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Ms Belinda Robinson

CEO, Univesities Australia

Belinda Robinson commenced as Chief Executive with Universities Australia in January 2012. Belinda is a highly experienced Chief Executive with an extensive background in public policy and in the private sector.

Belinda came to UA from the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association where she was Chief Executive for over six years. She spent more than four years as Chief Executive of the peak industry body representing the paper and timber manufacturing industry and nine years in the Federal Government including six years in a variety of senior roles in the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet. She has also worked in numerous resource planning roles in State and local governments and sat on a wide range of commercial and not-for-profit boards and advisory committees. She has degrees in geography and law and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

As Chief Executive of Universities Australia, Belinda is spearheading the sector's campaign to deepen engagement with the Australian public, build strong mainstream support and have widely recognised the role that universities play in securing Australia’s long-term well-being.