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 teaching and learning 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.