See also: Current Board
Christie is the Executive Officer of Festivals Adelaide, the peak body for 10 of Adelaide’s major arts and cultural festivals including: the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe, WOMADelaide, Cabaret Festival, South Australian Living Artists Festival, Feast Festival, Guitar Festival, Oz Asia and Adelaide Film Festival. Previously, Christie was the inaugural Creative Director for TAFE SA’s Adelaide College of the Arts, a multi-arts training facility in the heart of Adelaide and has spent over a decade in cultural festivals in Europe. She works in the areas of social and economic benefit and the measurable value of the arts to communities across the world. She is committed to the advancement of the arts and social sciences as the bedrock of successful societies.
Professor Tim Dunne
Tim is the Executive Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of International Relations (IR) at The University of Queensland. His most recent appointment has been Research Director at UQ’s Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect where he led a successful application to AusAID for core centre funding (2012-1015). He joined UQ in 2010 from the University of Exeter where he was Professor of International Relations, and successively Head of Politics, Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Dean of the College of Social Sciences. He began his career at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth after completing his graduate training at the University of Oxford. He is internationally recognised for his work on human rights protection and foreign policy-making in a changing world order. He has written and co-edited ten books, including Human Rights in World Politics (1999), Worlds in Collision (2002), International Relations Theories (2007), and Terror in our Time (2012) co-authored with Ken Booth, and Liberal World Orders (2013). Tim brings a strong commitment to teaching and learning exemplified by his engagement in professional training of diplomats and senior armed forces in Europe, Africa and Australia. In addition to traditional academic publications, he is a regular contributor to the media as well as policy forums inside government and the non-governmental sector.
Associate Professor Katie Hughes
Katie is the President of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA). Holding qualifications from universities in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom, she has been working in the tertiary sector for twenty five years in a variety of roles. Her disciplinary background is within the Social Sciences (broadly Gender Studies, Education and Sociology) and she has published widely in the area, particularly, of education and social disadvantage.
Professor Michele Simons
Michele is Professor and Dean of Education, University of Western Sydney. She has previously held a number of leadership positions at the University of South Australia, including Dean of Education from 2007-2010. Prior to entering the University as an Academic, Michele worked in the non-government sector in community-based organisations providing family services and supporting training and development initiatives for workers. She has made a significant contribution to scholarship in the fields of teacher education and vocational education and training in Australia. Her research interests include learning in non-formal settings such as workplaces and community organisation and workforce development. Her work has included the management of large national projects awarded from a number of government and industry sources, including Category 1 funds from the ARC and the NVETRE research grant programs. Michele is widely published, having produced over 100 publications across her career to date. She brings a wealth of experience in leading and managing national associations to her work for CHASS. She has been a member of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) since its inception and is currently the President of AVETRA. She is the current Treasurer for the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).