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Our governance

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Our many initiatives are overseen by our Foundation Board Directors.

The University of New South Wales Foundation Limited, established in 1988, is an Australian Public Company, Limited by Guarantee subject to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). The Foundation is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and as such, abides by the ACNC Act 2012 (Cth) and ACNC Governance Standards.

The University’s controlled entities, including the UNSW Foundation Limited Board and international entities, adhere to the University of New South Wales Act 1989: Section 15A, the Voluntary Code of Best Practice for the Governance of Australian Public Universities: Section 12 and the University of New South Wales Legislative Compliance Framework.

Lindsay Robinson, Chief Development Officer, is the Chief Executive Officer of UNSW Foundation Limited.

Foundation Board Directors are leaders in their respective fields who seek to help advance UNSW’s mission to achieve academic excellence, social engagement and global impact.

A word from David Gonski AC, the Chairman of the UNSW Foundation Limited Board 

David Gonski AO

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every donor for their outstanding support. Through the commitment and leadership of the University's many benefactors, this fine institution continues to thrive and contribute to society. A gift today is a sound investment in the future for all of us." 

- David Gonski AC, Chairman UNSW Foundation Ltd and UNSW Chancellor 


To view more information about UNSW Foundation Limited and the international entities, please see below:

UNSW Foundation Limited

UNSW Hong Kong Foundation Ltd

If you have any questions or need further information about UNSW Foundation Limited or international entities, please contact Patrick Elliott, Corporate Secretary at