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 Leanne Brereton
Education Support Officer

Leanne joined the CCE team in October 2021 with over 15 years of experience in the higher education sector, having lectured and researched at the University of Wollongong and Wentworth Institute of Higher Education, Sydney. She has also taught and developed curricula in both the primary school and the VET systems. Leanne completed her PhD in Marketing in 2019. Her study focused on brand relationships and socially responsible marketing in relation to children. Prior to her academic career, Leanne worked in marketing and strategic planning in private industry including Telstra and Optus, while completing a Master of Commerce from UNSW. Leanne will bring her marketing and research expertise to working with the team to market ANU micro-credentials.