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 Sreet 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.


Vacant (Chair)

Mr Shehan Thampapillai (Deputy Chair)
Associate Vice-Chancellor (New South Wales Region), CQUniversity

Ms Alison Hensley (Secretary)
Business Support Officer, CQUniversity

Mr Phil Crenigan
Managing Director, Executive Turning Point

Dr Sue Craig
Managing Director, Transformance Group, CQUniversity Alumnus

Mr Kumar R Parakala
Global Digital Leader, GHD

Mr Ken Zulumovski
Managing Director, Gamarada Universal Indigenous Resources

Dr Ann Sardesai
Senior Lecturer Accounting, School of Business and Law, CQUniversity

Mr Shirish Pandey
CQUniversity student

Mr Cristiano Lima
Head of Research, Student Edge

Mr Jeffrey Bachi
Aboriginal Mental Health Counselling Specialist, Beyond Blue

Ms Michelle Bonner
Career Support Coordinator, Dress for Success Sydney

Mr Duncan Taylor
Chief Executive and Director, County Universities Centre

Mr Vik Singh
General Manager Asia Pacific, Hotcourses Group