Meet our Leaders

As AIB Oceania’s main governing body, our leadership team is responsible for member outreach, facilitating professional development opportunities and engagement with diverse stakeholders, and organizing our annual Chapter Conference.

Below, you’ll find background details on each of our team members, our roles and responsibilities, and contact information to help you connect with us online.

Maureen Benson-Rea
President & Chair

Affiliation: The University of Auckland

Virginia Cathro
VP, Secretary – Treasurer

Affiliation: University of Otago

Omid Aliasghar
VP, Business Engagement

Affiliation: Auckland University of Technology

Anna Earl
VP, Membership & Outreach

Affiliation: The University of Canterbury

Jane Kerr
Executive Board Member

Affiliation: The University of Sydney
AIBI Higher Education Sydney

Lili Mi
Executive Board Member

Affiliation: Griffith University

Maria Ilieva
Executive Board Member

Affiliation: The University of Leeds

Sara McGaughey
Immediate-Past President & Chair, 2022 Research Symposium & PDW

Affiliation: Queensland University of Technology