Having come to Australia as a refugee and going on to make a hugely significant contribution to our country, Renata Kaldor is uniquely placed to discuss the refugee dilemma in the current political climate. Hear Renata’s story, and learn about the work thats being done in this area by the Renata and Andrew Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law.
Renata has been involved in business, education and community affairs. She is currently a Director of ASI, a private company involved in Office products, Home Textiles and Property Development.
She is also a Director to The Australian World Orchestra, Board Director of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, Advisory Member of Alzheimer Association of NSW. Until recently, Renata was a Judicial Commissioner of NSW.
In the past, she was Chair of the NSW Women’s Advisory Council, Trustee of the Sydney Opera House, and Deputy Chancellor of the University of Sydney. She has held Board positions on the NSW State Rail Board, the Sydney Olympic Bid Committee, the Garvan Medical Research Foundation and was an inaugural Board Member of SSO.
Renata was a Fellow of Senate at the University of Sydney for 16 years from 1988 to 2004 as well as the University’s Deputy Chancellor.
Renata Kaldor is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Sydney and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2002 for service to the community through raising awareness of issues affecting women, through leadership roles in government and community advisory bodies, and through participation in the administration of a range of cultural, medical research and sporting organisations, and to education. She was also awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001 for service to Australian society and higher education.