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Our people

Transforming the educational experience
Since being established in 1920 our school has grown to include approximately 500 staff made up of teaching, research and professional roles.

You can find a staff member by searching our profiles for contact information.

To find out more about our research expertise or to find a researcher associated with a particular project or centre, please visit our research area pages.

Faculty leadership

Our leadership team encompasses representatives from all areas of business, working collaboratively to improve and enhance the faculty’s teaching and research.

Greg Whitwell

Dean
Professor Gregory Whitwell

Elizabeth Cowley

Deputy Dean
Professor Elizabeth Cowley

John Shields

Deputy Dean
Professor John Shields

Ann Davis

Associate Dean (Academic Resourcing and Development)
Professor Ann Davis

Peter Bryant

Associate Dean (Education)
Associate Professor Peter Bryant

Rae Cooper

Associate Dean (Programs)
Professor Rae Cooper

Susan Thorp

Associate Dean (Research) and Associate Dean (Research Education)
Professor Susan Thorp

Juliette Overland

Associate Dean (Student Life) and Associate Dean (Indigenous Strategy & Services)
Associate Professor Juliette Overland

Elaine McFadzean

Faculty General Manager
Elaine McFadzean

Board of Advice

Martin Blake

Martin Blake
NSW Chairman, KPMG

Martin Blake is the Chairman for KPMG in NSW and is the face of KPMG in NSW across the public and private sectors. Martin is also the Australian Leader for the Insurance Sector and the Global Leader for Fintech in Insurance.

Jo Burston

Jo Burston
CEO and Founder, Rare Birds

Jo Burston has been recognised as one of Australia’s top 50 entrepreneurs for the past five years. She is the founder and CEO of Job Capital as well as Rare Birds, which seeks to promote women in entrepreneurship and has a global vision to inspire 1 million women to join its community by 2020.

Andrea Myles

Andrea Myles
CEO, China Australia Millennial Project

Andrea Myles has lived for extensive periods in China, becoming an expert in Chinese business and culture. She runs an award winning multimillion-dollar start-up that connects talent, innovation and capital in both nations. Andrea has been named one of Australia's 100 Women of Influence for her work with China.

Jan Pacas

Jan Pacas
CEO and MD, Hilti Australia

Since joining Hilti Australia in 2009 Jan Pacas’ global and leadership expertise has played an integral part in Hilti’s domestic success. Prior to his arrival Jan held the position of Chief Marketing Officer Global Business Unit Power Tools, working on projects in the Unites States, Europe, Hong Kong and China.

Tim Soutphommasane

Tim Soutphommasane
Former Race Discrimination Commissioner

Dr Tim Soutphommasane has just finished a five-year term as Race Discrimination Commissioner with the Australian Human Rights Commission. He is a political philosopher, having held posts at the University of Sydney and Monash University, and he is an influential thinker on multiculturalism and national identity.

Arlene Tansey

Arlene Tansey
Chairman, Non-Executive Director

Arlene Tansey is Chairman of Urbanise.com Ltd and Future Fibre Technologies and a Director of Adelaide Brighton, Primary Health Care, Infrastructure NSW, Lend Lease Investment. She serves on the advisory board of Serco Asia-Pacific. She has also worked in banking and law in Australia and the US. 

Christine Yates

Christine Yates
Executive General Manager, NAB Private

In 2014 Christine Yates was appointed Executive General Manager of NAB Private Wealth. Before this, Christine worked in institutional and wholesale banking, covering credit, project finance, acquisition finance, relationship management, syndicated loans and debt capital markets.

Suzanne Young

Suzanne Young
EGM Business Partnering, IAG

Prior to joining IAG in March 2016, Suzanne Young held senior executive and non-executive director roles in a range of industries. She has broad leadership and operational experience in financial services, aviation, technology, not-for-profit, sport and professional services in Australia, NZ, Asia, Europe and the US.

Karina Kwan

Karina Kwan
Non-Executive Director

Karina Kwan is making the transition to a non-executive director portfolio. Recently, she was General Manager, Group Support Services Finance at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, providing strategic advice to the CFO and reporting to the Office of the CEO.

Andrew Petersen

Andrew Petersen
CEO, Sustainable Business Australia

As CEO of Sustainable Business Australia Andrew Petersen was legal adviser on matters relating to environmental risk, law and policy, including climate change. A practising lawyer, he was also the Legal and Advisory Lead of PwC Australia's sustainability and climate change team, 2007-10.