Executive Management Committee

Executive Management Committee

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors operates under the authority of the Corporations Law and Constitution of Australia Advance Education Group Pty Ltd (AAEG) trading as Sydney International School of Technology and Commerce (SISTC).

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) convenes the Executive Management Committee (EMC) as the operational advisory committee that assists the CEO in  day to day operations and leads the implementation of our Strategic and Operational Plans.

Our Executive Management Committee Members

Indhi has had a diverse career in private and public sectors including management roles in Australian Government agencies for over 12 years with significant responsibilities for higher education policy development and advice, quality assurance and regulation, institution and student financing, and financial accountability and reporting. He was the inaugural Chief Operating Officer at the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and recently has been an independent management/ higher education consultant.

Hamid has a solid academic background in Telecommunication/computer engineering and has been involved in teaching and academic roles since 2008 as well as over 10 years of industry experience in the field of robotics and Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV). He is a professional member of Engineering Australia and ACS (Australian Computer Society).

Ursula Franck commenced with us in March 2023 as Manager Quality Assurance and Risk.

This followed over 5 years operating her Higher Education Consulting Company that led to senior roles such as Academic Director in 2018, where she successfully led the institution through their inaugural provider registration and accreditation for the maximum period. Focused on Quality, Governance and Risk, she previously served 7 years at UniSA as Manager in the School of Engineering, leading the merger of two engineering schools and two research institutes and later as Senior Policy Advisor in UniSA International, traveling to Singapore and Hong Kong to manage transnational programs and chair the Industry Advisory Board in country. From 2005 to 2010 she was Executive Dean at the Australian Lutheran College, successfully leading the College through their inaugural AUQA registration and accreditation audit. Appointed by TAFE in WA in 1996, Ursula served over 6 years variously as Delivery Team Leader, Principal Lecturer, Acting Director Training Services and Campus Program Manager in the Pilbara until 2002. In Tasmania from 1993 to 1996 she undertook various roles including School Development Officer and Acting State Coordinator of the Drug Education Network Inc.

An experienced executive leader specialising in higher education corporate and academic governance, risk and quality assurance across private and public sectors, with strong business, company and financial acumen and national and state networks, Ursula consults broadly with higher education authorities, industry, business, peak bodies and government authorities, and continues to provide valued advice to independent higher education institutions.

Ursula’s higher education appointments have included non-executive Board Director, Academic Board Chair, UniSA representative on TAFE SA Higher Education Academic Board, Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation 2015, Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors, Member of Australian Council of Education, Committee Member of Universities Australia Higher Education Services Higher Education Quality and Compliance Network, Central Region Committee Deputy Chair and Institutional Coordinator with the Association for Tertiary Education Management, Honorary Auditor/Interim Expert, Australian Universities Quality Agency/Tertiary Education Quality Agency over 3 successive terms, Inaugural Committee Member with the Council of Private Higher Education (COPHE) for over 6 years, and leader of teaching/lecturing staff, academic standards, ethics & human research committees and executive leadership and management teams including offshore operations. She has provided leadership in many areas of private higher education policy including teaching, quality assurance, improvement & review as part of business as usual and strategic planning & implementation.

Ursula continues to be a sought after board director, consultant and mentor in the sector.

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