The Hon. Verity Firth is the Executive Director, Social Justice at UTS and leads the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion at the University of Technology Sydney. She is currently spearheading the University's Social Impact Framework, a first of its kind in the Australian university sector. Verity has over ten years experience in government and the not for profit sector in Australia. In her role as NSW Minister for Education and Training Verity focussed on equity in education, addressing educational disadvantage for low SES communities and as CEO of the Public Education Foundation transformed it into a major provider of scholarships and support to public education.