The EDI Board

UNSW’s Equity Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Board supports organisational change to enable the University to be a leading exemplar in diversity and inclusion. The University’s Leadership Team and Diversity Champions play an integral part in driving this change and fostering an inclusive campus where everyone can reach their full potential.

The EDI Board:

  • Meets quarterly to prioritise initiatives that can improve equity and diversity for students and staff 
  • Reviews progress of diversity goals against the plans and targets set by the University, Faculties and Divisions  


    EDI Board Academic Chair Professor Eileen Baldry

    EDI Board Academic Chair  

    "I believe greater social justice results in a happier, safer and more prosperous society for all." 

    Professor Eileen Baldry was appointed Academic Chair of the Equity Diversity and Inclusion Board in early 2016 and was made UNSW’s first Deputy Vice-Chancellor Equity Diversity (DVC EDI) and Inclusion in 2017.

     “The evidence is that the more we improve equity and fairness in our society - that is, reduce the gap between rich and poor, achieve equity for women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, the LGBTIQ+ community and other marginalised groups of people - the more everyone is able to contribute to and be positively invested in their communities and the broader society. Greater social justice results in a happier, safer and more prosperous society for all.”  

    - Professor Eileen Baldry, EDI Board Academic Chair

    Role and responsibility

    As a member of UNSW’s Management Board and as DVC EDI, Eileen oversees governance and policy setting by the Board, ensuring this aligns with the mission, direction and priorities outlined in UNSW’s 2025 Strategy. 

    The EDI Board Academic Chair:

    • Sets the agenda for each EDI Board meeting
    • Is the conduit between the EDI Board and UNSW’s Management Board