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Dr Stephanie Fahey

Dr Stephanie Fahey

Board Member

Board of Directors


With a distinguished career spanning leadership positions across academia, business, and the public sector, Dr Stephanie Fahey brings a wealth of experience to her role as a member of the ICMS Board.

Dr Fahey has achieved a PhD from the Australian National University and a BA (Hons) from the University of Sydney.

From 2017 to 2020, Dr. Fahey served as the Chief Executive Officer of Austrade, where she led the Australian Government agency’s efforts in promoting trade, investment, international education, and tourism policy.

Prior to this, she held key roles such as EY’s lead strategy partner for education in the Oceania region, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement) at Monash University, and Director of the University of Sydney’s Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific.

Her academic career started at Victoria University in Melbourne, laying the groundwork for her multifaceted expertise.

Dr Fahey’s work is underpinned by a global perspective, reflecting her rich international experience and deep understanding of academia, business, and the public sector.

Dr Fahey currently serves in the following capacities:

  • The Asia Foundation: Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee
  • CIT Solutions Pty Ltd: Audit Committee
  • Asia Society: Council Member
  • European Australian Business Council: Council Member

Her extensive involvement in various organisations, including the Australia China Business Council, the Australia China Council, the NSW International Education Advisory Board, and the Board of Canberra Institute of Technology, demonstrates her commitment to fostering meaningful connections and collaborations.

Dr Fahey’s induction as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2011 and as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs serves as a testament to her exemplary leadership and contributions to the corporate landscape.