The Academic Board evaluates the academic quality and rigour of the programme; they also make recommendations on academic policies and curriculum as needed.

The Examination Board evaluates the suitability of the assessment method of the programme and the professional standard of the graduate year students, along with their suitability to be awarded the Professional Diploma.

ITI’s Board members are drawn from renowned academia and cultural practice fields worldwide.


Academic Board 2023–2026

Dr Frances Barbe
Lecturer and Associate Dean of Discipline: Performance, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

Prof Tadashi Uchino
Vice President and Professor, Department of Japanese Studies, Faculty of Intercultural Studies, Gakushuin Women’s College

Prof Richard Gough
Professor of Music and Performance, Faculty of Business and Creative Industries, University of South Wales
Artistic Director, Centre for Performance Research, Aberystwyth, Wales

Dr Nazry Bahrawi
Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian Literature and Culture, University of Washington


Examination Board 2023–2026

Mr Aarne Neeme, AM (Order of Australia)
Director and educator

Assoc Prof Paul Rae
Head of School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne

Assoc Prof Noushad Mohamed Kunju
Faculty, Department of Theatre Arts, Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication, University of Hyderabad

Mr Peter Sau
Head of Artistic Development, Performing Arts, ARTDIS Singapore

Mr Nelson Chia
Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Nine Years Theatre, Singapore 

Dr Jane Gilmer
Independent theatre practitioner