Monthly Archives: October 2015

Professor Kevin McConkey







Title: Director and Chair of the Board of Directors
Qualifications: BA (Hons), PhD

Profile: Kevin McConkey is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of New South Wales. He holds a BA (Hons), 1976, and a PhD in Psychology, 1980, from the University of Queensland. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School, 2004. He is an Honorary Fellow (since 2005) and former President of the Australian Psychological Society (1993-1994), a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (since 1996), and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (since 2002).
Kevin has long-standing experience in corporate governance and senior management roles across tertiary education organisations, including the University of New South Wales (Head, School of Psychology [1993-1999] and President, Academic Board [1999-2004]) and the University of Newcastle (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic [2006-2008] and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Global Relations [2009-2012]). He has undertaken consultancies for public and private tertiary education organisations in Australia and overseas on governance and management, strategic planning, financial management, employee relations, administrative effectiveness and efficiency, and international education.

Jane Mourao







 Title: Director
Qualifications: BA, Cambridge CELTA

Profile: Jane Mourao is an experienced educational manager with over 20 years in the education industry. Her career spans teaching, administration, marketing and management, with experience in both private and public sector educational institutions.

Jane began her career as an EFL teacher (English as a foreign language) in Australia and overseas. Her interest in the business side of the operation translated into experience outside the classroom in a range of operational areas such as admissions. This led to working in the international marketing arena and eventually becoming Director of Marketing.

The insight of being an educator as well as administrator has served Jane well in being able to see issues from different perspectives and coming up with creative and practical solutions.

Jane’s management experience comes in both the marketing and general management fields and is across four different institutions, private Higher Education Providers and public institutions. Her breadth of experience has resulted in a finely-honed approach to educational management and organisational design that provides optimal outcomes for all stakeholders. Jane is currently working in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney as Faculty Operations Manager, having also completed a time as General Manager.