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New role for TEQSA CEO

16 January 2020

TEQSA congratulates its Chief Executive Officer, Anthony McClaran, on his upcoming appointment as the next Vice-Chancellor of St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London, and sincerely thanks him for his contributions over the last four-and-a-half years.

TEQSA Chief Commissioner, Professor Nick Saunders AO, together with the TEQSA team, congratulated Mr McClaran on his appointment.

Professor Saunders said, “Anthony has done a tremendous job over the last four-and-a-half years, and has been highly effective in leading TEQSA, which is recognised internationally as an outstanding quality assurance and regulatory agency in higher education. Anthony’s experience in Australia, together with his previous roles in the UK, will stand him in excellent stead in his new role as Vice-Chancellor.”

Mr McClaran thanked the TEQSA Commission and staff for their support. “It has been a great privilege to work with highly committed colleagues here at TEQSA, and to engage so positively with the Australian higher education sector – not least with students. Students are at the centre of TEQSA’s work to protect standards, and enhance diversity, excellence and innovation in higher education,” said Mr McClaran.

Mr McClaran will step down from the role he has held at TEQSA since 2015, at the end of March 2020, and begin at St Mary’s in April. He will succeed Professor Francis Campbell, who takes up the position of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Notre Dame, Australia next month. Prior to being appointed to TEQSA, Mr McClaran was CEO of the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

Professor Saunders said an extensive search for TEQSA’s next CEO would begin immediately.

Media enquiries 

Michelle Alexander, Assistant Director, Communications: comms [at] teqsa.gov.au, 0437 143 012