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The highest level of decision making for the Analytics Institute of Australia is its Corporate Board. The Board is accountable for the governance and performance of AIA, including meeting the requirements of the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Governance at AIA follows a traditional higher education institution where ultimate accountability for compliance and quality rests with the Corporate Board. The Corporate Board has delegated authority for:

  • academic matters to the Academic Board
  • Risk strategy and management to the Audit and Risk Committee
  • Operational matters to the Executive Leadership Group
These committees are established to meet external statutory and non-statutory requirements.

The Academic Board will have sub-committees to support its activities, in particular the Course Advisory Committee and over time will also have committees related to coursework development, learning and teaching, assessment review and student experience and well-being.

The Industry Advisory Board is a critical sounding board and idea-generator for the AIA. It is integral to the strategic planning of the Institute. Accordingly it meets annually with the Board of Directors as well as separately according to the annual Governance Calendar.

Meet Our Founder

Mr. Pankaj Goel is the Chairman of Pass Global Pty Ltd trading as ALTEC College in central Melbourne since 2008. He was the CEO of Altec College between 2008 – 2020. He has a B.A. in Fine Arts (with a specialisation in Applied Arts) from the University of Delhi and an M.A. in Applied Communication from RMIT.

Prior to founding ALTEC College, Mr. Goel had his own web technology and design company and trained and worked as a successful graphic designer.
His executive and professional career has spanned more than twenty-five years including working for The Times of India and The Observer Group. He has also lectured at RMIT.

Pankaj and his wife, Abhilasha, have grown ALTEC College to be a leading provider of vocational education for international students, with over 800 students at the Melbourne CBD and Hobart campuses. Pankaj has always run ALTEC Vocational College as if it were a Higher Education Provider. This is partly the reason that it has had such success with its clear ASQA audits and why it maintains the maximum number of years of registration.

Despite this success, Pankaj has always harboured a passion for higher education and is determined to bequeath to Australia a higher education provider of the highest possible quality. He is assembling a formative team to educate industry-ready graduates who will transform Australian businesses and help them thrive in the new economic era we are entering.

Meet the AIA Board of Directors

Professor Andrew Flitman
Interim Chair of the Board
Emeritus Professor Gary Smith
Mr. Pankaj Goel
Founder, Director, Secretary
Dr. Dineli Mather
Emeritus Professor Kim Watty
Dr. Kamlesh Sharma
Mr. Harish Rao

Meet the AIA Academic Board

Emeritus Professor Gary Smith
Interim Chair of Academic Board
Dr. Sweta Jain Sud
Professor Dharmendra Sharma
Professor Leo Paas
Sudha Viswanathan
Ms. Chenaneah Lydia Campoy
Student Representative

Meet the Industry Advisory Board

Phil Bolton
(Partner at Deloitte)
Dr Zaana Jaclyn
(Director - McKinsey)
Ben Hamley
(JLL Asia Pacific)
Natalie Mendes
(Head of Marketing at
OCR Labs)
Milena Malev