Meet the CCE Team

Brian Cooke
Team Leader

Team leader at CCE since March 2020, Brian comes to ANU fresh from five year’s operating his own business in athlete assessment and active travel (international cycling tours). Prior to this, Brian spent 14 years in the vocational education sector, as both a teacher and education manager. Possessing a sharp commercial focus and passion for educational innovation, Brian is well placed to steer CCE through the challenges and opportunities in the years ahead.

 As a keen cyclist (road and mountain bike) you may also just see Brian on the roads of the ACT, so be sure to give him a friendly wave if you do.

Matthew New
CCE Community Program Coordinator

Matthew started at ANU in 2002 and has over 18 years’ experience in the adult and higher education sector. Matthew looks after the planning and daily operations of the CCE Community Program. He enjoys helping teachers deliver fun and engaging programs that provide a quality student experience.

Matthew is a talented guitarist and is know to play a song or two for colleagues at lunchtime.

Dr Rebecca Cross
Micro-credentials Education Specialist

Rebecca started at CCE in February 2021 and has five years’ experience in tertiary education management, including the oversight of pathway and non-award courses. With an academic background and a PhD in literature, Rebecca has worked as both a professional and an academic staff member and brings this experience to her new role.  

Jenny Halpin
Education Support Officer

Jenny joined the CCE team in April 2021 with over 20 years of experience in the education sector. She has worked in education leadership and in the classroom in the public, private and international school systems in Australia and abroad. She has also worked in the adult corporate education sector. Jenny has expertise developing teacher competencies through excellence in professional practice, and curriculum and assessment design. This is Jenny’s first role in a university.  

Dr Ten-Herng Lai
Education Support Officer

Ten joined the CCE in 2021. He has some experience in higher education teaching, including serving as a tutor for four seminars and as a lecturer for two seminars. He was awarded the Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP) Prize for Innovation in Inclusive Curricula 2020 for a course he designed and delivered at the ANU. Before starting his career at the CCE, he completed a PhD in Philosophy also at the ANU.