28 June 2021

UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd.

The University of South Australia has announced that it has extended the terms of its Vice Chancellor, Chancellor and Deputy Chancellor - and it has made a new appointment to the University Council for 2022.

Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd, who took on the leadership of UniSA in 2013, has had his term of appointment extended to December 2027.

Chancellor Ms Pauline Carr has been reappointed for a further four years until March 2026 and Deputy Chancellor the Honourable John Hill has been reappointed for a further two years until June 2023.

The University has also appointed Mr Bill Muirhead AM, South Australia’s Agent General in London to the University Council from January 2022.

The appointments recognise the University’s continued growth and come as UniSA celebrates its milestone 30th year.

UniSA recently released its Academic Enterprise Plan 2021-2025, which sets out its strategic intent for teaching and research at UniSA into the future and will help deliver the University’s Enterprise25 strategic plan.


Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd was appointed in 2013. He is a Dublin-born and educated chemist who specialises in computer-aided drug design. Prof Lloyd has positioned UniSA as Australia’s University of Enterprise and shaped its activities to better meet the challenges of the 21st century. He was a member of the South Australian Economic Development Board from 2014-2018 and is a past Chair of the Australian Technology Network group of technology-focused universities. He sits on the board of Universities Australia, the peak body representing the university sector and was recently appointed Deputy Chair.  Prof Lloyd is also Chair of the Committee for Adelaide.

UniSA Chancellor Pauline Carr

Chancellor Ms Pauline Carr was invited onto UniSA's Council in 2010 and was appointed Chancellor in August 2018 (the first female chancellor at UniSA). Originally an accountant she is currently a professional non-executive director and has led a more than 30-year career in governance, compliance, business improvement, project management and risk management services for a range of companies spanning the resources, construction, superannuation, education, retail and pharmacy  sectors. Pauline has an economics degree and an MBA.

Deputy Chancellor the Hon John Hill was appointed as Deputy Chancellor in December 2018.  He was a South Australian Member of Parliament from 1997-2014. He served as a Cabinet Minister, including as Minister for Environment and Conservation, Minister for Health, and assistant Minister and Minister for the Arts. He has been a member of various boards including ACH Group, Bellberry Ltd, and Private Healthcare Australia. He has a law degree and a Bachelor of Arts and was a teacher prior to entering politics.

Bill Muirhead AM is South Australia’s 25th Agent-General in London. He founded the South Australia Club, an international business and community network for South Australians and those with an active interest in South Australia around the world. The Adelaide born advertising executive began his career with international agency Ogilvy & Mather, before joining Saatchi & Saatchi shortly after it was founded. He went on to become Worldwide CEO of the company based in New York. In 1994 he co-founded M&C Saatchi. Throughout his distinguished career he worked with clients such as Proctor & Gamble, Campbell’s, British Airways, Qantas, The UK Conservative Party, Toyota, BP, News International and Tourism Australia. In 2013, he became a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community of South Australia through the promotion of international trade. In 2018 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from UniSA for his achievements and contribution to South Australia.

Attributable Quotes:

UniSA Chancellor Ms Pauline Carr says she welcomes the opportunity to continue as Chancellor as the higher education sector faces a unique set of challenges.

“The community need for engaged and high-performing universities, and their contribution to knowledge and building of talent, has never been greater as we face economic and social challenges of a rapidly evolving society.  However, conversely, the university sector has rarely experienced the set of policy uncertainties and resource constraints as it currently does.

“This context presents a challenge to university leaders, but I am extremely proud and confident of the UniSA team and their demonstrated record of success, and it is a privilege to have the opportunity to contribute to what I know will be a successful future.

“I am delighted that David Lloyd will continue in his role and both UniSA and the State of South Australia will benefit from his enterprising leadership and entrepreneurial spirit.

“We have a strong and experienced University Council and we welcome the appointment of Bill Muirhead to Council. Bill’s influence on South Australia’s reputation in the United Kingdom and Europe has benefited UniSA over the past decade.

“Bill has a strong level of awareness of the higher education sector’s contribution to the South Australian economy and the importance of increasing the number of international students choosing to study in Adelaide.”

UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd says he is delighted to continue with UniSA as it realises its Enterprise25 ambitions.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to continue as Vice Chancellor and lead this dedicated, creative and determined community as we continue to write the UniSA story,’’ Prof Lloyd says.

“UniSA has a unique can-do culture with high ambitions for its future and the necessary resolve to ensure their delivery.

“I am continually impressed with the energy and sense of enterprise among our student and alumni population, the engagement and support of our industry and community partners and the dedication of our staff. 

“Like all institutions we have been challenged in recent years but that has brought out the best of us in many ways and we can look with confidence at the years ahead.”

UniSA Deputy Chancellor the Hon John Hill says he is excited to be continuing in his role.

“I am very pleased to be part of the leadership team of this young, dynamic and outward looking university,’’ he says.

“I am looking forward to continuing to work with Council to provide opportunities for students from all backgrounds through the creativity and enterprise of the UniSA community.’’

Bill Muirhead AM says he is looking forward to joining the University Council.

“Seen from overseas, UniSA stands out as a world class `young university’,” he says.

“Over time, I have been impressed by the pioneering spirit and ability to make new things happen.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to contribute to the future progress of the State.’’



Media contact: Bronwyn Hurrell T: +61 8 8302 0966  M: 0427 393 656

E: bronwyn.hurrell@unisa.edu.au

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