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Professor Andrew Parfitt is the Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Technology of Sydney.
He joined UTS in February 2017 as the university’s Provost and Senior Vice-President. Previously Andrew was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He has also held positions as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice President: Division of IT, Engineering and the Environment at the University of South Australia, Director of the Institute for Telecommunications Research at the University of South Australia, CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Satellite Systems, General Manager of Space Programs in CSIRO and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Adelaide.
He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of Engineers Australia and has previously held adjunct academic appointments at Adelaide, Sydney and Macquarie Universities.
Andrew is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has been a member of many government, professional and industry boards and committees, including as:
• chair of both the South Australia and NSW Sections of the IEEE
• chair of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Radio Science
• a director of the Defence Teaming Centre
• a director of the Technology Industry Association, and
• a member of the South Australian Defence Reserves Support Council.
From 2010 to 2012 Professor Parfitt was a ministerial appointment to the Commonwealth Government's Space Industry Innovation Council and he is currently Chair of the Universities Admissions Centre in NSW.
He has served on advisory committees to the Board of Studies, Teaching and Education Standards (BOSTES) in NSW and the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) in the area of Initial Teacher Education.