Our Staff

The Country Universities Macleay Valley has two dedicated staff members, our Centre Manager and our Administration Officer. All our staff have comprehensive university knowledge, and are Macleay Valley locals.

Adam Matchett – Centre Manager

Adam hails from the NSW South Coast and studied a Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies from the University of Wollongong, where he went on to work for over ten years in a range of roles including student service, student recruitment, and communications.

Adam has recently moved to the Macleay Valley and is excited for the opportunity to assist students on their education journey! He understands the challenges that regional students can face and is always willing to help students in navigating the tertiary education environment and make the most of their studies.

Olivia Hayward - Administration Officer

Olivia is currently studying Business and Marketing at university. While gaining the behind-the-scenes knowledge from her degree, she then applies those skills in her job at CUC Macleay Valley, whether it be organising social events, taking care of student registrations, or making sure supplies are stocked and available for students, Olivia is here to help the Centre run smoothly.

You can find Olivia at the Centre most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays!

Our Board

The Country Universities Macleay Valley Board are community volunteers. Each member is excited at the prospect of what the Centre will do for the valley.

Liz Campbell – Chair

Liz was born, educated and owns businesses within the Shire. Liz has over 30 years owning and managing travel and tourism business as well as being a TAFE Travel and Tourism lecturer.

Andrew Bennett – Deputy Chair

Andrew grew up locally, attending South & East Kempsey Primary then Kempsey High School and gained his veterinary degree from Sydney University. Andrew’s passion is equine artificial reproduction & he now runs MERC (Mid North Coast Equine Reproduction Centre).

Maura Luxford - Non Executive Director

Maura Luxford has notched up almost twenty years on her professional pathway within vocational education in TAFENSW. Her current role as TAFE Services Manager covers the Lower Mid North Coast from Kempsey to Tuncurry with accountabilities across five campuses.

Greg Hollier - Non Executive Director

Greg is a Kempsey local, he attended St Joseph’s Primary and St Pauls Secondary College before moving away to complete his degree. Greg is passionate about helping his community, shown in his longstanding career and his strong relationship with his patients.

Nerryl Doney – Non Executive Director

Before commencing work as a solicitor in Kempsey in 1999, Nerryl was a solicitor with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Dubbo. She holds a Diploma in Law from the Law Extension Committee of the University of Sydney together with a diploma in legal practice from the College of Law.

Peter Townsend - Non Executive Director

Peter has been the General Manager of Coastline Credit Union since 1996. In his time as General Manager he has seen Coastline grow and make a significant impact on the local community, particularly for young people. The CUC Macleay Valley is another opportunity to help support the local community.

Christene Capel – Non Executive Director

Chris is a consultant at Chris Capel Consulting, a business she started in 2010 and is currently serving as Deputy Chair of Mid North Coast Regional Development Australia. Chris has completed her last three degrees externally, and is familiar with the challenges, and triumphs of study.