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Private trainers, unis praise incoming TEQSA chief

Anthony McClaran

The appointment of Anthony McClaran as the new chief executive of the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) has been hailed by private training providers as “great news for the higher education sector”. Universities also welcomed the move and McClaran is ...

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Evocca names CEO, CFO


Craig White has joined the Evocca College executive leadership team as chief executive. This follows the decision of managing director Robert Gordon to step down and focus on his board position. The position of chief financial officer, which White holds, ...

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La Trobe extends VC’s contract


The La Trobe University Council has offered vice-chancellor professor John Dewar a contract for a second five-year term. Dewar, who is an internationally recognised family law specialist and researcher, said he is excited to have the opportunity. “La Trobe is a great and ...

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Curtin School of Mines selects deputy chief


Dr Sam Spearing has been appointed deputy director of the Curtin Western Australian School of Mines. “As deputy director, I would like to help grow research and international collaborations with the Curtin WA School of Mines whilst maintaining the proud ...

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USQ names head of library services


The University of Southern Queensland will have a new director of library services as of July 20. USQ research librarian Carmel O’Sullivan will take on the role, an appointment that pro vice-chancellor professor Helen Partridge said signalled the dynamic landscape ...

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Macquarie prof to lead think tank


A Macquarie University economics professor has been appointed chairman of the scientific board of the Forum d’Avignon – a French think tank dedicated to strengthening the link between culture and economy. David Throsby, who is internationally renowned as one of ...

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Bond adds new chair in biology


Professor Helen O’Neill has been named the chair of immunology and stem cell biology at Bond University. The newly created position is part of a plan to expand the university’s medical research expertise. O’Neill, who has worked in medical research ...

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Business leader appointed to UC Council


Leading business executive Joanne Metcalfe has been appointed to the University of Canberra Council by Andrew Barr, the ACT chief minister. Metcalfe is the ACT and Southern NSW operating centre manager for consulting services firm GHD and has experience in ...

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QUT prof joins science academy

Peter Bartlett2

Professor Peter Bartlett, from the Queensland University of Technology, has been named a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. Each year, 20 fellows are elected to the academy for their achievements and excellence in science. Bartlett was appointed in ...

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Sandra Harding stayS as JCU VC

Sandra Harding

Professor Sandra Harding has been re-appointed James Cook University’s vice-chancellor and president through the end of 2021. Lieutenant-General John Grey, chancellor of JCU, said the university council recognised Harding’s strong leadership of the university and that she “is held in ...

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