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International Education Advisory Board

May 2, 2024 11:39 am
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May 24, 2024 05:00pm


NSW International Education Advisory Board (6 positions)

The NSW International Education Advisory Board (IEAB) seeks to appoint six new board members to serve under the following designations:

  1. An independent senior industry expert (to serve as Chair)
  2. A Sydney-based Vice-Chancellor
  3. CEO, Peak Body (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students [ELICOS])
  4. CEO, Peak Body (Independent Tertiary Education)
  5. CEO, Student Accommodation Peak Body
  6. CEO, EdTech Peak Body

About the IEAB

The IEAB provides expert insight and opinion on Study NSW’s strategic direction, key performance indicators and business plan.



  • provides expert advice and insight into matters affecting the NSW international education and research sector
  • identifies opportunities and challenges to foster sustainable growth of the NSW international education and research sector, including ways to build stakeholder engagement and commitment in delivering long-term sector development needs
  • advises on the Study NSW annual business plan and key performance indicators, including input and advice on proposed core initiatives and partner initiatives as they arise
  • reviews the outcomes of the annual business plan and progress against key performance indicators.

Appointment of members and accountability

Members are appointed by the Minister with portfolio responsibility for Study NSW for a period of two years, with the opportunity to extend in two-year increments for a period of up to 10 years, in line with the IEAB Charter.

In conjunction with Study NSW, the Board provides the Minister with portfolio responsibility for Study NSW with an annual report on its activities.

The Secretary with portfolio responsibility for Study NSW can direct the Board to consider specific issues for future reference relating to international education and research and seek its assistance on priority government initiatives.

These positions are not financially remunerated.

How To Apply

Successful candidates

Successful candidates must possess:

  • expertise and understanding of the international education sector
  • awareness of the sector’s social, economic, and political context locally and globally
  • capacity to influence and negotiate on behalf of the sector
  • understanding of legal, ethical, fiduciary, and financial responsibilities
  • strategic expertise, critical thinking, and proven judgment
  • experience in oversight of achievement of outcomes and results
  • the highest levels of integrity and honesty
  • board experience and ability to foster productive discussions and outcomes.

Candidates should add to the reputation, prominence and standing of the role and IEAB and be able to represent the interests of the international education sector as a whole.

The successful candidates must not have any conflicts of interest that would jeopardise their capacity to be independent.

Additional information: Chair, IEAB

The IEAB Chair occupies the board position of “independent senior industry expert” and presides at all meetings of the Board. It is the responsibility of the Chair to conduct the meeting in an orderly manner.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Chair is responsible for leading the activities of the IEAB. The Chair’s responsibilities may include:

  • ensuring that the board or committee performs its functions in line with the IEAB Charter
  • facilitating the conduct of meetings to allow frank, open and productive discussion
  • ensuring individual members make an effective contribution
  • developing the capability of IEAB members
  • facilitating the flow of information to members and stakeholders
  • liaising with the relevant Ministers, Secretaries and Executives
  • reviewing the performance and contribution of members
  • ensuring that appropriate secretariat support is provided.

Secretariat support for the Chair is provided by Study NSW in line with the IEAB Charter and the roles and functions of Study NSW.

How to apply:

  1. Please read the International Education Advisory Board Charter.
  2. Please complete the application form below before the closing date deadline:

Please note that shortlisted applications for the Chair position will be required to supply a CV. You will be notified once the selection panel has shortlisted the applications.

Enquiries To

Elijah Frost on +61 2 9228 5576 or at [email protected]