Independent THE-ICE Assessment Panel

Independent THE-ICE Assessment Panel

Independent THE-ICE Assessment Panel

The Independent THE-ICE Assessment Panel was first established in 2005, the Auditors being tasked with assessing the capacity and capability of prospective applicant institutions in meeting THE-ICE Standards of Excellence.  To ensure a comprehensive evaluation of each prospective institution, each Accreditation and/or Pre-accreditation Application was assessed by three Auditors from the Independent THE-ICE Assessment Panel.  Although the panel is now international, the original Australian panel included such respected individuals as:

  • Professor Larry Dwyer – Qantas Professor of Travel and Tourism Economics, University of New South Wales (Australia)
  • Dr Thomas Bauer – Assistant Professor in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (SAR-China)
  • Mr Clive Robertson – Former Director (Hospitality, Leisure Sport and Tourism Network, LTSN), former Head of the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management Oxford Brookes University and former Director of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Network (UK)
  • Professor Emiritus Mervyn Hyde – Head of the School of Education and Professional Studies in the Faculty of Education at the Gold Coast campus of Griffith University and Head of School of Justice Administration. He was also Vice-Chair or Chair of the Griffith University Academic Committee and Chair of the University Education Committee for seven years.

In 2008 THE-ICE recognised the global interest in its activities and the Standards of Excellence so opened the accreditation service and membership internationally. The independent THE-ICE Assessment Panel has since evolved to include respected individuals with worldwide qualifications and experience, and THE-ICE Standards of Excellence now incorporates evaluation criteria for vocational, higher education, public and/or private institutions from an international perspective.

After being the inaugural Chair of THE-ICE from 2008 to 2010, the current Chair of the Independent THE-ICE Assessment Panel is Professor Brian King, Associate Dean (Executive Education & Partnership) & Professor, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  Professor King now heads the team of appropriately qualified academics and leading TH&E industry experts who make up the Independent THE-ICE Assessment Panel.

Registered Auditor Profiles

Please see THE-ICE Assessment Panel – Auditors webpage for further information and profiles for each of the Registered Auditors