Board of Directors

Cluey Ltd has an experienced Board of Directors with a diverse mix of skills and backgrounds in education, finance, technology, retail, entrepreneurship and corporate transactions.

Robert Gavshon
Chairman and Non‑Executive Director

Robert migrated to Australia from South Africa in 1978 where he was a partner in a large law firm. Shortly after arrival in Australia, he was appointed Group General Counsel and Director of Corporate Affairs with...

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Robert GavshonChairman and Non‑Executive Director

Robert migrated to Australia from South Africa in 1978 where he was a partner in a large law firm. Shortly after arrival in Australia, he was appointed Group General Counsel and Director of Corporate Affairs with worldwide responsibility for a multinational corporation listed on the ASX. Robert later became a significant shareholder in and served as a director of public companies including Executive Deputy Chairman of Barbeques Galore Ltd, a Nasdaq listed company and Rebel Sport listed on the ASX. He has also been involved in several successful equity ventures where he took Board and advisory roles including Oporto, Hipages and The Optical Company. Robert has been engaged in the education sector for over two decades and was a shareholder in and Chairman of Think Education Group and Open Colleges until their sale. He has also occupied leading positions in the not‑for‑profit sector. In 2019 Robert was recognised as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his services to education, business and community. He holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law degrees.

Professor Ian Young
Non‑Executive Director

Ian has over 20 years’ experience in the higher education sector. He was previously the Chief Executive (Vice‑Chancellor) of the Australian National University and Swinburne University of Technology...

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Professor Ian YoungNon‑Executive Director

Ian has over 20 years’ experience in the higher education sector. He was previously the Chief Executive (Vice‑Chancellor) of the Australian National University and Swinburne University of Technology and has also held several senior faculty and teaching positions across a range of tertiary institutions. Ian also has extensive experience with boards in the education, government and research sectors. He was previously the Chair of the Group of Eight universities, VERNet and Education Australia and has held board member positions at the Australian Research Council, IDP Education and Online Education Services. Ian holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering, a Master of Engineering Science in Coastal Engineering and a PhD in Coastal Engineering Science. Ian is an independent Director as in the Board’s view he is free from any business or other relationship that could materially interfere with or reasonably be perceived to materially interfere with the independent exercise of his judgement.

Michael Stibbard
Non‑Executive Director

Michael has over 40 years’ experience in the accounting profession. He was an audit and business consulting partner with Horwath NSW Pty Limited, Chartered Accountants for 23 years and managing partner for 6 of those...

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Michael StibbardNon‑Executive Director

Michael has over 40 years’ experience in the accounting profession. He was an audit and business consulting partner with Horwath NSW Pty Limited, Chartered Accountants for 23 years and managing partner for 6 of those years. When the company merged with Deloitte in February 2007, he continued to act as an audit and business consulting partner until his retirement from the firm in September 2017. Since leaving Deloitte, Michael has continued to provide business advisory services. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (UNSW). Michael is an independent Director as in the Board’s view he is free from any business or other relationship that could materially interfere with or reasonably be perceived to materially interfere with the independent exercise of his judgement.

Louise McElvogue
Non‑Executive Director

Louise is an accomplished director and academic professor with experience across the healthcare, media, cybersecurity, technology, consumer, government and education industries. She has more than 25 years' experience...

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Louise McElvogueNon‑Executive Director

Louise is an accomplished director and academic professor with experience across the healthcare, media, cybersecurity, technology, consumer, government and education industries. She has more than 25 years' experience in the media and technology sectors, and has held senior roles in digital, marketing and strategy in Europe, Australia and the USA. Louise is a non-executive director of 1stGroup (ASX: 1st) and Healthdirect Australia (Federal and State Governments); a member of the National Education Advisory Panel of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a director of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. In the education sector, Louise is an Industry Professor of Marketing and Digital at UTS Business School. Louise is an independent Director as in the Board’s view he is free from any business or other relationship that could materially interfere with or reasonably be perceived to materially interfere with the independent exercise of his judgement.

Mark Rohald
Non‑Executive Director

Mark co‑founded Cluey Ltd in 2017 and has been the CEO of Cluey since it’s inception. Mark has 30 years of experience in private education and training in the UK, South Africa, Canada and Australia. He has founded...

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Mark RohaldNon‑Executive Director

Mark co‑founded Cluey in 2017 and has been the CEO of Cluey since it’s inception. Mark has 30 years of experience in private education and training in the UK, South Africa, Canada and Australia. He has founded a number of private and publicly listed education and EdTech companies. He has served as a Board member of more than 30 education organisations across the K‑12, Vocational and Higher Education segments. Previously, Mark was the co‑founder and Director of Educor, one of the largest private education companies in the world, listed on the JSE and NASDAQ. Mark was the co‑founder and Joint CEO of the Think Education Group – a significant Australian provider of campus‑based vocational and higher education. In 2010, Mark co‑founded the Open Colleges Group which developed into the largest private provider of online learning in Australia. Mark holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (Economics) degrees.

Independent Education Advisory Board

Cluey Ltd is supported by an Independent Education Advisory Board which includes eminent education sector thought leaders.

Prof. Ian Young
(Inaugural Chair)

Former Vice‑Chancellor of both ANU and Swinburne and currently Kernot Professor of Engineering at the University of Melbourne.

Prof. Garry
Falloon

Associate Dean, International & Professor of Digital Learning in the Faculty of Human Sciences at Macquarie University, a former teacher and a digital education innovator.

Prof. William Lovegrove

Former Vice‑Chancellor of the University of Southern Queensland, Emeritus Professor in Psychology at the University of Wollongong and President of the Nan Tien Institute.

Prof. Chris
Tisdell

Associate Dean (Education) of the Faculty of Science and Director of the Scientia Education Academy, University of NSW and a champion of digital education and STEM.

Prof. Rosalind Dixon
(member elect)

Professor of Law at University of NSW, Director of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law and passionate about innovating schooling.

Cluey Learning's Management Team

Cluey Learning's management team have a strong track record of establishing and scaling education businesses (private and public) both in Australia and abroad.

Mark Rohald
Chief Executive Officer

Mark co‑founded Cluey in 2017, following a 30‑year career in private education and training in the UK, South Africa, Canada and Australia. He has founded a number of private and publicly listed education and EdTech companies...

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Mark RohaldChief Executive Officer

Mark co‑founded Cluey in 2017, following a 30‑year career in private education and training in the UK, South Africa, Canada and Australia. He has founded a number of private and publicly listed education and EdTech companies. He has served as a Board member of more than 30 education organisations across the K‑12, Vocational and Higher Education segments. Previously, Mark was the co‑founder and Director of Educor, one of the largest private education companies in the world, listed on the JSE and NASDAQ. Mark was the co‑founder and Joint CEO of the Think Education Group – one of Australia’s leading providers of campus‑based vocational and higher education. In 2010, Mark co‑founded the Open Colleges Group which developed into the largest private provider of online learning in Australia. Mark holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (Economics) degrees.

Greg Fordred
Chief Financial Officer

Greg is a co‑founding Executive and Chief Financial Officer of Cluey. Greg has over 20 years’ experience in executive and senior finance positions with companies in the Financial Services and Education sectors...

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Greg FordredChief Financial Officer

Greg is a co‑founding Executive and Chief Financial Officer of Cluey. Greg has over 20 years’ experience in executive and senior finance positions with companies in the Financial Services and Education sectors. In the last 15 years, Greg held CFO/Company Secretary positions at Open Colleges, Think Education Group and Kaplan Australia. Greg played an instrumental role in the corporate development and growth of these organisations, creating significant shareholder value, whilst ensuring high standards of governance. Greg is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary. He holds a Bachelor of Business and several post‑graduate qualifications in Company Secretarial Practice and Governance of ASX Listed Entities.

Michael Allara
Chief Product Officer

Michael has 20 years’ experience in digital product and strategy domains across several industries undergoing major transformation, in both Australia and the UK. He has worked in product and strategy roles in...

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Michael AllaraChief Product Officer

Michael has 20 years’ experience in digital product and strategy domains across several industries undergoing major transformation, in both Australia and the UK. He has worked in product and strategy roles in the video game (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe), digital media (NineMSN), and education (Open Colleges, Cluey) industries, as well as through professional services engagements with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Oakton. Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales.

David Jablonski
Chief Technology Officer

David has over 25 years’ experience in technology and product development. His proficiency spans a broad range of technologies, from enterprise security platforms to consumer products. Prior to joining...

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David JablonskiChief Technology Officer

David has over 25 years’ experience in technology and product development. His proficiency spans a broad range of technologies, from enterprise security platforms to consumer products. Prior to joining Cluey, David held leadership roles at Symantec, Websense (now Raytheon), and BlackCitrus. In addition to global organisations, David has founded, expanded and consulted to numerous small internet companies in the United States and Australia. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Trevor McDougall
Chief Operating Officer

Trevor has over 10 years’ experience in senior leadership positions with a focus on scaling technology and operations. Previously, Trevor held the position of CIO at Open Colleges and Think Education Group...

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Trevor McDougallChief Operating Officer

Trevor has over 10 years’ experience in senior leadership positions with a focus on scaling technology and operations. Previously, Trevor held the position of CIO at Open Colleges and Think Education Group. Trevor has global experience across entertainment, supply chain, operations and education, working for businesses including Sony & IDP. Trevor has led the development and execution of digital product strategies in high growth environments and has run commercial operations. Trevor holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University and an MBA from MGSM.

Matteo Trinca
Chief Customer Officer

Matteo has 15 years’ experience in customer intelligence and strategic marketing in the gaming and education sectors. Driven by a strong passion for decision science, he started his career in data and analytics...

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Matteo TrincaChief Customer Officer

Matteo has 15 years’ experience in customer intelligence and strategic marketing in the gaming and education sectors. Driven by a strong passion for decision science, he started his career in data and analytics, transitioning to revenue management roles, holding senior positions at William Hill Australia and Paddypower Plc (now Flutter Entertainment Plc). Originally from Italy, Matteo has lived, studied and worked in Spain, Ireland and Australia. He holds double degrees in Industrial Engineering and an eMBA from INSEAD Business School.

Dr Selina Samuels
Chief Learning Officer

Selina has over 25 years’ experience in the education sector. She has been a university lecturer at the University of London and UNSW, Head of English at Ascham School in Sydney and held other senior education...

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Dr Selina SamuelsChief Learning Officer

Selina has over 25 years’ experience in the education sector. She has been a university lecturer at the University of London and UNSW, Head of English at Ascham School in Sydney and held other senior education leadership roles. She has unique experience in developing new education enterprises. She designed and implemented a framework for an international network of schools that transformed pedagogy, physical and digital learning environments, and she worked with the Dalton Foundation in Hong Kong to develop a new kindergarten and primary school. Selina holds an Arts/Law degree with the University Medal, a Masters of Education and a PhD.