College Council

Governing Body of RCDC

The governing body of Raffles College of Design and Commerce (RCDC) is the Raffles College Council, the membership of which represents a spectrum of expertise in the fields of education, design, business and finance.

The main responsibility of the Council is to set strategic directions and to establish, review and implement policies to govern and carry out the mission of RCDC. In summary, this mission is to be a private, independent institution with a clear and uncompromising commitment to the pursuit of excellent and innovative education and training in design, commerce and allied fields.

The Council maintains responsibility for academic quality and policy. The Council operates independently from the ownership of the organisation in order to ensure academic integrity. The Council is advised by the Academic Board and other committees.


Current membership of the Raffles College Council

Chair - Professor John Howe
Chairman, iEDM; Honorary Professor, Griffith University

Emeritus Professor Peter Flood
Chair of Academic Board, RCDC; Honorary Professor, University of Sydney; Former Dean, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of New England  

Emeritus Professor Peter Drake AM
Founding Vice-Chancellor, Australian Catholic University; Former Pro Vice-Chancellor and Deputy-Vice Chancellor, University of New England

Ms Val Horridge
Visiting Fellow, University of Technology Sydney

Mr Mark Howard-Browne
Chief Financial Officer, Austcor Packaging  

Mr Trent Pohlmann
Principal & CEO

Professor Graeme Britton
President, Raffles University Iskandar

Mrs Doris Chew
Director, Raffles Education Corporation

Mr John Rappell
Chair of Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee, RCDC;
 Director, Professional Schemes, Professional Standards Authority, NSW Office of Fair Trading


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