Board of trustees


Dr. Abdulrahman K. Al-Shaiji
Chairman Board of Trustees

Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Shaiji is presently the Chairman and Managing Director of (IIES) International Integrated Education Services k.s.c.c., Co-founder of Al-Manar Leasing & Finance, Assistant General Manager of Al-Imtiaz Investment, Deputy General Manager of Al-Madar Investment and Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Wared Leasing & Finance. Dr. Al Shayji holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electronic Engineering, a Masters of Science Degree in Management from Colorado Tech University and a PhD in Islamic Finance. Dr. Al Shayji's career includes working for the Ministry of Electricity and Water as an Instrument Engineer (1987-1991), Head Department of EHAC of the Industrial Institute, Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (1993-1999), Assistant Manager of Strategic Planning & Product Development, Commercial Relations Manager, Sales Manager (1999-2001) and Senior Manager-Commercial Finance (2001-2003) at Al Dar Investment. 

Pro. Ali S. Arifa - President of Box Hill College Kuwait
Member Board of Trustees

Professor Ali Arifa is currently the President of Box Hill College - Kuwait. He graduated with a Ph. D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 1996.   He previously served at Kuwait University as a Faculty Member in the College of Business administration, as the Chairman of its AACSB maintenance of accreditation, and as the Director of its affiliated Business Administration Consulting Unit-Center of Excellence in Management. He also served as an Associate Professor at Lincoln University, in New Zealand. Pro. Arifa also served as a Visiting Professor in several Universities in different countries. He is a winner of several teaching awards, and has published in several areas in Economics.  Pro. Arifa has an extensive consulting experience that includes performing projects for the IMF, the UNDP, the UNESCO, the UNIDO, and the World Bank.    

Ms. Refaa Al Refai- Deputy Manager FCCSAR Kuwait 
Member Board of Trustees

Ms. Refaa Al Refai is currently a Deputy Manager and shareholder, Al Sareh International Company. She is preparing for her PHD at Brunel University UK, graduated with MBA degree from Ahlia University, Bahrain in 2011. Previously served at Future Training Institute as a Director, she also served at Zain Telecommunication Company as a Marketing Analyst ( qualitative team leader).


Mr. Norman Grey AM - Chief Executive Officer of Box Hill Institute and Centre for Adult Education 
Member Board of Trustees
Mr. Norman Grey was appointed as a Chief Executive Officer of Box Hill Institute and Centre for Adult Education on July 2014.  He has led the development of the organisation’s new strategic plan 2015 – 2018 which has a focus on financial sustainability and serving communities through education, training and lifelong learning. Mr. Grey's  previous roles include Chief Operating Officer of Public Transport Victoria and Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Thales Australia, a large systems engineering company which he led through a significant restructure which merged four independent companies and led to a highly successful financial turn-around. Prior to this Mr. Grey had completed a long and distinguished career in the Department of Defence, serving in The Royal Australian Air Force, and rising to the rank of Air Vice Marshal. His exceptional service was recognised in June 1993 when he was made a Member of the Order of Australia. Mr. Grey was also awarded the Australian Service Medal South East Asia and Australian Service Medal Irian Jaya. No stranger to continued education, throughout his career Mr. Grey  has obtained a number of qualifications including in corporate leadership and strategy, aviation, management, administration, air navigation and engineering. Mr. Grey is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Master Project Director of the Australian Institute of Project Management and was a Member of the Business Council of Australia (2006-2008). He has also held a number of Board positions including as a Non-Executive Director of both the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Institute for Telecommunications Research.


Ms. Jennifer Oliver - Executive Director Academic Affairs (VET & Higher Education)-Box Hill Institute
Member Board of Trustees

Ms. Oliver has more than 30 years’ experience as a TAFE practitioner in both teaching and management positions. Prior to her current role, Ms. Oliver was responsible for Learning and Academic Affairs. She also managed Industry Education and Training, which included the design and implementation of work-based training programs, language and literacy support, and teacher professional development. Ms. Oliver has represented the Institute at international forums, on government and industry steering committees and OECD research projects.


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