Margaret Petty Executive Director Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of Technology Sydney
Committed to organisational innovation and excellence in the tertiary sector, Margaret has served in a series of academic leadership roles in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia where she has developed and managed a wide spectrum of impactful programs initiatives, from reimagining curriculum to the creation of student entrepreneurship programs and opportunities, to the establishment of transdisciplinary research groups and partnerships. Each of these initiatives are linked to larger organisational shifts and a recalibration of the way in which universities engage with both internal and external stakeholders, and the customer experience they provide, which has allowed Margaret to draw upon her background and expertise in design. Originally trained as a design historian, Margaret also continues to research, speak and publish in her area of focus, which broadly investigates the discourse, production, and consumption practices of the modern built environment. Currently she serves as Executive Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), where she brings this diverse skill set and capacity for lateral thinking to the development of university-wide strategy, ensuring and sustaining collaborative, adaptive environments and maintaining productive relationships across internal and external stakeholder groups.