Board of Directors

The governing body of Stanley International College Pty Ltd (trading as Stanley College) is the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors provides a mechanism to separate ownership, governance and management of the College. It provides independent business, financial, higher education and vocational training expertise and advice at the highest level of decision-making and sets vision, mission and strategic goals, and ensures that the College continues to meet its legal, regulatory, financial and social obligations and responsibilities. Importantly, the Board includes a majority of external directors.

The Board of Directors also appoints the College’s President to assist in the day-to-day running of the College. The President convenes the Executive Management Committee, which implements policy and administrative matters relating to their functional areas of responsibility within the College.

Board of Directors

Suzanne Ardagh
INDEPENDENT CHAIR, BOARD OF DIRECTORS INDEPENDENT MEMBER, AUDIT & RISK COMMITTEE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, BUSINESS EXPERTISE
Suzanne is a management executive, Director and business leader with more than 30 years of international business experience. Her career has spanned diplomacy, corporate affairs, the executive education and professional associations. She has an extensive background in business development, strategic marketing, communications, international affairs and corporate governance. Suzanne has lived and worked in Europe, Latin America and most recently in South East Asia, where she established the international arm of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Qualification

Master of Business Administration, RMIT University (Melbourne);
Graduate Diploma of Business, Edith Cowan University;
Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Australia

Professor Mark Israel
INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR, CHAIR OF ACADEMIC BOARD ACADEMIC EXPERTISE
Mark has extensive experience in higher education governance. In 2019, he was appointed Dean Learning and Teaching, College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education, Murdoch University. He was a professor at Flinders University and then Winthrop Professor at the University of Western Australia. Mark provides advice to public and private higher education institutions and government organizations in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. He is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, all in the United Kingdom. Mark also received the Australian Prime Minister’s University Teacher of the Year award in 2004.

Qualification

Doctorate in Sociology, Oxford University
MA (Law) and MPhil (Criminology), University of Cambridge
Master of Educational Studies, Flinders University

Fellowships

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (UK)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK)
Principal Fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK)

Alberto A Tassone
PRESIDENT ENTREPRENEUR LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE
Alberto started his career in hospitality and graduated from the Swiss Hotel Management School in Lucerne (Switzerland) in 1994. He further pursued his international hotel management career in Asia for about 5 years. In 2001, Alberto decided to leave the Hospitality industry to focus on his teaching career. He joined the Stanley International College team in 2009 as Director of Education and in January 2010, he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer. He has held that position ever since. In his capacity as CEO and now President, Alberto provides strategic leadership for Stanley International College (with over 2000 number of students), and contributes to continuous improvement in line with the College’s vision and mission statements. He has also established and maintained relationships with industry, government, President/CEO networks, Higher Education Providers (HEP)s and Universities.

Qualification

Master of Business Administration,Curtin University of Technology;
Graduate Diploma of Educational Assessment,Measurement and Evaluation, University of Western Australia

Arthur Griffiths
INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR CHAIR OF AUDIT & RISK COMMITTEE AUDIT AND RISK, ACCOUNTING & FINANCE EXPERTISE
Arthur has more than 40 years of experience in audit and risk management, and financial accounting and reporting across government and corporate sectors. He has resumed the Chief Financial Officer position for many substantial organizations including Curtin University and various Education and Health Departments of Western Australia and. During 7 years at Curtin University between1997-2003, he was extensively involved in financial planning, forecasting, reporting and governance for a major academic institution at a time of major changes for the sector in moving from reliance on government funding to generating their own income primarily from overseas students and offshore programs. Arthur has also been working as a lecturer/tutor across all key accounting subjects since 2005 for Notre Dame (WA), Curtin and Murdoch universities.

Qualification

Bachelor of Business (Accounting major);
Fellow of Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants (FCPA);
Public Practice Certificate Australia

Neil Fernandes
INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR INDEPENDENT MEMBER, VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COUNCIL EXPERTISE IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING
Neil Fernandes is a highly experienced education executive with a career that has spanned more than 30 years in the vocational and public education sector in Western Australia. He was Managing Director of the Central Institute of Technology, between 2005 and 2016, and prior to that appointment, the Deputy Director-General (Training) in the Department of Education and Training. Neil currently consults on education and training policy and strategy. He is a member of the Training Accreditation Council of WA; Chair of the International Education Advisory Committee of the WA Schools Curriculum and Standards Authority; Board Member of the Engineering Institute of Technology and a Council Member of the LH Martin Institute at the University of Melbourne.

Qualification

Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy), University of Western Australia

Fellowships
Honorary Senior Fellow, LH Martin Institute, University of Melbourne

Dhyan Singh
VICE PRESIDENT CORPORATE SERVICES & OPERATIONS VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) AND RTO MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE
Dhyan established Stanley International College in August 2008 with three other colleagues, which initially offered only business and hospitality courses. Dhyan has further been appointed as the Director of Corporate Services and Operations which he undertakes the role of defining long-term strategic goals, proposing and presenting new business opportunities for Stanley International College. He maintains extensive knowledge of legislation governing Vocational Education, Higher Education, Migration, Student Visa and Government Funded Programs and reports upcoming changes to the Board of Directors. He critically analyses political, socioeconomic and environmental events that may impact Stanley International College's future and assists the Board to make informed strategic decisions.

Qualification

Master of Electrical Engineering, University of South Australia;
Bachelor in Electrical Engineering, Maharshi Dayanand University, India