advisory Board Member, ABN Ltd
  • Advisory Board Member, 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
  • Chair, Xero Corporation
  • Chair, Tyro
  • Non-Executive Director, Ramsay Health Care 
  • Co-Chair, Climate Leaders Coalition 
  • Co-Chair, Great Barrier Reef Foundation 
  • Chair, Tech Central Advisory Board 
  • Director, Committee for Sydney
  • Member, Bank of America Advisory Board
  • Member, ASIC Corporate Governance Consultative Panel
Declared

Nil

Advised
  • Partner, KPMG
Declared

Nil

Advised
  • 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
At the Building and Estates Committee meeting:
  • 3 September 2021: The Building and Estates Committee resolved to note that Terry Williamson was no longer on the board of Stockland as of 2 September 2021.
Advised
  • Non-Executive Director, Northcott
  • Chairman, Northcott Finance and Properties Committee
  • Director, Sydney Transport Partners (STP)
  • Director, Transurban Chesapeake (TC)
  • Group Executive Partners, Delivery and Risk, Transurban Limited (TCL)
  • Director, Transurban Queensland (TQ)
Declared

Nil