Director, Management Consulting
KPMG, Brisbane Office

Mr Ian Hawke is one of Australia's most experienced higher education quality assurance and regulatory practitioners.

Mr Hawke served as the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and was a Commissioner with the agency for its first three years (2010-14). Before this role he was a Director and Deputy Chair of the Board of the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) Limited for more than five years, before which he was an honorary auditor with AUQA. As a senior official in the Queensland Department of Education and Training for seven years he has had responsibility for the regulation of higher education and vocational education and training providers, the regulation of international education, and the accreditation of non-state schools. He also served with the Australian Government's Committee for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (CQAHE) in the 1990s. In these roles Mr Hawke has had extensive experience in institutional auditing in Australia and overseas, including in Oman and South Africa, and in the accreditation of courses in both higher education and vocational education and training. He has served on a number of standing committees of Australian Ministerial Councils, including the Joint Committee on Higher Education (JCHE) and the Joint Committee on International Education (JCIE), and the National Quality Council (NQC) in the vocational education and training sector.

Immediately prior to his current role, Mr Hawke served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise Services) at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). Earlier in his career he worked in senior management roles at Griffith University and the Queensland University of Technology in the areas of strategic planning, higher education policy, academic management and quality assurance.

Mr Hawke holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland and a Master of Administration from Griffith University.