Establishment of the Syme Business School

Upon obtaining unanimous approval at the AGM, the Syme Business School was set up with ICMA holding majority shareholdings to submit an application to be a higher education provider to the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) for a Graduate Diploma in Management Accounting.

The principal business of the Company will be the provision of higher education services. The primary purpose of the Company is to operate as a quality provider of higher education and other non-award courses to domestic students.

To achieve the primary purpose, the Company will: (a) ensure free intellectual inquiry in its academic endeavours; (b) create a governance structure which has a clear distinction between corporate and academic governance; (c) develop infrastructure and resources to meet the higher education and training need of courses delivered by the company; (d) comply with the regulatory framework and associated acts and regulations as amended from time-to-time for the smooth delivery of higher education courses; (e) ensure institutional policies and procedures accommodate equity and diversity, including consideration for people of aboriginal and Torres strait islander background; (f) ensure academic staff are encouraged and supported in participation in scholarly activity and research; (g) develop relationships and industry partnerships which contribute to practical graduate attributes and improve graduate employment opportunities and ensure that institutional policies and procedures guarantee the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

The initial board of directors comprises of Mr David Cartney, (Chairman); Mr William Dix, AO; Prof Peter Chandler, AO, Prof Michael Tse Ms Karen Dias and Mr Deva Corea

From Left to Right: Prof Peter Chandler, AO, Prof Michael Tse , Dr Chintan Bharwada, COO of SBS, , Prof. Janek Ratnatunga, SBS CEO, Mr Deva Corea, Ms Karen Dias, Mr David Cartney, (Chairman); Apology: Mr William Dix, AO.
At first Board Meeting: From Left to Right: Dr. Chris D’Souza, CFO of SBS; Dr Chintan Bharwada, COO of SBS, Prof. Janek Ratnatunga, CEO of SBS, Mr Deva Corea, Ms Karen Dias, Mr David Cartney, (Chairman); Prof Peter Chandler, AO, Prof Michael Tse.