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Professional Staff

Coleen Faes Scott
Colleen Faes-Scott

Director of Operations, UNSW Sydney
Grievance Officer, CEPAR

Colleen Faes-Scott is a qualified CPA and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) as well as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Colleen has worked at UNSW Sydney since 2007 holding various positions. In 2016, she joined CEPAR as Management Accountant.

Colleen currently leads the professional team as Director of Operations. She manages the operations function of the Centre and works closely with the Centre Director and members of senior Centre management. She also serves as the Centre's Grievance Officer.

Anne Gordon
Anne Gordon

Director of Operations, UNSW Sydney

Anne has a first class honours degree in English literature. She has over 25 years’ experience in university administration. She has been with CEPAR since its inception.

Anne leads the professional team and works closely with the Centre Director and members of senior Centre management in the development of strategy, new relationships and new funding applications. 

Amy Brushwood
Amy Brushwood

Senior Administrative Officer - Research and Mentoring Support and E/A to Professor John Piggott, UNSW Sydney
First Aid Officer and WHS Officer, CEPAR

Amy joined CEPAR in July 2011. She has a Bachelor's degree in Music, a Diploma in Events Management and Frontline Management, a Graduate Certificate in Management and a Masters of Business Administration as well as extensive research support experience working as an E/A, Administrative Officer and Research Project Coordinator at another Australian university. 

Mabel Chan

Finance Manager, UNSW Sydney


Ani Johnston

Senior Administrative Officer, UNSW Sydney 

In 2019, Ani joined Kaarin’s team as an administrator for the DCRC project. She also provided administrative support to the UNSW Ageing Futures Institute. In June 2022, Ani moved into a Senior Administrative Officer position assisting Kaarin in budget management, reporting, asset management and grant and secretarial support.

Ani has completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Food and Nutrition as well as a Graduate Certificate in Public Health.

Ruby Katay
Ruby Katay

Administration Officer, UNSW Sydney

Ruby joined CEPAR in March 2024.

She has a Bachelor of Commerce with a Management & Marketing Major. She also has an Advanced Diploma in Tourism Management.

Extensive experience in frontline customer service, advanced administration and a background overseeing HR, Finance, IT, Facilities, and WHS operations at UNSW.

Silke Weiss (she/her)

Communications, Marketing and Events Manager, UNSW Sydney
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Champion, CEPAR

Silke joined CEPAR in 2018 and manages the Centre's external communications, events, branding, marketing and outreach activities.

She has a Master of Arts in Electronic Media, Corporate Communication, a Bachelor of Arts in Media Economics, as well as extensive experience in the communication and dissemination of research activities and managing engagement and outreach programs at ARC Centres of Excellence.

For media enquiries, interview requests, or other public relations matters, please contact Silke.

Hong Yu

CAMA Administrative Officer, CAMA, Australian National University 

Hong Yu joined CAMA in August 2022. 

Hong provides administrative support to The Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) in the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University