OUA welcomes new Chief Executive Officer

Last month OUA’s former Chief Financial Officer and Executive General Manager of Corporate Services, Stuart Elmslie, was appointed the position of CEO, following on from the departure of Paul Wappett.

A natural choice for the role, Mr Elmslie brings with him a wide breadth of experience in managing and growing technology and digital based businesses, from start-up size right through to managing 90 employees across Australia and the UK in his role as General Manager for e3 Learning, OUA’s online corporate compliance and training business.

Mr Elmslie, who has come to know the OUA business inside-out during his four and a half years in various senior roles, says that he feels very humbled to be taking on the CEO position during such an exciting time for the organisation.

‘Right now is a brilliant time to be at OUA—we’ve just re-launched our website, introduced 30 new programs to our growing portfolio, on-boarded Australian National University, and are well on our way to becoming Australia’s destination for anyone wanting to study higher education online,’ he says.

‘2018 is set to be a big year with ambitious goals, and we’re ready for the challenge. I can feel the energy amongst the team and it’s truly a privilege to be able to lead such a talented group of people.’

With Mr Elmslie’s transition into the CEO role, Anthony Elliott has been appointed the position of Executive General Manager of Corporate Services.

Prior to his new role, Mr Elliott had spent over two years working for OUA as Head of Business Planning, Reporting & Implementation.

In his new position as Executive General Manager of Corporate Services, Mr Elliott will oversee the functions of finance, ICT, people performance and culture, general council and company secretary, planning, reporting and improvement.

Mr Elliott brings to the role a considerable depth of knowledge and experience working cross-functionally at OUA.