Governance and Leadership

The governing body of the International College of Management Sydney (ICMS) is the ICMS  Board of Directors. Responsibilities of this Board are outlined in the College’s Governance Charter, Quality Assurance Framework and Delegations of Authority Schedule. The Board of Directors sets the strategic direction of the institution, ensuring the College is financially viable, formulates policy and monitors overall performance. The Board of Directors ensures the integrity of annual financial statements, managing legal and business risk and monitoring compliance with various laws and regulations.

The Board of Directors also appoints the College's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President and delegates the operational aspects of managing the College to the CEO and President, whom has responsibility for the overall direction of strategic planning, finance and external affairs. The CEO is supported by an Executive Management Group. This senior management group implements and communicates policy and administrative matters relating to their areas of responsibility within the College.

The Academic Board has responsibilities outlined in the Governance Charter, Quality Assurance Framework and Delegations of Authority Schedule. The Academic Board is the principal academic advisory body to the Board of Directors. It has responsibility for academic policy making, academic administration and oversight of the educational process, including assuring the academic quality and the integrity of the College’s courses.


The College's committees support Academic Board in ensuring effective academic governance and operation of the College and that decision making is undertaken in a consistent and transparent way.


The Academic Board establishes a Learning and Teaching Committee to monitor and report on quality assurance processes for teaching and learning within the College to ensure that day-to-day academic operations meet quality educational standards. The Teaching and Learning Committee provide advice on policy and practice related to all aspects of teaching and learning at ICMS.


The Academic Board establishes an Ethics Committee to oversee ethical conduct in the College’s applied research, scholarly and teaching activities through application of the College’s ethics policy and to advise the Academic Board on the fitness of the Ethics Policy from time to time.


The Academic Board establishes the Quality Audit and Risk Committee to monitor the quality assurance framework, assess educational key performance indicators, and manage outcomes of quality improvement and review actvities to ensure the management of academic risk. 


The Academic Board establishes a Board of Examiners to make recommendations to Academic Board on subject grades and progression and completion matters.


The Course Development and Advisory Sub-Committee is established by the Teaching and Learning Committee to provide industry and content specific advice and guidance in relation to the development and ongoing revision of the College’s higher education courses.

academic appeals sub-committee

The Teaching and Learning Committee establishes an Academic Appeals Sub-Committee to hear matters arising from academic appeals.