ACHW Board of Directors

Andrew Mills

Andrew Mills has been involved in the education sector for 25 years working in an executive leadership capacity. More recently over the last decade, he has also held several executive and non-executive board roles with education entities. Andrew provides oversight and guidance on strategy, corporate governance, and risk management.  As Chairman of the Corporate Board for ACHW, Andrew works closely with the business on operational and commercial issues and provides direction on governance and compliance with TEQSA and other regulatory matters.

Arvid Petersen

With over 26 years of experience as an investor, CEO, and board member of training and education companies, including Higher Education (HE) providers, as the Chairman of the Scentia Board, Arvid Petersen oversees the strategic direction of Australasian College of Health and Wellness (ACHW) and the management of its business as a higher education provider.

Martin Mercer

For the decade up to 2020, Martin was the CEO and MD of two high-growth businesses. More recently, he was the CEO of a start-up disrupting the legal practice management industry. He has successfully led a disruptive challenger brand during its scale-up phase, an incumbent internet services business through a turnaround and ultimate transformation into a leading digital services business, and a start-up taking an innovative SaaS platform to market.

In addition to a dozen years of CEO experience, Martin has enjoyed senior leadership roles in functional areas including sales, marketing, product management, channel management, business development, and strategy and planning. This experience was acquired in both B2B and B2C contexts. Martin is responsible for the performance of Scentia and its operating businesses.

Warren Creighton

Warren Creighton has spent over 13 years in senior roles in finance in the private education sector. He oversees all financial matters, including compliance with corporate and accounting standards and TEQSA standards. He oversees development of budgets for Scentia and its entities, including ACHW.

Professor Daniel Samson

Danny Samson has spent 30 years as professor in a leading university, where he has been a member of academic board and served in various leadership roles, as well as being an experienced curriculum designer, lecturer, researcher, commercial and government board member and consultant. As he also serves as Chairman of ACHW’s academic board, he works to ensure sound connection between academic governance and overall strategic leadership of ACHW.

Mirielle Schreuders

Mirielle Schreuders RN, has enjoyed various roles within the aesthetic and education fields for 20 years, including clinical dermatology nursing, private and higher education course and skills delivery, and business management. Mirielle provides input on key areas within the education and corporate sectors for ACHW. Her expertise will also contribute to course advisory and direction, including compliance, as well as marketing & student support.