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UNSW Foundation Limited

The UNSW Foundation Limited was established in 1988 as the University’s fundraising arm. Today, the University’s commitment to supporting research, student experience and community engagement through fundraising is ongoing.  

The fundraising effort is managed centrally through Fiona Docherty, as the Vice President, External Engagement is the Chief Executive Officer of UNSW Foundation Limited. 
The UNSW Foundation promotes philanthropy to advance the University’s goals in research, faculty projects, scholarships, external engagement and capital campaigns. The UNSW Foundation office receives contributions made by alumni, supporters, foundations and corporations. The University invests and manages the contributions to protect and enhance their value and disburses them to UNSW’s faculties and divisions. 

David Gonski AC, UNSW Chancellor and Chairman of the UNSW Foundation Limited Board, along with the Board of Directors are dedicated to building dynamic partnerships to support key research objectives and other University priorities. 

The UNSW Foundation Limited acts as Trustee for The University of New South Wales Foundation, which is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) by the Australian Taxation Office under item 2 of the table in section 30-14 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Subdivision 30-B) as an Ancillary fund. 

Board of Directors

Mr David Gonski AC (Chair) 

Mr Richard Alcock AO 

Dr Raji Ambikairajah 

Ms Vera Boyarsky 

Dr Robert Cameron AO 

Mr Mark Dorney 

Mr Stuart Fuller

Dr Daniel Gauchat 

Mr Nicholas Gray 

Professor Ian Jacobs 

Dr Grant King 

Ms Melanie Kurzydlo 

Mrs Alison Mirams 

Mrs Christine McNamee Liddy AO 


Mr Bruce Morgan 

Mr Timothy Olsen 

Mr Simon Poidevin AM 

Professor Laura Poole-Warren 

Mr Julian Reynolds 

Dr Shane Simpson AM 

Emeritus Professor Alec Tzannes AM 

Ms Nicola Wakefield Evans 

Scientia Professor George Williams AO 

Mr Albert Yue-Ling Wong AM 

Mr Tobias Yao 

Please see a brief bio of each of the UNSW Foundation Limited Board of Directors

If you have any questions or need further information about the UNSW Foundation Limited Board, please contact Ashleigh Wheeler, Corporate Secretary & Governance Coordinator at