Executive Director, Education Transformation

Lori Hocking

Ms Lori Hocking
Executive Director, Education Transformation

The Executive Director, Education Transformation is responsible for leading new major commercial and strategic growth initiatives including online education, curriculum reform and continuing and professional development.

The role manages key third party relationships that ensure the success of new teaching and learning initiatives for the University. The role has oversight of the University's professional and continuing education branch, PACE; the University’s English Language Centre; The University of Adelaide managed campuses, online offerings and DASE Strategic Projects and Partnerships.

Leadership: Lori Hocking, Executive Director, Education Transformation
Contact: Nicki Witcher, Executive Assistant

The following teams report to the Executive Director, Education Transformation:

Strategic Projects

Responsible for leading the planning and delivery of key strategic projects across the Division of Academic and Student Engagement, with key stakeholders representing the broader University. 

Leadership: Grette Wilkinson, Director
Contact: Nicki Witcher, Executive Assistant

Strategic Partnerships

Responsible for oversight of The University of Adelaide College and The University of Adelaide managed campuses; third party relationships and online offerings with key partners including Pearson (Alliance), Open Universities Australia (OUA), FutureLearn, edX / 2U and others.

Leadership: Michelle Campbell, Associate Director
Contact: Nicki Witcher, Executive Assistant


PACE provide courses, workshops and education programs every year to over 6000 participants from the community, business and industry. Participants are drawn from throughout Australia and internationally, providing lifelong learning opportunities and pathways to the University. Training incorporates the latest insights and research with best business practices, delivered by distinguished professors and experienced business leaders. Participants gain new knowledge, broader perspectives, fresh insights, and effective strategies to implement back into their organisations.

Leadership: Sally Jones, General Manager
Contact: pace@adelaide.edu.au or +61 8 8313 3268



The English Language Centre provides Academic English pathway programs, General English and English teacher training services (TESOL) for international students and visiting groups from overseas.

Leadership: Simon Futo, General Manager
Contactelc@adelaide.edu.au or +61 8 8313 4777