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.