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CET leadership team
At the Centre for English Teaching, we strive to make your learning experience enjoyable.
Katherine Olston

Katherine Olston

Director

Katherine oversees all aspects of the organisation from strategic planning, managing the financial health of the centre, professional development, performance appraisal, curriculum design and the integration of technology-enhanced pedagogy. She regularly represents CET at University-wide and industry events.

Ward Lee

Ward Lee

Deputy Director (CET)

Ward is responsible for ensuring operational excellence at CET, the provision of strategic policy and planning initiatives, managing significant staff and financial resources, and building strong relationships both within the University and externally.

Tony Hickey

Tony Hickey

Education Manager (University Pathways)

Sharing the role with Brooke Donnelly, Tony manages the Direct Entry Course program to ensure students have the language and academic skills they need for university.

Brooke Donnelly

Brooke Donnelly

Education Manager (University Pathways)

Brooke manages the Direct Entry Course (DEC), ensuring that students successfully transition to life at university. She is also responsible for supporting teachers through professional development activities and maximising teacher and student engagement in the program.

Benjamin Cargakis

Benjamin Cargakis

Education Manager (Professional Programs)

Ben manages our professional pathways programs that include Global English (GE), Intensive Test Preparation (ITP), Business English (BE) and group programs.

Josh Aarts

Josh Aarts

Education Services Manager

Josh oversees and manages the operations of the Education Services department. He is responsible for supporting the quality of CET’s academic programs, student services and co-curricular activities, and providing internal and external testing services for international students.

Janelle Adams

Janelle Adams

Business Development and Partnerships Manager

Janelle oversees CET’s strategy for partnership development and engagement with key local and international stakeholders. She is responsible for ensuring CET’s sustainability through targeted business development initiatives and management of customised and corporate programs.

Sandra Robertson

Sandra Robertson

Enrolments Manager

Sandra manages the Admissions team which looks after student enrolments, from first contact to arrival at CET. She also oversees the day to day operational business systems which ensure students are supported during their student life cycle from enquiry to alumni.

George Varua

George Varua

Finance Manager

George manages CET’s financial affairs and resources. He is in charge of preparing the CET budget, managing collection of student fees and organising refunds. He works closely with funding agencies and scholarship providers to manage the financial aspect of scholarships.