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Senior Management

Senior Management


Professor Michael Milgate BBus MCom(Hon) MEd MA(Hon) PhD
Chief Executive Officer

Professor Milgate has held a number of senior academic positions (Academic Director or Dean) with various Institutes of Higher Education before joining SISTC, as well as positions with several Australian universities and the Australian Defence Force Academy.

Dr Milgate’s degrees are in management and marketing, higher education, history and legal theory. He holds Fellowships with the Royal Society for the Arts, the Australian Marketing Institute, and the Institute of Managers and Leaders, and membership with a number of other education and management organisations.
Professor Milgate is on the Register of Experts with TEQSA and is an independent member of a number of Boards and Committees with other Institutes of Higher Education.

Dr Milgate has worked in the facilities and engineering, aerospace, forensic IT, and wine industries in Australia and internationally.


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. 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!


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