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Vale TEQSA Commissioner Professor Cliff Walsh

8 July 2021

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency was saddened to learn of the death of Commissioner Cliff Walsh earlier today.

Emeritus Professor Walsh was appointed as a TEQSA Commissioner in February 2014, with his appointment renewed in 2018.

Prior to his appointment at TEQSA, Professor Walsh held professorial appointments at the University of Adelaide and the Australian National University and visiting appointments at universities in Canada, the USA and the UK.

During his career, Professor Walsh was also an advisor to a Prime Minister and State Premiers; an Associate Commissioner for several Productivity Commission Inquiries; an expert advisor to the European Commission and the World Bank; a member of the board of headspace; numerous committees of inquiry into public sector policies and programs; and a member of the Australian Competition Tribunal, which reviews appeals on decisions of Australia’s competition regulator, the ACCC.

Cliff Walsh made an important contribution to TEQSA over a sustained period. On behalf of past and present Commissioners and staff, TEQSA extends its sympathies to Professor Walsh’s family.