Executive Board


John Mason



Carmel Thompson


Carmel Thompson has been on the Executive Board of IARC for 15 years. She is a highly qualified VET practitioner with an extensive history of providing services to both Australian and International clients working in education. Carmel has a Masters of Education (Quality Management), Bachelor of Business in Accounting, Graduate Diploma in Social Ecology as well as several Diplomas in VET & Training Design & Development. She has been working in the education Industry for over 25 years and is a qualified accountant with experience as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), trainer and educational consultant. She is the CEO of The Southern Cross Connection which provides consultancy services to both Australian and international clients focusing on capacity building, quality management systems and business development.


Jade Sciascia

International Business Manager


Vahini Panda

International Relations Officer

Vahini Panda is the Director and CEO of Health Courses Australia a Registered training organisation and Health Academy Australia a Vocational training organisation which specializes in online courses in health. She has extensive experience in online education, E commerce and vocational education. Vahini has the experience of running 2 schools one which is government recognised and the other running non accredited high quality industry recognised courses. She has also has taught in New Zealand, India, Ireland and Australia. With her global experience in education and qualifications from India, Ireland and Australia Vahini makes a valuable contribution to IARC as the International Relations officer.