Francis Gurry


Francis Gurry is an Australian lawyer who has served as Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization 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.

Francis Gurry is currently chair of the UN High-Level Committee on Management, which reports to the UN Chief Executives Board and is responsible for ensuring coordination in administrative and management areas across the UN System.  

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".