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Scentia is a leading Australian education and training group with unrivalled student offerings across corporate solutions, open programs, vocational education and post-graduate higher education.

About Scentia
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About Scentia

Established in 2015, Scentia unites the industry leaders Australian Institute of Management Education & Training (AIMET) and Ivy College. Scentia operates under four brands:

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Corporate training designed to meet both an individual’s and an organisation’s unique training needs through more than 100 short courses and qualifications that can be delivered onsite in the workplace, on-campus in 11 locations around Australia or online.


An accredited higher education provider offering postgraduate management qualifications including a Graduate Certificate in Management, Graduate Diploma in Management and Master of Business Administration (MBA) through on-campus, online or blended study.

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A registered training organisation (RTO) specialising in delivery of flexible online and blended learning vocational qualifications across events, business and management, health and wellbeing, beauty and design and technology.

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The Centre for Public Management (CPM) builds management and leadership capability in the public sector through a focus on understanding people and improving individual performance. CPM is a Canberra-based national group of public sector experts with a proven track record in the public sector, operating as a division of the AIM Group.

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Our Board

Peter Mobbs

Peter Mobbs

Group Chief Executive Officer,
Scentia

Peter Mobbs is an entrepreneur and executive operating within the private education industry, where he holds 14 years’ experience across both vocational and higher education sectors.

Peter is Group CEO of Scentia, Australia’s leading education and training provider with unrivalled student offerings across corporate solutions, open programs, vocational education and post-graduate higher education.

He is the founder of Ivy College, an award-winning specialist provider of nationally accredited training delivered in online and blended modes. Peter led the private equity backed merger of his company, Ivy College, with the education arm of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) – a 75 year old brand. Peter is a director and significant shareholder of the merged group – Scentia – and is a non-executive director of listed education company UCW Limited (ASX:UCW).

In previous roles, Peter was Director of Operations, Career Education within Study Group – a global education provider – and held the role of Managing Director, Martin College, also a Study Group business. In earlier years he established Australia’s leading private real estate education business, Agency Training Australia, which in 2006 was acquired by Kaplan Inc., a division of NYSE listed Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company).

Prior to entering the education sector Peter worked as a lawyer in both the UK and Australia. He holds degrees in both commerce and law and is admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of NSW. Peter is also a member of the Law Society of NSW and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Arvid Petersen

Arvid Petersen

Chairman,
Petersen Group

Arvid Petersen is Chairman of Petersen Group. Based in Sydney Australia, Petersen Group is a diversified investment company focussing on private equity, property and other family office related entities. Their private equity investments are primarily in private education and hospitality.

Mr Petersen has had a long and successful history in private education with his first investment in 1994. A founding shareholder of Study Group Australia, Mr Petersen led the growth of the company prior to selling to Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) in 2003.

In 2006 Mr Petersen partnered with CHAMP private equity to buy the global operations of Study Group. After growing the business significantly over the ensuing five years, the company was then sold to Providence Equity Partners in 2010. Mr Petersen has remained on the board of Study Group and retains a significant shareholding.

Prior to his involvement in private education, Mr Petersen spent many years in the soft drink industry with Pepsi Cola, coming to Australia from Canada in 1989 to establish Pepsi Cola Bottlers Australia, where he was the founding Managing Director.

Mr Petersen also serves on the boards on Study Group and the Petersen Family Foundation.

Su-Ming Wong

Su-Ming Wong

Chief Executive Officer,
CHAMP Ventures

Su-Ming is an investment professional with over 30 years’ direct investment, international corporate advisory and merchant banking experience.

He is a director of several portfolio companies including Lorna Jane, and AIMET. Prior portfolio directorships includes Fleet, H-E Parts, TSmarine, Retail Apparel Group, Dexion, Amdel, Mulford and Intercast & Forge.

Mr Wong was a member of the Council of University of Technology, Sydney (2010 – 2014). He was a founding director of National ICT Australia (a centre of excellence in ICT research & development), a member of the Industry Research and Development Board and a director of Unisearch. He was a council member of the Australian Venture Capital Association and was a member of the South Australian Government’s Venture Capital Board.

He holds a Master of Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Adrian Kerley

Adrian Kerley

Associate Director,
CHAMP Ventures

Adrian joined CHAMP Ventures in 2009 and is responsible for analysing and executing investment opportunities, in addition to monitoring existing investment companies. Adrian is currently actively involved in Lorna Jane and SG Fleet, and was involved in the management and exit planning for TSmarine.

Prior to joining CHAMP Ventures, Adrian spent seven years with Woolworths Limited in various operational and finance roles. Most recently Adrian was a corporate finance analyst responsible for merger and acquisition analysis and execution, strategic planning and management of business development projects.

Adrian is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and has a Bachelor of Applied Finance and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Macquarie University.

Andrew Mills

Andrew Mills

Founder and CEO,
Roland Investments

Andrew is the CEO and Founder of Roland Investments, a global investment and consulting company specialising in the for-profit education sector, financial management and driving growth in SMEs.

Prior to founding Roland Investments, Andrew was the longest serving executive director at global education provider, Study Group. Over a period of 17 years, as part of the executive management team, Andrew was instrumental in the growth of the business from a UK one-school, 80-student start-up college to a leading global education group. During this time, he has lived in the UK, USA and Australia as the business grew to 50,000 students recruited from 170 countries, with 50 campuses throughout the UK, USA, Ireland, Australia and NZ.

Prior to his time at Study Group, Andrew was involved with a number of multinational companies within the healthcare, automotive and financial services sectors.
Andrew’s board positions include:
• Advisory Board Member, The Next Group
• Executive Chairman, Performance Education Australia
• Non Executive Chairman, Australian Institute of Higher Education
• Non Executive Director, EC Language Centres
• Advisory Committee Member, Nexpay.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors.

Peter Mobbs

Peter Mobbs

Group Chief Executive Officer,
Scentia

Peter Mobbs is an entrepreneur and executive operating within the private education industry, where he holds 14 years’ experience across both vocational and higher education sectors.

Peter is Group CEO of Scentia, Australia’s leading education and training provider with unrivalled student offerings across corporate solutions, open programs, vocational education and post-graduate higher education.

He is the founder of Ivy College, an award-winning specialist provider of nationally accredited training delivered in online and blended modes. Peter led the private equity backed merger of his company, Ivy College, with the education arm of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) – a 75 year old brand. Peter is a director and significant shareholder of the merged group – Scentia – and is a non-executive director of listed education company UCW Limited (ASX:UCW).

In previous roles, Peter was Director of Operations, Career Education within Study Group – a global education provider – and held the role of Managing Director, Martin College, also a Study Group business. In earlier years he established Australia’s leading private real estate education business, Agency Training Australia, which in 2006 was acquired by Kaplan Inc., a division of NYSE listed Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company).

Prior to entering the education sector Peter worked as a lawyer in both the UK and Australia. He holds degrees in both commerce and law and is admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of NSW. Peter is also a member of the Law Society of NSW and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Arvid Petersen

Arvid Petersen

Chairman,
Petersen Group

Arvid Petersen is Chairman of Petersen Group. Based in Sydney Australia, Petersen Group is a diversified investment company focussing on private equity, property and other family office related entities. Their private equity investments are primarily in private education and hospitality.

Mr Petersen has had a long and successful history in private education with his first investment in 1994. A founding shareholder of Study Group Australia, Mr Petersen led the growth of the company prior to selling to Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) in 2003.

In 2006 Mr Petersen partnered with CHAMP private equity to buy the global operations of Study Group. After growing the business significantly over the ensuing five years, the company was then sold to Providence Equity Partners in 2010. Mr Petersen has remained on the board of Study Group and retains a significant shareholding.

Prior to his involvement in private education, Mr Petersen spent many years in the soft drink industry with Pepsi Cola, coming to Australia from Canada in 1989 to establish Pepsi Cola Bottlers Australia, where he was the founding Managing Director.

Mr Petersen also serves on the boards on Study Group and the Petersen Family Foundation.

Su-Ming Wong

Su-Ming Wong

Chief Executive Officer,
CHAMP Ventures

Su-Ming is an investment professional with over 30 years’ direct investment, international corporate advisory and merchant banking experience.

He is a director of several portfolio companies including Lorna Jane, and AIMET. Prior portfolio directorships includes Fleet, H-E Parts, TSmarine, Retail Apparel Group, Dexion, Amdel, Mulford and Intercast & Forge.

Mr Wong was a member of the Council of University of Technology, Sydney (2010 – 2014). He was a founding director of National ICT Australia (a centre of excellence in ICT research & development), a member of the Industry Research and Development Board and a director of Unisearch. He was a council member of the Australian Venture Capital Association and was a member of the South Australian Government’s Venture Capital Board.

He holds a Master of Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Adrian Kerley

Adrian Kerley

Associate Director,
CHAMP Ventures

Adrian joined CHAMP Ventures in 2009 and is responsible for analysing and executing investment opportunities, in addition to monitoring existing investment companies. Adrian is currently actively involved in Lorna Jane and SG Fleet, and was involved in the management and exit planning for TSmarine.

Prior to joining CHAMP Ventures, Adrian spent seven years with Woolworths Limited in various operational and finance roles. Most recently Adrian was a corporate finance analyst responsible for merger and acquisition analysis and execution, strategic planning and management of business development projects.

Adrian is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and has a Bachelor of Applied Finance and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Macquarie University.

Andrew Mills

Andrew Mills

Founder and CEO,
Roland Investments

Andrew is the CEO and Founder of Roland Investments, a global investment and consulting company specialising in the for-profit education sector, financial management and driving growth in SMEs.

Prior to founding Roland Investments, Andrew was the longest serving executive director at global education provider, Study Group. Over a period of 17 years, as part of the executive management team, Andrew was instrumental in the growth of the business from a UK one-school, 80-student start-up college to a leading global education group. During this time, he has lived in the UK, USA and Australia as the business grew to 50,000 students recruited from 170 countries, with 50 campuses throughout the UK, USA, Ireland, Australia and NZ.

Prior to his time at Study Group, Andrew was involved with a number of multinational companies within the healthcare, automotive and financial services sectors.
Andrew’s board positions include:
• Advisory Board Member, The Next Group
• Executive Chairman, Performance Education Australia
• Non Executive Chairman, Australian Institute of Higher Education
• Non Executive Director, EC Language Centres
• Advisory Committee Member, Nexpay.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors.

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Awards

Scentia brand, Ivy College was named:

Winner of the 2015 International Service Excellence Awards (medium-sized business category) awarded by the International Council of Customer Service Organisations (ICCSO).
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Winner of the NSW and Australian Service Excellence Awards in 2016 and 2015.
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AFR names Ivy Australia’s 2nd Most Innovative Company in 2016.
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Ivy was named one of Australia’s Best Places to Work in 2016.
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BRW names Ivy College as one of Australia’s most innovative companies.
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