The Australian Institute of Business has announced the appointment of two influential women to their senior leadership team. Professor Ingrid Day joins as the new Academic Dean and Jo Thomas as the new Chief Operating Officer.

Professor Day has held senior roles at some of the most reputable institutions in Australia and New Zealand, including the University of South Australia, Macquarie University and Massey University. She is joining AIB from Group of Eight university, the University of Adelaide, where she was the Executive Director of Teaching, Learning and Student Experience in the Faculty of the Professions. As an advocate of modern teaching and learning practices, Professor Day’s skillset and passion for education make her the perfect fit for AIB.

Paul Wappett, CEO of AIB, said, “Ingrid has extensive experience and expertise in providing students with contemporary, engaging and quality online education that leads to a great learning experience.” As Academic Dean, Professor Day will be leading a large team of Academics and digital learning specialists responsible for designing and delivering high quality higher education programs using the latest interactive learning platforms. She will also oversee all academic governance systems, processes and procedures. “As AIB is nimble and can adapt quicker than universities to what working adults need from their higher education, Ingrid and I will work together to ensure that every course, subject and learning activity that we offer to students is engaging, practical and relevant to the workplace,” Paul said.

“We are also excited to welcome Jo Thomas to the AIB team as Chief Operating Officer. Jo has held leadership roles at some of Australia’s most iconic companies with great success, including iSelect and Compare The Market. We are thrilled to welcome these two innovative women to AIB’s leadership team,” Paul concluded.

Featured Image: Paul Wappett & Professor Ingrid Day.

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