Prof Graham Webb

Chair Board of Governance IIBIT Education Group

Prof Graham Webb, Chair Board of Governance IIBIT Education Group Professor Graham Webb is a former Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of New England in Australia where he had overall responsibility for the academic activities of the University and acted as Vice-Chancellor for extended periods.

His previous career includes eleven years at Monash University in Australia where he was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Quality) and CEO of Monash College Pty Ltd (a wholly owned company of the University comprising six educational businesses); eleven years at the University of Otago in New Zealand; six years at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica; and, seven years at the University of Ulster in Ireland.

He holds the qualifications of BA Honours, MSc, PhD with distinction and PGCE. Graham has authored and edited nine books and numerous book chapters and journal articles concerning the theory and practice of teaching and learning in higher education, organisational and staff development. He is an Editorial Advisory Board member for five international journals.

Graham has played an active role internationally in quality assurance and improvement. He chaired the first and subsequent audits for the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) and is a trainer, auditor or consultant for national accreditation and audit agencies in six countries. In 2008, he received the Australian Higher Education Quality Award. Graham is retained as senior advisor to a number of higher education providers and consultancies and undertakes mainly academic quality related consultancies on a part-time basis. He retains an Adjunct Professorial appointment at the University of New England.

Dr Vernon Crew

Member Board of Governance IIBIT Education Group

Dr. Vernon Crew is an international education consultant, continuing a career in education at all levels and in a variety of contexts, working in the United Kingdom, Zambia, Hong Kong and Australia, all for substantial periods, together with short-term consultancies and secondments elsewhere in Africa, North America, Asia and the Pacific Rim. His experience includes teaching in schools and higher education institutions, long-term service as Principal of an international school in Zambia and as Head of the School of English at the principal teacher training institution in Hong Kong, founding Head of the Centre for International Education at the Hong Kong Institute of Education and Director, English Language and International Services at the University of New England.

His current area of focus is tertiary education leadership, governance and management, with a particular interest in change capability development and institutional quality assurance, driven by substantial experience in auditing and upgrading tertiary institutions

Assoc Prof Ruth Schubert

Member Board of Governance IIBIT Education Group

Ruth Schubert joined the LH Martin Institute in 2014 as the Program Director, VET and has since been appointed Associate Director.

Ruth has experience in private RTOs, the schooling sector, Universities, and most recently 15 years in executive positions in TAFE Institutes. Ruth has had several stints as a Managing Director, TAFE SA Regional. Ruth was instrumental in the process of TAFE SA Regional winning the State and National 2011 Large Training Provider of the year. Ruth’s considerable expertise in the Vocational and Training Sector includes executive education and corporate roles.

Ruth served as a member, then Deputy Chair and Chair for the Limestone Coast RDA Board for 5 years. Ruth has been a Director of the Stand liked Stone Foundation since 2004, and now serves as Deputy Chair of the foundation. Ruth is an inaugural member of the Governor's Leadership Foundation, graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was awarded a Premier’s Award for Postgraduate Research into Lifelong Learning 2001.

Ruth’s research interests are in leadership, social capital, building successful communities and the structure and positioning of the Tertiary Education sector. Ruth is currently leads two major research projects, the first profiling institutional diversity of vocational education providers across Australia, and the other investigating quality teaching in the Victorian VET sector.