Mrs Elizabeth Stratford

Mrs Elizabeth Stratford

Chief Financial Officer
BCom, MPA, FCPA, GAICD, EMPA (in-progress)

As Chief Financial Officer at UNSW Sydney, Elizabeth (Libby) Stratford is responsible for the University’s financial direction and management, financial and business performance monitoring and analysis, and providing independent advice on the financial performance of university-controlled and associated entities.

Prior to joining UNSW, Libby was the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director Finance and Procurement of the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, part of the Stronger Communities Cluster. She has completed a Masters of Public Administration and holds a Bachelor of Commerce. Libby has remained an honorary Vice-Chair of the NSW Public Sector Community of Finance Professionals since stepping down as Chair in 2019 reflecting her commitment to the ongoing development of public and not-for-profit sector finance professionals.

Libby was appointed a Fellow of the CPA Australia in 2012 and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2013. She has been a Senior Executive in the NSW Government and held senior leadership roles in the Justice, Communities, Arts, Education, Treasury and Health portfolios.

Libby has a passion for being part of organisations that have delivering greater social outcomes at their heart and harnessing that same passion to form high-performing, engaged and happy teams.

Staff Contact

Debbie Wong


Executive Assistant


+61 2 9065 2308