Management & Governance

The governance framework for the Navitas Professional Institute Pty Ltd (NPI) trading as Australian College of Applied Professions (ACAP) is set out below:

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the Corporate Governing Body of the Australian College of Applied Professions (ACAP), with overall responsibility for the College, including its finances, strategic direction and governance.

The Directors are:

  • Professor Peter Ryan – Independent Chair
  • Mr Joseph Anthonysz – Executive Director
  • Ms Lucy Schulz – Executive Director
  • Mr Matthew Evans – Executive Director
  • Dr Judy Szekeres – Independent Director

The Academic Board

The Board of Directors has delegated to ACAP’s Academic Board responsibility for the oversight of academic matters. While the Academic Board reports to the Board of Directors, its consideration of academic matters is conducted separately from meetings of the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors has delegated to the Academic Board authority to form the following committees to assist it in the discharge its functions:

  • Learning and Teaching Committee (LTC)
  • Research and Scholarship Committee (RSC)
  • Student-Staff Consultative Committees (SSCC)

The following standing committees of Academic Board report through the LTC:

  • Courses Committees
  • Assessment Panels
  • Student Progression Panels
  • External Examiners Panel

The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) as a standing committee of Academic Board reports through the RSC.

The Course Approval Committee is a non-standing committee of Academic Board.

College Management

The College has an Executive Management Team under the leadership of the Chief Executive Officer.

The Executive Management Team has the following members:

  • Chief Executive Officer, Mr George Garrop
  • Dean, Dr Christopher Klopper
  • Associate Dean – Learning & Teaching, Professor Kathryn Nicholson Perry
  • Commercial Director – Finance & Systems, Ms Kelly Colless
  • General Manager of Sales, Mr Brand Homer
  • International Director of Student Recruitment, Ms Novelle Spragg
  • Head of Growth (Marketing), Mr Matt Langler
  • Head of Brand (Marketing), Ms Lisa Papallo
  • Director of Engagement, Ms Jane McPhee
  • Associate Director of Admissions, Ms Lydia Caplygin
  • Associate Director of Domestic Student Recruitment, Mr Ryan Costa
  • Campus Manager – Adelaide, Ms Leanne Fardone
  • Campus Manager – Byron Bay, Mr Ben Funnell
  • Campus Manager – Melbourne, Dr Andrew O’Brien
  • Campus Manager – Perth, Mr Dean Pearson
  • Campus Manager – Sydney, Mr Geoff Brooke-Smith

Organisational Structure

ACAP Management and the Directorate of Academic Services are identified in the respective organisational charts:

Statements of Financial Standing

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