Krista Arief

Executive Officer  


Krista commenced as Executive Officer at MARCS Institute in August 2018.

Krista has been working in the university sector for over seven years primarily in providing strategic advice and business intelligence on international student recruitment. Previously she has worked for government agencies at the Australian Embassy in Indonesia supporting trade linkages in the ASEAN region as well as promoting international student education to Australia. She has a background in international business, secondary education and policy management. Krista holds a Master of Policy Studies from UNSW and is an alumnus of WSU graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor of Business (International Business).

Position Responsibilities

Krista is primarily responsible for the provision of executive level support to the Director and Institute Manager, as well as overseeing the coordination and administration of the Institute’s HDR cohort. She also provides strategic support across the Institute’s operations extending from recruitment to finance.


  • BBus (WSU), GradDipEd (UNSW), MPS (UNSW)


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Contact Krista
Phone+61 2 9772 6585
LocationWestern Sydney University Bankstown campus (Bullecourt Ave, Milperra)