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Suresh Cuganesan

Suresh Cuganesan

Professor of Organisational Control
and Performance;
Deputy Director,
The John Grill Centre for Project Leadership

H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 6582
Fax + 61 2 9475 4700


Suresh Cuganesan is a Professor at the University of Sydney Business School and a FCPA. He is also the Deputy Director of the newly formed John Grill Centre for Project Leadership at the University of Sydney. Suresh's research program examines how organisations can design and use performance measurement and management control systems to enhance their strategy execution capability and deliver better outcomes. He has delivered research services, advice and consulting to CEOs and organisations operating in financial services, energy, law enforcement, transport, government, recruitment, energy and sport. He also conducts corporate and executive training courses for leading Australian organisations and internationally.

In industry, Suresh has worked in the areas of institutional banking and management consulting. In these roles, he was in charge of research, strategy analysis, business development and project delivery. Suresh has also held leadership positions in academia, including being the Associate Dean of Research at Macquarie Graduate School of Management and the Foundation Director of the Centre for Enterprise Performance at Swinburne University of Technology. He is currently on the NSW Divisional Council of CPA Australia.

Suresh has published 3 books and over 50 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. He is on the editorial boards and acts as a reviewer for a number of leading national and international academic journals. Suresh has also been successful in winning Australian Research Council grants for his research projects.

Research Expertise

  • Designing and using performance measurement and control systems for enhanced strategy execution
  • Performance evaluation and optimisation for improved organisational outcomes
  • Strategic costing for measuring efficiency and resource consumption
  • Designing management control systems for innovation and agility