Board Of Directors
Dr Michelle Lac
Michelle Lac (PhD) is passionate about education, research, information technology, leadership and corporate governance. Michelle’s professional experience spans over 25 years in higher education governance, teaching and research, business leadership and adding value to not-for-profit and management consulting professional services organisations. She has close to 10 years of Board Directorship experience, including at the Melbourne Institute of Higher Education, Lyons College, Better Place Australia and BOTL. She has also held CEO positions in several independent Higher Education Institutes. In her Director and CEO positions, Michelle has a successful track record in effectively setting long term strategies and leading companies to successfully achieve their desired goals and strategies.
Michelle is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and holds a PhD in Business (Mobile Learning) and Bachelor of Information Technology with Swinburne University.
Dr Suzanne Zyngier
Suzanne Zyngier (PhD) is a Board and committee member with experience in Tertiary Education and large not-for-profit organisations with multi-million dollar budgets. She has skills in the research and management of large programs and projects including digitisation and social media. Understanding cultural and business sensitivities of Australasian markets, Suzanne is a clear-thinking business analyst and innovative team player with highly developed governance knowledge and skills.
Known globally as an expert in information/knowledge retention and transfer; with more than 30 years of experience in Information Systems and Business Analysis Suzanne focuses on knowledge & information strategies. She has extensive experience in communication with organizations in SE. Asia, North Asia and South Asia. Suzanne is also an independent consultant to all sectors such as the Bank of Canada where she in an invited expert.
A widely published author of journal articles, technical reports, and book chapters, Suzanne presents conferences and seminars to academic and industry groups.
Dr Ann Moir- Bussy
Ann Moir-Bussy (PhD) is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the College of Indigenous Futures, Education and the Arts at Charles Darwin University. She also supervises PhD students of Counselling and mental health. Ann has been a counsellor and psychotherapist for over 27 years and is a Fellow of the Australian Counselling Association.From 2002-2017, Ann worked as a Coordinator of Counselling programs, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in Counselling in the University of New England, Hong Kong Shue Yan University and University of Sunshine Coast. In addition, Ann is an educator, counsellor, workshop facilitator, transformative life coach, consultant, and best-selling author. Ann has now established her own business and has continued to counsel and supervise. She has established an exclusive program for women moving through and beyond menopause, enabling their transformation to crowning their own wisdom.
Ann is also the Editor of the Australian Counselling Research Journal.She was the Founder and for 7 years the Editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Ann holds a PhD in counselling, a Master of Counselling, Bachelor of Education, an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP and Psychotherapy. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on counselling and education in counselling, supervision, personal development, and transformation.
Dr Suzanne Zyngier
Suzanne Zyngier (PhD) is a Board and Committee Member with wide experience in Tertiary Education and in not-for-profit organisations with large budgets. She has skills in the research and management of large programs and projects including digitisation and social media. Suzanne is a clear-thinking business analyst and innovative team player with highly developed governance knowledge and skills.
Known globally as an expert in information/knowledge retention and transfer; with more than 30 years of experience in Information Systems and Business Analysis Suzanne focuses on knowledge & information strategies. She has extensive experience in communication with organizations in SE. Asia, North Asia and South Asia, Suzanne is an independent consultant to all sectors. Invited expert to Bank of Canada.
A widely published author of journal articles, technical reports, and book chapters, Suzanne presents conferences and seminars to academic and to industry groups.
Dr Susan Lambert
Susan Lambert (PhD) has held academic leadership roles in teaching and academic governance in the university and non-university higher education sectors for over three decades with a special interest in start-ups. Prior to entering the higher education sector Susan worked as a professional accountant and information systems consultant.
Ensuring that institutional governance frameworks, policies and procedures and encourage and support good teaching practice is one of Susan’s primary interests.
As an education consultant, Susan provides services to higher education providers in relation to TEQSA Standards and AQF compliance. Susan serves on course advisory committees, academic boards and course review panels and has been on the TEQSA register of experts since 2015. Susan has a PhD in business (University of South Australia), an MBA (University of Adelaide), Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Flinders University) and a Bachelor of Economics (University of Adelaide) and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Professor Elisabeth Wilson-Evered
Professor Elisabeth Wilson-Evered is an accomplished academic, consultant, researcher and practicing psychologist. She has taught, supervised, provided clinical/organisational services and led research and development initiatives in a range of settings, including acute hospital, community, university, higher education, not for profit, and private and public sectors. Her academic and applied expertise is in leadership, innovation, enabling change (behavioural, technological and environmental) and mental health recovery. She has been successful in securing substantial competitive grants and awards in academia. Her publications have been cited over 2200 times. Currently Elisabeth holds a number of board and leadership positions where she contributes to course design, policy, accreditation, standards setting and compliance, safe and agile climates for innovation, service to benefit individuals, organisations and society.
Professor Robin Kramar
Professor Robin Kramar has experience in HRM and Industrial Relations in the Finance Industry, however, her extensive experience is in higher education involving a variety of activities. These include developing courses and units and lecturing to postgraduate MBA and Master of HRM students, Senior management positions such as Deputy Dean, Director of Accreditation, Course Convenor roles and Associate Dean Higher Research. She has an extensive research and publication record in a range of areas focussing on HRM and social justice. Professor Kramar is interested in the professional community and this has been expressed as active engagement with the Australian Human Resources Institute, a member of the Advisory Research Panel, Editor and Associate Editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources and also a number of other journals in the Employment Relations area. She has gained international experience as a Visiting Professor at the University of Ghent, IGR at University of Rennes 2, School of Management at Cranfield University and the Centre for Corporate Change at the UNSW. One of her driving passions has been to understand how the workplace could be created as a more conducive place for personal growth and health and developing initiatives to achieve this. This passion involves her active interest and development in the area of Sustainable Human Resource Management and participation in the International Sustainable Human Resource Management Group.
Professor Julian Teicher
Professor Julian Teicher is an adjunct professor at Central Queensland University and until recently was the CEO of Melbourne Institute of Higher Education. He supervises PhD students and undertakes research in employment relations, public management and governance. Julian holds degrees in Economics (B.Ec. Hons; M.Ec.) and Law from Monash University and a Ph.D from the University of Melbourne.
He has had two forays into industrial relations as an industrial officer for the Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers and as Federal Industrial Officer for what is now the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation.
Moving to academia he spent more that 30 years at Monash University moving from Tutor to Head of Department, Director of the Graduate School of Management and Deputy Head Research in the Department of Management at Monash. More recently Julian was Dean of Business at RMIT University Vietnam, Deputy Dean (Research) in the School of Business and Law at Central Queensland University and inaugural CEO of the Melbourne Institute of Higher Education.
As an academic, he has published 15 books and numerous book chapters and refereed journal articles on employment relations, human resources management and public management. In 2019, he co-edited the Employee Voice at Work, published internationally by Springer. Recently, he wrote a paper published by the American Labor and Employment Relations Association examining the impact of Covid on work and workers from an international perspective.
Julian holds a number of roles on committees and boards including the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association and the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria. He has been a board or committee member of the Australian Human Resources Institute Victoria, International Institute for Conflict Management, Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand.
Professor John Hall, PhD
Member and Dean
Professor John Hall is the Dean of MIHE and the Professor of Marketing. In his more than 20 years’ experience as an academic, John has provided leadership in a variety of administrative roles including being a Professor, Dean, Head of Department, Campus Head, Director of a research centre and a company director. John has extensive experience in both the public and private sector of tertiary education. John also has an extensive record of teaching, research and publication. John’s expertise is in the field of Marketing where he has some 250 outputs relating to marketing theory and practice, these include75 journal articles, 160 conference papers, 15 books, and 25 chapters and case studies. John’s research has had a substantial impact with a h-index of 29 and over 15,000 citations. His main research interests are in consumer behaviour and branding with a focus on leisure, tourism, hospitality, marketing education and social marketing. His research and teaching has been recognised for its excellence in the attainment of a number of awards including seven best papers in track at well recognised conferences. John’s expertise is also in applied research with over 100 applied research projects undertaken with local, state and federal governments as well as small, medium and large business organisations, including obtaining two ARC linkage grants. John is an experienced, hardworking and enthusiastic academic who delivers strong, collaborative and supportive leadership, leading to quality teaching, quality research and positive administrative outcomes. John is also an Adjunct Professor at Abu Dhabi University
Leadership and Academic
Chief Executive Officer
Dr Mariah Nakintu
Chief Operating Officer
Ms Aimee HuangFu
Professor John Hall
Learning and Teaching Committee
Professor John Hall
Chair and Dean
Dr Isra Sarfraz
Dr Mariah Nakintu
Dr Michael Baron
Ms Aimee HuangFu
Dr Afrooz Purarjomand