Our People

Our Board

Scott Monaghan – Chair

Warren Steele – Vice Chair

Adam Smith – Secretary

Ashley Lindsay – Treasurer

Geraldine Gallagher – Non Executive Director

Sue McKimm Non Executive Director

Desmond Schroder – Non Executive Director


Founding Members

Duncan Taylor – Non Executive Director

Michael Rowe – Company Founder

Our Team

Melanie Jay

Centre Manager

As a teacher, a mother and a well-traveled citizen, Melanie brings to the CUC Clarence Valley a background of educational and life experience. She has a natural openness and a warm personality, enabling her to guide our students through their toughest challenges associated with university life.

Nicole Gray

Widening Participation Officer

Nicole has over fifteen years experience in education and is currently furthering her education with a Graduate Certificate in Education - Career Development & Counselling at QUT. She has a passion for furthering the opportunities provided to students in regional areas and helping all learners overcome barriers to achieve their aspirations.

Aaron Dewhurst

Learning Skills Advisor & Widening Participation Officer

Aaron comes to the CUC Clarence Valley with extensive experience in the education sector. Having studied his postgraduate degree online, he understands the challenges remote learning can present. Aaron is excited to provide academic support for our students to assist them in maximising success.