The Board of Directors (BoD) is the governing body for the Institute.
The BoD exercises overarching corporate and educational responsibility for organisational funding, strategic direction, business and risk management, supported by the Executive Leadership Group and informed by the Academic Board, the Creative Industries Advisory Board and the Philanthropy Advisory Board under delegated authority.
EMERITUS PROFESSOR RICHARD SMITH
Richard has had extensive experience in administering and governing education institutions and dealing with state, federal and overseas education bureaucracies. Richard has a distinguished record in research and postgraduate supervision at Honours, Masters and Doctorate levels.
PROFESSOR MARIE CARROLL
Marie Carroll was until 2015 Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) at the University of Sydney, with responsibilities curriculum, graduate studies and higher degrees by research strategy, and teaching and learning. She obtained her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Otago University in New Zealand
MRS ATHALIE CALVO
MS MARIA AMATO
General Manager & CFO, Australian Independent Record Association (AIR)
Maria Amato is the General Manager of the Australian Independent Record Labels (AIR) and the founder of Results Management, a company she founded in 1994 to provide management accounting services to a broad range of clients. Maria is also the Chair of the Creative Industries Advisory board for the Australian Institute of Music. Maria has over 25 years’ experience in the arts, entertainment and not-for-profit sectors and was formerly board member and Treasurer of Music Victoria and CEO/CFO of the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).
Chief Executive Officer
PROFESSOR GUY BENTLEY
Guy Bentley has worked in both the hospitality and education industries for over thirty-five years in numerous leadership positions.
In 2015, he was awarded the Ashley Spencer Award for 'Service to the Industry' at the HM awards. In 2011, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Accommodation Association of Australia for his contribution to Industry Education.
Diana brings over a decade of senior business planning and financial management experience to her current leadership role at AIM, having previously held Management Accountancy and Financial Analysis positions in the Recruitment, Media, Business Directory Services and Hospitality sectors. Prior to joining AIM, Diana held the role of Financial Planning and Analysis Manager at the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School.