New South Wales Region Engagement Committee

Focus Areas

Executive Education

  • Future of Work series
  • Development of programs and calendar (e.g. Crisis Management program)
  • Partnerships with industry
  • Funding for sales and marketing of programs

Student Retention

  • Pathways to Success program
  • Executive Coach in Residence program
  • Sydney Learning and Teaching Week (including Future of Higher Education Forum)

Industry Engagement

  • Co-hosting events with industry bodies
  • Alumni events – mentor opportunities, connecting current students with alumni

Potential Focus Areas

Indigenous Engagement

  • Supporting the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Orientation Week cultural immersion programs

Social Innovation

  • Social Innovation Hub in the basement – incubator program with industry coaches
  • Explore partnership opportunities

Growth and expansion

  • Countries Universities Centre – opening distance education sites in Goulburn, Broken Hill and the Blue Mountains
  • Additional building/campus – keep 400 Kent St but look at new sites
  • Sydney Excellence in Research Week

Prospective Domestic Students

  • Provide strategic advice and direction for the marketing and promotion of the new allied health clinic and programs with a focus on targeting domestic students


Mr Richard Batterley (Chair)
Managing Director - Relationship Alliance

Mr Phillip Cenere (Deputy Chair)
Associate Vice-Chancellor (New South Wales Region) - CQUni

Ms Alison Hensley (Secretary)
Business Support Officer - CQUni

Dr Sue Craig
Managing Director - Transformance Group; CQUni alumnus

Mr Phil Crenigan
Managing Director - Executive Turning Point

Mr Chris Gray
Managing Director - ICON International Communications

Ms Sharon Williams
CEO - Taurus Marketing

Mr Kumar R Parakala
Managing Director - Technova

Dr Matthew Minehan
Adjunct Professor - NSW Police Sergeant

Emeritus Professor Robert Castle
CQUniversity Council Member

Mr Warren Bingham
Executive Chairman - MedTech International

Mr Ken Zulumovski
Managing Director - Gamarada Universal Indigenous Resources