RUN welcomes new Secretary of the Department of Education

03 February 2023

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) congratulates Mr. Tony Cook PSM on his appointment as Secretary of the Department of Education.  

“Mr Cook brings substantial knowledge and experience to the role, and we look forward to continuing working with him on education reform for regional Australia,” said RUN Executive Director, Alec Webb.  

“Tony has demonstrated great understanding of the needs of the education sector in his time as Deputy Secretary, Higher Education, Research and International at the Department of Education where he engaged collaboratively with higher education stakeholders.  

“RUN and our members will continue to work constructively with Tony and the Department of Education to deliver outcomes that will ensure the third of Australians who live in regional, remote and rural Australia are able to access the life changing opportunities that higher education provides.”  

RUN acknowledges and thanks Dr. Michele Bruniges AM for her commitment and dedication to education as the Secretary of the Department of Education and we wish her all the best in her future endeavours.


Mr Alec Webb, Executive Director, 0408 482 736
Miss Kaylah Williams, Executive Assistant/Communications and Media Advisor, 0428 690 776

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