Catriona Jackson

Catriona Jackson

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Ms Catriona Jackson is Chief Executive and a Board Director of Universities Australia, the peak body representing Australia’s university sector.

Catriona is a highly experienced advocate for higher education and has extensive experience in the policy making process. Prior to this appointment, she served as UA’s Deputy Chief Executive leading the policy team in developing sectoral policy.

Catriona was CEO of Science and Technology Australia, press secretary and senior advisor to a federal government cabinet minister, director of government relations and communication at ANU, and a newspaper and radio journalist.

Catriona sits on a range of Government committees including on foreign interference, research assessment and bilateral relations.

Catriona is an outstanding communicator who is held in strong regard in higher education, politics and the media.