Prof. Cheryl de la Rey has been the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria since November 2009. She is the current Vice-Chairperson of the Council of the Association of Commenwealth Universities (ACU). Professor De la Rey is a fellow of the Psychological Association of South Africa, a fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa and of the Academy of Science of South Africa. She serves on several national and international boards: Chairperson of the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI), Vice-Chairperson of the Talloires Network, the African co-Chairperson of the Australia-Africa Universities Network (AAUN) and Executive Board of the International Council of Science (ICSU). She has published widely in her discipline Psychology and on higher education policy matters.