Management

Learn more about our team of highly qualified and experienced staff

Dr Paul Adams

BA (Hons), PhD

Principal and CEO

Paul is an experienced higher education professional who is skilled in academic management, governance, compliance and research. His experience in the Australian higher education system, both public universities and private higher education providers, is extensive. He has a deep understanding of the sectors’ legislation and regulation, and has managed the creation of a new private higher education provider.

A recipient of teaching awards at the University of New England, Paul was also recognised by the NSW state government for his contribution to community, communication and culture.

After working for several years as a lecturer in media and communication at the University of New England, Paul joined the private sector where he has held a variety of senior administrative positions. He was previously Dean at Raffles College of Design and Commerce. Prior to that he was Academic Director at Polytechnic Institute Australia, and he was also the Manager Governance, QA and Compliance at Asia Pacific International College, and Deputy Chair of the Academic Board at Elite Education Institute.

Dr Margaret Drever

BCom, GradDipTechEdu, MEc, PhD, FCPA

Academic Dean

Margaret has been involved with a number of Higher Education Providers; Australian School of Accounting, Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy, King’s Own Institute, Charles Sturt Study Centre (Study Group) and Sydney Campus of Business and Information Technology.

Her role previously with Australian School of Accounting was that as Chair of Academic Board. Her position with King’s Own Institute was that of Academic Director/Deputy Dean and was also part of the Academic Board. At Charles Sturt Study Centre her roles were Academic Director for Accounting and Business (Sydney and Melbourne) as well as Adjunct Associate Professor with Charles Sturt University.

Prior to moving into the Higher Education Providers sector Margaret worked as an academic at Southern Cross University, University of NSW (ATAX) and has been a TAFE teacher in Sydney and Coffs Harbour.

She worked as an accountant for Boral in Sydney, for a number of years before moving into the academic world once obtaining a Graduate Diploma in Technical Education and Masters in Accounting and Entrepreneurship.

Contributions to the wider community is that she is a Fellow of CPA Australia and served on NSW Divisional Council from 2004 to 2012 and was NSW President in 2011. She was the President of Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ) 2009/2010 and served on the International Council of Small Business (ICSB) for a number of years and as Director at Large and Senior Vice President of Programs in 2009.

Margaret’s passion is to pass on her knowledge to students and ensure that they engage in lifelong learning and get involved with a profession. This has been demonstrated in addition to what is mentioned above but also by starting mentoring programs at Southern Cross University and Charles Sturt Study Centre and writing a workbook and textbook in accounting theory with John Wiley & Sons.