Dr Zeny Edwards
Director, United Nations Association of Australia Peace Program
Zeny Edwards is a consulting architectural historian and an acknowledged author, biographer and curator. She completed her doctorate in Architectural History at UTS in 2006.
Zeny was the past president of the National Trust of Australia (NSW) (2006-2008), the first woman of Asian heritage to hold the position in Australia. In 2006, Zeny was awarded the Trust’s highest honour of a Gold Honorary Life Membership. She is the recipient of the National Trust Heritage Awards (four awards and two commendations) and in 2009 was given the Sustainability Award for Outstanding Leadership as President of the National Trust of Australia (NSW) in promoting the sustainability of cultural heritage of Australia. She is the recipient of the Woman of Achievement Award 2011 by Zonta Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai and was named International Women’s Day Gem of Ku-ring-gai in 2015.
Zeny is a Fellow of the Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation, Custodian of the State Library of NSW Foundation, and Governor of Sydney Living Museums Foundation. As a philanthropist facilitator she helps charities with their fund-raising programs. Zeny was foundation member and trustee of the Women’s Plans Foundation, past chair of UN Women Australia (NSW) in 2012 and in 2013 joined the United Nations Association of Australia and now serves as Director of the United Nations Association of Australia Peace Program.