Testimonials

“Working with Marcia on the Open Universities Australia (OUA) Executive team, I have had ample opportunity to see how she operates. Marcia is great to work with and is an exceptional executive. She leads by example and has established a warm, obvious rapport with her teams. Her strong commercial acumen and extensive understanding of the university sector brings rare and valuable insight to the executive team and to the formulation of broader company strategy. Her acknowledged expertise in the areas of student experience and retention has proved invaluable to the formulation of my teams’ customer experience programs.”

Peter McMahon
Director – Digital UX, Marketing & Communications at State Library Victoria

“Marcia is passionate about the student experience of education and is one of those rare breeds that can combine that passion with a drive to meet organisational goals for commercial success. She has great wisdom on what works in education and the consultative style to easily transpose that wisdom into actions that deliver results.”

Michelle Beverage
Chief Information Officer at Intrepid Group

“Marcia is an incredible person and I was lucky to have worked with her. She is extremely talented, a leader in her field and a leader by example. I can truely say Marcia is one of the most intelligent and genuine people I have worked with. I would happily endorse Marcia’s skills and ability as a leader in Education and Strategy and in People leadership. I will miss working with Marcia and I hope I get the chance to work with her in the future.”

Anthony Russo
CTO, SACS Consulting

“Marcia is an exceptional leader, manager and mentor. Highly intelligent, outstanding academic knowledge, sound commercial acumen, supportive and great to work for and with.”

Vincent Creighton
General Manager, Open Colleges

“Marcia is an approachable and knowledgeable academic who manages people who report to her sensitively and mindfully. At the time I reported to Marcia, I was impressed with her business acumen and skills as well as her academic knowledge and experience.”

Nicholas John Vardaxis
GM at Vardaxis Higher Education Consulting

“Marcia was Director of the Centre I worked for for a number of years. She is an outstanding Director, has excellent people management skills, and always gets the best out of her staff. We worked together on a book published with Emerald and her contributions were essential to the outcome of that project. She has exceptional skills in a number of areas of higher education, and I recommend her highly.”

Dr Martin Davies
Principal Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

“Marcia is one of the most positive, hardworking and smartest academics I have come across. She sets high standard on herself but is always helpful to guide those who are less experienced than her.”

Dr Fion Lim
Member International Committee, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority