Institute Council

Institute Council


Emeritus Professor Dean Forbes (External Member)
PhD (Monash), M.A. (Papua New Guinea). B.A. (Flinders)

1adkf2613aEmeritus Professor Dean Forbes is a Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Flinders University, Chair of the Intensive English Language Institute and a management consultant specialising 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.

He served on the Board of Directors of Study Adelaide, Flinders Consulting Pty Ltd, International Education Network Ltd and International Education Network Consulting (Hong Kong) Ltd. He has chaired both the Universities Australia Deputy Vice-Chancellors (International) Committee and the Innovative Research Universities Australia International Committee. He was on the Australian Universities Quality Agency Audit Panel, Chairing the Audit of Deakin University and serving on the Audit Panel for the University of Western Australia and Curtin University and is on the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) Register of Experts.

He has worked for AusAID and the Australian Institute of Urban Studies, and has been a consultant to the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Population Fund, International Labour Organization and AusAID, as well as working with government agencies and research institutes in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Singapore and Malaysia.

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


Deputy Chairman

Dr. Mo Kader (External Member)

PhD (Kassel), MBA (CSU). M.Sci (Jordan), Grad. Dip (CSU) , Grad Cert (CSU), BSc. (BU)

Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute; Senior Associate of the Australasian Financial Services Institute; Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management; Member of the St James Ethics Centre. Also, Member of the Australian Institute of Training and Development; American Management Association, the Institute of Chartered Managers (UK) and the European Centre for Customer Strategies (France).

MoDr Mo Kader has 19 years of experience in higher education, college and commercial enterprise environments. He is widely published and retains international relationships with an array of universities, research centres, academia, private enterprise and government. He has held senior management roles in business, commerce, technology and directorship and is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CAHRI), Certified Practicing Marketer (CPM) and Council Member of Workers Education Association Sydney. He is also an immediate past member of the New South Wales Council of the Australian Marketing Institute and a Certified Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. Dr Kader is also an active academic and is currently completing a 3-book series on business, management and commerce. He is also a director of management consulting firm providing advisory to universities and higher education institutions in Australia, New Zealand, Mainland China, Singapore, Malaysia and the Gulf States and a director of several Australian private companies. He is Chairman of Business Open Courses Australia and an experienced business practitioner. His research interests lie in Knowledge Management and Strategic Management.





Emeritus Professor A G (Tony) Shannon AM (External Member)

TonyProfessor 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 co-author of numerous books and articles in medicine, mathematics and education. His research interests are in the philosophy of education, number theory, and epidemiology, particularly through the application of generalized nets and intuitionistic fuzzy logic.

He is on the Board of Trustees of the University of Notre Dame Australia and several small colleges. He is also part-time Registrar of Campion College, a liberal arts degree granting institution in Sydney. In 1987 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to education.


Mr. John Corrigan (External Member)
MBA, B.Bus, Grad Dip (Finance), Grad Dip (Marketing), FCPA

John-CorriganMr John Corrigan is managing director of Moorestone, a specialist financial management services firm that assists the finance function in delivering improved performance and added value to the business. His work experience includes a number of years in financial and management consulting. Prior to consulting he worked in various financial management roles (from cost accountant to finance director), both nationally and internationally, for several multi-national corporations. John was technical advisor to CPA Australia’s Centre of Excellence for a number of years and is a regular conference speaker and business writer on contemporary financial and management issues. His professional activities currently include being a member of CPA Australia’s NSW Divisional Council, a member of CPA Australia Limited Representative Council, convenor of the CPA/CIMA Management Accounting discussion group and co-ordinator for the Australian Reporting Awards.




Professor Leonard Webster (Internal Member)
PhD (Monash), M Ed St, BA, Dip. T, Cert A, MACE

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Compliance)

lwebsterProfessor 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 a number of books including co-author of the book “Leadership and Management of Quality in Higher Education”.