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Verity Firth


The Hon. Verity Firth AM is the inaugural Vice-President Societal Impact, Equity and Engagement at UNSW Sydney. Prior to her role at UNSW Sydney, Verity was the Pro Vice-Chancellor Social Justice and Inclusion at the University of Technology Sydney (2015–2022). Verity was NSW Minister for Education and Training from 2008–2011 and NSW Minister for Women from 2007–2009). As Chief Executive of the Public Education Foundation (2011–2014), Verity led the Foundation’s transformation from a fledgling organisation into a major provider of scholarships and support for teachers and students in public education. Verity was the Member for the state seat of Balmain from 2007–2011. Before her parliamentary career, Verity worked as a lawyer and was Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney.