Dr. David Woodhouse is Executive Director of the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA), which is responsible for auditing the academic quality assurance procedures of Australia’s universities and state accreditation agencies; and for contributing to quality improvement in other ways. David undertakes many national and international quality assurance activities: reviewing institutions, advising governments, and training personnel of quality agencies in a number of countries. He is an adviser to the South African Higher Education Quality Committee, an evaluator for the Business Excellence Awards, and has served two terms as President of the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education.
Before working in Australia, David Woodhouse was founding Director of the New Zealand Universities Academic Audit Unit (1994–2001), and Deputy Director of the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation (1990–1994). He has been a faculty member in mathematics, computer science and education in universities in several countries, and was at various times head of a department and dean of a faculty. He has been active in extension work in schools and teacher education. His leisure interests include multisport, drama and flying light planes.