Appointment of new Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit

11 May 2020

Ms Ann Keep will commence in the role of Director, ATSIS Unit from the 18th May.

Ann is a Quandamooka woman with strong connections to Stradbroke Island mob, and is excited about joining UQ’s Indigenous Engagement team, and working closely with students and community.

Ann has many years of experience within the tertiary sector having worked at QUT, CQU and UQ, with over 20 years experience in senior leadership roles at The University of Queensland; having worked as the School Manager in the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences; Faculty Executive Manager in the Faculties of Science and Business, Economics and Law and Executive Officer in the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International).

UQ’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement), Professor Bronwyn Fredericks was delighted with the appointment.

“Ann is a well respected and trusted UQ leader who has forged a strong career in tertiary education management. Her extensive university connections and knowledge, and management experience will strengthen our Indigenous Engagement team at UQ.”

Ann is excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. “I’ve worked closely with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit over many years, and have seen first-hand the tremendous work they undertake with students and the broader community. I’m excited to work with this dynamic team, and look forward to building strong connections with students, families and community.”

UQ’s Indigenous Engagement team will welcome Ann on the 18th May, where she will be based on the ATSIS Unit in Building 4, St Lucia campus.

New Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, Ms Ann Keep.