Senior Management

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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 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.