International Advisory Board

Dr Stephen Vickers

Stephen is a retired chief executive with over 30 years’ of extensive international experience in education management, accreditation, human resources, assessment, training and development. His speciality is planning and delivering projects around the world to strict deadlines and to high standards. He is an expert on compliance with governmental and inter-governmental regulations.

Until he retired in December 2015, Stephen was the Chief Executive of the Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) for six years and managed an extensive list of vocational and business qualifications. Prior to this he was the Chief Executive of the British Accreditation Council for three years. This was (and is) the UK’s leading accreditation body for independent Further and Higher Education. He provided instrumental advice to HE and FE branches of the government in Bahrain, Bangladesh, Colombia, Jordan, Kosovo and Mauritius and helped design the accreditation system for Kosovo.

He was the Chief Executive of the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health for six years and responsible for the strategic and tactical management of this world leading awarding body in occupational health and safety education and vocationally related qualifications. His international exposure in this role included liaison with national government policy makers and with educational and OSH regulators in Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Barbados, Brunei, China (Hong Kong and Macau), France, Malaysia, Oman, St Kitts and Nevis, Singapore, Trinidad, UAE, UK, USA.

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Professor Tan Sri Ghauth Jasmon

Professor Tan Sri Dr. Ghauth Jasmon was the 10th University of Malaya Vice-Chancellor (2008 to 2013). Prior to this appointment, he was the Founder President/CEO of Multimedia University for 11 years and subsequently the Chief Executive Officer of Unity College International.

It was during his period as VC the University of Malaya made advanced dramatically in the QS World University Rankings. Tan Sri Ghauth initiated the High Impact Research (HIR) programme in 2010 and he was instrumental in getting the special research allocation of almost RM600 million from the Ministry of Higher Education for UM HIR in August 2011.

Due to his vast contributions to the development of the country’s private tertiary education initiatives, he was bestowed with the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka (DMSM) which carries the title Datuk by the Governor of Malacca

His works have been published in 30 international journal papers, 45 conference/seminars, and other publications. He has also been involved in many professional engineering activities especially in the IET (UK) and IEEE (US), and was formerly a Secretary General and Vice President of the Association for Engineering Education in South East Asia and the Pacific. He is currently a Fellow of the IET, Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, Senior Member of the IEEE and an Eisenhower Fellow.

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