He’s been acting since Attila Brungs left, preparatory to taking over at UNSW
Professor Parfitt joined UTS from Uni Newcastle, where he was DVC A at the end of 2016, taking over as provost from Peter Booth the following February.
Parfitt’s credentials put the tech in UTS – he has led IT and engineering at Uni SA, been CEO of the Satellite Systems CRC and GM for space programmes at CSIRO.
He is also an administrator game to have a go in challenging times, as UTS now financially faces. In Uni Newcastle 2014 enterprise bargaining he floated linking salary rises to the Commonwealth Higher Education Grant index. It did not happen but it made management’s point about resources, (CMM April 7 2014).