Our People

Our Board

Guy Milson – Chair

Bob Kirk – Non Executive Director

Beth Hoskins – Non Executive Director

David Noble – Non Executive Director

Martin Purcell – Non Executive Director

Louise Clegg – Non Executive Director

Pam Kensit – Non Executive Director

Duncan Taylor – Non Executive Director

Vero Joseph –  Non Executive Director

Our Team

Julia Dunn

Centre Manager

Julia has over 30 years experience in the University sector. Julia has spent 9 years at the Australian National University as a School Manager and has a wealth of knowledge regarding University administration. She has a daughter who completed her undergraduate degree completely online and is now undertaking her Masters also online. Julia has worked with all levels of students from Undergraduate through to PhD and understands the difficulties that can occur when juggling study with work and family commitments. She is committed to helping students realise their dreams and working through any obstacles they may face.

Bella Lesslie

Learning Skills Advisor

Bella joined the CUC Goulburn team in March 2020 and brings over 12 years of experience in academic publishing and online education to the role. Bella has worked with several universities and private higher education providers, most recently the University of Wollongong. She is a qualified editor, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and in International Studies (UTS) and a Graduate Certificate in Publishing (USYD). Bella has also recently graduated with a Master of Teaching (UOW) and understands firsthand the benefits of supportive communities for students who are studying regionally.

Penny Russell

Student Support / Administrative Assistant

Penny has worked with the CUC since 2018 more recently as Acting Manager and will be staying on in a casual role. Penny's background is in Accounting, having completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) with Charles Sturt University. In having to move 4 hours away from her home to complete the degree she is very aware of the difficulties faced by regional students who desire a university degree. Mum to 3 daughters who are all at university – 2 of whom are living away from home to achieve their goals and one who has chosen to stay at home studies online. Penny has also worked in administration at a local high school for 10 years and is familiar with many of the students in the local area. Also a member of a local CWA branch, Penny is committed to helping and supporting people in rural areas.

Cathy McNiven

Student Support / Administrative Assistant

Cathy began working with Country Universities Centre Goulburn in 2018. Her background is in Administration and Management and she is currently studying a Bachelor of Business/Marketing with Charles Sturt University. Running her family business for nine years as a local, means she has a wealth of knowledge of the local area. Cathy is our creative, happily working on the centres marketing and administration having studied a wide range of creative fields such as Graphic Design, Photography and Interior/Fashion Design. Being a local, Cathy understands the pressures regional students face with studying and the support that is required for students to achieve their study goals.