Meet our leadership team

The Swinburne Professional management team is responsible for developing strategies to engage with organisations and working professionals. They drive interesting and contemporary course content and direct the Swinburne Professional business unit. Find out more about our leadership team.

Rob Chetwynd

Rob Chetwynd

Director

Rob is a passionate and inclusive Director, who applies a high level of business acumen to deliver on the vision for the Engagement sector of Swinburne. 

Rob joined Swinburne in 2015 from the Australian Institute of Management where he was Head of Corporate Solutions.

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Marion Ware

Marion Ware

Head of Market Development and Strategy

Marion is a qualified marketing professional with 15 years combined experience in the customer services, automotive and hospitality industries. Marion develops, manages and implements sales and marketing strategies for key target industries of Swinburne Professional.

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Richard Seddon

Richard Seddon

Head of Projects and Finance

Richard is the Head of Projects and Finance at Swinburne Professional and manages the project team for all consulting work. Richard ensures that the team delivers all projects on time, on budget and to a high quality for all our clients and is driving a culture of continuous improvement.

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Fiona Turner

Fiona Turner

Head of Public Programs

Fiona is a pro-active and innovative manager with excellent interpersonal and communication skills which enable her to build strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

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Dr Justin Shimeld

Dr Justin Shimeld

Manager, Customer Experience

Justin manages the processes, quality and integration of university systems relating to the administration and delivery of Swinburne Professional programs. Justin has worked in the education sector for 11 years, spanning projects in research, secondary and tertiary education.

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Gurchet Singh

Gurchet Singh

Compliance Manager (acting)

Gurchet is the acting Compliance Manager for Swinburne Professional. Gurchet has worked as a facilitator, coach, lead assessor, and learning and compliance manager.  He is an expert trainer and mentor with excellent organisational and project management skills.  In his current role he provides professional support and guidance across both Consulting and Public Programs for Swinburne Professional.

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Alex Di Nardo

Alex Di Nardo

Compliance Manager (Currently on Maternity Leave)

Alex is a passionate, dedicated professional with over eight years’ experience working within the Education and Training sector. Alex has been employed with Swinburne University for 5 and a half years and throughout this time has worked in timetable and resource management, curriculum implementation and compliance.

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Pam Muthuarachchi

Pam Muthuarachchi

Manager Business and Systems Analysis

Pam is a qualified IT professional with over 12 years’ combined local and international experience in Education, Banking and Finance, Retail and Customer Service. She ensures the smooth alignment between the business processes and the infrastructure of the current Information Systems that are owned and used by Swinburne Professional. 

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