Robynne Quiggin – Board Director

Professor Robynne Quiggin is a member of the Wiradyuri nation of central western New South Wales. She has lived and worked in Sydney, practicing as a solicitor, consultant, lecturer, researcher and CEO for 25 years with a focus on ways to use and apply the law to achieve Indigenous self-determination in the arts, culture, respect for Indigenous Knowledges, business, financial services including investment, education, board governance, human rights, sustainability, and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards.

As the Interim Pro Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership & Engagement) at the University of Technology, Sydney Robynne is responsible for leading change and innovation through implementation of the UTS Indigenous Education and Research Strategy 2019-2023, and Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy 2019-2023, engaging staff in effective change and delivering new programs.

Prior to commencing at UTS Robynne was the Deputy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), 2016-2017 leading Indigenous human rights discourse, drafting and launching the statutory annual human rights report to the Attorney- General.

Robynne has a long-standing commitment to a rights-based framework as a mechanism for individuals and communities to pursue their social, economic, cultural, linguistic and artistic priorities. She has participated in a number of international human rights and biodiversity forums and published on the role of rights in relation to the economic, cultural, artistic and scientific work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.