In welcoming Professor Taylor to the role, ANU Enterprise Chief Executive Officer, Professor Michael Cardew-Hall said: “ANU Enterprise is focussed on providing enabling services to the ANU Research Community to assist them in delivering world-changing research to society.
“Delivering professional business services to our research community, namely business development and project management, will be critical to the university as it navigates out of challenging times in the education sector.
“Our new directors bring the experience of university commercialisation and growth, together with the voice of both the research community and the customer.”
Following her appointment which officially commenced on Thursday 20 August 2020, Professor Taylor said: “ANU Enterprise has been developing from strength to strength in recent years and I am delighted to join its Board.”
“At a time when ANU as a university needs to be nimble and to adapt, part of my role will be to help the university tap into the expertise and capabilities of ANUE.
“I can’t think of a better time to be doing this,” she concluded.
Professor Taylor is an international lawyer and socio-legal scholar whose work draws on more than 30 years’ professional experience as a designer and implementer of legal reform for international and bilateral aid programmes in 15 countries. In her role as Professor of Law and Regulation at RegNet she has supervised more than 40 PhD, Masters and Honours-level research projects.
At ANU Veronica is an ANU Public Policy Fellow. Her external engagement includes co-convening the Australian Law and Justice Development Community of Practice, in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She is a member of the Executive of the Australia-Japan Business Cooperation Committee; a Director of the Foundation for Australia-Japan Studies; and a member of the Oceania Advisory Committee for the interdisciplinary, transregional project Meridian 180.
Veronica Taylor joined ANU in 2010 as Director of the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) (2010-2014) (now the School of Regulation and Global Governance) and served as Dean of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific from 2014 to 2016. She has served two terms as Director of the ANU Japan Institute. Before joining the ANU, Veronica was Director of the Asian Law Center at the University of Washington, Seattle.