Professor Robynne Quiggin is a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central western New South Wales. She has lived and worked in Sydney as a solicitor, researcher, lecturer, consultant and public servant with a focus on legal, compliance and policy areas of relevance to Indigenous Australians including human rights, financial inclusion, governance, the arts and heritage.
Prior to her appointment at UTS, Quiggin was Deputy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission. She has a long standing commitment to a rights based framework as a mechanism for individuals and communities to pursue their social, economic, cultural, linguistic and artistic priorities. She has participated in a number of international human rights and biodiversity forums and published on the role of rights in relation to the economic, cultural, artistic and scientific work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Quiggin has undertaken a number of appointments by the NSW and Commonwealth Governments including the Aboriginal Trust Fund Repayment Scheme Panel and the Commonwealth Consumer Advisory Committee. In 2014 she was recognized among the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence.
Quiggin is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and has served on the board of Arts Law Centre of Australia, the Council of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and Gadigal Information Services. She is currently deputy chair of the board of Bangarra Dance Theatre, chair of First Hand Solutions, a Trustee of the Australian Museum, chair of Westpac’s Indigenous Advisory Committee, and a member of the Indigenous Law Bulletin’s Editorial Panel and Westpac’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee.