Christine Bundesen AM is currently Principal of cmbGlobal Consultancy Services, having retired as Director of the Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education at The University of Queensland (ICTE-UQ) in 2015. Christine has had an extensive career as an educator, executive manager, and sector leader in developing and promoting ELICOS in Australia and abroad as well as outside the sector in the broader international education industry. She has gained a well- recognised profile through her conference/public forum presentations and her positions on government and industry boards, councils, and working groups at state, national and international levels.* Christine was a co-recipient of the inaugural IDP Outstanding Achievement in International Education award in 1997, was a key player in the industry negotiations with the Australian Federal Government for the first ESOS Act in 2000, and was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2001 ‘for work to reform overseas student visa programs and the teaching of English to overseas students’. Christine has had a long history with English Australia (ELICOS Association) as one of the founding members, as its inaugural Chairperson for ten years and as a General Delegate on the Board for many years; in 2010 she was recognised through the inaugural English Australia Award for Lifetime Achievement for Outstanding Contribution to the ELICOS sector. Christine has also had a significant role with NEAS, having personally drafted the original standards for the first National ELT Accreditation Scheme in 1989, as a member of the inaugural Board in 1990-93, as Convenor of the Advisory Council in 2015, and now as a member of the Board since 2016. In 2012 Christine was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for ‘service to international education through leadership roles in the field of English Language Teaching, to the development of quality assurance standards, and to professional organisations’.
(e.g. Chairperson/Member, University of Cambridge ESOL Advisory Council 1996-2006; Member, University of Cambridge ESOL/English Australia Action Research Reference Group 2010-2015; Member DEST/ AESOC Transnational Quality Strategy Reference Group and Expert Group on Quality Assessment 2005-2009; Board Member IELTS Australia P/L 1990-2008; Board Member IDP Education Australia Ltd 1987-2007).