AIM's Management Team is made up of a wealth of experience from across music, entertainment, performing arts, education and business credentialled individuals, who are passionate and committed to the vision and mission of AIM. The AIM Management Team ensures that students receive the best possible education, through high calibre teaching staff, professional ever developing facilities, and seamless administration.



CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

PROFESSOR GUY BENTLEY

 

Professor Guy Bentley has worked in the education industry for over thirty years in numerous leadership positions and is currently CEO of the Australian Institute of Music since 2017.

 

Guy has received many significant awards to recognise his contribution to education and industry. In 2017 he was honoured as a fellow of THE-International Centre for Excellence for his work in international accreditation and quality benchmarking and 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.

Guy continues to regularly present at conferences in the areas of governance, accreditation and the advantage of investing in people.

Director of Finance

DIANA XU

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.



Director of Sales &
Marketing

 

 

JERRY SIDEN

Jerry has worked in the Post-Secondary Education Sector for nearly 20 years in various positions in sales, marketing, admissions, administrations and student retentions.

Throughout his career he has worked with institutions in Australia, United States of America and New Zealand. While majority of his experience has been in international student market, the Australian domestic student market has also been one of the components of his work portfolios over the last decades.

During his time at Laureate Education, he was awarded the 2015 Global Product Services Awards for Leadership for his contributions towards the student enrolment growth at the Blue Mountain International Hotel Management School. 

Director of Human Resources

JESS KNIGHT

Jess has enjoyed a successful career in contemporary Human Resources practice, spanning both the Higher Education and Vocational Education & Training sectors. 

She understands that a company’s workforce is a source of competitive advantage and that organisational health is paramount for long-term sustainable success. Her passion lies in partnering with all levels of an organisation in order to build value, as well as enhance the employee experience.  

Her role sits within the Executive Leadership team and focuses on evolving AIM’s culture, leadership and change capability, to ensure that we are equipped to drive the Institute forward and shape our future.



Head of Academic Affairs


DR ALISTAIR NOBLE

Dr Alistair Noble began his life in music as a pianist, studying with Isobel Grigor, Alan Jenkins, and Larry Sitsky. A subsequent interest in the work of Winifred Burston (a remarkable Australian pianist who had studied with Busoni in Berlin) led to a Masters Degree in musicology, based upon extensive archival research. Alongside this historical research, Alistair found that music analysis is a way to bring together many of his diverse interests in composition, performance, and critique of music. A PhD in this field, completed at the Australian National University, presented groundbreaking work on the music of American composer Morton Feldman. 

Previously Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Social Sciences at The Australian National University, Alistair has been part of the Academic team at AIM since 2016

Director of Information
Technology & Communication

JOHN LIVERMORE

John has over 25 years experience in the IT field domestically and globally.

He has also previously worked at many education institutes such as Laureate Australia, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School and TAFE.