Academic Board

The Academic Board advises on the teaching and learning at Curtin Singapore, ensuring students receive a high-quality and relevant education.

Board members

Professor Linley Lord PhD (Chair)

Professor Linley Lord is the Pro Vice-Chancellor and President of Curtin Singapore with overall responsibility for the academic integrity of the campus programs. Professor Lord had considerable experience as a change agent through appointments such as Project Officer for Equal Employment Opportunity in Local Government (WA); the first Equal Opportunity Co-ordinator for the West Australian Fire Brigades Board (now FESA); Equal Opportunity Manager for the Reserve Bank of Australia and Equity and Diversity Manager and Director of the Women in Leadership Project at Edith Cowan University. Over 15 years technical experience gained in research and teaching laboratories in areas including soil research, cancer research, physiology and anatomy teaching.

Professor Jill Downie PhD

Professor Jill Downie is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education of Curtin University.  In her role as DVC, Education, Professor Downie is responsible for the quality assurance processes of teaching and learning across the University: Curtin University Teaching and Learning which includes teaching and learning, assessment, Curtin University on-line, Open Universities Australia, course quality, awards and grants, professional development, learning technologies; Student Central; Student Support Services which include Counselling, Recreation and Health Services; Ethics Equity and Social Justice; the Library; and the Centre for Aboriginal Studies.

Associate Professor Simon Leunig

Associate Professor Simon Leunig is the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, International of Curtin University. Simon has nearly 20 years experience in offshore marketing transnational and international education. He has vast experience in developing strategic alliances and education initiatives in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, including links with major Asian Universities. He has a Masters Degree in Education from UWA, a MBA from ECU as well as a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from UWA, Simon has also graduated from the MDP for Higher Education Managers by Harvard University.

Mr Andrew Crevald

Mr Andrew Crevald is currently the Curtin College – College Director & Principal with Navitas Limited and is responsible for relationships with partner universities and all operations of the college. He brings with him over 24 years of experience in the education field having held senior roles in faculty, VC’s Office and planning roles with various universities.

Associate Professor Lim Swee Hia

Associate Professor Lim Swee Hia is the President of Singapore Nurses Association’s Executive Council. She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from Curtin University in recognition for her exceptional achievements and contributions in Singapore and serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the universities’ School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Ms Quek Wai Lan Grace

Grace Quek is currently the Senior Vice President, Organisation Development of Semcorp Industries Ltd, an indexed stock on the Singapore ST Index, MSCI Singapore Index Funds, and the FTSE/ASEAN Index. The company is a leading energy, water and marine group in Singapore, with operations in 13 countries, assets of over S$10 billion and employees of about 9,000. With about 20 years of experience within the Group, Grace has held positions in Business Development and Corporate Planning at the corporate HQ, has seen through an IPO and a merger of two listed Temasek-linked companies.