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 :

  • A registered Higher Education Provider under Commonwealth legislation, regulated by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and listed on the National Register (PRV12046)
  • A private college
  • Approved for FEE-HELP
  • An approved education provider for international students under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students  (CRICOS provider 01576G)
  • A proprietary company established under the Corporations Act (2001). ABN 18 074 470 447. A copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association of SIBT can be found here.
  • Information about SIBT’s Financial Well-being is contained in the Statement of Financial Standing
  • SIBT’s organisational structure can be found here
  • SIBT's Governance Charter can be found here.

SIBT Board of Directors

The governing body of Sydney Institute of Business and Technology is the SIBT Board of Directors. The members are:

  • Professor Sally Kift (Independent Chair)
  • Mr Malcolm Baigent (Chief Executive Officer, University Partnerships Australasia)
  • Ms Leigh Pointon (Executive General Manager University Partnerships Australasia, Navitas)
  • Ms Sara Wells (Head of Compliance, Risk and Reporting, University Partnerships Australasia)

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 SIBT Board of Directors and includes external members:

  • Professor Chris Auld (Chair)
  • Dr Airdre Grant
  • Dr Roger March
  • Dr Tim Griffin

Senior Management Team

Sally Waite

Executive General Manager


Florian Staerk

College Director and Principal


Anna Krajewska

Director of Student and Academic Services


Bernadette Mackinnon

Director of Marketing and Admissions


Suraj Sadasivan

Director of Marketing and Admissions


John McGuire

Academic Director - Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus


Peta Bollen

Academic Director - SIBT


Pru Wirth

Student Learning and Welfare Support Manager


Malgorzata Jedlinska

Quality and Compliance Manager (Acting)


Harry Aung

Learning Technologies and IT Manager


Karen Gerges

Admissions Manager


Marc Stanislas

Student Administration Manager


Lorena Chivu

Student and Academic Services Manager (Maternity Leave)


Jade Webb

Student and Academic Services Manager (Acting)

Academic Board

The Academic Board plays a critical role in the SIBT community in providing a forum for academic debate, policy review and development and decision-making.

Learning and Teaching Committee

The Learning and Teaching Committee is a sub-committee of the Academic Board. The Learning and Teaching Committee monitors, reports, and make recommendations on quality assurance processes for learning and teaching. The Learning and Teaching Committee provides advice on policy and practice and is responsible for implementing academic policies and procedures that ensure academic operations meet quality educational standards.

Program Advisory Committee

The Program Advisory Committee is a standing committee of the Academic Board which is convened to provide industry and content-specific advice and guidance about developing and reviewing SIBT’s higher education programs.

Board of Examiners

The Board of Examiners has delegated power from the Academic Board to make decisions on unit grades and student program progression and completion matters.

Academic Integrity Committee

The Academic Integrity Committee is part of the formal SIBT academic governance structure and undertakes a key role in ensuring consistency of decision making around academic integrity matters, and policies and procedures related to student programs, performance, and conduct.

Student Appeals Committee

The Student Appeals Committee considers and decides student academic appeals in accordance with the Student Complaints and Appeals Policy.