Professor Andrew Parfitt FTSE
Professor Andrew Parfitt is a respected university administrator with a strong background in engineering and technology, including telecommunications and space science.
Recognised for his energy, insight and deep knowledge of the academic environment, he has worked for over a decade at the intersection of education, research and industry to strengthen the performance of three universities: UniSA, Newcastle,
and University of Technology Sydney.
Other career highlights include leading the Cooperative Research Centre for Satellite Systems, and stints with CSIRO and Defence Science and Technology.
Andrew is a champion of gender equity and increased academic participation by Indigenous Australians and students from diverse backgrounds, particularly in STEM.
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Role and organisation (at time of election)
Vice-Chancellor and President
Professor Andrew Parfitt was elected a Fellow of the Academy in 2021.
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