Brian Boyle

Welcome to the Division of Enterprise

The Division of Enterprise was created in August 2016 and has carriage of the initiatives relating to "Knowledge Exchange for Social Progress and Economic Prosperity" in UNSW's 2025 Strategy, facilitating engagement across industry business and government. The Division seeks to support UNSW in its goal to become the “Stanford of Australia” by:

  • Building a culture of knowledge exchange between our researchers and the end users of our research, so that together we can transform societies worldwide
  • Developing successful staff and student entrepreneurs informed by their social contact with the world  
  • Constructing a world-class innovation precinct bringing together global industry, academics and the community to deliver economic return and benefit to society

Division of Enterprise Statement

We will know that we have been successful when we have:

  • Doubled our 2015 knowledge exchange revenue by 2020
  • Launched 100 start-ups in a calendar year from UNSW
  • Built the first Torch Innovation Precinct outside China

The Division also coordinates UNSW’s broad government relations and higher education policy work for innovation and other areas.

Professor Brian J. Boyle PSM FAA

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Enterprise

UNSW Higher Education Policy and Government Relations

UNSW engages regularly with government at Local, State/Territory and Commonwealth level across Australia. This includes politicians and their advisors, departmental officials and a wide range of relevant government entities.

UNSW outcomes in education, research, innovation, community engagement and public discourse are important for government at all levels. UNSW works with government to improve outcomes for the community and region.


Trish Mullins, Director, Policy and Government Relations
E: t.mullins@unsw.edu.au
T: +61 2 9385 9023
Mob: 0449 257301 

Dr. Mark Hebblewhite, Senior Policy and Government Relations Officer
E: m.hebblewhite@unsw.edu.au
T: +61 (2) 9385 2218
Mob:+61 0435 579 070

Tamara Lions, Senior Government Relations Officer
UNSW Canberra
m: 0451 003 150
o: 6268 8424
e: t.lions@unsw.edu.au


  • Brian Boyle (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Enterprise)
  • Nalisa Mam (Executive Assistant to Brian Boyle) 
  • Susan McColl (Director of Operations, Enterprise)
  • Quintra Rijnders (Finance Business Partner, Enterprise)

Enterprise Business Units

Our specialised units and team of experienced staff work with business and industry to provide easier access to the University’s world-class technologies, researchers and facilities.

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The UNSW Knowledge Exchange team supports collaboration and innovation. With a generous spirit of partnership we work with industry, government and the community to generate impact and benefit society.

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Entrepreneurship@UNSW is developing a world-class program to support the development of UNSW students into leading entrepreneurs. In 2018 we will deliver a unique model of entrepreneurship that combines foundational programming in entrepreneurial confidence with targeted support for promising student-led startups.

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Unisearch is Australia’s leading and most established provider of expert opinion services. Since 1959, Unisearch has provided access to an extensive panel of highly qualified academic and renowned industry leaders drawn from Australia’s leading universities, commercial enterprises and independent consultancies.

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Torch Innovation Precinct at UNSW is an initiative modelled on the successful Chinese innovation ecosystem. It will bring together industry partners including SMEs, entrepreneurs, investors and policymakers from around the world to our campus in Sydney.

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The PLuS Alliance combines the strengths of three leading universities – Arizona State University, King’s College London and UNSW Sydney.

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NUW Alliance, a commitment by the University of Newcastle (UON), the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and the University of Wollongong (UOW), aims to explore some of the short and long term challenges impacting NSW to generate benefits for the State as well as the Australian economy.