Francis Gurry is an Australian lawyer who has served as Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) since October 1, 2008. He holds law degrees from the University of Melbourne, a Ph.D from the University of Cambridge and is an honorary professor of, and holds honorary doctorates from, universities in a wide range of countries. He is the author of a number of publications, one of which has become a standard legal text in the UK and is published by Oxford University Press as Gurry on Breach of Confidence. After leaving private practice in 1976, Mr Gurry was a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Melbourne, a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Dijon, and held various positions in the Secretariat of WIPO, including Legal Counsel, Assistant Director General and Deputy Director General. He has also served as Chair of the High-Level Committee on Management (HLCM) of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board (CEB) since 2012.