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TEQSA welcomes new CEO

29 August 2020

The Minister for Education the Hon. Dan Tehan MP has announced the appointment of Alistair Maclean as TEQSA’s new CEO.

Mr Maclean brings extensive public and private sector leadership experience to TEQSA, as well as strong skills in international engagement and negotiations developed during his 25 years working as a diplomat and advisor.

Prior to his appointment at TEQSA, Mr Maclean was the inaugural CEO of Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) from 2013-20, where he was responsible for the management of IBAC’s activities and functions. From 2008-13, he was General Manager (External Affairs) with PanAust Ltd, an ASX-listed gold and copper producer.

Mr Maclean was previously an Australian diplomat, serving as Ambassador to Laos from 2004-07, with prior postings to Washington DC and Bangkok. In between, he fulfilled various roles in Canberra, including as a senior advisor to the Prime Minister.

Mr Maclean will commence with TEQSA on 1 September 2020.