Serryn O'Regan has 30 years’ experience in business and law with a specialisation in education. Having led legal deals worth up to A$2.4 Billion, and worked in 3 heavily regulated industries, Serryn is adept at navigating a complex environment, and making it all about quality. Serryn is Executive Manager Governance & General Counsel at Evolve College, which is a national RTO in the VET sector, with 19 campuses across Australia.
Serryn personally and Evolve College were named by ASQA’s previous Chief Commissioner as an exemplar in education at the Velg National VET Conference in 2019, and Serryn is absolutely
committed to higher and vocational education and their value to the Australian public. Serryn is a member of the ASQA Stakeholders Liaison Group which advises and provides recommendations on the future regulation and education of providers in the sector. Serryn also sits on two ASQA sub-committees, on online education, and on provider self-assurance. Serryn was also requested by ASQA to provide a best practice case study on online learning, which is published on ASQA’s website.
Serryn is a member of the VET Student Loans Provider Reference Group administered by the Department of Education. She is also a NSW Committee member of the peak body for private higher education providers, ITECA and sits on the Professional Development Committee for ITECA. Serryn has been an official mentor to lawyers for the Association of Corporate Counsel for the past three years, and she was shortlisted for Corporate Counsel of the Year in 2018. She has also previously served as a member of the NSW Law Society Senior Solicitors Panel (a senior solicitors’ panel advising on professional conduct matters), and the NSW Law Society Ethics Committee. In addition, Serryn has also presented on Professionalism, Integrity and Ethics for the Modern Lawyer for the Law Society of NSW.
Serryn has led global educational campaigns for a renowned charity based in Washington DC, which charity reaches 1 billion people worldwide. She has been asked to consult and speak both in Australia and internationally, drawing on her extensive experience and expertise in the education space.