The Director is responsible for the Centre’s strategic direction, and for ensuring that it delivers on its mission and goals. She is accountable for:
- academic leadership and management of the centre
- effective allocation of its resources to sustain and enhance its academic standing
- standards, teaching, research and outreach
The SSEAC Director is Professor Michele Ford. Michele’s research focuses on labour movements and labour migration in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Timor Leste. She has also worked extensively in the Indonesia-Singapore borderlands.