Dr Dale Anderson

Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Head of Singapore campus

BEdSt (UQ), Dip Sch Couns (UQ), MEd (UNE), PhD (RMIT), FACE, FAICD

Dr Dale Anderson

Initially trained in primary education, Dr Dale Anderson worked as a teacher and Guidance Officer prior to accepting a number of senior roles within Education Queensland.

In 2000, Dr Anderson was appointed to the position of Institute Director at the Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE. Within this role, he led significant strategic and operational reforms which resulted in the doubling of the number of training hours being provided and a 400% increase in commercial activity.

With considerable experience and expertise in multicultural affairs and relationships, Dr Anderson was responsible for the development and implementation of the Cape York Employment and Training Strategy which was nominated in the 2004 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Public Service. Additionally, Dr Anderson prepared the Palm Island Economic Development Plan, managed the Queensland South Sea Islander Employment Strategy and was instrumental in the establishment of the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership, one of Australia’s leading think tanks on Indigenous issues.

Appointed to the position of CEO of the campus of James Cook University in Singapore in 2006, Dr Anderson was instrumental in repositioning JCU’s operations and it is now recognised as a market leader in the provision of tertiary studies in Singapore. This is evident by JCU’s receipt of EduTrust Four Year Accreditation and attainment of ‘Singapore Quality Class for Private Education Organisations’.

Dr Anderson’s expertise in the field of education and business development in Queensland and South East Asia is well recognised and he has participated in trade missions and projects for the Queensland Government in a number of countries in the region as well as China and the United Kingdom. Dr Anderson was also invited to provide advice and insight about business development and the education industry in South East Asia to the Australian Prime Minister and President of the Senate.

In 2007, Dr Anderson was awarded a Fellowship of the Australian College of Educators and he is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is currently a member of the Education Committee of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce and the Business Events Committee for the Singapore Chapter of the Australian Chamber of Commerce.