Leadership Team

The NIODA Leadership Team work collectively as area leads

Tasks of the Leadership Team includes:

Implement & Improve

Manage the implementation and improvement of NIODA’s administration policies and processes

Manage & Coordinate

Oversee the day-to-day management, coordination and review of NIODA, its ICT & physical environments and its staff

Maintain Records

Keep and maintain accurate records of all organisational operations.

Develop & Review Policies

Develop and review polices and schedule of delegations as directed by the Board of Governance.

Plan & Budget

Support the CEO in the preparation and review of the Business Plan and budget for the Board’s consideration, including capital planning.

Review Recommendations

Review requests and recommendations from the Academic Committees regarding amendments to approved budget.


Manage promotion and communication strategies.
Ms Sally Mussared

Ms Sally Mussared

CEO & Administration Lead

Professor Wendy Harding

Professor Wendy Harding


Dr Brigid Nossal

Dr Brigid Nossal

Executive & Academic Staff member

Mr Thomas Mitchell

Mr Thomas Mitchell

Master's Course Lead

Ms Helen McKelvie

Ms Helen McKelvie

Leadership Development & Consulting Lead

Ms Jennifer Burrows

Ms Jennifer Burrows

Education Quality Assurance and Enhancement Lead

Ms Ellie Robinson

Ms Ellie Robinson

Student Services & Marketing Lead

Ms Michelle Schipano

Ms Michelle Schipano

Accounts & Administration

Organisation Leadership

The Leadership Team consists of the:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Dean
  • PhD Course Lead
  • Master’s Course Lead
  • Leadership Development & Consulting Lead
  • Education Quality Assurance & Enhancement Lead
  • Student Support & Marketing Lead
  • Board Secretary

This committee meets fortnightly and reports on its activities through the CEO to the Board of Governance.

There is a quorum of three members that must include the CEO or delegate.

Standing agenda items include:

Risk Management

ICT & Physical Environment

Business Unit Reports


Communications and marketing

PO Box 287, Collins Street West,
Melbourne  8007  Australia
+61 (0) 414 529 867

NIODA acknowledges the Kulin Nations, and respective Traditional Custodians of the lands we work on.
We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and recognise their enduring sovereignty which has, and continues to, care for Country.
NIODA welcomes the Uluru Statement from the Heart’s invitation to walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in a collective movement for a better future.

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