Alex Murphy

Alex Murphy

Managing Director
BA (Hons), MAICD

Alex has been with UTS Insearch for close to 30 years, having worked in education and marketing roles, and from late 2007, in the role of Managing Director. His background is in linguistics, philosophy and Indonesian and Malayan Studies. He has a keen interest in people, intercultural communication, ethics and the role of education in expanding opportunities for individuals and society in general.

During his time with Insearch, he has focussed on working with the fantastic staff to expand and diversify the student population, extend delivery of Insearch courses transnationally through partnerships and invest in improving learning and the student experience, which has led to better outcomes for Insearch students and higher percentages of students articulating from Insearch to UTS. Sponsorships and scholarship initiatives have also grown; they include humanitarian scholarships, the UTS Indigenous Strategy and the Insearch South East Aboriginal Arts Initiative. 

He looks forward to the next phase of development for Insearch, which includes investment in people development, further improvement to the quality and innovation of learning and teaching, transitioning to a new main campus in 2021 and working more closely and innovatively with UTS. The Insearch Diversity and Inclusion program will be further developed and include greater commitment to our engagement with First Australians, which will be underpinned by a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Alex is a Director of Insearch Education International Pty Limited and Insearch (Shanghai) Limited.

He has been a member of the St James Ethics Centre since 1997 and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Nathan Patrick

Nathan Patrick

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
BBus, GradDipACG, FCA, FGIA, FCIS, FAICD

Nathan was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Company Secretary of Insearch Limited in 2010.

As CFO/Company Secretary he is responsible for UTS Insearch's Finance and Governance activities. The Governance portfolio includes the Program Management Office (PMO), campus planning, risk management, compliance (including liaising with regulators), offshore legal entities, legal and Company Secretariat. 

During the previous 30 years, he held senior financial, management and governance positions in the professional services, manufacturing and construction industries in Australia and Asia.

His career includes 15 years in diverse roles in 'Big 4' accounting firms and five years as the Chief Operating Officer of a law firm.

He is on the management committee of the NSW Federation of Community Language Schools. He is also a member of the Audit & Risk Committee of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, and of the Corporate and Legal Issues Committee of The Governance Institute of Australia.

Nathan is a Fellow of the following organisations: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand; The Governance Institute of Australia; The Australian Institute of Company Directors; and, the UK Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Peter Harris

Peter Harris

Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO)
BBus, GAICD, CA

Peter joined UTS Insearch in 2010 as Chief Operating Officer. He started his career as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte specialising in Business Process Engineering and Corporate Reconstruction. He has worked in nearly every industry sector.

Peter moved from professional services to establish a sales and marketing business specialising in financial services as well as a number of internet start-ups.

His financial and marketing experience, along with his business process focus, has seen him hold various C-level roles including Chief Operating Officer in an ASX listed performing arts company.

Peter is responsible for our strategic offshore partnerships, including our English language partnerships in China, Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia and Myanmar. He has established new partnerships for delivery of academic programs or other strategic engagement in our key markets, forging strategic offshore partnerships with key government, industry and education bodies to promote UTS and UTS Insearch. He is a Director of Insearch subsidiary companies and the Insearch Representative on advisory and management boards of offshore partnerships.

Tim Laurence

Tim Laurence

Dean of Studies
BSc (Architecture), B Arch, Master of Art Theory

Tim is the Dean of Studies at UTS Insearch. He is an academic leader with extensive experience in higher education teaching and education management. Prior to taking up his current position at UTS Insearch, he held the position of Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning, in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at UTS.

Tim holds overall responsibility for the design, delivery and quality assurance of all UTS Insearch pathway programs both locally and internationally.

Carol Churches

Carol Churches

Human Resources Director
DBus, MAHRI

Carol joined UTS Insearch in late 2007 as General Manager, Human Resources. She is an HR professional with 25 years of experience in multinational and privately owned organisations across FMCG, IT&T, consumer products and private education sectors.

After an early career in IT, Carol spent 14 years in various human resources roles at Unilever New Zealand & Australia. She then established a successful HR and career transitions consultancy, working with business and private individuals for six years' before joining UTS Insearch.

Carol holds a Diploma of Business from Massey University in New Zealand.

At UTS Insearch, Carol and the HR team facilitate the recruitment, engagement and development of staff, fostering a high performing organisation and inclusive culture.

Belinda Howell

Belinda Howell

Chief Market Development Officer (CMDO)
BA (Hons), Grad Dip Management, MBA, GAICD

Belinda joined UTS Insearch in November 2011. She has extensive experience in senior marketing and corporate affairs positions within a diverse range of services industries – financial services, professional services, travel and tourism, and higher education – in respected organisations such as British Airways, Macquarie Bank, Rabobank and KPMG.

Through her leadership of sales, marketing, product development, market intelligence and corporate communications, Belinda is responsible for attracting international and Australian students to UTS Insearch, and for the institution’s reputation and profile.

Belinda has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in French, a Graduate Diploma in Management and a Master of Business Administration. She has been awarded the Company Directors Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has also completed the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD in France.

Belinda has served on several not-for-profit boards and is currently on the board of Dunmore Lang College at Macquarie University. She also runs a small property in the Southern Tablelands devoted to beef cattle and horticulture. Her other interests include mental health, and she is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Counselling.

Sally Chatterjee

Sally Chatterjee

Chief Operating Officer
BA (Hons), MBA, GAICD

Sally joined UTS Insearch as Chief Operating Officer in August 2016. She is responsible for information and communication technology, project delivery, student admissions and services and facilities management. Sally has worked in a wide range of profit and non-profit industries. She started her career in the United Kingdom with Unilever, before moving into the media and telecommunications sectors, including roles at ITV and British Telecom. As Telecommunications Category Director for Tesco, she set up Tesco Mobile, a virtual mobile network with over four million subscribers. Sally then became CEO of Visit London, the official promotional agency for London, marketing the city in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games.

Sally has a passion for improving the customer experience through all channels, with a particular emphasis on the digital experience.  After moving to Australia, she became Director of Customer Experience for National Parks NSW, creating new engaging experiences for visitors to parks across NSW. At UTS Insearch, Sally’s teams focus on improving the student experience. They deliver great service and support at the moments that matter most to students, investing in the organisation’s technologies and campus facilities, and delivering key change projects across UTS Insearch. Sally has a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Accounting and an INSEAD Master of Business Administration.