Prof. Caitlin Byrne
As Pro Vice Chancellor (Business), Griffith University, Caitlin is committed to the delivery of contemporary business education and scholarship that delivers a more sustainable, inclusive and prosperous future for communities across the globe. Having spent the past five years leading the University’s research and engagement agenda related to strategic developments in Asia and the Pacific as Director of the Griffith Asia Institute, she brings a global leadership outlook, strengths in building multi-stakeholder partnerships, and a commitment to diversity.
Caitlin began her professional career as a diplomat with the Australian Government. In the years since she has worked across senior leadership roles in government, industry and community to become recognised as one of Australia’s leading academic practitioners with a focus on international policy and diplomatic practice. She actively contributes to international policy development and delivers executive education and training in diplomacy through Australia’s Diplomatic Academy and other global forums.
Today, Caitlin represents Queensland on the National Reference Group for the Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) and holds appointments to the Australian Government’s Sports Diplomacy Advisory Council, and the AP4D Advisory Board. As a champion for gender equity and empowerment, she currently leads Australia’s civil society delegation to the W20. She also sits on the Queensland Fulbright Scholarships Committee and on the international advisory council for the International Relations Institute of Cambodia. She is an editorial board member for the Hague Journal of Diplomacy, East Asia Policy, and is co-editor of Palgrave Macmillan’s Global Series on Public Diplomacy.