Ms Belinda Robinson
Belinda Robinson is the Chief Executive of Universities Australia, the peak body representing Australia’s 39 comprehensive universities, both nationally and internationally. She brings to the role 15 years’ experience in CEO positions in the higher education and resources sectors, as well as senior advisory roles within the government sector including the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet where she advised on natural resources, primary industries and environmental policy issues.
Belinda’s influence extends to a range of company directorships, government advisory bodies and working groups. She is a director of Universities Australia; and a non-executive director of Beach Energy; The Conversation Media Group and Education Australia. She is also a member of the Government's International Education Coordinating Council. She served as non-executive director of ASX-listed Beach Energy for 5 years and held board and advisory positions with the CSIRO; Institute for Minerals & Energy Resources and a range of government and community organisations.
Belinda has a reputation for high-level public policy development, analysis and advocacy; government and stakeholder engagement strategy; and facilitating the establishment of common positions on complex policy matters. Her approach is to work closely with her members and other stakeholders in developing whole-of-sector policy positions to cement universities as a centrepiece of Australia’s long-term economic and social prosperity. Belinda spearheads Universities Australia’s public awareness campaign ‘Keep It Clever’, highlighting the importance of investment in university education and research, which was awarded the Government Relations Campaign of the Year 2015.
Belinda is a fellow of the AICD, has a Master of Environmental Law (ANU), and a Bachelor of Arts (UNE).