Emeritus Professor Richard Henry works as a consultant in health and higher education. He had a long career in academic medicine and hospital paediatrics before his appointment as Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of the University of New South Wales from 2006-2012. He is a Pro-Chancellor at UNSW Australia, Chairman of Trustees of Sydney Grammar School; former Chair of the Centre for Social Impact and a Board member of Legal Aid NSW. He has been a Director of Children’s Cancer Institute since 1999 and is a member of the Audit and Risk, Scientific Advisory and University Relations subcommittees.
He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2007 for service to paediatric medicine as a clinician, researcher, educator and mentor, and serving in a range of roles with professional medical organisations.