Jacqui Elson-Green has worked in the Australian higher education sector for more than 20 years. In September 2007 she joined the Australian Learning and Teaching Council where her work has included a major rebranding of the organisation formerly known as the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.
As the ALTC’s Director of Communication and Secretariat, she has worked to elevate the profile of the organisation through the national media as well as introducing a range of publications aimed at widely disseminating the outcomes of ALTC-funded projects and other initiatives.
Jacque has worked for several Australian universities writing policy, undertaking reviews and preparing annual reports and submissions for bodies such as the Australian Universities Quality Agency. Her first formal role in higher education was as Executive Officer to the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Southern Queensland.
She completed a cadetship with Fairfax Media at the Sydney Morning Herald and later worked in a number of regional newspapers in Queensland and New South Wales. She became a higher education journalist in the mid-1980s and was later editor-in-chief of APN Educational Media, publishers of Campus Review.
She has worked in international education at IDP Education Australia where she was General Manager of Global Student Recruitment. In this role she managed the first cross-government and universities education exhibition in China and led a pilot in India and China for the former Dept of Immigration, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs for the electronic submission of enrolments.
She also managed the annual Australian International Education Conference, Educational Services for Overseas Students Act in 2004. Jacqui studied at USQ gaining a BA (with distinction) in Language and Literature and a Graduate Diploma of Arts (Professional Communication). She is a graded J10 journalist.