The pair will join UniSA as Industry Professors with a combined 43 years’ experience of governance, law-making and leadership in state and federal Parliament.
UniSA Pro Vice Chancellor Business and Law, Professor Marie Wilson said their knowledge and networks were invaluable.
“We are excited to welcome Jay and Christopher, both highly qualified lawyers but also people who have carved impressive careers in politics, honing their leadership skills in what is always a demanding arena,” she said.
“They will bring not only intellectual acumen to their professorships but also a career’s worth of high-level experience in negotiation, international trade, legislation and community consultation and debate, industry liaison, and the host of adaptive skills that are the hallmark of successful leaders.
“Each has also worked to continue to develop the economic sustainability of the State of South Australia and supported its future industries and innovation.
“In addition to their involvement in the UniSA Business School and its MBA programs, Jay and Christopher will be providing strategic government relations advice to the Vice Chancellor, Professor David Lloyd.”
Pyne said he was excited to be joining the team.
“UniSA is providing skills and chances in life for those who wish to gain an education and improve their knowledge, undertaking world-changing research that alters lives, and investing in the economic growth of the state that gives us all the standard of living and quality of life we expect,” he said.
“I am looking forward to contributing to that effort.”.
Weatherill also welcomed the move.
“I’m pleased to be supporting such a dynamic and ambitious university and very much looking forward to helping students gain the knowledge and skills they need to be successful,” he said.
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