Our Team

Management Team

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Charles Shiao

Times Education Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Ms. May Wunnacharoensri

Managing Director & Principal Executive Officer
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Mr. Attila Gaspar

Chief Compliance Officer & Principal Executive Officer
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Heidi Reid

Chief Academic Officer
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Dr. Tshepiso Makara

Principal Executive Officer
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Ms. Ivy Chung

Chief Operation Officer
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Mr. Jonathan Huang

Chief Public Relations Officer
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Ms. Gia Jia

Chief Financial Officer

IIBT Board of Governors

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CR Mel Congerton

Deputy Mayor, City of Swan

Mel Congerton is a Deputy Mayor at the City of Swan, where he previously served for 16years, including four years as Deputy Mayor. Cr Mel is passionate about delivering positive outcomes to residents in the Whiteman Ward and the broader City of Swan.Cr Mel is also a small business owner, and is committed to supporting local businesses to ensure that they thrive and reach their full potential.

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Graham Quirk

Former 16th Lord Mayor of Brisbane (2011-2019)

After thirty-four years in public life including eight years as Lord Mayor of Brisbane, GrahamQuirk resigned from office in 2019 to pursue other interests and have more family time. Since leaving the role as Lord Mayor, Graham has been appointed to the Board of InfrastructureAustralia and to the Board of Racing Queensland. He is also CEO of Grace Education andMigration.

As Lord Mayor of Brisbane Graham Quirk introduced a number of initiatives relating to the promotion of International Students including an Ambassador Program and Conducted severalInternational Student Friendship Ceremonies generally attended by around 700 students on each occasion.

Graham Quirk was also Chairman of the Council of Mayors of South East Queensland for 8years. He oversaw an Olympics 2032 Preferability and Full Feasibility study for South EastQueensland which has now resulted in Federal and State Government support for the bid.Graham was continuing to support the bid in a voluntary capacity pre Covid 19.Graham is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Dr. Tshepiso Makara

Principal Executive Officer

Dr Tshepiso Makara has over 15 years of experience in Tertiary Education teaching and assessment, research, leadership and industry engagement. Specialising in Finance,Accounting, Economics and Entrepreneurship, Tshepiso has held various Academic positions at several universities and Higher Education Private Providers in Australia and overseas.

Tshepiso has extensive knowledge in tertiary education leadership and management. She is also involved in ongoing cross-university research collaborations with local universities and international universities, and has several ABDC A-ranked journal publications. Prior to joining Academia, Tshepiso worked as an Auditor for the Botswana Unified Revenue Services as well as an International Trade Officer for First National Bank Botswana.On a more personal level, Tshepiso is a mother to two teenage boys and sings in the church worship team.

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Dr. Tracy Hopkins

Doctorate in Business Administration, MBA, Master of Training and Development

Dr Tracy Hopkins is a creative achiever with a wide range of experiences, qualifications, and interests. Tracy has an in-depth understanding of business strategic moves and its management as she has built and sold businesses in the past 20 years including an RTO anda student recruitment agent. Besides this, Tracy has served in school, business, and RTO boards.

She has won several business awards over the years for her business, demonstrating her credibility in business. Tracy is currently working as a Project Manager for Helping MindsRecovery College and has been a Sessional Academic at Curtin University for eight years teaching in the School of Management.She holds a Doctorate in Business Administration, MBA, Master of Training and Development,Post-graduate Diploma in Social Science (Developmental Studies), Bachelor of Social Science(Children and Family Studies) and CIV 40116 TAE.

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Mathilda Joubert

Director of Excellence and Innovation at Sheridan College, Perth

Mathilda Joubert is Director of Excellence and Innovation at Sheridan College, Perth. She is an experienced educational leader, Board Director, advisor, trainer, lecturer, consultant and researcher, specialising in creativity and innovation, curriculum development, teaching and learning, learning theory, process improvement and the management of change. She brings strong expertise in higher education compliance, accreditation, course development, course review and higher education management acquired through serving in a range of higher education roles at Warwick University, theOpen University, the University of London, Edith Cowan University and Sheridan College.

Mathilda has been a long-term advisor to the Australian, Lithuanian and British governments on creativity in education, including serving as the expert advisor for Critical and Creative Thinking Skills to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. She currently serves on the WesternAustralian Executive of the Australian Council for Educational Leadership, is an accredited SchoolImprovement Advisor for the Australian Council for Educational Research, a Director of GeelongBaptist College and a reviewer for the International Journal of Educational Research and the ThinkingSkills and Creativity Journal. She is a strategic thinker with strong business acumen and experience of running own business and securing/managing multiple funded grants and projects.

Mathilda is a true cross-disciplinarian with multiple VET, Bachelor and Master degree qualifications in diverse fields including music, languages, education, cognitive neuropsychology and business, and currently completing her PhD in Education at the University of Western Australia. She has published widely on creativity and innovation and is a regular speaker at academic and industry conferences. Ona more personal level, Mathilda is a committed Christian, happily married, mum of two teenagers and enjoys singing in the West Australian Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

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Grace Yu

Grace Education Founder/ Brisbane Lord Mayor's Charitable Trust Ambassador

As the Founder of Grace Education, Grace is well known for her breadth of knowledge and expertise in international education. Grace has been actively involved in promoting international education, servicing the local community and assisting numerous new migrants and their families.

Grace’s philosophy is to treat others with sincerity and help others with knowledge and wisdom. Since founding, Grace Education has been able to help tens of thousands of international students prepare for their studies in Australia.

Grace has constantly been involved in helping and promoting the local Chinese and Taiwanese communities in Brisbane. In 2015 she was appointed as an Ambassador of the Brisbane Lord Mayor’sCharitable Trust (LMCT). As an ambassador of LMCT, Grace organized many community fundraising events that provided support to many disadvantaged communities. Grace was elected as President of the Australian Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce Queensland (ATCCQ) in 2019.Now, even after 26 years, Grace continues to follow her passion of helping those in need with the vision of expanding Grace Education even more globally to help more of those in need.

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Charles Shiao

Times Education Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Mr Charles Shiao, Founder and CEO of Times Education since 2014, and Director of its individual colleges. Times Education disseminates advanced education concepts with the core of education training, consulting, educational resource development, project planning and promotion. It controls and operates one Higher Education, five Australian accredited Vocational Colleges and two ELICOSInstitutes with campuses across Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.Charles’ vast experience within this sector includes student recruitment, developing articulation pathways to universities, project management for offshore partnerships and business development which have all contributed to a comprehensive understanding of the industry at both the operational and strategic levels.Charles’ advocacy for change and innovation has led to many new projects and developments within the Group. He aims to bring his years of experience to bear on expanding Times Education’s role in-servicing its communities, and exploring how the education group can also improve opportunities for international students from all walks of life.