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Peter Ryan
Founder & CEO
Higher Education Leadership Institute

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Dr Peter Ryan, Founder & CEO

Dr Peter Ryan has been actively involved with a number of tertiary education providers over many years and has a wealth of experience in the various regulatory frameworks which inform the Australian higher education sector, especially for those institutions considering becoming an approved higher education provider (HEP). Peter is available to assist your institution achieve its goals in delivering quality educational outcomes.

Gary Greig
Dean / Senior Advisor
Higher Education Leadership Institute


Gary Greig, Dean / Senior Advisor

Gary Greig has been in academic leadership and quality assurance in the Australian tertiary education sector throughout his academic career and in recent years has worked with many higher education providers to achieve initial registration and course accreditation or to guide and mentor their renewal processes. Gary works in collaboration with clients to build and maintain a robust quality assurance framework and best practice outcomes for academic and operational quality and integrity.

Alan Williams
Senior Advisor
Higher Education Leadership Institute

Alan Williams

Alan Williams, Senior Advisor

Alan Williams is our Western Australian based advisor. Alan successfully operated his own HEP for many years and now offers his breadth of experience in the regulation and operation of higher education providers through HELI.

Professor Clive Smallman PhD GAICD
Senior Advisor
Higher Education Leadership Institute

Clive Smallman

Professor Clive Smallman PhD GAICD, Senior Advisor

Clive is an experienced academic leader and executive, having worked in both public and private higher education in Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Clive’s expertise supports the development of strategy and its execution through operations, with a strong focus on developing strategic maps and efficient business models. Strategic risk management is a strong influence on Clive’s work, as well as facilitating growth through managed change. Clive is an active researcher and has an extensive publication record.