Senior Management

Learn more about our team of highly qualified and experienced staff

Dr. Chivonne Algeo


Principal and CEO

Chivonne has held management positions with Australian universities and leading multi-national organisations.  Her most recent role at Monash University was Vice-President of the Academic Board, and Program Director where she developed, managed and delivered several online and on-campus degrees.  Her previous role as a Course Director at the University of Technology Sydney was recognised with teaching and research awards and saw the introduction of multi-disciplinary specialisations to meet industry needs.

Her scholastic capability is built on 20 years of professional experience working across a range of sectors for corporates, government and other organisations in Indo-Asia and Australia.  Chivonne’s network of connections and international best practice is built on her roles in corporate finance with Lend Lease, business development with AMP, and the establishment of integrative medical centres for Eu Yan Sang.

Contributions that provide a benefit to the wider community include the development of self-determination programs with Indigenous People; Chair of the Women’s Housing Company; Vice President Australasia for the Action Learning Action Research Association; and NSW President, National Secretary, Chair of the Knowledge and Research Council, and Chair of the Council of Fellows for the Australian Institute of Project Management, resulting in a Life Fellowship award.

Chivonne is passionate about enabling the transformation of future leaders through a comprehensive and holistic approach to teaching and engagement.  Chivonne’s management of award-winning and accredited teaching programs have advanced students’ careers, and the many people involved in her partnership programs with industry, professional associations and community organisations.

Dr. Venkatesh Mahadevan


Academic Dean

Dr Venkatesh Mahadevan has over three decades of multinational higher education and industry experience in India, Malaysia, UK and New Zealand, with the last 12 years in senior education management in Australia. These roles include Vice Principal and Dean (Academic Affairs) at Queen Anne School of Management (QASM); Senior Academic Excellence Manager – University Partnerships at the Australian Technical and Management College (ATMC); Head, School of Business at Melbourne Institute of Technology (MIT); Deputy Dean (Academic) at Asia Pacific International College (APIC); and Program Head, Swinburne University of Technology (SUT).

Venkatesh is a leader in Management Information Systems (MIS) and higher education learning and teaching enhancement. He has pro-actively managed the student life cycle, from marketing and recruitment to engagement, progression, and intervention. Venkatesh has gone beyond compliance requirements to assure quality of academic programs with agencies such as TEQSA, ESOS, ASQA, ACS, AASCB, ACCA, CPA, and EQUIS. His reputation at a national and international level are evident in refereed publications on business information, Information Technology (IT), and the interface with business.

Dr. Dinuja Perera

B.B.Mgt (Acc), MBA, PhD, MIPA

Program Coordinator (Accounting)

Dr Dinuja Perera received her PhD in Accounting in 2016 from the Macquarie University, Sydney. She was also a lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance at Macquarie University before joining the ASA. She has two decades of experience teaching Accounting in Sri Lanka and in Australia. Her research interest is in International Financial Reporting Standards, and she has published many research articles in refereed journals.

Mr. Warren Roberts

Indigenous Advisor

Warren is a proud Thunghutti and Bundjalung man who founded YARN Australia in 2007. He has extensive experience working with Original Sovereign Nations of Australia having worked for NGO’s, universities, as well as local, state and federal government. Warren has been fortunate enough to work alongside esteemed elders from Original Sovereign Nations of Australia, which has encouraged him to reflect on the importance of respecting cultural protocols.

Mr. Richard Foster

Migration Advisor

Mr Richard Foster, Grad. Dip. Law, MBA, is our internal migration advisor who offers free advice to current and newly graduated students requiring information about their visas, visa options, and other migration matters. In addition to his legal qualifications, Richard holds a Master of Business Administration from La Trobe University (Melbourne) and has enjoyed an extensive legal career over 25 years. Accredited to practice migration law, and as an authorised ASIC agent, Richard is able to provide advice on all migration matters including skilled and graduate visas, partner and other family visas, business and investment migration, as well as humanitarian and protection visas. Richard also acts on complex cases and migration appeals.

In his spare time, Richard enjoys bird-watching, origami, appreciating art, and experiencing diverse cultures in his travels.