Zeny Edwards BA PhD, UNAA Representative
Zeny Edwards is a consulting architectural historian who has worked with passion for the conservation of heritage places in New South Wales. She is an acknowledged author, biographer and curator.
Zeny was the past president of the National Trust of Australia (NSW) (20062008), 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 has been acknowledged numerous times for her community service and philanthropy. She belongs to number of committees involved in architecture and history.
Zeny is a Fellow of the Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation, supporter of the State Library of NSW Foundation, and Governor of Sydney Living Museums Foundation.
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 UNAA Peace Program.