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Executive Director Social Justice, University of Technology Sydney

Verity Firth is the Executive Director, Social Justice at UTS, leading its Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion. She is currently spearheading the University’s Social Impact Framework, a first of its kind in the Australian university sector.

Verity Firth has over fifteen years’ experience at the very highest levels of government and the not for profit sector in Australia. Over the last decade, she has been working in the Australian education sector, first as Minister for Education and Training in New South Wales (2008-2011) and then as the Chief Executive of the Public Education Foundation. As Minister for Education and Training she focussed on equity in education, and how to best address educational disadvantage in low socio economic communities, including rural and remote indigenous communities.


  • 2015–present
    Executive Director, Social Justice, Univesity of Technology Sydney
  • 2011–2014
    Chief Executive Officer, Public Education Foundation
  • 2008–2011
    Minister for Education and Training, NSW Government