The Institute Council is the governing body of Elite Education Institute. The Council makes decisions in relation to policies and planning, develops the Institute’s legislation, and approves policy documents. The Council is advised by its committees, and ensures that the Institute acts according to the regulations and compliance requirements outlined to Education Providers.

Emeritus Professor Dean Forbes

Chairman

PhD (Monash), M.A. (Papua New Guinea). B.A. (Flinders)

Emeritus Professor Dean Forbes is a Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Flinders University, Chair of the Intensive English Language Institute and a management consultant specializing in higher education. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and was a Public Policy Scholar at The Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC.

As Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President at Flinders University from 2000-2013 he led the international activities of the University and the community engagement program and was acting Vice-Chancellor of Flinders University on over 50 occasions.

A graduate of Flinders University, Dean Forbes completed an MA at the University of Papua New Guinea and a PhD at Monash University.

Emeritus Professor Kevin Tickle

CEO

PhD (Griffith), M. Sci, B. Sci

Emeritus Professor Kevin Tickle has extensive experience in the international tertiary education sector as an academic and educational consultant. He has provided leadership and advice to several colleges renewing and applying for Higher Education accreditation. Most recent consultancies have been for undergraduate and post-graduate accreditation.

As Pro Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics and Education at Central Queensland University, Australia, Professor Tickle led the expansion of degree programs within Australia and internationally through strategic partnerships and oversaw the development of the quality framework for their delivery. He was a leader in the establishment of the Centre for Intelligent Networks, a CQ University research centre, and has successfully supervised many PhD and Masters students. He is currently a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, a member of the Australian Computer Society, and an Emeritus Professor at CQ University.

Mr. Buck Samrai

Mr Buck Samrai is a Senior Executive with wide ranging management skills combined with an established basic financial training (CPA). Mr. Buck Samrai has a record of achieving results for both domestic and international businesses and has extensive experience in change management as well as dealing with industrial relations issues. Since 1980, he has held […]

Mr Buck Samrai is a Senior Executive with wide ranging management skills combined with an established basic financial training (CPA). Mr. Buck Samrai has a record of achieving results for both domestic and international businesses and has extensive experience in change management as well as dealing with industrial relations issues. Since 1980, he has held a variety of Senior Financial Controller and Management roles with well-known and respected Australian and International corporations and also lectures Business Analysis and Valuation courses at a Post- and Undergraduate level since 2008.

Ms. Barbara Lawrence

Ms Barbara Lawrence is a consultant and service provider to the higher education sector in Australia in the areas of student management, university governance and compliance. Barbara is a non-practicing Lawyer registered with the Supreme Court of Queensland, a current member of the Queensland Law Society and a member of the Australian Institute of Company […]

Ms Barbara Lawrence is a consultant and service provider to the higher education sector in Australia in the areas of student management, university governance and compliance. Barbara is a non-practicing Lawyer registered with the Supreme Court of Queensland, a current member of the Queensland Law Society and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Barbara has held senior leadership and management positions in a number of Australian Universities as an administrator for a period of thirty years, fulfilling roles of Vice-President and Academic Registrar, Executive Director of Student Services/Student Administration and Head of Residential Accommodation. In addition, she has undertaken audits and reviews and provided consultancy services into universities in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. With a keen interest in governance, quality auditing compliance, dispute resolution, social justice and social inclusion, Barbara’s specialist areas are in higher education administration, policy and processes.