She will commence as the next CEO of Science and Technology Australia (STA) in March 2020.
Universities Australia Chief Executive Catriona Jackson said Ms Schubert had been an important contributor to the senior executive at the peak body for universities since August 2015.
“In her time at UA, Misha has significantly enhanced our communications and public advocacy, and she and her team have initiated and developed important campaigns and public engagement,” she said.
“This includes major initiatives including Clever Collaborations, Startup Smarts, Uni Research Changes Lives, One in Half a Million and the further evolution of our Keep It Clever campaign.”
“Misha’s keen eye for emerging issues and her instincts on opportunities for the university sector to lead has helped us to make strides on important work for the sector and nation – including the Respect. Now. Always. campaign and UA Indigenous Strategy.”
“She has built an impressive team that serves the sector with distinction.”
“We are delighted Misha will continue to have a strong connection with the university sector in her role as CEO of STA, and look forward to working with her in the role she so richly deserves” Ms Jackson said.
UA will launch a search shortly to identify its next Director of Strategic Communications.