Higher Education Consultant

Professor Vin Massaro is running a consultancy specialising in higher education and health workforce projects. He is also a Professorial Fellow in the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne (including the LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management).

Professor Massaro has held several senior education management and policy positions in universities and government, and as a consultant and adviser in Australia and internationally. He has also been Chairman and a member of several company boards, and has recently completed two terms as a member of the Board of Northern Health, one of the Melbourne Metropolitan Health Regions. He is the Independent Director on the Board of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, and a member of the Programs and Operations Committee of Médecins sans Frontières (Australia).

Professor Massaro has been Executive Dean of the School of International Development at Melbourne University Private, Chief Executive of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, inaugural Chief Executive of the Victorian State Board of Education, and Director of Administration and Registrar at Flinders University. He has held senior positions at Latrobe University, the Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences and the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee. He has also been a consultant on higher education to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and an adviser to several governments. His consulting experience has focused on higher education policy and management, with particular emphasis on governance, regulation and quality assurance at national, state and institutional levels in Australia and internationally; and his research interests and publications have reflected these policy areas.

Professor Massaro is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIM). He is also a Fellow of the Association of Tertiary Education Managers (FATEM) and has held several elected positions in the organisation, including as Association President, Vice-President and Victorian Branch President. He was Founding Editor of the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, which he edited for some twenty years. He was also Editor of the OECD’s Journal, Higher Education Management and Policy.

Professor Massaro holds the degrees of BA and PhD from Monash University and the Company Director’s Diploma of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.