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Salah Sukkarieh

Professor Salah Sukkarieh – Advisory Board Member

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechatronics, PhD

Professor Salah Sukkarieh is the Chairman of Potentia Learning and is also a member of the Dymocks Board of Directors. He is the Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the University of Sydney and has also led several robotics and intelligent systems R&D projects in logistics, commercial aviation, aerospace, education, environment monitoring, agriculture and mining.

Salah was awarded the NSW Science and Engineering Award for Excellence in Engineering and Information and Communications Technologies in 2014, the 2017 CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science, and the 2019 NSW Australian of the Year nominee. Salah is a Fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), and has over 500 academic and industry publications in robotics and intelligent systems.


Mark Buckland

Mark Buckland – Managing Director

Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Diploma, Professional Counselling, Masters of Business Administration, Bachelor of Law (Hons), Masters of Law.

Mark understands the power of education from personal experience, having achieved an ATAR of 99.8 in the HSC despite his low socio-economic background. This allowed him to pursue his dreams of studying law and business, and he has become a passionate advocate for education as the tool to unlock opportunity. 

As a senior executive at Dymocks, Mark has spent the past 10 years managing businesses, leading change management and setting strategy. He now manages Potentia as part of the broader Dymocks business. Mark is also a qualified counsellor, and has provided pastoral care to teenagers in Sydney’s south-west since 2013.

Mohan Dhall

Mohan Dhall – Academic Leader

Bachelor of Commerce, Grad Diploma of Education, Graduate Diploma in Workplace Relations, Graduate Certificate in Education. 

Mohan is an experienced and highly regarded secondary and tertiary teacher. He has taught Business Studies, Legal Studies, Economics and Commerce for 26 years, and has published more Australian high school materials than any other author. He is also CEO of the Australian Tutoring Association (ATA), the peak body for tutors nationally. 

Mohan trains pre-service teachers, experienced teachers and educational managers. As Head of Learning at Potentia he will train our staff to the highest global standards and support student growth and development.