Gill Troup is the Vice-President (Strategy and Community Engagement) at Flinders University. She provides leadership for the University’s strategic and operational planning, institutional performance and governance and community engagement. Her areas of interest include higher education policy and governance; access and inclusion in higher education; and skills development.

Before moving to Australia in May 2012, she was Depute Principal at the University of the West of Scotland responsible for organisational strategy and performance. From 2002-2007 she was a senior civil servant with the Scottish Government, responsible for adult, further and higher education, and in London where she set up the Department for Work and Pensions’ customer insight programme for the UK Government. She has also worked in Edinburgh, Dundee, London Metropolitan and Glasgow Caledonian Universities undertaking a range of management, advisory and research roles.

She was appointed by the Scottish Government as a board member of Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council’s Skills Committee; her other activities included being chair of Youth Scotland and a board member of Youth Link Scotland, James Watt College, Lifelong Learning UK (Scotland), and East Renfrewshire Council’s economic think tank. She has also contributed as a government assessor on the Board of the Student Loans Company in the UK, a member of the Cabinet Office Customer Insight Forum, and a member of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross party Groups on Higher Education and China. She is an honorary member of the 48 Group supporting UK/Chinese business links.

A graduate of Edinburgh University from which she has a BA and an MSc in Social and Public Policy, she has also completed an MA at Aberdeen University, and an MBA at Glasgow Caledonian and the Open University.  She is admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.


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Mr Matthew Leach
Tel (08) (+ 61 8) 8201 3585

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Ms Jessica Pryor
Tel (08) (+ 61 8) 8201 3833