GROUP DIRECTOR, GOVERNANCE, STRATEGY & RISK
CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
PROFESSOR JUSTIN BEILBY
Professor Helmut Lueckenhausen
Pro Vice Chancellor
Helmut has many years’ experience in the academic aspects of design, from a lecturer in 3D Design to Dean, Faculty of Design at Swinburne University of Technology. Helmut led the Faculty (previously the National School of Design) into becoming a significant international force in the field of design, including increasing onshore international student numbers eightfold as well setting up programs in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore. Successful programs were similarly set up with Billy Blue in Sydney.
Helmut led the establishment of the National Institute for Design Research, and the development of new policies and programs for design practice-led research and re-introduced the Swinburne School of Film and Television. Most recently, Helmut was Pro Vice Chancellor Internationalisation at Swinburne, providing senior academic leadership and advocacy including curriculum developments, staff capability, graduate attributes, and the research endeavour. Previous to this role, Helmut was Pro Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak. He currently holds the position of Pro Vice Chancellor Academic at Torrens University Australia, part of Laureate International Universities.
Helmut is a leading exponent in the field of studio furniture and design for wood, having maintained a regular national and international lecture program, including forum, conference and workshop presentations. His work is in the collections of the Australian National Gallery and state collections throughout Australia. He was honoured with a survey exhibition of his life’s work 11 April – 11 June 2015 by the Art Gallery of Warrnambool.
Vice President of Human Resources
He was GM HR for the Commonwealth Retail Bank and then most recently GM HR Woolworths Food Group. Prior to that he was CEO of GWF Foodservice – Australia’s second biggest Foodservice Company.
Over the years he has been HR Director and Sales Director for other Companies like Lion Nathan, BHP, Sara Lee Corporation, and Arnotts. Ian has extensive international experience having worked in 42 Countries. Sectors in which he has experience include mining, beverages, food manufacturing, banking, cosmetics and FMCG branded products.
Those who know Ian appreciate his judgement and perspective. He is known as a strong, helpful, supportive coach and particularly interested in results and behavior change.
Chief Operations Officer
She is currently completing her doctorate in education at the University of Liverpool. She actively worked across the South African and Australian regulatory contexts. She was also the president of the South African Association for Institutional Research for the last four years. She regularly presents papers at conferences and has published a range of articles and book chapters in her field.
She is listed as one of the “Top 100 Elite Professionals” in the field of Education by the Princeton Global Network in the USA and was nominated for the Topco’s Woman Executive of the Year award.
In her spare time, she is a musician at heart. She enjoys singing, playing guitar, clarinet, piano and the latest addition to her repertoire, the saxophone. Nicolene is a keen (not too serious) runner and finished her first half marathon this year.
Iwan believes strongly in Laureate’s ability to positively transform Australian higher education, and he shares Laureate’s commitment to providing exceptional student experiences and positive graduate outcomes for all students.
Prior to joining Laureate, Iwan was a strategy consultant with a major global management consultancy. He worked with senior leaders in the public service and higher education sector to improve governance structures, funding systems and to strengthen the alignment of educational services with market
requirements and future industry needs.
In 2015, Iwan returned to Australia after three years’ study at the University of Oxford as a General Sir John Monash Scholar. At Oxford, Iwan completed a Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and an M.Phil. in Economic and Social History.
Iwan’s research focused on the economics of education and the impact of school reforms on university access from low SES communities.
He was previously a teacher in rural Victoria, and an inaugural Associate of the Teach for Australia program.
Iwan completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne, where he received the Wyselaskie Scholarship for his monetary policy research, and was President of Newman College.
Director of Product Innovation
Paul’s focus with his Futures team is on driving innovation and best practice in hybrid, blended and online (HBO) education for the Laureate Australia group. In practice this means: driving the process of new product/course development and the enhancement of existing courses in partnership with academic teams, management and administration of the learning management system (Blackboard), and the provision of academic and professional development for teaching staff in partnership with the PVC Academic and Heads of Learning and Teaching. In addition, Paul’s role is to foster connectivity and collaboration with the AMEA and broader international Laureate community, in relation to best practice in HBO course development and delivery, and as part of this to build and promote Laureate Australia’s positioning as an innovation hub.
General Manager, Business, Education, ELICOS & International
Mark and his team will be responsible for international student recruitment and admissions, student exchange and trimester abroad programs, as well as establishing and nurturing international pathways within the Laureate network, particularly in the AMEA region. Mark will be involved in liaison with our offshore recruitment hubs and potential in country delivery options for Torrens globally, as well as dual qualifications and possible joint programs. Finally, there will also be a focus for the international recruitment and operations team on building a robust and multi state ELICOS delivery institution, which will be known as Torrens University Language Centre.
General Manager, Design
His career highlights include being the creator and leader of the highly successful GlobalPlus alliance of Air New Zealand, Bank of New Zealand, and Telecom. He also conceived and led the world’s first entry by a bank into the retail telecommunications and energy markets for LloydsTSB. In 2009 when appointed as the CEO of M&C Saatchi he became the first digital leader to take over the helm of a major advertising agency in New Zealand.
He is the founder of the Digital Leadership Group, and is passionate about the need for businesses to adapt to the emerging digital economy.
General Manager, Health
General Manager, Hospitality
Anne Da Cunha
Chief Marketing Officer
At Laureate, she brings a commercial approach to her marketing role, balancing the opportunity to build an exciting and engaging brand with the results that enable strong growth. She is excited by the opportunity to shake up the University and Higher Education market by taking our offering to more students; ensuring they gain relevant qualifications and practical skills from industry experienced lecturers, so they’re ready for the workforce and the jobs of the future.
She also finds it incredibly fulfilling to take these goals to the next level by sharing inspiring stories which highlight the Gallup Strengths focused personal development and Success Coach support our students enjoy, alongside Laureate’s Here For Good activities, which build sustainable growth that in turn supports the communities around us. Being a B-Corp offers us the ability to give as much energy to achieving a positive social impact as we do to our commercial success.
She completed her undergraduate degree in Economics at The Australian National University, and is currently completing an MBA.