Our People

Tertiary Access Group is governed by an elected Board of Directors, while the operational control is managed by the Managing Director, Andrew Leontarou, and supported by the TAG administration team

THE TAG BOARD of DIRECTORS 

TAG Chair  - Andrew Woodward

       

CEO of the University of Sydney Union, former Vice President of ACUMA, TAG Director since 2015, Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Chartered Company Secretary and qualified Chartered Accountant. Experiences over the last 25 years includes small organisations, ASX listed companies and now the not for profit sector. A strong supporter of the need for the industry bodies to evolve with the changes in our market.

"TAG delivers the necessary services to enhance the student experience across the country. This includes developing a strategy that ensures TAG is sustainable, growing and relevant to its members, not just the financial conditions for members, but also  to better recognise, represent and serve our primary market - the students.

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TAG Treasurer - Jane Caton

       

National Infrastructure Manager, Australian Catholic University, previously Manager, Student Programs, former CEO of The Co-op Bookshop and President of the Australian Campus Booksellers’ Association (ACBA). TAG Director since 2015.

"TAG aims to develop vibrant and successful campuses via the development of sustainable financial success for TAG members, providing professional development for members and delivering a membership strategic plan." 


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TAG Director - Geoff Brooke-Smith 

 

         

Director of Commercial Operations at Activate UTS, TAG Director since 2011, Previous ACUMA Buying Director.

"The future success of TAG lies in the ongoing relevance and value to members; be it in the group buying capacity, activities and programs services for student engagement or additional no-commercial  member support services, all ultimately enhancing the student experience"

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 TAG Director - Lowan Sist 

         

Executive Officer, Monash Student Association. Extensive experience in National and International Hospitality sectors. 11 years in the University sector across 3 university campuses. TAG Director since 2015.

"We can best serve our communities and the people that populate them. I believe efficiency and a simpler communication model can only improve our opportunity to relate relevant data across all members."

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TAG Director - Shelley Valentine

       

Started in the Student Services sector with the UNSW Union fourteen years ago. Now Director of Student Services for [email protected] Limited, managing a diverse portfolio of student and commercial services including Bars, Cafes, Graduation & Gift, Vending, Marketing, Membership, Legal & Advocacy, Volunteering, Clubs, Sport, and Venues & Events. An active member of TAG for several years and and was a member of the TAG Board from 2013-2015, whilst previously contributing to both AACA and ACUMA sub-committees.

"TAG is in a unique position to deliver a comprehensive offering to a united membership base.  Understanding the needs of the members, embracing innovation and change whilst challenging the status quo of old will be critical in ensuring tangible and valued outcomes for members. An active, adaptive and responsive industry organisation can enhance all it’s member organisations"

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TAG Director - Paul Clayton

       

Facilities Manager, UQ Sport. Previously Operations Manager at UQ Sport. 22 years of management experience in the services industry in various roles, largely in sport or student activities. Previously Deputy General Manager - Commercial Services for the University of Plymouth Students' Union, as well as holding the position of staff advisor to the the Ethical and Environmental Committee of NUSSL in the UK. Joined UQ Sport just after the 2011 floods, during the rebuild phase. Part time lecturer in Sports Management at the University of Queensland. 

"I look forward to  bringing some sporting experience to the board and TAG. I am a genuine believer in the mission of TAG to increase value and improve student life. Coming from a student's union in the UK, I have seen the value of the group purchasing consortium in action as well as the positive impact the organisation can have from added value from ethical and sustainable practices." 
 

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 TAG Director - Daniel Randell

       

General Manager at the University of South Australia Student Association (USASA) Inc, since 2013. Previously 8 years as General Manager of Music SA, an independent not-for-profit and peak body for the Music Industry. Over 10 years experience on both for-profit and not-for-profit boards and executive committees including the Australian Music Industry Network, Arts Industry Council, Adelaide West End Association (Treasurer), JL Music Group P/L (MD) and most recently as Vice Chair of Music SA. Member and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

"I have a strong interest in music and the arts, particularly relevant as we look at the purpose and place of our national student experience competitions in environments that are considerably different from when these activities were conceived."

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TAG Director - Mitch Trevenna

       

General Manager of the Bendigo Student Association (BSA), La Trobe University Bendigo campus since February 2014. TAG Leadership Development Committee member. Employed for 12 years in an independent Prep – Year 12 School as Community Relations Manager overseeing enrolments, events, marketing/advertising, alumni relations and community partnerships. The1990’s were spent living in remote Indigenous communities throughout the top end of the Northern Territory working for Tertiary Health in various roles.

"I love my job and enjoy working with students creating new initiatives to engage them in university life. Giving students the opportunity to achieve a holistic university experience beyond academic attainment will better prepare them for the future and I see it as our job as a student association to provide these experiences."

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TAG Managing Director - Andrew Leontarou

       

Managing Director of Tertiary Access Group since 2006. Previously Commercial Services Manager at UNSW Union and Sydney Airport Operations Manager of Airport Retail Enterprises. 

"Our members provide the colour on campus; our proven ability to sustain mutually beneficial relationships amongst our members, partners and Australian students is the foundation of  our success"

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The 2016 TAG Board meetng calendar is as follows. Members are invited to attend any of these meetings as observers. 

 THE TAG TEAM 

 

Sally Bird - Business Development Executive

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0427 608 508

 
         

 

               

 

Siobhan Frost - Business Research Analyst

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02 4322 1205

 

 

 
 

 

Shahrin Leontarou - CSR & Projects Co-ordinator

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02 4322 1205

0405 839 694

                           

 

Kim Tyne - Accounts Administrator

accounts @tertiaryaccessgroup.com.au

02 4322 1205

 

 

 

 

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