Appointments, achievements, exits

Of the day

Hilary Charlesworth (Laureate Professor of Law, Uni Melbourne) is Australia’s nomination for election to the International Court of Justice.

Laurie Pearcey, UNSW PVC I and head of UNSW Global leaves today. He moves to the Chinese University of Hong Kong where he will be VP for external engagement. Sarah Lightfoot becomes acting CEO at UNSW G.

Melissa de Zwart moves from dean of law at Uni Adelaide to Flinders U. She will be professor of digital tech and “contribute to further building of the impact and reputation of the Jeff Bleich Centre.” That’s the resource named for the former US ambassador to Australia, which researches the US Alliance in Digital Technology, Security, and Governance (June 27 2019).

 Of the week

 Cindy Cassidy joins Charles Sturt U as director of the federal Drought Resilience Hub for southern NSW (CMM April 14). Ms Cassidy “has a background in creating and delivering change in agriculture industries.”

Laurence Coleman is leaving government relations at UWA. He will become chief of staff to federal Labor MP and shadow trade minister, Madeleine King.

At Edith Cowan U, Karen Strickland is the incoming executive dean of Nursing and Midwifery. She starts in November, moving from Uni Canberra. As of January, Matthew Allen will be ED, Arts and Humanities. He is now an adjunct professor at U Tas. And Mandy Stanley is appointed a fellow of Occupational Therapy Australia’s Research Academy

Ian Manchester becomes director of the Australian Centre for Field Robotics at the University of Sydney.

Emma Sparks is appointed Rector and Dean of UNSW Canberra, starting January. She moves from Cranfield U in the UK.