The Honorable Sally Thomas AC

Who is Sally Thomas?

Chancellor Charles Darwin University 2010 - 2016

The Hon Sally Thomas came to Darwin as a magistrate in 1978, where she later became Chief Magistrate and Justice of the Supreme Court of the NT. In 1986, Jim Thomson, the man who was to be the Warden of the University College of the Northern Territory (UCNT), asked her to stand for election as the Deputy Chair of the new University College Council.

After a steep learning curve about the way university councils operated, Her Honour has gone on to make significant contributions to the Councils  of  the UCNT, Northern Territory University and Charles Darwin University (CDU), as both Deputy Chancellor and then Chancellor, a position she held from 2010 to 2016.

The Hon Sally Thomas was appointed Administrator of the Northern Territory in 2011 and in  January 2014 was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the people of the Northern Territory, particularly to the judiciary and social justice, to the advancement of women in the legal profession, to youth, and to the promotion and development of tertiary education.

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