Meet the Board of Directors

Rod Jones has 30 years’ experience in educational administration and has held a number of senior administrative positions within the government and the private education sectors.

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Rod Jones

StudyPerth Chairperson

Phil is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA). He was a Member of the Victorian State Parliament, Australia, for 18 years (1988–2006).

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Hon. Phil Honeywood

Chief Executive Officer | IEAA

With more than two decades of experience in higher education leadership roles in Australia and the UK, Professor Karstadt has the strong international profile needed to advance Murdoch University’s presence in the region.

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Prof. Lyn Karstadt

Deputy Vice Chancellor International | Murdoch University

Professor Peta Sanderson is Pro Vice Chancellor, International at the University of Notre Dame Australia and has responsibility for the development of international partnerships, student and staff mobility programs, and international student policy matters.

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Prof. Peta Sanderson

Pro Vice Chancellor International | The University of Notre Dame

Professor Seth Kunin is Deputy Vice-Chancellor, International (DVCI), at Curtin University with a portfolio that includes international relations; marketing, recruitment and admissions; transnational education through branch campuses and partnerships; study abroad and exchange; international scholarships; and quality.

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Prof. Seth Kunin

Deputy Vice Chancellor International | Curtin University

Malcolm Baigent has spent the last 15 years in higher education with the last five of those as College Director and Principal of Edith Cowan College (ECC) formerly Perth Institute of Business & Technology (PIBT), Navitas and Edith Cowan University (ECU) moved to a joint-venture model and changed the name to ECC in 2016.

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Malcolm Baigent

College Director & Principal | Edith Cowan College; Chair of WAPETIA

Gaye is the former Executive Director Perth Education City. Prior to that role she was the Chief Operating Officer at The University of Western Australia following a twenty-three career with BHP.

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Gaye McMath

Deputy Chair of Commissioners | City of Perth

Professor Simon Ridings joined Edith Cowan University (ECU) in the newly established position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) in late 2015. At this time, ECU underwent a significant organisational restructure and commenced the creation of a new university strategy.

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Prof. Simon Ridings

Deputy Vice Chancellor International | Edith Cowan University

Owen Davies is the Chief Marketing Officer at The University of Western Australia. In this role Owen is responsible for UWA’s marketing, communications, student recruitment and admissions functions across all International and Domestic markets.

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Owen Davies

Chief Marketing Officer | The University of Western Australia

Ms Rebecca Brown commenced as Director General of the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation in September 2018. In this role, she is also Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Western Australia.

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Rebecca Brown

Director General | Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

Ahmed Ademoglu was elected unanimously in 2016 as the President of International Students Committee of Curtin University. In 2019, Ahmed was elected as the National President of CISA (Council of International Students Australia).

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Ahmed Ademoglu

National President | Council of International Students Australia