The region’s peak business organisation, the Illawarra Business Chamber, has today welcomed the appointment of Professor Patricia Davidson as the University of Wollongong’s new Vice-Chancellor and Principal.

“Professor Davidson is a highly credentialed academic and tertiary administrator who is an excellent choice to succeed Professor Paul Wellings CBE in mid-2021,” said Adam Zarth, Executive Director of Illawarra Business Chamber and Illawarra First.
 
“Under the leadership of Vice-Chancellor Wellings, the Illawarra Business Chamber and the University of Wollongong benefit from a highly-productive working relationship, which advances our region’s economic potential and builds opportunities for our business community.”
 
“The University is one of our region’s largest employers, and the position of Vice-Chancellor is integral as one of the Illawarra’s key business and community leaders,”
 
“Professor Wellings has made an outstanding contribution in this role, and on behalf of the business community I look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Professor Davidson and welcoming her back to the region,” said Mr Zarth.

 
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