Release type: Media Release


Chief Executive Officer appointed to TEQSA


The Hon Christopher Pyne MP
Minister for Education and Training
Leader of the House

Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced the appointment of Mr Anthony McClaran as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).
TEQSA is Australia’s independent national quality agency for the higher education, responsible for registering and assessing higher education providers against the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Mr McClaran joins TEQSA from the United Kingdom, where he is currently the CEO of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Mr McClaran will commence his five year term with TEQSA on 12 October 2015.
Mr McClaran has previously led the UK’s national agency for higher education admissions, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, as well as the national agency for quality assurance, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, through periods of significant change and external challenge.
“The Government is committed to red tape reduction and quality enhancement in higher education. I look forward to working with Mr McClaran to ensure Australia’s higher education providers deliver teaching, learning and research of the highest quality and institutions are not overburdened with red tape,” Mr Pyne said. 
TEQSA’s Chief Commissioner, Professor Nicholas Saunders AO, joined the Minister in welcoming Mr McClaran.
“I have great confidence that Mr McClaran is the right person to provide strategic operational leadership and vision in the management of TEQSA,” Professor Saunders said.