Dr Heidi le Sueur is currently Dean (Postgraduate) overseeing all postgraduate programs of study. She is a member of the Executive Management Group, Academic Board, Learning and Teaching Committee and Senior Academic Team at the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS).
As the Dean (Postgraduate) she is responsible for the academic leadership and management of the postgraduate programs. A key focus of this role is Academic Quality Assurance and setting the Strategic Direction of the postgraduate degrees together with the ICMS Governance bodies.
Dr Le Sueur started her career in corporate training and development where she worked with multi-national organisations on a range of topics such as managing strategic change, leadership development and team-building using a range of innovative approaches including experiential outdoor learning.
Over her 12 years of corporate experience she worked with clients such as German Telekom, T-Mobile, Avery Dennison, Postbank, ABSA Bank, TNT-Academy and TÜV Rheinland Group in various countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.
In 2013, Dr Le Sueur transitioned from the corporate sector into Higher Education where she was able to combine her practical work experience and her academic background obtained through her studies. Her initial roles in academia had a dual focus on management and academic work in the form of teaching and research.
Over this time, she worked at the University in Cape Town and the Stellenbosch University in South Africa. In the leadership roles she held as Head of Accreditation and Quality Assurance and later Head of Teaching & Learning she was afforded the opportunity to enhance the standards of management education and to lead impactful changes to Teaching & Learning processes, programmes, assessments and other critical quality and accreditation aspects. A key focus of her work was to ensure that the Business Schools were successfully achieving accreditation status for the three internationally recognised accreditation bodies: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS and local Higher Education Authorities.
Her last appointment prior to joining ICMS was as Academic Director for Massey University Executive Development Unit in New Zealand which offered Executive MBA and MBA programmes. In this role she contributed to the academic strategy and led improvement processes, such as programme positioning for domestic and international students and the design of new attractive offerings.
Dr Le Sueur holds a PhD in the field of organisational behaviour and personnel development from the Faculty of Education at the University Bielefeld, Germany; a Master’s degree Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa; a Master’s degree in Education and Pedagogy from the University of Applied Sciences Cologne, Germany.