Business leader Pauline Carr is the new Chancellor of the University of South Australia.
Carr has been appointed to the role after the previous Chancellor, Jim McDowell, was named as Chief Executive of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Carr says she is delighted to take on the leadership position at what is an extraordinarily exciting time in higher education.
“I have been on University Council for several years and always feel extremely proud of UniSA and the work it does to empower people and help them achieve their ambitions,” Carr says.
“I feel privileged to take on this role and look forward to working with a great team on Council and with the executive team at UniSA.”
With more than 30 years of management and commercial experience in the resources industry with both Australian and international listed companies, Carr brings a wealth of business, management and governance experience to the position at UniSA.
She has been a member of UniSA Council since 2010, most recently serving as Pro Chancellor.
Originally an accountant, Carr worked for Exxon Mobil and held senior positions in Newmont Asia Pacific and Normandy Mining Limited.
She is chairman of National Pharmacies, a non-executive director of ASX-listed Highfield Resources Limited, a board member of the SA Government’s Minerals and Energy Advisory Council and the deputy chair of the South Australian Minerals and Petroleum Expert Group.