Fred G. Hilmer is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of New South Wales, a position he commenced in June 2006. Hilmer was was Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax Holdings Limited for seven years, a position he resigned from in November 2005. Prior to joining Fairfax he was Dean & Director of the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) in the University of New South Wales and a Director of Port Jackson Partners Limited.
"Prior to joining AGSM Mr Hilmer was a director of McKinsey & Company, responsible for managing the Australian practice. ... Earlier in his career Fred was a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Pennsylvania and he also practised law in Australia. He served on the Committee of Inquiry into Management Education during 1981 and 1982. He was a member of the Commonwealth Higher Education Council and Chairman of the Business Council of Australia’s Employee Relations Study Group. In 1992 and 1993 he chaired the National Competition Policy Review Committee. He is Deputy Chairman of Westfield Group Holdings Limited. He previously served as Chairman of Pacific Power, Deputy Chairman of Foster’s Brewing Group Limited and as a Director of a number of other Australian companies." 
Frederick is a board member of the Australian Davos Connection.
- Frederick Hilmer Personal Profile, Australian Davos Connection, Accessed July 2006.
- "Fred Hilmer AO", Saxton Speakers Bureau, accessed July 2006.
- University of New South Wales, "Fred Hilmer appointed next Vice-Chancellor", Media Release, October 17, 2005.
- Linda Doherty, "Fairfax CEO goes back to university", Sydney Morning Herald, October 17, 2005.