Anthony McClaran


Before joining TEQSA as CEO in October 2015, Anthony McClaran was the Chief Executive of the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) for six years (2009-2015) and prior to that the Chief Executive of the UK’s national agencies for higher education admissions, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and the Graduate Teacher Training Registry (GTTR) between 2003 and 2009.

Anthony has held several leadership positions in the higher education sector, including roles in the University of Warwick and the University of Hull. He was previously a member of the boards of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

Anthony is a member of the Board and the Advisory Council of the US Council for HE Accreditation (CHEA) International Quality Group. He is a member of the Audit Committee of the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) and the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AUASB). In 2018 he served as a member of the National Review of Teacher Registration Expert Panel.

Anthony held a number of governance appointments in the UK before moving to Australia in 2015 to take up his current position. He was Chair of Council and Pro-Chancellor of the University of Gloucestershire from 2007-2009, Deputy Chair of Governors at the John Lyon School and Chair of Governors at All Saints’ Academy.

Opening Keynote: Friday 1 November

Excellence, diversity and innovation: TEQSA's contribution.

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Anthony McClaran