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Recent appointments: Chief Development Officer, UNSW Sydney

Congratulations to Lindsay Robinson

Lindsay Robinson joins from the University of Sydney where she had a leadership role for the University’s philanthropic campaign – INSPIRED. She started her career in philanthropy in the United Kingdom, where she trained in music.

The newly established Division of External Engagement brings together the disciplines of communications, fundraising and development, and events and hospitality to create a new service for UNSW Sydney.

Reporting to the Vice President of External Engagement, the Chief Development Officer is accountable for developing and delivering the fundraising strategy for one of the world’s top 50 universities. They will develop a ‘case for support’ in areas where UNSW is seeking philanthropic investment for teaching and research; areas such as: climate change, cancer, human rights, quantum computing, solar technology.

The Chief Development Officer will work closely with one of Australia’s leading philanthropists, UNSW Chancellor, David Gonski AO, as well as an esteemed Foundation Board and members of the university’s Senior Leadership Team including the Vice Chancellor.