Managing director Dr John Cokley PhD, B.Bus, Grad.Cert Ed. is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University, Australia, and holds a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (including language, literacy and numeracy). John was the inaugural Dean of the National Business and Technology Institute (2016), the first Journalist-in-Residence at Griffith University (2002) and the first Associate Professor in Journalism at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia (2012-2014). He is a Certified Tertiary Teacher. He worked as an editor, reporter and trainer for News Corp Australia from 1984-2006 and for the national wire service Australian Associated Press from 1984-1985 and as a trainer for the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union in Malaysia, India and Iran. John has owned and operated small businesses in Australia since 1982, including a publishing company, wedding photography, and a bookshop, and has worked in retail, tourism, public relations and training as well as his main career, journalism. He has delivered invited seminars in Indonesia, China, France, Ireland and Wales and addressed conferences in South Africa, the United States, Norfolk Island, Singapore and New Zealand. John has succeeded in delivering valuable new media and new educational IP products and markets since 1984, with his latest success being signed in July 2014. When fully exploited these markets, innovations and new products have a projected value of more than $47 million.
Our business is researching, identifying and developing solid markets in the education and R&D sector especially in the areas of journalism, engineering, science and media. We are strongly committed to the educational strategy of "sell international, sell digital" and have been working, publishing and teaching online and internationally as an edupreneur since 1995.
John has delivered concrete results in China and Indonesia and has worked on developing student intake and staff collaboration agreements through personal and high-ranking officials at the Sorbonne in Paris, Lund and Gothenburg Universities in Sweden, the University of Limerick in Eire, and the Universities of Wisconsin and Mississippi, and Florida Institute of Technology in the United States.