Risk Committee

Dr Zita Unger

Independent Chair (Independent Director)

Dr Zita Unger has a distinguished career as an evaluator, educator and entrepreneur, drawing on extensive knowledge of organisational development, business acumen and governance. She gained her doctorate in Sociology of Education at the University of Melbourne and is a Fellow of the Australasian Evaluation Society. Dr Unger is co-recipient of the Australasian Evaluation Society’s highest award for outstanding contribution to the evaluation profession and also recipient of the Best Evaluation Policy and Systems Award.

Zita was founding Director of a consultancy firm, developing an award-winning online survey management platform and delivering survey-based solutions to corporate, education and public sector clients. She is a graduate of the Company Directors Course and has extensive board experience, including as Academic Board Chair of a Higher Education Private Provider.

Professor Charles Qin OAM

Independent member (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.

Professor Colin Clark

Independent Member (Independent 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. 

Dr. Sheikh Rahman

Professor of Accounting and Finance, and
Acting Head of Academic Programs

PhD (Manchester), M.Com. (Accounting), B. Com Honours (Accounting), FCPA, FCMA

Professor Sheikh Rahman holds a PhD in Accounting from the University of Manchester, UK. This qualification was preceded by a First-class Master’s degree and a First-class Bachelor of Honours degree majoring in Accounting. He was a recipient of the British government’s Commonwealth Scholarship, and Dean’s scholarship at the University of Manchester. He is also a Fellow of CPA Australia and CMA Australia.
Professor Rahman has been engaged in teaching, research and academic administration in some of the prestigious Australian and overseas private and public universities and higher education providers since 1990. His previous academic appointments include full Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Central Queensland University (7 years), Abu Dhabi University (2 years), University of Dubai (2 years) and Australian School of Management (1 year). He was also a Senior lecturer and Associate Professor of Accounting & Finance at the Swinburne Graduate School of Management (8 years), Senior Lecturer of Accounting & Finance at Monash University (4 years), Lecturer of Accounting at the University of New South Wales (4 years), and at the University of Waikato in New Zealand (2 years), Professor Rahman held senior academic administrative positions as the Academic Dean of the Ozford Institute of Higher education (3 years), Director of PhD program, Director of MBA program, School Research Coordinator, member of the School Executive Committee, Risk Management Committee, School Academic Board, and Ethics Sub-Committee of the Swinburne Graduate School of Management, and Swinburne University’s Higher Degrees Committee, AACSB and EQUIS Accreditation Committee.
Professor Sheikh Rahman’s research papers have been published in reputable ‘A’ and ‘A⃰ ’ ranking international refereed journals. Sheikh Rahman is the recipient of Academic Excellence award for Best Paper from the London-based journal rating agency ANBAR in 1999 for his paper on United Nations published in the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ). He was also awarded the Best Author award from the American Academy of Business. He has supervised 12 PhD students and more than 20 Masters students to successful completion of their degrees. Professor Rahman is an experienced PhD examiner who has examined PhD theses from a number of Australian and overseas universities. Professor Rahman was a member of the Governing Board and Academic Board of the Ozford Institute of Higher Education (3 years), Academic Board of the Stott’s Colleges for 3 years, and member of the Academic Board, Course Advisory Committee and Learning and Teaching Committee of the Syme Business School.