The UWA Historical Society

UWA Historical Society annual lecture 2010

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The Roots of Diplomacy

Second Annual Lecture of the UWA Historical Society in association with Convocation (The UWA Graduates Association) and co-sponsored with Institute of Advanced Studies

In 1969, Sue Boyd was elected first female president of the UWA Student Guild.  Student riots in the US and France and a tidal wave of protest against Australia’s involvement in Vietnam, made students aware of their power to make significant changes in the university and society and there was a readiness in government and university administration to accommodate their demands.  It was a heady time for Sue to be a student leader, and the networks made, and experiences gained during this period, laid the foundation for her fulfilling diplomatic career.

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Dr Sue Boyd
Dr Sue Boyd
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
6.30 pm
Octagon Theatre, UWA
This public event is free. No RSVP required.
UWA Historical Society on (+61 8) 9384 6166 or email Ron Bodycoat.

About Dr Sue Boyd

Career diplomat Sue Boyd has spent 33 years serving Australia and she brings a portfolio of skills to her coaching assignments which include crisis management, media expertise, strategic planning and analysis, high-level representation, change management and team building.

An essential element of Sue’s impressive record as an Australian Ambassador, Consul General, High Commissioner and senior officer in Fiji, Nauru, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Bangladesh, the US, Germany and Portugal was linking government and the private sector in the development of Australian commercial interests internationally.

She currently works as a company director and international adviser in the diverse fields of education, human rights, indigenous affairs, manufacturing and tourism.

Praised for her energy, tenacity, empathy, pioneering spirit and her self-confessed wicked sense of humour, Sue says she aims to discover and develop each client’s uniqueness to maximise their potential.

Sue obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969 at UWA, a Diploma of Education in 1970 and was awarded a Doctor of Letters by UWA in 2002.

Sue speaks six languages and in her spare time pursues her interests in theatre, opera, film, literature, golf, walking, swimming, good food and wine and convivial company.