On 22 June 2022, Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) members met at the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) in Manly for the IHEA AGM, a special guest address by CEO TEQSA, Alistair Maclean, and farewell dinner for former IHEA CEO, Simon Finn.
2022 IHEA AGM
IHEA members from across Australia attended the 2022 AGM in person, following an online AGM last year due to the pandemic.
Incumbent Chair, Alan Finch (former Deputy Vice Chancellor, Students and Support Services, Bond University) and incumbent Deputy Chair, Gabriela Rodriguez (Deputy Managing Director and Group COO, Academies Australasia Group) were uncontested in their re-election.
IHEA welcomed Bobby Abraham, Chief Admissions, Global Engagement and Partnerships, Excelsia College to the IHEA Board, replacing Julie Moss – Managing Director, Photography Studies College, who chose not to renominate.
All other incumbent members of the Board were reinstated.
IHEA Board 2022-23
|Mr Alan Finch||Former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students and Support Services)||Bond University||CHAIR|
|Ms Gabriela Rodriguez||Deputy Managing Director and Group COO||Academies Australasia Group||DEPUTY CHAIR|
|Mr Bobby Abraham||Chief Admissions, Global Engagement and Partnerships||Excelsia College||DIRECTOR|
|Prof James Adonopoulos||Academic Dean||Kaplan Business School and Kaplan Professional||DIRECTOR|
|Mr Joseph Anthonysz||CEO||Navitas Careers and Industry Division||DIRECTOR|
|Prof Kerri-Lee Krause||Provost and Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor||Avondale University||DIRECTOR|
|Prof Alwyn Louw||Vice Chancellor||Torrens University||DIRECTOR|
|Dr Ben O'Hara||Managing Director||COLLARTS||DIRECTOR|
|Ms Eve Ollerenshaw||Pro Vice Chancellor||iCollege||DIRECTOR|
|Dr David Perry||Vice President Academic||Alphacrucis University College||DIRECTOR|
|Mr Ken Richardson||Vice President, Operations||Bond University||DIRECTOR|
|Ms Ann Whitelock||Chair, Aspiring Education Foundation and Professional Scholarships Program||International College of Management, Sydney||DIRECTOR|
IHEA CEO, Dr Peter Hendy, welcomes Bobby Abraham to the Board and thanks Julie Moss for her service in the Media Release below.
Special Guest Address by Alistair Maclean, CEO TEQSA
TEQSA CEO, Alistair Maclean, gave a special address to IHEA members. Alistair spoke about issues relevant to independent higher education providers and some of the key challenges ahead for TEQSA. These include:
- Reviewing TEQSA regulatory practice
- Focus on improving performance
- Implementation of cost recovery
- Development of a regulatory risk model
- Re-engineering of regulatory processes
- Development of compliance and risk assurance
- Identification and addressing integrity threats
IHEA thanks Alistair Maclean for his special address to IHEA members.
Simon Finn – Farewell Dinner
That evening, IHEA members attended a farewell dinner for former IHEA CEO Simon Finn.
IHEA CEO, Dr Peter Hendy, provided opening remarks, followed by a welcome to ICMS by Ann Whitelock, and introduction of guest, Simon Finn, by IHEA Chair, Alan Finch.
A good time was had by all.
IHEA thanks Ann Whitelock and the hardworking team at ICMS for hosting these events.
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