Stephanie Fahey

Lead Partner for Education

Professor Stephanie Fahey is Lead Partner for Education in Oceania at EY.

Previous experience

Stephanie has more than 25 years of experience in the domestic and international higher education sector, as both an academic and a senior executive. Prior to joining EY, Stephanie was the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement) at Monash University in Melbourne for seven years and led a research institute at the University of Sydney. She has also worked in universities, dual sector institutions and has chaired a board of a very successful Registered Training Organisation.


Stephanie has an impressive track record in higher education transformation. Her extensive international experience in training and education equips her to bring a global best practice perspective to performance improvement. Since joining EY, she has worked closely with a number of Australian and non-Australian universities, and global education firms to assist them in transforming their functional services, learning strategies, domestic and international marketing and recruitment strategies, course demand, governance framework and cultural change. Her recent pro bono work led to a ‘revitalisation strategy’ for Yangon University in Myanmar on behalf of Aung San Suu Kyi.


Stephanie has advised on projects in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Malaysia, China, Cambodia, Myanmar, India, South Africa, UAE, Saudi Arabia, UK, Italy, Russia, Hawaii and Chile.


Stephanie is currently the Chair of the NSW International Advisory Board, Vice President of the Europe Australia Business Council and the Vice Chairman of the Australia China Council. In the past, she has served on various government and private sector boards including the Australia East Timor Business Council, the Foreign Affairs Council, the Australia Korea Foundation, a subcommittee of PMSEIC, NSW Asia Business Advisory Council, Australian PECC and AusCSCAP. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.