Catriona Jackson is the next chief executive of Universities Australia. She will replace Belinda Robinson who is stepping down after seven years. Ms Jackson is now deputy at UA. She is a former head of Science and Technology Australia, comms director of ANU and a staffer for Labor-left research and education minister Kim Carr. UA president Margaret Gardener says Ms Jackson was the selection panel’s unanimous choice from “a very strong field.” She takes over in mid-May.
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