Dr Don Perlgut - Chief Executive Officer
Prior to his commencement as CEO with CCA in 2015, Don Perlgut worked as the CEO or Executive Director of three other organisations, including the Rural Health Education Foundation and the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC). Most recently he was the Deputy Team Leader of the Community Outreach Program of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and Executive Officer of The Bright Alliance, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW and Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick.
As the Project Manager, Open Learning for ABC TV, Don had responsibility for the ABC’s partnership with Open Learning Australia (now Open Universities Australia) and 15 Australian universities undertaking distance learning activities. For the ABC, he also supervised the development two adult literacy television series with NSW TAFE, a business management series with Holmesglen Institute (VIC), and an AusAID-funded English language teaching series that was broadcast both in Asia and Australia. He has also worked as a business development manager for the Australian Institute of Management (NSW/ACT) and for a start-up IT company.
Don holds a PhD in communications from Macquarie University and a Masters of City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley.