The RLPA Board
Deputy Vice Chancellor - Macquarie University.
The vision for Deidre’s portfolio is for Macquarie to be the number one University in Australia for Student Experience.
Previously, Deidre has held senior roles within the private sector and Federal and Local government and has held Executive positions both at international and national level within elite sports. She has been acknowledged worldwide for her contribution to elite athletes, and has a lifelong commitment to supporting the development of young people.
She is currently chair of the Macquarie University controlled entity U@MQ, President of Australian University Sport (AUS), past President of Australian Women's Sport and Recreation Association (AWRA) and Director Sport Inclusion Australia (SIA).
She has been a recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow for her contribution to international relations, a recipient of the Princeton International Business Leaders award, recipient of the Eunice Gill Coach Education award, an honorary member of the Golden Keys International Honour Society and a Justice of the Peace. She is the co-author of a number of books and has published extensively in the areas of athlete transition. Deidre holds a Masters, Post Graduate Degrees and Bachelor of Arts and is currently completing her PhD at Macquarie University.