Our Team

Anand Karuppiah

Chief Executive Officer

Welcome to TIIS!

With nearly three decades in education, I’ve excelled across sectors, specializing in international education. From starting as a marketing executive, I progressed to roles like a research assistant, holding various academic positions in prestigious Australian institutions. My academic background includes an engineering undergraduate degree and a postgraduate degree in business management. Extensive international travel has allowed me to build a robust education network, and I’ve played a pivotal role in establishing offshore campuses and vocational institutions.

Board of Directors

Academic Board

Academic Team

Began his educational journey two decades ago, initially in a boutique institute. His progression from teaching information technology to heading departments and directing studies is driven by a commitment to servant leadership and a “students first” philosophy. Gana’s expertise extends to areas such as authentic learning, flipped curriculum, and management topics like the impact of casualization on work-life integration.

Mr Gana Pathmanathan

Director (Operations and Program Development)

TIIS Learning Centre Manager (Librarian), holds multiple degrees including DBA, MBA, LLM and a Master of Information Studies. He is also a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA Australia) with 25 years of auditing, accounting and finance experience in Hong Kong, mainland China, Australia and America, having been the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of a US-listed corporation. He is passionate in connecting the academic field with the business world.

Dr Daley Mok

Librarian & Learning Centre Manager

Professional Team

With more than 15 years in the international education sector, she is dedicated to fostering student success and global citizenship. Specializing in student administration, services, regulatory reporting, academic operations, and data analysis, her role as Academic Registrar at The Institute of International Studies showcases leadership in ensuring a fulfilling student experience. She oversees academic records, registration, and compliance, maintaining processes for consistent policy administration. Committed to supporting students, TIIS provides various measures for success in any circumstance.

Poonam Rana

Academic Registrar

With more than 24 years of background in the migration industry as an Administration Officer. Here at TIIS, specialize in providing appropriate services to the students. The first point of contact for them. Always here to help and advise.

Amy Zeng

Student Services Officer

Clerk with four years in the Accounting industry. Passionate in providing advice and support to students and the TIIS academic team.

Lorena Huaman

Student Services Officer

Simon Liang

Accounts Officer

Possessing a master’s degree in Political Science/Communication, she brings forth over 18 years of experience in the marketing realm, primarily in international roles. Her notable contributions from a European background include key roles at TIER, a leading shared e-mobility firm, where they managed markets in ACH and CEE regions. Her expertise extends to fostering growth for startups, playing a crucial role in their development.

Patricia Drobot

Marketing Manager

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Mohammad Momeni has been teaching marketing subjects in Australian higher education sector for the last 7 years. He has taught different marketing subjects at different levels in University of Wollongong, Western Sydney University, and The Institute of International Studies. Mohammad has also been nominated for The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning (OCTAL) at University of Wollongong.

Harriet Erickson

Vice President, Student Affairs

With over two decades of business and management teaching experience, along with over three decades in the Australian workforce, Mohammed brings an applied approach to his teaching. He holds a Masters in International Education, by research, relating to higher education pathway programs. Additionally, Mohammed holds a range of post graduate vocational qualifications. Mohammed is a member of several academic committees and forums at various Australian universities. Mohammed has co-published an article on student belonging in the higher education sector.

Wesley Clarke

Senior Advisor to the President

Betty Bowman joined the faculty in 2002, and received tenure there in 2007. Before joining the faculty, she was a visiting assistant professor at Syracuse University College of Law. Prior to that, she was a legal consultant with JPMorgan Chase; a contract attorney for Cravath, Swaine & Moore; and an assistant prosecutor for the Ministry of the Attorney General in Toronto, Canada. 

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Betty Bowman

Acting Vice President for Finance

Having served 15 years in the Australian and Singapore higher education sectors leading and managing student success and academic quality in roles such as Director, Student Academic and Career Success at UNSW, Deputy Director, Learning and Teaching Unit, and Associate Director, Student Learning and Development, both at the University of Southern Queensland; she is most proud of the Enterprise Award from the Singapore Prime Minister’s Office in 2001 and 2003 for innovation in education and having created the highest new value to the public service. She graduated with a PhD in Education (Student Development), an MBA in Marketing, and a Bachelor of Science in Information Management.

Johnny Jones

Dean, Diversity and Compliance

Began his educational journey two decades ago, initially in a boutique institute. His progression from teaching information technology to heading departments and directing studies is driven by a commitment to servant leadership and a “students first” philosophy. Gana’s expertise extends to areas such as authentic learning, flipped curriculum, and management topics like the impact of casualization on work-life integration.

Dennis Ruiz

Acting Vice President of Administration

TIIS Learning Centre Manager (Librarian), holds multiple degrees including DBA, MBA, LLM and a Master of Information Studies. He is also a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA Australia) with 25 years of auditing, accounting and finance experience in Hong Kong, mainland China, Australia and America, having been the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of a US-listed corporation. He is passionate in connecting the academic field with the business world.

Vernon Lowe

Assistant Vice President for Communications