Professor Andrew Parfitt joined UTS in February 2017 as the university’s Provost and Senior Vice-President before being appointed Vice-Chancellor in November 2021.
Previously Andrew was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Newcastle. He has also held senior leadership roles at the University of South Australia and the CSIRO.
Andrew has a distinguished career as an educator and researcher in telecommunications engineering, specialising in antennas and radio systems and has made contributions to satellite communications, radio astronomy technologies and space engineering.
Andrew is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, a Fellow of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has previously held adjunct academic appointments at Adelaide, Sydney and Macquarie Universities.
Andrew is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has served on many boards and committees, including most recently as Chair of the Universities Admissions Centre in NSW.
Andrew holds a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from the University of Adelaide.