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Senior Management

Senior Management


Professor Paul Rowland
Chief Executive Officer

Paul has more than 15 years’ experience in senior management roles to Pro-Vice Chancellor level in the Higher Education (University) sector. He has also been a researcher and teacher in graduate programs in the business and commerce disciplines for more than 20 years. Paul has led strategic academic and business renewal initiatives at a number of Australian universities. In senior managerial roles, he has also been instrumental in improving the effectiveness of university engagement with students, government, business, and the community.


Professor Mehregan Mahdavi
Academic Dean

With over 20 years of experience in higher education management, teaching, and research, his roles in the past include Academic Manager, Director of Data Science, Director of Learning and Teaching, Research Fellow and Head of Department. He has published a number of book chapters, journal articles, and conference papers, and has been an editorial board member in different journals and a program committee member in various conferences. He is a member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS), IEEE, and ACM.


Associate Professor Shannon Kennedy-Clark
Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning

Shannon’s role is to provide you with the best possible learning experience. We want you to have access to cutting-edge technologies, dynamic learning experiences, and career-focused workplace learning. Shannon coordinates the English language program that will give you access to up to 100 hours of free English language tuition. She has over two decades of experience in working with International Students in higher education and is very much looking forward to seeing you succeed in your studies.


Associate Professor Andrew Levula
Associate Dean, Academic Programs

Andrew worked over the past 8 years in academia in different capacities. His teaching philosophy is that learning should be enjoyable and engaging for students. He is student-focused and driven towards ensuring that our students get an education that will position them to be successful throughout life’s journey. He has played leading roles in the development of new programs and their accreditation. He has published numerous peer-reviewed academic articles and is a strong advocate for women in this space.


Ms. Julieanne O’Donoghue
Director of Operations / Academic Registrar

We aim to give students the best possible experience in both our teaching and student services. Julieanne is here to help you with all your administrative needs, and her team manage admissions and scholarships, enrolments, timetables, and graduations, as well as all your questions. She has been working with international students for many years and understands the difficulties of being in a new country and studying new ideas. She very much looks forward to meeting you and helping you to succeed on your journey.


Ms. Nicole Langusch
Business Development and Engagement Manager

Nicole has been successfully active in the field of Education Management for over 12 years’ and brings with her two Master Degrees in International Marketing and Design. She is an advocate for women in business. Nicole and her team are here to assist you during your studies by providing you with all the information you need to enjoy your course. Our wholistic approach, values and high standards will help you to have a great experience, feel empowered, enabled, and connected. Your success is our mission!


Ms. Vivienne Yang
Management Accountant

Vivienne has more than 10 years of experience in corporate finance and worked as a professional Accountant across different sectors. She plays a key role in budget planning, monitoring, and reporting on financial performance, preparation of financial statements, as well as quality control. It is very important to her to be working in an environment that supports women and shows commitment to personal guidance as much as we do. Vivienne is readily available to assist students with finance, accounting, and general enquiries.


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