Marguerite de Sousa

Marguerite de Sousa

Higher Education Policy Advisor

Campus address
North Sydney

Contact details
Phone: +61 2 9739 2968


A specialist in higher education policy, regulation and funding systems, Marguerite has a particular interest in policy settings that drive excellence and deliver improvements to learning and teaching. Prior to joining ACU’s Government, Policy and Strategy team, Marguerite developed her expertise in over a decade with the Commonwealth Public Service, most recently as a Director in the Higher Education Group of the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training. She also served as Executive Officer to the Bradley Review of Australian Higher Education, the recommendations of which led to significant reforms to the sector, and as a key advisor to the head of economic strategy in the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. In 2010, Marguerite was seconded to the Building the Education Revolution Implementation Taskforce which was established to investigate and respond to complaints regarding the school building program.


  • B Com (Economics) / LLB, Macquarie University