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Senior Executive

The Le Cordon Bleu Australia Senior Executives:

Rodolphe Cointreau

Rodolphe Cointreau

CEO

Rodolphe Cointreau is Chief Executive Officer at Le Cordon Bleu Australia.

Professor Alan Bowen-James

Professor Alan Bowen-James

Executive Dean

Professor Alan Bowen-James is Executive Dean at Le Cordon Bleu Australia.

Corporate Governance


The Le Cordon Bleu Australia corporate board directors are as follows:

Kevin Harris

Kevin Harris

Board Chairman (Independent) & Board Director (Independent)

Kevin is a highly experienced educational leader and Chair of various boards and committees.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma, Australian Institute Company Directors
  • Graduate Certificate (Quality Management Assessment). Australian Quality Council
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Macquarie University
  • Diploma of Teaching, University of Sydney

Other

  • Chair, WorldSkills Australia
  • Member, Australian ICT Industry Reference Committee
  • Chair, ICT Higher Apprenticeship development steering committee, Australian Information Industries Association
Andre J. Cointreau

Andre J. Cointreau

Board Director

Mr Cointreau is President of Le Cordon Bleu International.

Awards

  • Legion d’Honneur, Foundation Alliance Francaise ”for his unique educational concept”
  • Hall of Fame Award, International Food and Beverage Forum
  • Person of the Year, Federation of Alliances Francaises of the US

Other

  • Helped to create the Science and Food Culture Foundation within the Academie des Sciences
  • Helped to create the Institute des Hautes Etudes du Gout (HEG) in conjunction with Reims University
Nicholas Gurner

Nicholas Gurner

Board Director

Nick is an experienced Director, specialising in advising businesses, government departments and NGOs on governance, business strategy, regulatory and corporate financial analysis issues.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, Economics, University of Adelaide
  • 10549NAT Certificate IV in Risk Management Essentials

Other

  • Certified Practising Risk Associate, Risk Management Institution of Australasia
Emeritus Professor Roger Harris

Emeritus Professor Roger Harris

Board Director (Independent)

Roger is Emeritus Professor of History and Sociology at University of South Australia and Chair of Le Cordon Bleu Australia's Academic Board.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), History and Sociology, University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), History, University of Adelaide
  • Diploma of Education, Secondary Education and Teaching, University of Adelaide
  • Diploma of Teaching (Technical), Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, Torrens College of Advanced Education

Other

  • Fellow, Australian College of Educators (FACE)
Prof Jarlath Ronayne AM

Jenny Jenkins

Board Director

Jenny is an internationally experienced Managing Director at Jenny Jenkins Education Consultant Ltd, specialising in accreditation, education management, leadership and all aspects of business development.

Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business, Massey University
  • Higher National Diploma, Catering and Hotel Management, Napier University
Prof Jarlath Ronayne AM

Prof Jarlath Ronayne AM

Board Director (Independent)

Jarlath is an internationally-experienced Foundation Vice-Chancellor, Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Professor at Sunway University (Malaysia), Visiting Professor at Trinity College, University of Dublin and advisor on affiliations with world-class universities including University of Cambridge (Gonville and Caius College), and University of Dublin (Trinity College).

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Chemistry, St John’s College, University of CambridgeUniversity of Cambridge (Gonville and Caius College), and University of Dublin (Trinity College).

Academic Governance

The Le Cordon Bleu Australia Academic Board members are as follows:

Emeritus Professor Roger Harris

Emeritus Professor Roger Harris

Chair (Independent)

Emeritus Professor of History and Sociology at University of South Australia

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), History and Sociology, University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), History, University of Adelaide
  • Diploma in Education, Secondary Education and Teaching, University of Adelaide
  • Diploma in Teaching (Technical), Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, Torrens College of Advanced Education

Other

  • Fellow, Australian College of Educators (FACE)
Dr. Philip Brown

Dr. Philip Brown

Deputy Chair (Independent)

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Education (EdD), Educational Leadership, La Sierra University
  • Master of Tertiary Education Management (MTEM), LH Martin Institute, University of Melbourne
  • Master of Educational Administration (MEdAdmin), University of New South Wales
  • Master of Commerce (MCom), University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Education (BEd), Avondale University
  • 10549NAT Certificate IV in Risk Mangemnt Essentials, McMillan Staff Development

Other

  • Principal Fellow, Higher Education Academy (PFHEA)
  • Fellow, Association of University Administrators (FAUA)
  • Fellow, Governance Institute of Australia (FGIA)
  • Fellow, Australian College of Educators (FACE)
  • Graduate Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
  • Associate Member, Institute of Internal Auditors Australia (AMIIAA)
  • Certified Practising Risk Associate, Risk Management Institution of Australasia (CPRA)
Associate Professor Steven Goodman

Associate Professor Steven Goodman

Board Member (Independent)

Associate Professor of Marketing at The University of Adelaide

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Marketing, Supply Chain, Wine Industry, Adelaide Graduate School of Business, University of Adelaide
  • Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education), University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of International Business (Honours 1), Flinders University

Other

  • Awarded Chancellor’s Letter of Commendation
Professor Michele Simons

Professor Michele Simons

Board Member (Independent)

Dean and Professor of Education at Western Sydney University

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Education, University of South Australia
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services/Adult and Community Education), University of South Australia
Walter Wagner

Walter Wagner

Board Member (Independent)

Director, Walter Wagner Hospitality Solutions

Qualifications

  • Chef trade qualifications, Switzerland
  • Sous Vide cooking Technology, Ecole George Pralus, Briennon, France

Othermichele

  • “Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole”, a Knighthood given by the French Ministry of Agriculture in recognition of his contribution to the development of the French Culinary Arts
  • Individual Diversity Laureate – Diversity@Work 2011 Employment & Inclusion Awards
  • Restaurateur of the Year Award, 2008, given by the International Food & Beverage Forum
  • Member of the International Food & Beverage Forum
  • Member of the Académie Culinaire de France
  • Honorary Board member of the International Ice Sculpture Association in Tokyo
Professor Alan Bowen-James

Professor Alan Bowen-James

Board Member

Executive Dean at Le Cordon Bleu Australia

Qualifications include

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Philosophical Logic, Australian National University
  • Doctor of Science Education (DSE), Curtin University
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil), University of Sydney
  • Master of Laws (LLM), University of Sydney
  • Master of Jurisprudence (MJuris), University of Sydney
  • Master of Cognitive Science (MCogSc), University of New South Wales
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Deakin University
  • Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech), University of Wollongong
  • Master of the Built Environment [Project Management] (MBEnv), University of Technology Sydney
  • Master of Science (Mathematics) (MSc), Curtin University

Other

  • Fellow, Governance Institute of Australia (FGIA)
  • Fellow, Institute of Managers and Leaders (FIML)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT)
  • Professional Member, Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (PMIEEE)
  • Professional Member, Project Management Institute (PMPMI)
  • Member, American Marketing Association (MAMA)
  • Member, International Institute of Business Analysts (MIIBA)
Ms Diana Keilar

Ms Diana Keilar

Board Member

Quality, Standards & Compliance Manager at Le Cordon Bleu Australia & Chair, Quality Assurance Steering Group (QASG)

Qualifications

  • Master of Arts, Applied Linguistics, Macquarie University
  • Diploma of Teaching, Southern Cross University
Tom Milligan

Tom Milligan

Board Member

Technical Director at Le Cordon Bleu Australia

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Training & Assessment
  • Certificate in Advanced Cook Chill Systems
  • Certificate in Advanced Sous Vide Systems

Other

  • Australian Caterer of the Year (2016)
  • Australian Wedding Caterer of the Year (2015)
  • Member, Les Toques Blanches Executive Chef Association
  • Member, Australian Culinary Federation
  • Member, Academy Culinaire de France Australia
Li Hwan Watt

Li Hwan Watt

Board Member

Higher Education Operations Manager at Le Cordon Bleu Australia & Chair, Curriculum Review Committee (CRC)

Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), The University of South Australia
  • Graduate Diploma in Accounting, The University of South Australia
  • Bachelor of Finance, The University of South Australia
Ms Karen Williams

Karen Williams

Board Member

Registrar at Le Cordon Bleu Australia

Qualifications

  • Master of Education (MEd), Education, Deakin University
  • Bachelor of Education (BEd), Adult, Workplace and Vocational Education, University of South Australia
  • Diploma of Training and Assessment
  • Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
Mark Veiga

Mark Veiga

Board Member

Head of School of Culinary Arts & Sciences (acting) at Le Cordon Bleu Australia.

Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Torrens University Australia
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, Torrens University Australia
  • Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, Torrens University Australia
  • Advanced Diploma of Hospitality
  • Advanced Diploma of Business Management
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Julien Marechal

Dr. Julien Marechal

Board Member

Head of School of Business at Le Cordon Bleu Australia & Chair, Learning & Teaching Quality Committee

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Philosophy, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
  • Master of Philosophy, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
  • Licenciate in Philosophy, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
  • Candidate in Philosophy, University of Namur, Belgium
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance, Governance Institute of Australia
  • Graduate Diploma in Finance, University of London
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, Le Cordon Bleu Australia
  • Diploma in Project Management, Australian Institute of Management

Other

  • Associate Member, Governance Institute of Australia
Cristina Rodrigues

Dr Cristina Rodrigues

Board Member

Head of Industry Engagement and Alumni (acting) at Le Cordon Bleu Australia

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Tourism Management at James Cook Univeristy, Australia
  • Master by Research of Human Geography, Universidade de Campinas, Brazil
  • Bachelor of Tourism (Honours), Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Campinas, Brazil

Other

  • Committee Member of the International Academy for the Development of Tourism Research in Brazil
  • Research collaboration with Monash University and the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in Food Retail Environments for Health.
Kartik Malhotra

Kartik Malhotra

Board Member

Student Representative at Le Cordon Bleu Australia

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business (International Hotel Management), Le Cordon Bleu Australia (current)
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