Rebecca Hall leads Austrade’s engagement in promoting Australia’s international education sector. As the Head of International Education Centre of Excellence, Rebecca forms part of the Trade and Investment Senior Leadership team, engaging across the Austrade global network and sector. Prior to joining the Australian Government Rebecca led international education strategy for both the Queensland and Victorian Governments.
Rebecca’s career in international education was sparked by her experience as a Japan Exchange Teaching (JET) Programme participant in 1996. Since returning to Australia in 1998 she has contributed her skills and passion for international education through roles in economic development, international relations, strategy development and industry engagement. Uniquely, she has worked across local, state and federal governments, peak bodies and education providers.
Over the past decade, her not-for-profit board experience includes appointments to International Education Association of Australia (IEAA), Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) Queensland, the Queensland Overseas Foundation (QOF) and AFS Intercultural Programs Australia.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of International Business Relations and Master of International Relations and is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2017 Rebecca was awarded the International Education Association of Australia’s (IEAA) Leadership Award for her contribution to the sector. She is mum to Emi and Mia.
Our first guest on ATN Podcast series is Curtin University's Vice Chancellor, Professor Deborah Terry.
Professor Deborah Terry has been Curtin University’s Vice-Chancellor since February 2014 and will take up her appointment as University of Queensland’s Vice-Chancellor in August 2020. She is currently Chair of the Board of Universities Australia and a Fellow and past President of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA). Professor Terry is also a member of the Australian Research Council Advisory Council, Committee for Perth Board, St Hilda’s Anglican School Council, Australia and New Zealand School of Government Board and Australia's Academic and Research Network Board, and a past Chair of the Australian Council of Learned Academies and the Australian Research Council's College of Experts in the Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences.
Professor Terry completed her PhD in Social Psychology at the Australian National University in Canberra. She had a distinguished career at the University of Queensland, initially as an internationally recognised scholar in psychology, before progressing through a number of senior leadership roles, including Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor. She was made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO), the country’s highest honours system for achievement and service, in June 2015 for distinguished service to education in the tertiary sector.
Professor Terry joins ATN Executive Director, Luke Sheehy