Board of Directors

Professor Colin Clark

Board Chair and Director

BBus (FIT), DipEd (SCVH), MBA (Mon), PhD (Mon), FCPA, FCA, FAICD, FIPAA.

Colin is now part-time at Victoria University as Professor of Accounting and Director of the Victoria Business Confucius Institute.

He has been Dean International at Victoria University and has previously held senior leadership roles as Dean of Business, Executive Dean and Deputy Dean within the former Faculty of Business and Law of Victoria University.

As a professor of accounting, he has been active within the accounting profession and is a former Vice President of CPA Australia and a Past President of the Victorian Division of CPA Australia. He is a past member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board Advisory Group. Colin has an extensive publications record and has also received awards for his contribution to the accounting profession.

Colin’s research interests focussed on public sector accounting and corporate governance. He is currently working on projects associated with financial reporting. A number of previous projects were also international in nature. These have included an AUSAid funded project to review the auditor general legislation of the Solomon Islands and to draft a bill to create a national audit office. Colin led an AUSAid linkage project on public sector reform in South Africa.

He has supervised 15 doctoral completions.

Colin is also a non executive director and chair of the Audit, Finance and Strategy Committee of Deaf Children Australia. Colin served 10 years as a non-executive director of Western Health with the last nine years as chair of the Finance and Resources Committee. He has held a number of other statutory appointments.

Professor Charles Qin OAM

Independent Director

Bachelor of Arts (Yunnan University, China), Graduate Certificate (Deakin University)

Adjunct Professor, Monash Honorary Fellow, NAATI Level 5 Interpreter, AIIC member

Charles Qin has more than thirty years of experience as a Mandarin interpreter and Chinese translator.

Charles has worked at Olympic and Commonwealth Games, APEC, G20, United Nations, World Expo, FTA negotiations. First ever interpreter to provide simultaneous interpreting in Parliament House for the inaugural visit of President Hu Jintao.

He has worked for President Xi Jinping, Chinese Premiers Li Keqiang and Wen Jiabao, Australian Prime Ministers Howard, Rudd, Gillard, Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison amongst many other Presidents, Prime Ministers, CEOs and VIPs of different countries; Also a prolific translator, translated publications.

He is a Visiting/Adjunct Professor at a number of Chinese universities and an adjunct fellow of Monash University; a senior AUSIT practitioner and President of the Chinese Interpreters and Translators Association of Australia; He was made Honorary Fellow of Monash University in 2018.

Winner of the Excellence in Interpreting Award (AUSIT) in 2013 and 2018; Winner of Melbourne Award in 2018; In the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2016, Charles was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his services to international relations through his work as a Translator and Interpreter.

Ms Su Liu

Independent Director

Ms. Su Liu brings a unique mixture of industry experience and sales and marketing expertise to Lyons College. She was a successful Managing Director and CEO of a private education provider and a qualified English Language Teacher(ELICOS). She worked as a Senior Sales and Marketing Manager at a prestigious international property company for several years. Su obtained her Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics(TESOL) at The University of Melbourne.


Dr Asheley Jones

Independent Director

Dr Asheley Jones FAMI, MAICD, CPM, MACS (Senior), CP is a senior education executive with over two decades experience in the education, technology, and professional service sectors. She is a recognised thought leader in the development and deployment of capability frameworks, built to underpin whole of work micro-credential transformation projects. Clients have included the Victorian and New South Wales Governments, ASX 100 corporate clients, the Accounting, Engineering, Marketing, Data Analytics, and ICT Professional Associations, as well as Higher Education tertiary providers.

Asheley has held strategic leadership roles in education and future work initiatives as the Chief Operations Officer of DeakinCo. the commercial arm of Deakin University (and as the inaugural Head of Education and Workforce Development for the Australian Computer Society, (ACS). 

Asheley is a former chair of the Accreditation, Education and Employability portfolio for the Australian Council of Professions – the peak professional association body for more than 1,000,000 professionals – offering strategic advice to the Board on micro-credentialing initiatives, and professional accreditation standards. She is currently a registered expert on the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency and is also a former chair of the Accreditation and Education portfolio for the Australian Marketing Institute.

Asheley has extensive experience in building and deploying innovative educational models for collaborative partnerships between industry, academic and professional bodies. In 2014, in conjunction with UoM’s IT faculty, one of these models earned a Victorian State International Education Innovation award. Asheley has completed research grants from Google, the Australian Council of Deans ICT (ACDICT), the Joint Accounting Bodies (JAB), the Victorian Department of Education and a Work Training Innovation Fund grant in 2018. She has recently written a book chapter on the role micro-credentials can play as potential global passports for effective skills assessment within continuing professional development.

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