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 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.

Emeritus Professor Greg Whateley

Emeritus Professor Whateley completed a Diploma of Teaching (with majors in Music and Psychology), a Bachelor of Education (Curriculum Design and Development), a Bachelor of Music Education (with a music education focus), a Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration (with a focus on Organisational Behaviour), a Master of Education (Assessment and Evaluation) and a Doctorate in […]

Emeritus Professor Whateley completed a Diploma of Teaching (with majors in Music and Psychology), a Bachelor of Education (Curriculum Design and Development), a Bachelor of Music Education (with a music education focus), a Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration (with a focus on Organisational Behaviour), a Master of Education (Assessment and Evaluation) and a Doctorate in Virtual Pedagogy. Throughout his teaching career he has maintained a keen interest in how and why people learn.

Dr Whateley began his teaching career (1975 – 1988) in the area of music and arts education at both primary and secondary level. He has taught at every level of formal education (K – PhD) and has either, taught and/or researched, in four States and five Countries.

He commenced his work in the tertiary sector at the University of Tasmania in Hobart (1989-90) as a Lecturer in Music Education. He moved to Griffith University on the Gold Coast (1991-1999) as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music Education. He served as Head of School – Arts and during that time managed the Film and Television Music post- graduate awards at the University and the Queensland Conservatorium of Music where he also served as Deputy Dean (External Relations). He became Associate Professor and Director of the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (2000-2003) where he co-founded (with Professor Ian Bofinger) Australia’s first ‘Virtual Conservatorium’. He also held the position of Head of School – Arts and Manager, Business Initiatives in the Faculty of Education and Creative Arts.

He took the position of General Manager and Professorial Head of School at the Australian Institute of Music (2004 – mid 2005). He also held the position of Senior Visiting Fellow at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales (2006 – 2008) and Director of Education and Quality at the National Centre for Language Training (an International Centre of Excellence at the University of New South Wales) from mid 2005 to end 2008. Greg held the position of Senior Visiting Fellow at Wesley Institute (2005- 2011) where he chaired the Academic Board and managed the Master of Music program (Arts Management strand). In 2008 Greg was appointed Principal of the Australian International Conservatorium of Music. He was also Consulting Chair of Arts Management at the Sydney Opera House in association with the Australian Institute of Music. In 2011, Greg accepted the post of Deputy Dean at UWSCollege, University of Western Sydney and later became the Dean of The College (Western Sydney University). For seven+ years Greg was the Chair of the Academic Board at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM)

Greg’s teaching areas include Teaching Pedagogy, Human Behaviour, Organisational Leadership, Organisational Behaviour, Critical Management, Qualitative Research Methodology and Music History & Form.

Emeritus Professor Greg Whateley is currently Consulting Deputy Vice Chancellor, Group Colleges Australia researching and writing in the areas of Quality Management and eQuality. Greg retired from Teaching Management and Leadership in October 2020. He is author of more than 250 external publications and advises in the areas of accreditation, quality assurance, government reporting, eLearning, mLearning and bLearning. He is currently a Member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change; a Reviewer for the British Educational Research Journal, Chair of the Board of Directors, Australian Academy of Music and Performing Arts, a Member of the Academic Board of Stanfort Academy (Singapore); Chair of the Academic Senate of UBSS and Director, Group Colleges Australia, and Chair and President, Musicum20. Greg is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Australian College of Research.

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.

Philip Griffith

Philip has researched, taught published and engaged in policy debate and reform in the field of Intellectual Property since 1972. Philip was co author of the first book on Copyright published in Australia and continues to contribute to textbooks in the general field although now with a greater interest in Patents, Confidential Information, International Treaty […]

Philip has researched, taught published and engaged in policy debate and reform in the field of Intellectual Property since 1972. Philip was co author of the first book on Copyright published in Australia and continues to contribute to textbooks in the general field although now with a greater interest in Patents, Confidential Information, International Treaty arrangements and the role of intellectual property policy in economic development.

Philip has also been involved in contributing to the development of intellectual property education in Asia with particular interests in Hong Kong, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Pakistan and most recently in the People’s Republic of China. Philip has worked with WIPO, APEC. AusAID, ESCAP and other international organizations and served in senior academic administration and leadership positions