Our people

Our team

Bella Lesslie

Centre Manager

Bella has over 12 years experience in academic publishing and online education working with universities and private higher ed providers. A qualified editor with a Bachelor of Arts Communications and International Studies, Graduate Certificate in Publishing and a Masters of Teaching. Bella understands the benefits of a supportive learning community for regional students.

Cathy McNiven

Centre Coordinator

Cathy’s background is in small business management. She has run her family business locally for ten years and loves nothing more than to support students in achieving their study goals. Cath is currently an online student at CSU studying a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Marketing. This gives her a good understanding of the pressures faced by regional students.

Meg Southwell

Learning Skills Advisor

Meg has extensive experience in the university sector, having spent several years working in various teaching and learning roles. Her current role as a Learning Skills Advisor is a reflection of her wealth of knowledge and experience. Additionally, Meg is currently studying for a Master of Teaching (Secondary) her personal experience of balancing her studies and family responsibilities gives her a deep understanding of the challenges faced by students, making her well-equipped to support and advise them.

Our board

Bob Kirk -Chair

Beth Hoskins -Treasurer

Martin Purcell  -Secretary

Warwick Bennett – Director

Louise Clegg  – Director

Michelle Freebody – Director

Vero Joseph – Director

Julie Mooney – Director

David Noble – Director