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Corporate Board Members

  • Mr. Paul O’Connor, Independent Member + Chair

  • Mr Edward Slade, Independent Member

  • Ms. Janene Barrett, Independent Member

  • Mr. Feroz Ali, Owner's Representative


Academic Board Members

  • Associate Professor Fiona Martin, Independent Member

  • Emeritus Professor Adrian Payne, Independent Member

  • Dr Manny Aston, Academic Dean

  • Abbey Danson, Director of Education

  • Poppy Whateley, Director of Operations and Compliance



The Institute of Creative Arts and Technology (ICAT) operates as a private Institution of Higher Education (IHE) offering externally accredited post-secondary higher education courses to both domestic and international students.


ICAT is an independently registered institution providing Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Diploma and Bachelor level degree courses accredited in Australia by the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA). Provider registration, course accreditation, and campus details for ICAT are publicly listed on the National Register, namely:

  • Provider name - The Institute of Creative Arts & Technology Pty Ltd. (formerly Macleay College Pty Ltd)

  • Provider trading name(s) - The Institute of Creative Arts and Technology (ICAT), Macleay College, The Fashion Institute

  • ABN - 62 003 925 282

  • Provider ID - PRV12031


ICAT is a registered provider of Diploma and Bachelor degree courses to overseas students and is listed on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS), which lists all Australian education providers that offer courses to people studying in Australia on student visas and the courses offered (CRICOS Provider Code 00899G); and


A government-approved FEE-HELP provider that allows eligible domestic full-fee paying students to pay their tuition fees via the Australian Government loan scheme.



The Institute of Creative Arts and Technology is a member of:


  • Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA). Australia’s leading peak body for high-quality independent higher education providers.

Higher Education Private Provider Quality Network. Home to a range of independent higher education institutions who are passionate about investing in a collaborative national agenda for quality. 

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