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Our Team

Our team of experienced executive education facilitators is led by Associate Professor Robin Stonecash.

Robin Stonecash

Robin StonecashRobin Stonecash is the Director of Executive Education in Management Education at the University of Sydney Business School. She is also Program Director for Rabobank's Executive Development Program and Farm Managers Program.

Robin has spent the last 15 years working with individuals from a variety of organisations to improve their leadership capabilities. Her expertise is in diagnosing the challenges that organisations face and designing development programs that build the capabilities individuals need to meet those challenges. She has designed executive development programs for organisations across a wide range of sectors, including agriculture, financial services, telecommunications, IT, manufacturing, policing and government. The programs she designs are often transformational and always fun.

Robin worked for President Carter's Council on Wage and Price Stability in Washington DC and at the US Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. She obtained a Masters Degree in International Trade Economics from the University of Wisconsin and a PhD from the University of New South Wales. She has taught economics at a number of Universities in the United States, Australia and Asia. She worked for the Centre for International Economics, a Canberra-based economic consulting firm, working on government policy and regulatory issues. For the last 18 years, she has been an academic and consultant, working at the University of Sydney Business School, the Australian Graduate School of Management and the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and the School of Business at UTS.

Her current teaching interests include design thinking, strategy development and strategic planning, as well as strategic negotiation. The common thread is how to think more strategically about business interactions, whether across the negotiating table or in the marketplace. She held two ARC grants to research the costs and benefits of outsourcing and contract design. She has consulted for several NSW State Government Departments, including Treasury, Ageing and Disability, Transport, Community Services, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and ADFA. She has been director of several executive leadership programs, for Rio Tinto, Westpac, AMP Capital Investors, Telstra Enterprise and Government, Tyco Flow Control, Luxottica, Fuji-Xerox, RAAF and others. She has presented on executive development programs for Optus, the Australian Federal Police and the FBI, IBM Australia New Zealand, and consulted for Xstrata, Rio Tinto, Sirona, the Australia Council for the Arts, and Rabobank, as well as others. For 15 years, she has presented on Negotiation Strategies for the Executive Development Program for primary producers, a program run by Rabobank. She is also the author of the Australian adaptation of the best-selling American macroeconomics text, Principles of Macroeconomics (6th edition just released) by Greg Mankiw, which has won the prize for best economics textbook packages.

Robin won the AGSM Alumni Teaching Award in 2005. She has been Head of Cluster of Economics at the AGSM and Director of the Masters of Commerce at the Australian School of Business. In 2008, at the height of the Global Financial Crisis, she headed a study tour of leading businesses, visiting Goldman Sachs, Credit Agricole, Microsoft and Cisco, among others, for AMP Capital Investors.

We draw on academic support from across all areas of the business discipline to tailor a program that best meets the need of your organisation.