Sally Walker

Non-executive Director

Appointed 23 February 2017, Sally Walker is a lawyer by training; after practising law for some years, she joined the Law School at the University of Melbourne where she developed new courses in Media, Communications and Information Technology Law. She is the author of The Law of Journalism in Australia. 


Sally was later appointed as Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Melbourne. She left that role to take up an appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University, a position she held from January 2003 – July 2010. During Sally’s term of office as Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University became a university of choice for students and its research performance improved significantly beyond expectations for a relatively young, regional University. Deakin became the third Victorian University to have a Medical School.
In 2005, Sally received the Judges’ Award in the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Awards. In 2011 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in recognition of her contribution to education, to the law as an academic and to the advancement of women. She is a Professor Emeritus of Deakin University and of the Law School at the University of Melbourne.

Since leaving Deakin University, Sally has undertaken a number of consultancy projects for State and Federal Governments and for a range of non-government organisations. From September 2013 – March 2017 she worked in the higher education consulting section of Deloitte in Melbourne.