Alistair Maclean  has resigned from the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

TEQSA confirmed his departure in a statement last night in which agency Chief Commissioner Peter Coaldrake, “acknowledged Mr Maclean for his contribution.”

Mary Russell will be acting CEO until further notice. Dr Russell is ED for Regulatory Operations at the agency.

Mr Maclean is a former CEO of Victoria’s anti-corruption commission, a one-time ambassador to Laos and served as an advisor to John Howard in his last months as prime minister.

Mr Maclean was appointed to TEQSA in August 2020, during the tenure of then coalition education minister Dan Tehan.