Academic Board

As stated in the Cambridge International College Governance Charter; the Academic Board has responsibility for oversight of the educational process in order to maintain appropriate control over the administration of the curriculum and to allow educational objectives to be achieved. The Academic Board also ratifies proposals pertaining to course development.

External Members

Emeritus Professor Jim Jackson (Chair)

Prior to his retirement from full time work in 2013, Jim worked in Singapore and Australia as Vice President – Academic, Kaplan Asia Pacific. Immediately before that he was Chair of the Academic Board and Foundation Dean of the Faculty of Law Southern Cross University. Jim is Emeritus Professor of Southern Cross University.

Jim has held positions at the Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education, and at the University of Wollongong and Bond University.

He has written widely in the field of higher education law including papers on governance, regulation, dismissal processes, compulsory student unionism, marketing law, academic freedom, legal rights of international students, speech rights, and fiduciary obligations of university governing bodies. He has also published widely in the fields of corporate, commercial and competition law.

He has also been an AUQA auditor and is on the TEQSA panel of experts.

Jim currently teaches into summer and winter schools in the Law School at the University of the South Pacific in Suva and Port Vila.

Dr Paul Collier

Paul Collier graduated as a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) with a Bachelor of Business from University of Technology, Sydney, and with a Master of Commerce in Organisational Behavior from the University of New South Wales. He completed his PhD at the University of Warwick in the UK. He also holds a Graduate Diploma of Education.

Paul was Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary and, subsequently, General Manager (Operations) of Computer Resources Company, a Stock Exchange listed manufacturing company in Sydney, before undertaking a career change. He moved to the UK where he became Head of Training and Development for West Mercia Police.

Following completion of his PhD, Paul moved into academia, where he was a Senior Lecturer and Director of Executive Education with Aston Business School. He returned to Australia in 2006, becoming a Professor at Monash University, where his roles included Head of Discipline for Management Accounting and Accounting Information Systems, and Associate Dean (Research Training).

Don Gregg

Don Gregg is a business strategy expert with over 25 years of experience crafting and implementing impactful business strategies in a range of industries. He has run large corporate divisions as well as smaller privately-owned businesses. His working life spans Australia and his native Canada. He holds a BASc (Systems Design Engineering) from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.

Early in his career he spent several years with global strategy firm The Boston Consulting Group and was consulted by some of Australia’s leading companies including ANZ Bank, Pacific Dunlop, OTC (now part of Telstra) and Country Road. Then he applied his strategy skills in GM/CEO roles in financial services (St George Bank), education (Monash College), food retailing (Pure+Natural) and software (MYOB) to deliver results, which often included doubling revenues, profits and business value over two-three years.

He has been a director on ten boards and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He now provides advice to a portfolio of businesses via Advice 4 Growth Pty Ltd.

Professor Anne Chapman

Anne Chapman was a full-time academic at the University of Western Australia from 1996 to 2013. From 2009 to 2012, she was a Professor of Education (Level E) at the UWA’s Graduate School of Education, where she held key leadership roles in the management and delivery of transnational programmes. As Chair of the International Committee and Director of Transnational Programmes, she managed all matters pertaining to international projects and relations for the Faculty. She was responsible for the academic coordination of programmes delivered offshore, for mentoring staff new to offshore teaching, and for ensuring that mechanisms were in place to ensure quality. She was instrumental in developing new programme proposals for the Graduate Diploma in Education and the Master of Education, which commenced at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore in 2011.

In 2004 to 2009, Professor Chapman was a Chair of UWA’s Faculty of Education Research Committee, which oversaw all matters pertaining to postgraduate students, including marketing and research supervision for international students. She is also an invited member of the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency’s (TEQSA) Register of Experts, in the areas of international education – onshore and offshore, third party arrangements and research training. She is also an invited member of the International Education Expert Panel at the School of Education, Taylor’s University (Malaysia). In 2007, she was jointly awarded a two-year Carrick Competitive Research Grant to develop principles to inform existing frameworks for assuring the quality of learning and teaching in offshore higher education. In 2011, she and her team received an ALTC Innovation and Development Award for a follow-up project to implement the principles across Australian universities and programmes, and in 2014 they were awarded an Office for Learning & Teaching Extension Grant to further disseminate the findings of that project. She co-authored Enhancing Quality in Transnational Higher Education: Experiences of Teaching and Learning in Australian Offshore Programs (Chapman & Pyvis, 2013: Lexington Books).

She now continues her work in education research and development as a private consultant in post-secondary and higher education while retaining close connections with UWA as Professor Emerita in Education and Senior Honorary Research Fellow in the Graduate School of Education.

Internal Members

Dr Peter Cartwright – Executive Dean

Dr Peter Cartwright has been with Cambridge International College since 2014, first as Director of Higher Education and since 2017 as Executive Dean. Peter has over 25 years’ experience in tertiary education roles.

Prior to coming to Cambridge International College, Peter was Associate Dean – International and Development at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia. He has wide experience in international education which has taken him to over 20 countries across Asia, Europe and South America. From 1998 to 1999 he was the Marie Curie European Postdoctoral Fellow in Milan, Italy.

Peter has been a member of various committees and boards including La Trobe University International Strategy Committee and is on the TEQSA Register of Experts. Peter’s academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (Honours), PhD from La Trobe University, and Graduate Certificates in Business Administration and Higher Education.

Ryan Stabler – Lecturer

Ryan Stabler is one of Cambridge International College’s longest serving academics having joined the College at the start of 2013 in a sessional role.

Prior to joining CIC, Ryan spent 15 years in retail management, financial consulting and strategy roles for number of companies including Westpac and internationally – Hays Recruitment.

Ryan has a Masters of Applied Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Adelaide University and specialises in teaching our students in the management discipline. Ryan is also a member of the Diabetes Victoria Consumer Advisory Committee.

Sharmin Sultana – Lecturer

Sharmin Sultana joined CIC as a Lecturer in Accounting in 2013. She is wellknown for establishing a positive teacher-student relationship.

Sharmin has years of practical industry experience in different large organisations with the focus on customer service improvements, profitability and productivity, business strategies and management accounting.

Sharmin holds a BBA majoring in Accounting from Independent University, Bangladesh and Masters in Professional Accounting from Victoria University, Australia.

She is currently a member of CPA Australia & IPA.