The Academic Board has the obligation to supervise the development of the Institute’s academic activities, and reassure and maintain the highest standards of teaching, scholarship and research processes.  A key responsibility of the Board is the design and review of Academic policies, guidelines and procedures; furthermore, the Academic Board provides quality assurance and monitors the effective implementation of all academic procedures. The Academic Board strives to constantly improving the Institute’s academic operation, by providing feedback through review processes scheduled on a regular basis.
Student Representation forms a vital part of the Academic Board Meetings, to ensure that our students rights and interests are heard and taken into account at all times.

Emeritus Professor Stuart Campbell


PhD (Sydney), MA (ANU), Dip Ed (Sydney Teachers College) Dip Ling (London University), BA (Polytechnic of Central London), GAICD

Stuart Campbell is an education strategist with more than three decades of industry experience. His university career combined excellence in executive management, in research and in teaching, culminating in his term as Pro-Vice Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at the University of Western Sydney. He played a leading role in preparing the University for two AUQA audits. He has extensive experience as a member and/or chair of high level boards and committees and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Stuart Campbell is a lifelong innovator and strategic thinker, with a deep commitment to the role of education as a catalyst for social equity and economic development. In his high-level board and committee work, his approach to strategy, risk and financing is grounded in many years of senior operational management experience.

Professor Mahsood Shah

Deputy Chairman

PhD (Canberra), M.MGT (SCU), PG Cert. in QA (Mel. Uni.), B.Ed. (CSU), GAICD

Professor Mahsood Shah is the inaugural Dean of Swinburne Sydney. Professor Shah completed his PhD with research focus on quality assurance in Australian higher education. He has led learning and teaching at faculty and school level in three Australian universities. Mahsood has extensive experience in all aspects of learning and teaching leadership including strategy and governance, quality assurance and enhancements, and maintenance of standards.

Prior to joining Swinburne University of Technology, Mahsood has worked with Central Queensland University and the University of Newcastle and most recently held the position of Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at La Trobe University. Mahsood is an active researcher and his areas of research expertise include quality assurance in higher education, measurement and enhancement of student experience, student retention, international education, widening participation and private higher education.  He has published nine books and more than 100 peer reviewed papers in journals and conferences. His recent book is ‘Quality Assurance in Vietnamese Higher -Education Policy and Practice in the 21st Century’. Mahsood has supervised and mentored many PhD students and early career researchers. He has collaborated with peers in more than 50 countries on various research projects.

Mahsood has worked closely with private higher education providers in accreditation of institutions and courses. He is in TEQSA Expert Register and also been part of review panels with various international quality assurance agencies. Mahsood has also coordinated AACSB accreditation of Business School. Mahsood was the founding editor of the International Studies in Widening Participation journal at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Dr. John Mack



John Mack stepped down from his full-time academic position at the University of Sydney in 1997 and has been an Honorary staff member of its School of Mathematics and Statistics since then. In addition to his academic work, he was active in policy development and academic management at departmental, faculty and university-wide levels, chairing the University of Sydney’s Admissions Committee for many years and its Academic Board 1991-1997, when he was also a Fellow of Senate. He has had a professional involvement in mathematics education at state, national and international levels for over 40 years and is currently engaged with the NSW BOSTES Review of Stage 6 (Years 11-12) Mathematics as Chair of its Stage 6 Mathematics Curriculum Committee.

Dr Lorraine Bennett’s professional life involves a range of senior leadership and academic roles spanning tertiary education, local and state governments as well as not-for-profit and private organisations. The connecting threads are a passionate interest in the areas of: leadership; scholarship of learning and teaching; tertiary education workplace reform and development; change management; quality assurance and improvement; and, organisation and staff capacity building.

The skills and experience that Dr Lorraine Bennett has acquired over 30 years have allowed her to make significant contributions to the prosperity and well-being of a number of organisations and individuals. Fundamental to Lorraine’s approach is that access to quality education and learning is the key to improving the human condition. In early 2015, Lorraine moved on from over 13 years at Monash University and later Federation University Australia (formerly the University of Ballarat) in order to pursue a range of part-time consultancy projects.

Professor Leonard Webster

Deputy Vice Chancellor & Melbourne Campus Director

PhD (Monash), M Ed St, BA, Dip. T, Cert A, MACE

Professor Webster comes to us with over 25 years’ experience in the higher education sector. Most recently, Professor Webster has held senior higher education academic, teaching and learning, quality and compliance appointments including Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, Pro Vice Chancellor Quality and Compliance, Australian Universities Quality Agency Audit Director, Director of Regulation and Review and Senior Higher Education Adviser for the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and as a Teaching and Learning Fellow. Professor Webster has a PhD from Monash, is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators, won several awards for his Teaching and Learning innovations and published many books including co-author of the book “Leadership and Management of Quality in Higher Education”.

Emeritus Professor a G (Tony) Shannon AM

Academic Dean & PG Course Coordinator


Tony Professor A. G. (Tony) Shannon AM is an Adjunct Professor at several Australian universities and an Emeritus Professor of the University of Technology, Sydney, where he was Foundation Dean of the Graduate Research School and Professor of Applied Mathematics.
He is on the Board of Trustees of the University of Notre Dame Australia and several small colleges. In 1987, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to education.

Dr. Chun Jiang



Dr. Jiang has more than 18 years’ experience in university teaching, curriculum development, and academic administration. Prior to founding Elite Education Institute, Dr. Jiang was the Academic Director of a number of higher education providers. Since 2009, he has developed BIB (Accounting), BBus (Professional Accounting, Business Management, Communication and PR), MPA, MPAB, MIB, and MMPR. Dr. Jiang brings along a wealth of experience in higher education management and his own subject matter area of Accounting and Finance. He is a passionate advocate for quality and practicality in university teaching and in the useful application of accounting as a profession for the betterment of society. Dr. Jiang has been teaching accounting undergraduate and postgraduate programs in several universities since 2004, including UNE, ACU, Curtin (Sydney), CQU (Sydney), UB (Sydney) and other institutes. Dr. Jiang is a Fellow member of CPA and a CPA Professional Examination Developer & Marker. He is an active Professional Accounting Practitioner and holds a CPA Public Practice Certificate. Dr. Jiang is also a Justice of Peace (JP) since 2008.