Dr Rob Forage is the CEO of UNSW Global, a wholly-owned enterprise of UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales). UNSW Global specialises in educational assessments and international education pathway programs and includes the prestigious UNSW Foundation Studies, UNSW Institute of Languages and Educational Assessment Australia.
Rob earned a B.Sc as a botanist and biochemist at the University of Tasmania, then a D.Phil as a Rhodes Scholar in Oxford followed by a post-Doctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He worked in the management of industrial R&D programs in the early days of the Australian biotechnology industry.
From there he pursued a career in the commercialisation of technology, introducing a range of important research products into international markets, through private consultancy and operational roles. He has worked in research management, business incubation and private equity investment prior to his current role in private education.
Rob has over 60 scientific/business publications, grants and patents. He is a Director of UNSW Press and is also a Councillor of the Fairbridge Foundation, a charitable organisation focused on assisting under-privileged children in NSW.