• Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts​

​”I was very pleased to be invited and to accept the invitation to be the Chair of Crown Institute of Higher Education’s first Board of Directors. I retired from the University of Adelaide where I served in a number of governance, senior management and executive positions including the inaugural Head of The School of Social Sciences, Director of Research and Associate Dean of Education in the Faculty of Arts, and Deputy Convener of the University’s Academic Board. I also maintained an academic career of teaching and research, winning University prizes for excellent in teaching and for the Departmental Learning and Teaching Plans, supervising postgraduate students (which I continue to do) and publishing three books and numerous articles on issues of locality and identity in South Asia and the European Union. I have held visiting professorships at The University of Hull in the UK and Concordia University in Montreal and served two terms as the President of the professional organisation of anthropologists in Australia. Having retired from the University of Adelaide, being a member of Crown Institute of Higher Education’s Board of directors provides a rewarding opportunity for me to use my knowledge of and experience in the higher education governance and delivery to build, maintain and continually improve the quality of the education we provide most importantly for the success of our students in their studies and future careers.”



  • Justice of the Peace (Qualified)
  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Education (TESOL)
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Bachelor of Education

Dr Darryl Gauld OAM works in educational leadership and management roles and is currently the Deputy Chair of Crown Institute of Higher Education, in Sydney. In addition to having worked as a School Principal since 1994, he has taught learners from most countries at primary, secondary, and tertiary schools, RTOs/TAFEs, universities, through to large corporations. He has established and founded multiple Schools in Australia.

He has consistently been a leader and pioneer, in multi-sector international education, and is revered for his contribution in Australia and around the world. Dr Gauld has also been the CEO of Education Groups, across Australia; the CEO of Charles Darwin University’s, Sydney Campus; the Campus Manager of the University of New England’s, Sydney Campus; and a Lead Lecturer at the Sydney Campus of Central Queensland University, Federation University Australia, and James Cook University. He is widely published on educational leadership.

Dr Gauld’s award-winning Doctorate produced an Effective Teacher Model that has been published and presented, nationally and internationally. A decade later, his updated version was published by Wiley-Blackwell’s Handbook of the Psychology of Training, Development and E-learning, by invitation. It also formed part of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, a decade later.

His peer-reviewed publications have also featured in prestigious Journals, such as the Journal of European Industrial Training. He has consulted to educational, security and financial organisations, including the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Sydney.

Dr Gauld has been a Director of Independent Secondary Schools, Treasurer of Sydney’s Regency Hyde Park, on the Executive of Chambers of Commerce, Regional Tourism Boards, the Sydney-San Francisco Sister City Committee (the oldest in Australia), President of Team Sydney Sports, a Fellow and Director of MBA Australasia Ltd, and an international Sporting Governance Committee.

On 26 January 2017, Dr Gauld was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia, in the Australia Day 2017 Honours List: “For service to education, and to social justice and human rights”.



  • B Sc Civil Engineering


  • Graduate Diploma, Court and Parliamentary Reporting
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

“I am honoured to be part of the Board of Directors for Crown Institute of Higher Education.

I have over 30 years of higher education experience in Australia and Europe at a senior management level responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to support a comprehensive approach to internatioinslaistion. My experience spans Director and GM roles with responsibility for international student recruitment, admissions, two way student mobility, exchange and partnerships, offshore program development, and business development.  I have worked with some of the leading universities in the world including Monash, La Trobe, Trinity College Dublin, and most recently with Bond University. I have been on the Board now for close to two years and I am very proud to be part of a young and growing organisation that has such a strong commitment to excellence across all areas of the organisation and most importantly providing an outstanding experience for our students.”



  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts (Environmental Studies)

“I am delighted to join the Board of CIHE and support its commitment to delivering exceptional experiences for our students. I have a background in corporate law advising a spectrum of public and private clients on corporate governance, M & A and commercial transactions. I am excited to bring my diversity of thought and commercial insight to drive outstanding outcomes for CIHE now and in the future.”