Executive Board

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President

John Mason has extensive experience in the fields of education, horticulture, recreation and media. He has produced over 150 books and 4000 articles published across a career spanning 5 decades for a range of publishers including Simo & Schuster, Landlinks Press (CSIRO Publishing), Harper Collins and Hyland House. John is a renowned and well respected member of many professional associations. He has served on many industry bodies throughout his career. He is an Ordinary Board Member on the Australian Garden Council, representing horticulture education. Among other bodies, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Horticulture (UK), Member of the Garden Media Guild and of the Institute of Training & Occupational Learning (ITOL), Fellow of Parks and Leisure Australia and of Institute of Horticulture (Australia). We are proud to have John Mason continue hold office as President on the Executive Board. Connect with John at https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmason5/

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Treasurer

Carmel Thompson has contributed immensely to IARC for almost 20 years. She is a highly qualified VET practitioner with an extensive history of providing services to both Australian and international clients working in education and training. She has been working in the education industry for over 30 years. She 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. Connect with Carmel at https://www.linkedin.com/in/carmelthompson/

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Secretary

Marie Beermann is responsible for supporting the Chair, President John Mason, in ensuring the smooth functioning of the Management Committee. Marie is a horticulture specialist with 15 years professional experience in horticulture and education in both Australia and Germany. She has been a co-authored several ebooks in recent years. Marie is a consummate professional and brings forth strong academic skills and knowledge to the Board. Connect with Marie at https://www.linkedin.com/in/marie-beermann-55809b70/

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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 two 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, the UK 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. Connect with Vahini at https://www.linkedin.com/in/vahinipanda/

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International Business Manager

Jade Sciascia oversees all operational and strategic management of the organisation's entities in Australia and the UK. Jade represents the organisation on an international platform and specifically manages the duties and responsibilities of her colleagues on both the Executive and Regional Committee Board. She is the point of contact for 80 member organisations - she is responsible for all conformity assessments and auditing of new and long term members. Connect with Jade at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jade-sciascia-b913582b/

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Ordinary Member

Ze Ann Walter Ng is the Director of Lawrence Walter Seminars (LWS) – one of Asia's top corporate training companies that specialise in Mindset Transformation, Aggressive Sales Culture, as well as Alignment Towards CEO’s Direction & Roadmap. As Director and Business & Personal Advisor, Ze Ann's responsibilities include developing and driving the organisation's sales and marketing strategies. Armed with her degree in Professional Communication, she has mentored and encouraged young women in the fields of Leadership, Communication & Personal Branding, and her #1 passion is to help women unlock and maximise their potential to boldly make the leap into their next frontier in life. She brings with her a wealth of experience in the areas of creative marketing, team-coaching and sales management. Connect with Ze Ann at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ze-ann-walter-ng-8813671ab/

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Ordinary Member

Sarika Singh is a transformational and ethical leader who has demonstrated effective leadership of employees and organisations. She is highly motivated and performance driven. She excels in leading and managing organisations using a relaxed and professional approach. Sarika has the ability to create a positive impact on an Organisation’s culture and objectives. As a Country Manager of Further Learning Group, Sarika is responsible for the effective and productive running of the organisation’s operations in Australia. Sarika is responsible for the continuous growth and development of the company. Having successfully established operations in Australia, she continues to find ways to further develop and grow the organisation. Sarika's wealth of knowledge and skills are an asset to any Organisation. Connect with Sarika at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarika-singh-683422146/

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Ordinary Member

Ron Gui is Managing Director of Australasian Registry EMTs and Director at South East Asia Prehospital Emergency Care College. Connect with Ron here https://www.linkedin.com/in/ron-gui-aremt/

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