The Victorian International Education Advisory Council (IEAC) is a non-statutory committee that advises the Minister for Trade and Investment on issues and policies relating to Victoria’s international education sector.
The IEAC provides strategic advice on risks and opportunities for a more innovative and competitive international education sector, supports implementation and review of the government’s international education policy, and provides consultation through member stakeholder networks.
Since 2020-21, the IEAC has been playing a critical role advising government on sector stabilisation and recovery. This includes contributing to the successful implementation of short-term recovery initiatives, the development of Victoria’s International Education Recovery Plan 2025 and the establishment of Victoria’s Commitment to Action: improving international student employment outcomes.
The members of the IEAC are:
The Hon John Brumby AO (Chair)
Chancellor, La Trobe University
Ms Linda Brown
President and CEO, Torrens University Australia
Ms Carolyn Chong
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global and Engagement), Federation University
Ms Frances Coppolillo
CEO, Melbourne Polytechnic
Ms Michelle Hoodbhoy
Director Transnational Education and Channel Management, Monash University
Mr Joshua Nester
Managing Director, SEEK Investments
Mr Layton Pike
Interim Executive Director International, RMIT University
Mr Derek Scott
Principal and CEO, Haileybury
Dr Celina Yu
Managing Director, Global Business College of Australia
Council Chair and members with the Minister for Trade and Investment, Tim Pallas MP, and DJSIR Deputy Secretary and CEO Invest Victoria, Danni Jarrett.
From left to right: Ms Carolyn Chong, Mr Layton Pike, Ms Michelle Hoodbhoy, Ms Linda Brown, The Hon John Brumby AO (Chair), Mr Derek Scott, Tim Pallas MP, Ms Danni Jarrett, Ms Frances Coppolillo, Dr Celina Yu.