New Business School Dean

14 April 2014

Dear colleagues,

I am delighted to let you know that Professor Greg Whitwell has accepted our offer to become Dean of the University of Sydney Business School.

Greg is currently Senior Deputy Dean of the Australian School of Business at UNSW, where he is also a professor of marketing. Before joining UNSW in 2011, he was deputy dean and director of the Graduate School of Business and Economics in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne.

The fact we have attracted an academic of Greg's experience and stature underlines the strength of our Business School, and the widespread confidence in its future. As co-deans since January 2013, Professor David Grant and Professor Tyrone Carlin, have played a significant role in establishing this platform for future success, a point recognised only last week by an important accreditation body, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), during its visit to Sydney.

Tyrone and David's energetic leadership has seen the development of the Business School's research strategy, including the successful launch of new research networks, led a recruitment drive for new academic staff, and enhanced levels of engagement with industry partners and alumni. Under their oversight, we have established a CBD campus that has played a significant role in the success of our MBA program, now in its second year, and are on track to complete work on the Abercrombie Precinct building by the beginning of Semester One 2015.

I am deeply grateful for their leadership of the faculty during the recruitment of a new dean, particularly so to David who has kindly agreed to serve as acting dean until Greg joins us on 10 June. As previously announced, Tyrone has taken up the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Registrar).

Please join me in welcoming Greg to the University, and in thanking David and Tyrone.

Yours sincerely

Dr Michael Spence
Vice-Chancellor and Principal