The Commonwealth of Learning has established a network of eminent professionals who serve in an advisory role both to COL, and to Commonwealth Member States seeking advice on the local application of open and distance learning (ODL).

The current Honorary Advisors have been serving in this role since 2009. 

Professor Dato’ Dr. Ansary Ahmed
President/CEO, Asia e University, Malaysia

Professor Veronica McKay
Deputy Executive Dean, College of Education, University of South Africa

Professor Dr. Abdul Mannan
Vice Chancellor, European University of Bangladesh

Professor Tolly S.A. Mbwette
Vice-Chancellor, The Open University of Tanzania

Professor Ajaga Nji
Université de Dschang, Cameroon

Dr. Caroline Seelig
Chief Executive, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Professor Hazel Simmons-McDonald
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, Barbados

Ms. Jenny Williams
Consultant, New Zealand