UNE Chapters

Chapters serve as a valuable resource for UNE in areas throughout Australia and the globe. Currently we have Chapters in Armidale, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, South Australia and Sydney. Chapters are comprised of alumni, current distance education students, and industry leaders who are dedicated to advancing the mission of UNE.

Chapter members serve as ambassadors and support the UNE link with various key stakeholder groups including the greater alumni body.

Get connected with UNE alumni and distance education students living in your area

Armidale Chapter members

Jack Hobbs (President,) UNE Council member
Des Bowlay (Vice-President), Community volunteer
Sanaz Alian (Vice-President), UNE PhD candidate, Urban Planning
Philip Ward (Secretary), Archives Officer, UNE
Kath Dougall (Treasurer), Senior Research Support Officer, UNE
Helen Edwards, Adjunct Lecturer, School of Education, UNE
William Hughes, Wright College Association 
Polly Wong, Overseas Student Minister, St Peter's Anglican Cathedral

Brisbane Chapter members
Canberra Chapter members

Martin Dolan, poet and writer; former Chief Commissioner, Australian Transport Bureau
Geoff Gorrie PSM, Former Chairman, Australian Forestry Standard Limited
Scott Kompo-Harms, General Manager, Trade & Economics, National Farmers' Federation
Tamara McKee, Business Operations Manager, Palliative Care Australia
Jim Paradice, Director, NRS Animal Programs, Dept of Agriculture and Water Resources               
Sarah Paradice, CEO, Institute of Foresters of Australia

Melbourne Chapter members
  • Gina Milgate, Research Fellow Indigenous Education, Australian Council for Educational Research
  • Sharon Robertson, Executive Director, VETASSESS
  • Jo Newton, Research Scientist- Genetics, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
South Australia Chapter members
  • Wendy DiMonte (President)
  • Lesley Campbell-hand (Vice-President)
  • Janet Skewes (Secretary)
  • Caroline Adams (Membership Officer)
  • Bruce Dommenz (Treasurer)
  • Louise Townsin (Social Media Officer)
  • Katie I'Anson (Committee Member)
  • Kym I'Anson (Committee Member)
  • Grace Taylor (Committee Member)
  • Ed McAlister AO (Immediate Past President)

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Sydney Chapter members