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MONDAY, 16 MAY 2016

Barney Glover | Chair | Universities Australia
Barney is a distinguished academic leader, an accomplished mathematician and mathematics educator and an experienced Vice-Chancellor. He assumed his position as the fourth Vice-Chancellor of Western Sydney University in January 2014. In May 2015, he was appointed chair of Universities Australia. In May 2015, he was awarded the title of Emeritus Professor by CDU. Glover is the Australian Government representative on the University of the South Pacific University Grants Committee.

Peter Noonan | Mitchell Professorial Fellow | Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy

Peter has played a major role in shaping policy in Australia's education and training system and has experience as a policy adviser, senior executive and consultant to federal and state governments, universities, Higher Education providers and TAFE institutes. Peter has been instrumental to several major policy changes and reviews

Industry Perspective Q&A


After hearing from the government and opposition regarding their competing visions for the future of higher education funding in Australia, join in the discussion with leaders from universities to discuss the impact of policy changes, including how institutions will be affected, and what industry leaders will need to do in order to stay ahead.

Peter Coaldrake | Vice Chancellor | QUT

Peter has been Vice-Chancellor of Queensland University of Technology since 2003. Peter is author or editor of a number of books, including, as co-author with Dr Lawrence Stedman, Raising the Stakes: Gambling with the Future of Universities. Peter was chair of the board of Universities Australia for two years until May 2011.

Claire Field | Principal |Claire Field and Associates

Claire Field and Associates, a consultancy and advisory practice offers strategic advice on international education, VET, and private higher education to providers, government and other tertiary education stakeholders. Claire served as the CEO of ACPET from 2010 – 2014. Prior to ACPET, Claire worked in a number of state and Commonwealth government roles, including establishing the Commonwealth's first national VET regulator, NARA. She has also worked in senior roles in both TAFE NSW and Mission Australia.

Chris Patton | Pro Vice-Chancellor (International and Enterprise) | Southern Cross University

Chris has held vice presidential positions at SCU, and the University of New England since 2008. Prior to this, Chris worked as Managing Director and Principal for Navitas, where he managed a campus on behalf of La Trobe University, Australia. He also worked as General Manager for Wollongong University College operating pathway programs in Sydney, Auckland and Wollongong and, previously, General Manager of UoW's commercial student services arm.

Leadership Perspective Q&A


Considering the uncertainty facing universities, there has perhaps never been a more important time for recognition of VET's role in education, training and employment. Much debate in recent times over funding and regulation has brought the often-neglected sector to the forefront.

Our leaders and experts will discuss the way forward for VET, as it seeks to regain its reputation and solidify its standing in an increasingly competitive environment.

Rod Camm | CEO | Australian Council for Private Education & Training (ACPET)

Rod has been CEO of ACPET since October 2014. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. Rod has also held senior appointments in Skills Queensland and the Department of Education and Training, where he was Associate Director-General for Tertiary and Non-State Education. He has performed the role of director on a range of boards and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Michael Lavarch | Commissioner, Risk Intelligence and Regulatory Support | Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

Michael has extensive experience in Higher Education and the public policy process. He is a former Dean of the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology and Secretary-General of the Law Council of Australia. From 1987 to 1996, Michael was a member of the Australian Parliament, and he served as Attorney-General from 1993 to 1996. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2012 for his contribution to law, education and human rights.



The 'Architect of HECS', Professor Bruce Chapman, of ANU's Crawford School of Public Policy, is joined by Andrew Norton of the Grattan Institute and Mitchell professorial fellow Peter Noonan, to take an in-depth look at HECS, including the implications of funding policy changes as universities and students seek clues regarding their fiscal futures.

Bruce Chapman | Policy Director | Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

Bruce has extensive experience in public policy, including: the motivation and design of the Higher Education Contribution Scheme in 1989; and roles as senior economic adviser to Prime Minister Paul Keating, 1994–96; consultant to the Bradley Review of Australian Higher Education on student income support, 2008; and consultant to the Australian Government's Base Funding Review, 2011.

Andrew Norton | Higher Education Program Director | Grattan Institute

Andrew co-authored the government report on the demand-driven system. He has also authored or co-authored many other publications on Higher Education, including: Mapping Australian Higher Education, the widely used reference on trends and policies; and Doubtful Debt: the rising cost of student loans.

Bruce Chapman responds to Andrew Norton

Kim Carr | Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Industry

Kim Carr has been a Labor Senator for Victoria for 20 years. He has been a member of the Australian Labor Party for nearly 40 years and a member of Australian Labor Party's National Executive since 1994. He is a leading figure in Labor's left faction.

Q&A with Kim Carr

TUESDAY, 17 MAY 2016

Andrew Belger | Asia Pacific Vice President | Ellucian

Andrew is the Asia Pacific Vice President of Ellucian LLP, a company that focuses entirely on providing software and consulting services solutions for tertiary education institutions. Andrew will share Ellucian's perspective on the opportunities for innovation within the sector, with a specific focus on student success, student experience, process efficiency and institutional growth.

Peter Rohan | Independent Strategic Consultant

Peter was a partner with Ernst & Young for 20 years, including time as National Head of Education. He has provided consulting advice for almost 30 years to the education, public, health and financial services sectors. He has also worked extensively in the de-regulated VET sector in Australia. Peter is now researching relations between universities and business at the University of Melbourne.

Future Focus Q&A


No industry is immune to disruption, least of all Higher Education. Hear those who are disrupting on the front lines describe their motivation, plans and impact thus far, and what it all means for the sector as a whole. Find out what trends and developments we can expect more of and which traditional elements will be forced to make way.

Adam Brimo | CEO | OpenLearning

Adam co-founded OpenLearning.com in 2012 with UNSW associate professor Richard Buckland and David Collien. More than 350,000 students have joined courses on the platform, which has hosted the first MOOCs from Australia and Malaysia. Adam also led the successful Vodafail consumer activist campaign in 2010–11, which resulted in nationwide media coverage, an inquiry into Vodafone's conduct and a $1 billion network upgrade for the company's Australian business.

Peter Chapman | CEO | Ediply

Peter is responsible for operations, product development and global strategy of Ediply, a global education database, where you can discover and apply for a world of education opportunities. It features more than 15,000 courses and 141 universities, and has a presence in 16 countries. Peter has experience in private equity and real estate in Melbourne, London and Frankfurt. He is a graduate of EBS Universitat, the University of Hong Kong and RMIT University.

Simon Eassom | Global Manager | Education/Smarter Cities IBM Analytics

Simon joined IBM in 2005 after 22 years as a lecturer, researcher and university senior executive. As an awarded teacher fellow, he has always been a leader in the use of technology to enhance learning, teaching and assessment and promote innovation and change. At IBM, he is responsible for designing and developing technology for enhancing student experience, improving recruitment and retention, and aligning programs with industry requirements.

Paul Wappett | CEO | Open Universities Australia

Paul is a passionate believer in the power of education to transform individuals | families and communities and is motivated to see that as many people as possible have access to a world-class education through OUA. His previous positions have included legal and commercial roles at CPA Australia the Western Bulldogs Football Club and Mobil Oil Australia. Paul is also the Chairman of the Berry Street child protection agency in Victoria.

Disruptors & Alternatives  Q&A


The federal government's recent acknowledgement of the need for a national strategy for international education comes amid intense debate over how to build on an export industry worth about $18 billion to the local economy. Experts discuss the challenges facing Australia as international rivals in the US and Asia up the stakes.

Tyrone Carlin | Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Registrar) | University of Sydney

Tyrone was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Registrar) of the University of Sydney in 2014. He has responsibility for the management of key elements of the university's relationship with and provision of services to students, from the point of recruitment to the point of graduation, and for a range of initiatives directed towards the enhancement of the student experience.

Phil Honeywood | CEO | International Education Association of Australia

Phil is a member of the federal government's Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency Advisory Council, and its committees for the New Colombo Plan and education visas.

Saba Nabi | National Equity Officer | Council of International Students Australia

Saba is a PhD Scholar in the School of Biomedical Science at Charles Sturt University based at Wagga Wagga (New South Wales). She is the President of CSU International Student Club, Co-ordinator of Mentoring Program, and part of CSU Green and Environmental committees. She was also the student representative in the University Council and Science Board. She was the recipient of the 2014 NSW International Student of the Year Award in the Higher Education Category.

Internationalisation Q&A


The lingering gender gap in Higher Education, including the lack of women in senior roles within tertiary institutions, remains a hot topic, despite the increasing prominence of women in the sector. This highly anticipated session will feature female luminaries from the sector discussing the impacts and potential solutions to a system that – despite the efforts of many – still fails to offer equal opportunities and supports.

Teri Balser | Dean Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Science and Engineering | Curtin University

Teri came to Curtin University after having been a Professor of Soil and Water Science and Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Florida, in the US. In addition to international recognition as an accomplished research scholar, Teri is widely known in Higher Education as a change agent and leader in STEM. She has long been an active advocate, speaker, and workshop facilitator for women's leadership and gender equity across the sciences and engineering.

Susan Harris Rimmer | Associate Professor | Griffith University

Susan was appointed associate professor to Griffith University Law School in July 2015. She remains an adjunct reader at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University. She was also appointed Associate Fellow, international economics, at UK think tank Chatham House. She is an expert on women's rights and international law.

Faye McMillan | Director, Inclusion and Indigenous Strategic Practice Leader | Charles Sturt University

Faye is a Wiradjuri woman and was the first Aboriginal person in Australia to gain a pharmacy degree and go on to registration as a pharmacist. She is the Program Director of Djirruwang Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Education and Training Program at Charles Sturt University and Chairperson of Indigenous Allied Health Australia. She is a member of Wiradjuri Mudyigalang and is undertaking a professional Doctorate on shared meanings of leadership through accounts of the experiences of Indigenous/First Nations women leaders: Organic Leadership, at a community level.

Women in Higher Education Q&A




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