Professor William Massy

Professor Emeritus of Education and Business Administration, Stanford University. Formerly Vice-President for Business and Finance and Vice-Provost, Research at Stanford University, Professor Massy holds a PhD in economics and MS in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BS from Yale University. Professor Massy’s contributions to higher education are well known. His publications: Planning Models for Colleges and Universities, Resource Allocation in Higher Education, Honoring the Trust: Quality and Cost Containment in Higher Education, and Academic Quality Work: A Handbook for Improvement, have become standards in their respective fields. His latest book Reengineering the University: How to Be Mission Centered, Market Smart, and Margin Conscious will be forthcoming from the Johns Hopkins University Press, February 2016.

Professor Leo Goedegebuure

Director at the LH Martin Institute, Professor Leo Goedegebuure is active in the field of higher education policy research and management. Prior to his move to Australia in 2005 (University of New England, Centre for Higher Education Management and Policy), Leo was Executive Director of the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), at the University of Twente, Netherlands, Europe’s largest research center in this field.


Professor Alan Pettigrew BSc (Hons) PhD FAICD

Professor Pettigrew has held senior academic and executive appointments at the Universities of Sydney, Queensland, and New South Wales. He was Vice-Chancellor and CEO of the University of New England from 2006 to 2009. From 2001 to 2005 Professor Pettigrew was the inaugural CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia.

Professor Pettigrew has served on many Australian Government and other committees and he was an adviser to the Chief Scientist of Australia (2010-2014). He has actively contributed to national policy discussions on research and higher education. Professor Pettigrew was a Professorial Fellow of the L.H. Martin Institute at the University of Melbourne from 2010 to 2018 and has served as a consultant on international higher education and research training projects supported by the World Bank, the OECD and the Swedish International Development Agency. He has been engaged as a consultant by the NHMRC and the Australian Research Council as well as by eleven Australian universities advising on leadership, management and research strategy.

Professor Pettigrew was Chair of the Board of the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute from 2014-2020. He has been a member of the Council of the QIMRBerghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane, Queensland since 2011 and is Chair of the Appointments and Promotions Committee at the Institute. He has served as a Special Adviser to the Provost at the University of Sydney for a number of projects (2016-2019) and was appointed in 2019 as an external Fellow of Senate at the University, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the Senate’s People and Culture Committee. Professor Pettigrew is also currently a Vice-Chancellor’s Representative on Research School Reviews at the Australian National University and an Expert Advisor to the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) of the Australian Government.