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Universities Australia has welcomed two new directors and re-elected five continuing directors to its board, as the new Chair for the university sector’s peak body formally begins her term today.

UNSW Australia Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs and Queensland University of Technology Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Sheil join the board today.

Professors Brian Schmidt, John Dewar, Andrew Vann, Annabelle Duncan and David Lloyd were also re-elected as continuing directors.

Professor Terry has become Universities Australia Chair — succeeding Monash University Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner who led the board for the last two years.

Professor Terry, who has served on the Universities Australia Board since 2015, welcomed the new members and paid tribute to Professor Gardner.

“Throughout her time as Chair, Margaret has acted with conviction, strength, assurance and compassion – qualities which she displays consistently, no matter the issue,” Professor Terry said.

“UA has been fortunate to have a leader with Margaret’s experience – having served on the Board since 2013 – and who cares passionately about the work of Australia’s universities.”

Professor Terry also extended a warm welcome to all new and returning UA board members.

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