Hilary WINCHESTER

Higher Education Consultant
Hilary WINCHESTER

Until November 2016, Professor Hilary Winchester was Provost at Central Queensland University, Australia, and was responsible for academic matters, including Learning and Teaching, Research, Community Engagement and Indigenous Education. She has held senior positions in Australian Universities including as President of Academic Senate, as Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic), Pro Vice-Chancellor (Strategy and Planning) and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Research). She is currently running her own company, specialising in higher education quality assurance.

Professor Winchester was an Honorary Auditor for the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) 2001-2011 and is a member of the Register of Experts for the Australian Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). She is on the register of external auditors for several jurisdictions including New Zealand, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdoms of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, and has undertaken institutional reviews and audits for these agencies either as Chair or panel member. Within Australia she has undertaken audits, institutional reviews, and reviews of governance, faculties, pathway programmes and of ESOS compliance. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Australian Higher Education Quality Award for her work on quality enhancement in the private sector. She is an Emeritus Professor of the University of South Australia and a 2016 finalist in the Telstra Business Women's Awards (Queensland).

She gained her degrees from the University of Oxford, and is the author of over a hundred refereed publications and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.