EIT Governing Board

EIT Academic Board

Mr. C. Aitken

EIT Dean
Dr. S. Mackay

Ms. H. Lawrence, Mr. N. Fernandes, Dr. G. Dennett

Staff Representative
Mrs. C. Patterson

Ms. C. Jones

Dr. G. Dennett

EIT Dean
Dr. S. Mackay

Mr. T. Cousins, Mr. J. Russell, Ms A. Evangelista, Ms. I.V, Dr. P. Doe

Student Representatives
1 x online, 1 x on-campus

Ms. C. Jones

EIT Management Team

Steve Mackay is one of the founding team for the Engineering Institute of Technology. He firmly believes in Nelson Mandela’s mantra that, “Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world.” His passion for extraordinarily high-quality learning has driven EIT’s unique and distinctive approach to engineering education.

For the past three decades three core objectives have defined the essence of the institute:

  • Collaborating comprehensively with the industry to ensure learning resources and graduates are job ready.
  • Employing platforms of learning to facilitate ease of student accessibility and engagement.
  • Ensuring that the learner is always sovereign in everything we do.

Dr. Mackay has enjoyed a varied career in engineering, having worked in automation, data acquisition, instrumentation, data communications, and process control throughout Australia, Europe, Africa, and North America over the past 35 years.

He has successfully pioneered the application of new technologies in Australia, Africa, Europe and the USA, installing industrial automation systems, and industrial data communication systems and implementing live online education, (including remote laboratories), for engineering students worldwide.

Steve has been involved in a range of industries, including power stations, mining, mineral processing, airports, oil/gas/petrochemical plants, and offshore platforms. He has presented courses on industrial data communications, data acquisition, instrumentation, and process control to over 30,000 engineers and technicians worldwide for clients such as NASA, Rolls Royce, and BP.

He has also co-authored and edited 25 engineering books that have been published across the world. Steve is a Fellow of Engineers Australia with a licence to practice as a Chemical, Mechanical, and Electrical Chartered Professional Engineer. As Dean of the Engineering Institute of Technology, Dr. Mackay leads the institute in providing micro-credentials and engineering qualifications to over 4000 students per year from 160 countries.

He has an unwavering commitment to high-quality student outcomes, excellence in affordable engineering education, and new technologies and is always keenly interested in students and their experiences.

Indu, as a Chartered Professional Engineer, has a background in electrical and electronics engineering, with 17 years of experience in engineering, leadership, and engineering education. She is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, and a Senior IEEE member, showcasing her expertise and recognition in the engineering and management fields.

In addition to her professional affiliations, Indu is also deeply involved in various volunteer roles. She serves as a volunteer office bearer of Engineers Australia, actively contributing to the EA WA division committee. She is also a member of the RTSA WA chapter, further demonstrating her commitment to the engineering community. Furthermore, she sits on various advisory boards related to STEM education, professional practice, the hydrogen industry, and the energy transition group, where her insights and expertise contribute to important decision-making processes.

Indu’s journey in engineering began in Singapore, where she gained extensive experience in the semiconductor manufacturing industry as a failure analysis engineer. Afterward, she relocated to Perth, Western Australia, where she transitioned into the field of education. She has worked as a lecturer in both the higher education (HE) and vocational education and training (VET) sectors, accumulating significant knowledge and skills in teaching and curriculum development.

Her dedication to education and innovative teaching approaches has earned her recognition and awards. In 2017, she was honored with the North Metropolitan Trainer of the Year award, acknowledging her passion and creativity in teaching, learning, and curriculum development. Additionally, she became a finalist for the WA Trainer of the Year, further highlighting her exceptional contributions to the field of education.

Indu’s academic qualifications include a Master of Business Administration from the University of Canberra, a Graduate Diploma of Adult and Vocational Education from Charles Sturt University, and a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Western Australia. Her diverse educational background equips her with a well-rounded perspective and a comprehensive skill set.

As a strong advocate for women and girls in STEM programs, Indu actively volunteers as a mentor, inspiring and empowering the next generation of female engineers. Her dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion in the STEM field is commendable and contributes to fostering a more equitable and vibrant engineering community.

Building on her passion for education, Indu is currently pursuing a Ph.D. research project focused on empowering students and lecturers through the utilization of data analytics via electroencephalography (EEG) sensors. Her research aims to leverage innovative technology to enhance the learning experience and improve educational outcomes.

Caroline’s career in education and training has spanned over 20 years, and she has been involved with multiple successful regulators, professional bodies, and internal audits. She has extensive experience in policy development in the VET and Higher Education sectors, ensuring compliance across all policies and processes institute-wide.

Caroline is responsible for the oversight of EIT’s VET and Higher Education operations and is a member of EIT’s Governance Board.

Danielle has a background in project management, with extensive experience in coordinating projects and people. Her knowledge of, and a life-long passion for, writing has put her at the center of EIT’s material development process. She is always looking to improve the student experience through the provision of interactive, professional, and consistent materials that work to support students throughout their studies.

Danielle is responsible for developing and updating the teaching and learning resources for all EIT’s courses, including implementing a continuous improvement process to ensure the materials are of the highest standard. She also manages EIT’s eLibrary and is constantly looking to expand the volume and quality of resources offered to students.

Jason has an immense amount of experience in coaching and learning development and his 10-year career has provided him exceptional administrative skills. He is enthusiastic about helping people, and with his outstanding communication skills, provides our students with the highest level of encouragement in anticipation of their success.

Jason is currently the Higher Education Manager – Learning Support and oversees EITs Learning Support Officers who ensure all Higher Education course units are run effortlessly each semester, and that students are afforded the very best support for their studies.

Emma has a Bachelor’s and a Masters’s degree in Modern Languages and Linguistics as well as a Graduate Diploma of Education and a Cert IV in TAE. She has worked in the Education industry for over 15 years in a variety of roles from teaching and administration to overall management of programs and Colleges.

Emma currently oversees the Higher Education team and focuses on strategic planning, compliance, and quality assurance in addition to analyzing trends to continuously improve the Higher Education student experience.

Paul is a qualified and experienced manager and administrator.  Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Business degree, a postgraduate diploma in business administration, and also a Certificate IV in training and assessment.

Paul has managed teams at different levels for over 25 years in different countries and is very passionate about education and training and the effects they have on the individual and the community.

Caroline has over five years of experience in the education industry, where she has showcased her expertise in marketing, sales, and integrating day-to-day operations with accounting and finance. Her educational journey includes a Diploma in Leadership and Management, a Bachelor of Commerce with a focus on Marketing, and she is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration.

In her role, Caroline holds the responsibility of overseeing all marketing activities. Her dedication to promoting EIT to a global audience is evident through her passion for the work she does. She enjoys collaborating with the EIT team and engaging with students from around the world.

Carolina’s academic journey comprises a Bachelor of Production Engineering and a Master of Commerce (Marketing), endowing her with a unique skill set to analyze data and enhance marketing processes effectively.

At EIT, she spearheads the continuous review of marketing and sales data, identifying global growth opportunities with unwavering precision and advocating for well-informed decision-making.

Rolf Baum is an International Student Recruiter and Recruitment Manager with over 21 years of Global experience specializing in the South & Southeast Asia markets. He was the inaugural Campus Manager when EIT commenced operations in Melbourne in 2018.

Lisa manages Human Resources at EIT including employee relations, staff training, development, and recruitment. She is always on the lookout for experienced and qualified lecturing staff to include in the team.

Matt is a CPA-qualified accountant with over 10 years of experience in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. At EIT Matt oversees the day-to-day operations of the finance team and ensures all internal and external accounting processes are compliant.

Matt constantly looks to improve efficiencies in the department, and his desire to continually build on his knowledge fits well with EIT’s mission and purpose as an education provider.

James’ passion resides within all facets of IT; cloud technology, security, development, and support. In his current role James plans, coordinates, and implements a variety of solutions within EIT’s entire infrastructure. His position also encompasses the management and support of EIT’s digital infrastructure, maximizing system availability while striving to consistently enhance the security of our platforms.

Kerry holds a record of over 9 years of experience in the Private Education sector, where she has excelled in various roles encompassing diverse aspects of business operations. Starting her journey as a librarian, she gradually progressed to the position of academic coordinator, developing a strong affinity for the academic environment, and finding purpose in this realm. Consequently, she made a conscious decision to advance in this field and assumed the responsibilities of an Academic Manager.

While her passion for academic roles persisted, Kerry’s thirst for broader challenges led her to explore the operational facets of the educational landscape. Subsequently, she was promoted to the position of General Manager, overseeing campuses and office spaces alike. In this capacity, she skillfully manages a wide array of business aspects, actively engaging in the day-to-day operations of the EIT South African office.

Kerry’s pivotal role revolves around ensuring the consistent adherence to EIT’s vision, mission, and values in South Africa. Her dedication and expertise play a vital role in shaping the success of our institution.

Vynka is an exceptional event specialist organizing both EIT and IDC Technologies conferences and events. Her expertise extends across various regions, including Australia, the UK, New Zealand, and South Africa. Always seeking to stay ahead of the curve, Vynka constantly explores new conference and event ideas, as well as emerging event technology and trends, to elevate the quality and impact of the conferences she organizes.

With a decade of experience in the field, she has honed her skills in leading the planning and execution of innovative and highly engaging events. Her success is attributed to her comprehensive knowledge of event strategy and planning, as well as her proficiency in community development and project management. Demonstrating a proven track record, she consistently delivers events that not only enhance customer experience but also nurture fruitful stakeholder relationships, align with the organization’s strategic objectives, and elevate brand awareness.

Now, driven by a desire to further excel in her career, she is eager to leverage her accumulated skills and experiences in pursuing the next phase of her professional journey.

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