Jill Benn


  • The University of Western Australia (M209), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


Personal profile


Jill Benn is a strategic higher education professional with significant experience in leadership. She is currently working as Director, University Transformation and Improvement at the University of Western Australia (UWA). Jill is proud of her Noongar Ballardong heritage.

Jill has held several influential roles within the Library sector, including a decade as the University Librarian at UWA, as Chair of the Council of Australian University Librarians (2019-2023), and as Board Director, International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) (2017-2022).

Jill is passionate about strengthening leadership within higher education and is the current Director of the Council of Australasian Information Technology Directors Annual Leadership Institute. In addition, she is committed to advancing research data management locally and globally and is the current Co-Chair of the Research Data Alliance Council, and Chair of the Australian Research Data Commons HASS + Indigenous Expert Advisory Panel. Jill’s commitment to the university sector is recognised by the award of Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and she is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

External positions

Chair, HASS RDC Expert Advisory Panel, Australian Research Data Commons

1 Sept 2021 → …

Chair, Council of Australian University Librarians

1 Oct 20191 Oct 2023

Board Member, Research Data Alliance

1 Apr 2019 → …

Faculty Member, Council of Australasian University IT Directors

1 Aug 2017 → …

Board Member, International Association of University Libraries

1 Jan 2017 → …


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