The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the regulator for the higher education sector, will shortly set about the task of selecting a new Chief Executive with the departure of Anthony McClaran.
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The Minister for Education, the Hon. Dan Tehan, announced that Mr McClaran will be leaving his role as TEQSA Chief Executive after four and a half years.
In making the announcement, the Minister said Mr McClaran served at a pivotal time and established TEQSA as one of the most highly-regarded regulators in higher education globally.
From the perspective of independent higher education providers, Mr McClaran was both engaging and engaged. The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) recognises his commitment to ensuring that TEQSA worked with independent higher education providers to develop a shared understanding of what quality looked like, one that reflected the interests of providers and putting students at the centre.
Before moving to Australia to join TEQSA as its Chief Executive Officer in October 2015, Anthony was Chief Executive of the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) from 2009 to 2015, and Chief Executive of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) from 2003 to 2006.
It has been announced that Mr McClaran will be taking up the role of Vice-Chancellor at St Mary’s University Twickenham London.
ITECA represents independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors. There are around 130 independent providers in the higher education sector that collectively support around 10% of the 1.6 million students in higher education.
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