Established in 2015, the Bachelor of Arts (BA) Advisory Board comprises industry members who reflect the diverse disciplines within the BA and a broad range of industries, including business, non-profits, community organisations, government, media industries, arts and cultural organisations, and education.

The purpose of the BA Advisory Board is to:

  • Provide independent, external and strategic advice to the Faculty Executive Dean and BA Management Committee to assist with development of the BA, the student experience, and employability of graduates.
  • Consider and respond to a range of specific issues relevant to the BA, which may include:
    • the future of relevant industries and employment within industries;
    • articulating the value of a BA education to students and industry;
    • identifying new opportunities and partnerships with industry; and
    • engaging BA students and staff in diverse, global and inclusive communities.

The terms of reference are available here. For more information, please contact Yvonne Oberhollenzer, Secretary of the BA Advisory Board, at


Industry Board Members 

  • Nikki Bazaine

    BA Advisory Board Member
    Brisbane State High School
  • Melissa O’Rourke

    BA Advisory Board Member
    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Carl Hinze

    BA Advisory Board Member
    Holding Redlich
  • Dr Chez Leggatt-Cook

    BA Advisory Board Member
    UnitingCare Queensland
  • Ann McLean

    BA Advisory Board Member
    Project Manager (Creative Industries)
  • Patrick Nolan

    BA Advisory Board Member
    Opera Queensland
  • Andrew Peach

    BA Advisory Board Member
    Marsden State High School
  • Daisy Thomas

    BA Advisory Board Member
    Legal Aid Queensland
    HASS Young Alumni Ambassador
    School of Psychology
  • John Thomas

    BA Advisory Board Member
    St Thomas More College
  • Mike Tyler

    BA Advisory Board Member
    Department of Education, Training and Employment
  • Bernice Watson

    BA Advisory Board Member
    Queensland Parliamentary Service
  • Stuart Watt

    BA Advisory Board Member
    ABC News Digital
  • Lester Ford

    BA Advisory Board Member
    Modern Language Teachers' Association of Queensland

UQ Board Members