Maintaining Australia's world-class higher education sector

Maintaining Australia's world-class higher education sector

Feb 5
CEDA is delighted to welcome University of Wollongong, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Wellings CBE to the 2020 Trustee program. 


Prof. Paul Wellings CBE, Vice-Chancellor, University of Wollongong

Event overview

Professor Wellings will discuss maintaining Australia's world-class higher education sector, commenting on performance-based funding designed to promote continuous improvement in the sector; objectives of performance-based funding; and best practice examples of performance funding across international jurisdictions. 

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

Prof. Paul Wellings CBE
Vice-Chancellor, University of Wollongong

Professor Paul Wellings CBE joined the University of Wollongong as Vice-Chancellor in January 2012. Prior to his current role, he held the position of Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University from 2002-2011.

Educated in the UK, Professor Wellings’ career experience includes a NERC research fellowship and senior positions at the CSIRO and Department of Industry, Science and Resources.

He has extensive board experience, including with the Australian Research Council (ARC) Advisory Committee, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), and some of the UK’s peak education and research bodies. He is currently a board member of the University of Wollongong in Dubai and a director of the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI).

Professor Wellings was appointed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to higher education. He received an Honorary DSc from Lancaster University in 2014 and an Honorary DUniv from University of Surrey in 2019.

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