Corporate and academic governance

Corporate and academic governance

SIBT is a registered as a higher education provider under the tertiary education quality and standards Act 2011 (Registration PRV12046).

Sydney Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd trading as Sydney Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT) is :

UPA board/SIBT board of directors

The governing body of Sydney Institute of Business and Technology is the Navitas University Partnerships Australasia Board. The members are:

  • Bev Hudson (CEO, University Partnerships Australasia)
  • Emeritus Professor Dr Robyn Quin (Independent Member)
  • Mr Brett Hutchinson (Executive General Manager Finance UPA)
  • Emeritus Professor Ronald Oliver (Independent Chair)
  • Ms Leigh Pointon, Executive General Manager University Partnerships Australasia, Navitas

The Board oversees SIBT’s quality across all of its operations, including viability and sustainability, risk management, academic governance and leadership, complaints and grievances and compliance with the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Academic board

The SIBT Academic Board reports to the UPA / SIBT Board and includes external members:

  • Janet Frizzarin
  • Assoc. Professor Alphia Possamai-Inesedy
  • Professor Chris Auld
  • Dr Roger March

Senior management team

Morwenna Shahani

Executive General Manager


Florian Staerk

College Director and Principal


Bernadette Mackinnon

Director of Marketing and Admissions (Maternity Leave)


Suraj Sadasivan

Director of Marketing and Admissions (Acting)


John McGuire

Academic Director - Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus


Peta Bollen

Academic Director - SIBT


Karen McMurray

Quality and Compliance Manager


Pru Wirth

Director of Student and Academic Services (Acting)

Jason Saba

Learning Technologies Manager


Karen Gerges

Admissions Manager


Linda Anwia

Student Learning and Welfare Support Manager (Acting)


Marc Stanislas

Student Administration Manager


Lorena Chivu

Student and Academic Services Manager

Program advisory committees

There are four Program Advisory Committees (Commerce and Business, Engineering and Technology, Communication and Arts and Foundation). These committees report into the Academic Board and provide discipline-specific program oversight, including continuous improvement of curriculum, assessment and delivery.

Examinations committee

The Examinations Committee considers and approves the final grades.

Academic working committee

The Academic Working Committee informs operational decision-making on the application of academic policies and academic misconduct.

Appeals committee

The Appeals Committee provides impartial consideration of academic and non-academic grievances and appeals.