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Francis Gerard Gurry, Australian international agency executive. Recipient Yorke prize, University Cambridge, 1980; professorial fellow, University Melbourne, since 2001. Governing board International School Geneva, 1996—1999; Fellow Chartered Institute Arbitrators; member International Federation Commercial Arbitration Institutions (vice president, 1996-1999).


Gurry, Francis Gerard was born on May 17, 1951 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Son of Raymond Paul and Eileen (Galbally) Gurry.


Bachelor of Laws, University Melbourne, 1973. Master of Laws, University Melbourne, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cambridge, 1980.


Solicitor Arthur Robinson & Company, Melbourne, 1974-1976. Senior lecturer law University Melbourne, 1979-1983. Visiting professor University Dijon, France, 1983.

Solicitor Freehill, Hollingdale & Page, Sydney, 1984. Consultant, senior program officer World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, 1985—1988, head industrial property law section, 1988—1990, special assistant to the director general, director counsellor, 1990—1993, director arbitration and mediation center, 1993—1997, acting legal counsel, 1996—1997, legal counsel, 1997—1999, assistant director general, legal counsel, 1999—2003, deputy director general, 2003—2008, director general, since 2008. Advisory board University Cambridge Center Intellectual Property and Information Law, University Melbourne Intellectual Property Research Institute Australia, Indian Journal Intellectual Property, International Review Industrial Property and Copyright Law, SCRIPT-ed A Journal Law, Technology & Society.


Governing board International School Geneva, 1996—1999. Fellow Chartered Institute Arbitrators. Member International Federation Commercial Arbitration Institutions (vice president, 1996-1999).


Married Sylvie Marie Annick Veit, August 20, 1983. Children: Thomas Jerome, Celine Elisabeth, Emma Claire.

Raymond Paul Gurry

Eileen (Galbally) Gurry

Sylvie Marie Annick Veit

Thomas Jerome Gurry

Celine Elisabeth Gurry

Emma Claire Gurry