Executive Director, IRU, La Trobe University

Conor King is Executive Director of the IRU, a network of six comprehensive universities based in outer urban areas of Aust's capitals and its major provincial cities.

Conor is an expert in policy and strategy across the education and training sectors. He has written extensively on higher education and tertiary education issues in higher education media.

Conor was Principal Consultant with Phillips KPA, a specialist education consultancy group in 2009 and 2010. Prior to joining Phillips KPA he was Institutional Strategist to Victoria University between 2006 and 2008. He was Director, Policy and Analysis, with the Australian Vice-Chancellors’ Committee, from 1998 to 2005 and a senior executive with the then Commonwealth Department of Human Services and Health from 1995 to 1998.


  • –present
    Executive Director, IRU