Margot Hillel has had many years of Higher Education governance experience as Chair of Academic Board at Australian Catholic University, a member of University Senate and a variety of other leadership positions. She also has proficiency in teaching, higher degree supervision, thesis and literary editing.

Her governance experience extends beyond the university sector to serving as Chair of the Children’s Book Council of Australia, as a literary judge, and as a mentor. Margot also serves on the Boards of two other not-for-profit organisations supporting women leaving domestic violence and the education of Cambodian girls.