Our Executive Team


Phillip Cenere


Phillip Cenere FAIM GAICD is an experienced and seasoned C-Suite executive with demonstrated success in strategic management of large and complex world-class institutions.

For more than 20 years he has served in senior leadership roles including as Associate Vice Chancellor, CEO, Executive Dean and Professor. During this time, he has made a distinguished service to higher education management, the business professions and executive education through his governance roles, fostering professional and business ethics education and volunteering for charitable and not-for-profit causes.

Phillip’s most recent appointments include serving as CEO of Australian Vision Research, Executive Dean, Professor and CEO of the Australian Institute of Business Intelligence and Associate Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus (NSW) for CQ University.

Phillip has served on the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ (AICD) NSW Council as well as the institute’s National Education Advisory Committee, Curriculum Development Committee (responsible for the flagship Company Directors Course) and Director Professional Development Committee. He has also served on the councils and committees of the Banking and Finance Oath, RDA Sydney, Australian Business Deans Council, Australia China Business Council, Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM), Public Relations Institute of Australia, Early Bird Marketplace and as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development Australia (CEDA).





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Dr Matthew Minehan

Head of Research, Ethics and Scholarship

Dr Matthew Minehan has held various academic positions during a career spanning nearly two decades, including Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame (Australia) and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Charles Sturt University’s Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security. His areas of expertise include ethics and evidence-based criminology.

Dr Minehan also has considerable public sector experience with a focus on interagency collaboration. In 2020, Dr Minehan was awarded a fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (Australia) to research international ethics and misconduct prevention training and strategies.

His academic qualifications include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, the University of Sydney (2007).
  • Master of Studies in Practical Ethics with Distinction, the University of Oxford (2022).
  • Master of Studies in Applied Criminology and Police Management, the University of Cambridge (2020).
  • Master of Education with Merit (Higher Education), the University of Sydney (2007).
  • Master of Criminology, the University of Sydney (2011).
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours Class I – Philosophy), the University of Sydney (2003).
  • Associate Degree in Policing Practice with Distinction, Charles Sturt University (2009).




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Ala Altaani

Director of International
and Student Recruitment

Ala Altaani is an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working in international higher education. He is skilled in Business Development, Strategic Planning, Marketing Management, Business Planning, Analytical Skills, Coaching, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

His academic qualifications include:

  • Master of Business Administration (2019 – present), UNSW
  • Graduate Diploma in Migration Law and Practice (present), UTS
  • Master of Applied Linguistics, Functioal Grammar (2010 – 2011), University of Sydney
  • Bachelor’s degree, English for Specific Purposes 2002 – 2005), Jordan University of Science and Technology




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