Linda Brown

President and CEO, Torrens University Australia

Linda Brown is the President of Torrens University Australia.

As Australia’s fastest-growing university, Linda’s ultimate vision is for Torrens University to have a significant and positive impact on education in Australia, New Zealand and across the globe.

As CEO SEI ANZ Strategic Education, Inc., Linda oversees Torrens University Australia, including its schools Billy Blue College of Design and the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School. She also oversees Think Education in Australia and the Media Design School in New Zealand.

Linda’s background is diverse, incorporating leadership experience in the areas of private, public, government, social enterprise, commercial and education. Linda has strong business acumen and insights and has demonstrated an innate ability to navigate an organisation through considerable competition and regulatory challenges. She is committed to strong student outcomes, technology-led innovation, global citizenship, and employability.

Linda was Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Director TAFE at Swinburne University, Melbourne, where she was responsible for maximizing the dual sector advantage, driving the sustainability and social inclusion strategies across the University and managing the TAFE Division.

Her global business and educational experience include Corporate CEO, Futures Stockbroker, Managing Director and Director of Stoke-on-Trent FE College. Linda was also part of the UK Government’s rapid response team for the Further Education Funding Council – utilised to turn around failing colleges – and was part of a UK think tank on education as a global business.

Linda has represented Australia for six years at APEC Women Leaders’ Conference in Asia Pacific and was identified by Management Today as one of “25 Australian women to watch”.