Who We Are

Executive committee

Professor Christopher Ziguras
President

Professor Christopher Ziguras is Deputy Dean International in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT, where he oversees a wide range of international programs. He has been engaged in research on the internationalisation of tertiary education for over 15 years, with a focus on comparative studies of international education policies.


Melissa Banks
Vice President

With over 25 years experience in international education spanning multiple sectors, Melissa is a passionate international educationalist. She has held multiple senior leadership roles, including Head of Research at IDP and Director International at Swinburne, Monash and RMIT universities.


Trevor Goddard
Treasurer

Trevor is Director, Alumni Engagement at Monash University. He has served on the NAFSA Leadership Development Committee and currently serves on the Standards Committee of the Forum on Education Abroad and is a member of the New Colombo Plan reference group.


Hon. Phil Honeywood
Chief Executive Officer

Phil has been IEAA's CEO since November 2011. Previously, he was a Member of the Victorian State Parliament (1988–2006), Minister for Tertiary Education, Training and Multicultural Affairs (1996–1999) and Deputy Leader of the Opposition (2002–2006).

Board members

Jo Asquith
Board Member

Jo Asquith is Director and Principal at Canberra University College. Prior to this, she was Director, Future Students at James Cook University. Jo was Chair of AUIDF from 2010–2015 and was a member of the Knight Review working group.



Janelle Chapman
Board Member

Janelle is the lead for all international business activities for TAFE Queensland, the largest VET provider in Queensland. With more than 25 years of experience in VET, Janelle is a strong advocate for the TAFE sector. She served as IEAA's Vice President from 2015–16.


Rongyu Li, IEAA Board Member

Rongyu Li
Board Member

Rongyu is Vice-President (Global) at the University of Canberra. Prior to this, he was Executive Director International at RMIT and Deakin Universities. He has also held senior international roles at Auckland University of Technology and the University of South Australia.


Ingeborg Loon

Board Member

Ingeborg is Director, International at Academies Australasia and has been on the IEAA Board since 2014. Her career in international education spans almost 25 years, having held senior international marketing, business development and advocacy roles at ACPET, Griffith University, the University of Queensland and TAFE Queensland International.


Peter Mackey

Board Member
Peter has been in his current role as Director, StudyNSW since October 2014. Prior to this, he spent seven years with Austrade as Senior Industry Advisor (Education). Peter has over 20 years experience in international education from a wide variety of roles in the secondary, higher education, ELICOS and education technology sectors as well as the private and government sectors.

Dr Davina Potts
Board Member

Davina is Associate Director (Global Mobility) at the University of Melbourne. She has been actively involved in a number of associations, including ISANA, NAFSA, EAIE, AIEA and the Forum on Education Abroad. Davina has worked in international education for 20 years, in a career than spans four continents.


Derek Scott
Board Member

Derek is the Principal of Haileybury School. He has led Haileybury to be the largest Australian secondary provider into China, delivering the VCE in eight partner schools. Haileybury is also in a joint venture project with Beijing Capital Land to establish and operate Haileybury International School, Wuqing.


Professor Sarah Todd
Board Member

Sarah commenced at Griffith as Pro Vice Chancellor (International) – now Vice President (Global) – in late 2013. Previously, she was the inaugural PVCI at the University of Otago from 2006–13. Sarah is a Director on the APAIE Board, as well as Deputy Chair for the Universities Australia International Committee.


Monica Turvey
Board Member

Monica has more than 20 years experience in international education in the HE and VET sectors. She is currently Associate Director (International Admissions) at Western Sydney University. Previously, she was Director of International Strategy and Development at Charles Darwin University.

Secretariat

Hon. Phil Honeywood
Chief Executive Officer

Phil has been IEAA's Chief Executive Officer since November 2011. Previously, he was a Member of the Victorian State Parliament (1988–2006), Minister for Tertiary Education, Training and Multicultural Affairs (1996–1999) and Deputy Leader of the Opposition (2002–2006). Since retiring from politics, Phil worked at Stott’s Business College and Cambridge International College.


Emily O'Callaghan
Operations Manager

Emily has worked in international education for over 10 years. In her current role, she oversees IEAA's governance as well as research and major projects. Prior to IEAA, Emily was Regional Recruitment Manager Indian Sub-continent/Middle East at Victoria University. Emily also represented the university in South-East Asia, Europe and the Americas across mobility, pathways and admissions. Emily has a business degree majoring in marketing.


Peter Muntz
Communications Manager

Peter is a dynamic communications professional with specialist skills in writing and editing, design and layout, web/digital development and film production. Peter started his career in international education in 2006 at the British Council, Manchester UK. After returning to Australia in 2008, he spent four years at Swinburne University of Technology. Peter has a Bachelor of Arts – Professional Writing and a Master of Global Media Communication.



Kine Asgautsen

Professional Development Coordinator

Kine has a breadth of experience in marketing and administrative roles with state government, corporate and not-for-profit organisations. She originally came to Australia from Norway as an international student to undertake a Bachelor of Business (Applied Marketing) at RMIT University.


Cindy Lu
Administration Officer

Cindy joined IEAA in 2008. Her responsibilities include database maintenance, finance and membership administration. Prior to IEAA, Cindy lived in Beijing where she worked in human resource management at Airbus Industries and in administration and event management at Ketchum China. Cindy is fluent in Mandarin and has an MBA from Swinburne University of Technology.

Special Interests Group (SIG) Conveners
Admissions and Compliance Geza Karacsony (Convener)
Ingrid Elliston (Deputy Convener)
Irene Koh (Deputy Convener)
Internationalisation
of the Curriculum
Wendy Green (Convener)
Ricardo Flores (Deputy Convener)
Mariana Lane (Deputy Convener)
Marketing, Recruitment & Communication Anna McLeod (Convener)
Andrés Bayer (Deputy Convener)
Arfa Noor (Deputy Convener)
Pathways Heidi Reid (Convener)
Denise Bush (Deputy Convener)
Kirsten Watkins (Deputy Convener)
Sponsored Students Anna Kent (Convener)
Gina Abarquez (Deputy Convener)
Amy Wan (Deputy convener)
Student Mobility Linda Rust (Convener)
Simon Davies Burrows (Deputy convener)
Leanne Harrison (Deputy Convener)
Transnational Education Caryn Nery (Convener)
Bill Damachis (Deputy Convener)
Fion Lim (Deputy Convener)

Standing Committees
Awards Jo Asquith (Convener)
Rongyu Li
Peter Mackey
Conference Program Chris Ziguras (Convener)
Melissa Banks
Janelle Chapman
Phil Honeywood
Membership

Trevor Goddard (Convener)
Phil Honeywood
Ingeborg Loon
Derek Scott

Public Relations Chris Ziguras (Convener)
Melissa Banks
Phil Honeywood
Sarah Todd
Professional Development Ingeborg Loon (Convener)
Jo Asquith
Monica Turvey
Research

Davina Potts (Convener)
Tim Allender
Melissa Banks
Brett Berquist
Cate Gribble
Rebecca Hall
Janet Ilieva
Eugene Sebastian
Ly Tran

Founding Board members

NNAME

POSITION START OF TERM END OF TERM


Tony Adams


President


August 2004


October 2008

Anna Ciccarelli

Treasurer August 2004 April 2007
Stephen Connelly

Ordinary Board Member

August 2004

April 2007

Paula Dunstan

Ordinary Board Member August 2004 October 2006

Sue Fujino

Ordinary Board Member August 2004 August 2006

Lindy Hyam

Ordinary Board Member August 2004 February 2005

Jennie Lang

Ordinary Board Member August 2004 October 2006

Bruce Mackintosh

Ordinary Board Member August 2004 October 2006

Tony Pollock

Ordinary Board Member August 2004 October 2006

Akshay Saraf

Ordinary Board Member August 2005 April 2006

Tim Smith

Ordinary Board Member August 2004 October 2006

Aditya Tater

Ordinary Board Member August 2004 July 2005

Judith Vincent

Ordinary Board Member August 2004 October 2005
Helen Zimmerman

Ordinary Board Member

August 2004

October 2006

Life members

NNAME

POSITION START OF TERM END OF TERM


Dennis Murray


Executive Director

August 2004

November 2011
Previous Board Members

NNAME

POSITION START OF TERM END OF TERM

Kent Anderson

Invited Board Member

November 2014

October 2016

David Back

Treasurer

August 2004

April 2007

Joanne Barker Ordinary Board Member October 2012 October 2016
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Brett Blacker

Elected Member

Treasurer

Vice-President

President

October 2006

October 2007

October 2012

October 2014

October 2007

October 2009

October 2014

October 2015

Sue Blundell

Ordinary Board Member October 2005 October 2006
Janelle Chapman

Vice-President

Ordinary Board member

October 2015

October 2016

October 2016

Present

Debbie Clayton

Invited Board Member May 2007 October 2009
Stephen Connelly

Acting Treasurer

Vice-President

President

April 2007

October 2007

October 2008

October 2007

October 2008

October 2012

Helen Cook

Ordinary Board Member

Vice-President

October 2006

October 2008

October 2008

October 2012

Tony Crooks

Ordinary Board Member October 2007 February 2011

Dorothy Davis

Invited Board Member October 2007 October 2009

Tony de Gruchy

Invited Board Member October 2009 October 2013

Seamus Fagan

Ordinary Board Member October 2007 October 2009

Tim Fowler

Ordinary Board Member October 2007 July 2008

Rebecca Hall

Ordinary Board Member

Invited Board Member

October 2008

March 2015

October 2010

October 2016

Betty Leask

Ordinary Board Member October 2005 October 2013

Rongyu Li

Ordinary Board Member October 2010 Present
Ingeborg Loon
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Ordinary Board Member October 2014 Present

Catherine Moore

Ordinary Board Member October 2008 October 2012

Kathleen Newcombe

Invited Board Member October 2013 October 2015

Kieran O'Brien

Ordinary Board Member October 2005 October 2006

Eric Pang

Ordinary Board Member July 2006 October 2006

Mark Pettitt

Ordinary Board Member October 2005 October 2006

William Purcell

Invited Board Member October 2009 October 2012

Peter Rathjen

Invited Board Member October 2012 October 2015

Bev Reilly

Ordinary Board Member October 2005 October 2006

Simon Ridings

Ordinary Board Member October 2012 October 2014

David Riordan

Invited Board Member February 2011 March 2014

Ruth Rosen

Invited Board Member May 2007 October 2009

Gordon Scott

Ordinary Board Member October 2013 October 2015

Monique Skidmore

Treasurer October 2013 October 2015

Brett Slatter

Ordinary Board Member October 2005 October 2006

Andrew Smith

Treasurer October 2012 October 2013

Liz Stinson

Ordinary Board Member October 2007 October 2013

Alison Taylor

Invited Board Member March 2014 October 2015

Denise von Wald

Invited Board Member October 2009 October 2011

Yee Ng Song

Ordinary Board Member May 2006 June 2006
Helen Zimmerman

Invited Board Member

President

May 2007

October 2012

October 2009

October 2014