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 Quality, Planning & Registration

 

DR ROBYN TUDOR

Dr Robyn Tudor is a professional educator, graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and consulting project manager with a breadth of corporate and executive experience in Higher Education strategic planning and implementation, academic and administrative leadership, institutional governance, quality assurance and compliance.

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.

Deputy Director of Academic Affairs

DR CLIVE HARRISON

An internationally recognised musician (studio and jazz bassist), Clive’s wealth of experience is remarkable. He has created 13 original albums as a songwriter, composed commercials, film scores and television series (250x television episodes, 9x films), and is a former president of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers.
 
After a very successful 40-year career as a session musician, composer, songwriter, and record producer, Clive’s focus turned to higher education, and since 2008 he has been lecturing in songwriting, performance, composition, film and television music, and recording.
 
In 2015, he published a 300-page academic textbook titled ‘The Songwriting Labyrinth: Practical Tools to Decode the Mysterious Craft’. In 2016, he completed a PhD in ‘Creativity, Multiple Intelligences, and Songwriting’ at the University of Newcastle.
 
He continues to publish scholarly articles in the realm of music performance, songwriting, elite sports performance and creative process.



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.