Professor Sally Walker is a lawyer by training; after practising law for some years, she joined the Law School at the University of Melbourne where she developed new courses in Media, Communications and Information Technology Law. In July 2000 Sally was appointed Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Melbourne. She left that role to take up an appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University, a position she held from January 2003 – July 2010.She is a Professor Emeritus of Deakin University and of the Law School at the University of Melbourne.
Since leaving Deakin University, Sally has undertaken a number of consultancy projects for State and Federal Governments and for a range of non-government organisations. From September 2013 – March 2017 she worked as a Principal at Deloitte in Melbourne. Since then she has taken on non-executive director roles including membership of the Boards of SBS and OES (a subsidiary of SEEK involved in the design and delivery of online education programs).
I am truly delighted and honoured to have been appointed to the National Archives of Australia Advisory Council. Preserving Australia's government records, and encouraging access to them, advances understanding of our history and our identity and encourages good government; it is as important to an individual searching her or his family history as it is to an historian writing a book. I look forward with interest to contributing to the work of the Advisory Council.