Laurie Pearcey

Laurie Pearcey is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) at UNSW Sydney. Laurie is responsible for developing the global impact pillar of UNSW’s 2025 Strategy.

Appointed to his current position at 33, Laurie is the youngest Pro Vice-Chancellor in the Australian higher education sector and is one of the youngest university leaders internationally. Prior to his appointment, Laurie led the development of UNSW’s China and India Strategies which resulted in a range of major outcomes including the establishment of the $1 billion Torch Innovation Precinct. Laurie has also served as the Executive Director of the International Office and the Director of the Confucius Institute.

Laurie is a Board Member of the Australia India Institute, a Member of the Group of Eight’s International Strategy Group and Chair of the Board of the Confucius Institute at UNSW. Passionate about facilitating youth engagement between Australia and its Asian partners, Laurie was selected as a Delegate to the 2018 Australia India Youth Dialogue and sits on the Advisory Board of the Australia China Youth Association.