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Executive Team

The Executive Management Team at William Angliss Institute consists of:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Two Directors
  • Two Associate Directors

Nicholas Hunt
Chief Executive Officer

The CEO is responsible for providing the strategic leadership of the Institute by working with the Board of Directors and the Executive Management team to ensure that William Angliss Institute provides high quality innovative education and training from Certificate to Degree level programs that meet the needs of the industry and is attractive to local, national and international students.

The CEO is accountable to the Board of Directors for the effective overall management of the Institute and for conformity with policies agreed upon by the Board. The CEO has full responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Institute in accordance with the Institute's strategic plan, current operational plan as well as annual operating and capital expenditure budgets.

The position works co-operatively with Government to implement state and national policies and is responsible for ensuring government agreements and requirements such as planning frameworks are achieved.

A key aspect of the CEO's role is to drive and develop the Institute's industry focus at both a strategic and operational level, ensuring the efficient use of resources in meeting the needs of stakeholders and clients. This includes driving change to support the Institute's effectiveness and accountability.

The CEO works with the Executive team to develop opportunities for innovative and flexible foods, tourism and hospitality industry focused vocational education and training programs locally, nationally and internationally.


Wayne Crosbie
Director International and Business Development

The primary focus of the Institute's International and Business Development division is to identify and develop commercial opportunities domestically and internationally and to implement a strategy throughout the Institute of both nationalisation and internationalisation.

Nationally, the Institute establishes relationships and training contracts with key clients within the food service, retail food, hotel, travel, resorts, gaming and other related industry sectors. The Division's delivery of work based training programs, through a range of training and assessment strategies, assists with the development of and support to industry and government initiatives, with training also extended to remote locations within Australia and a special focus on Indigenous programs.

The division's International area is responsible for both the recruitment of overseas students into accredited Institute Higher Education Degree and VET programs, for identifying, developing, implementing and managing new offshore opportunities and projects.

The Institutes' international activities have developed strategic partnerships with joint campuses education providers in China, Malaysia and Thailand, operating a Continuing Education and Training Centre (CET) in Singapore in partnership the Singapore Government Workforce Development Agency, with regional forums such as the ASEAN Secretariat, government organisations such as the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, global hotel chains such as Hilton Worldwide, the InterContinental Hotels Group and a range of education and training organisations.


Eileen Sargent
Director Corporate (CFO)

The Corporate Division provides financial and business analysis, information technology, marketing and communications, student services, strategy, risk management and governance, property and procurement leadership and services to the Institute.

The Finance Department provides regular financial reporting, forecasts and analysis to the Executive, Board and external parties, as well as managing the cash position of the institute and maintaining the asset register and the Institute's payroll function.

The Property and Procurement Services department maintains Institute buildings on multiple sites and is responsible for managing capital works, building and equipment maintenance, site cleaning and campus security, purchasing and procurement and the commercial activities of the Conference Centre, Café 555 and the Bakeshop.

The Marketing and Communications Department manages the Institute's marketing and brand strategies, student recruitment, public relations, advertising, digital marketing, production and design, corporate communications and stakeholder engagement.

The Learning and Information Services department (Student Services) provides a comprehensive and high quality range of student and information services including the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), E-Learning Support (including student portal maintenance and development), Copyright, Disability, Counselling, Learning Advisors and Student Opportunities. The Student Opportunities team provides programs and activities to enhance the student and graduate experience, boost engagement and drive career outcomes.

Corporate Governance and Risk maintain policies and procedures to ensure a level of accountability, integrity and transparency regarding the Institute's corporate affairs, including processes to facilitate Freedom of Information, protected disclosures, privacy obligations, insurance coverage and maintenance of the risk management framework.

The Information Technology Services Department manages the Institute's IT infrastructure, business applications' support, IT security and strategy, and provides technical support.

The Corporate Division also provides research, analysis and other data for the Institute's strategic and related planning processes. It prepares and responds to reports for the Executive and the Board as required.


Dr Paul Whitelaw
Associate Director Higher Education and Quality

The quality area is responsible for supporting teaching areas to comply with the various State and Commonwealth compliance frameworks by which the Institute is registered to deliver both Vocational and Higher Education courses. This involves establishing, maintaining and documenting policies, procedures and systems that ensure that the Institute's courses are of the highest standard and meet both State and Commonwealth legislative and regulatory requirements. The Higher Education area is responsible for the delivery of Higher Education courses offered by the Institute. The Faculty currently has a portfolio of 16 undergraduate degrees across the Institute's four specialist areas; foods, tourism, hospitality and events. It also offers a Masters degree in Food Systems and Gastronomy and in 2018 launches the Masters of Philosophy programs. The Faculty is also seeking permission to accredit and deliver its own bachelors and masters level courses.