Release type: Media Release


TEQSA Chief Commissioner appointed


The Hon Dan Tehan MP
Minister for Education

Emeritus Professor Peter Coaldrake AO has been appointed Chief Commissioner of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

Minister for Education Dan Tehan congratulated Professor Coaldrake and thanked retiring Chief Commissioner Professor Nicholas Saunders AO for his dedicated service to the higher education sector.

“Peter Coaldrake will bring invaluable experience, insight and leadership to the role of Chief Commissioner,” Mr Tehan said.

“Professor Coaldrake was Vice-Chancellor of Queensland University of Technology from 2003 to 2017 and also completed the Review of Higher Education Provider Category Standards in 2018-19.

“As the higher education system recovers from COVID-19 we need a strong and fair regulator to ensure our providers are of the highest quality and serving our students’ interests.

“On behalf of the Australian Government, I would like to thank Professor Saunders for his service to higher education over many years and wish him the best of luck in the future.”

Professor Coaldrake will start on 1 March 2021.