Strong industry connections
Our engagement with industry is critical to delivering a remarkable student learning experience. The student experience is enriched by curricular and extra-curricular activity that involves distinguished industry leaders and entrepreneurs from a range of fields and backgrounds.
Business leaders are appointed as industry adjuncts, Executives in Residence or as members of our Strategic Advisory Board to share their knowledge and experience. This provides business students with heightened exposure to professional expertise and enables faculty to expand their industry networks.
Our Strategic Advisory Board, comprised of leading business and industry professionals, provides strategic advice to the Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) and our Deans on academic profile, curriculum content and teaching innovation.
Mr Bruce Cowley, Chair
Former Chairman, MinterEllison
Mr David Morgan, Deputy Chair
Co-founder and Director, Red23 Development and Project Management
Ms Susan Rallings
Director with Intrinsic Business Solutions Pty Ltd
Dr William Chen
Chief Financial Officer, Quasar Engineering Ltd.
Ms Rebecca Hall
Victoria's Commissioner to Southeast Asia
Ms Megan Keleher
Chief Customer Officer, CUA
Mr Clinton Dines
Non-Executive Director Fonterra Cooperative Group, Port of Newcastle, Zanaga Iron Ore Company and Sky Renewables
Ms Janelle Manders
Director at William Buck Gold Coast
Mr Ralph Hunt
Experienced ICT Executive and Board Member
Mr Robert Jones
Former Queensland Chairman, KPMG
Mr Michael McGee
Chief Executive Officer, Transit Australia Group
Ms Jessica Yuen
Senior Executive Officer, Griffith Business School
Mr James Nelson
Associate Director, Debt Advisory Services, KPMG Corporate Finance
Mr Shaun McKinnon
Partner - Financial Advisory, Grant Thornton Australia
Professor Paul Simshauser AM
Executive General Manager, Corporate Development, Infigen Energy
Ms Jo Soothill
Education Officer Special Duties, Department of Education
Professor David Grant
Pro Vice Chanellor, Griffith Business School
Professor Anne Tiernan
Dean (Engagement), Griffith Business School
Professor Mark Brimble
Dean (Learning and Teaching), Griffith Business School
Professor Fabrizio Carmignani
Dean (Academic), Griffith Business School
Associate Professor Peter Woods
Dean (international), Griffith Business School
Professor Andrew O'Neil
Dean (Research), Griffith Business School
Executives in Residence
Chair of the Griffith Business School Strategic Advisory Board
Former Senior Vice President of a global financial services firm
Chief Executive Officer of The Brand Institute of Australia
Adjunct Associate Professor in Griffith Business School
Director, Evidence Reporting and Performance
Executive in Residence for the Policy Innovation Hub
Janine Walker AM
Director of Uni-Recruit
Chair of Metro South Hospital and Health Board
Adjunct Professor in the Griffith Business School
Managing Director of Tourism Australia
Adjunct Associate Professor in Griffith Business School
Managing Director of Programmed Integrated Workforce and Services Ltd
Professor Philip Di Bella
Founder, Di Bella Coffee and entrepreneur
Vice President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brisbane, and chairman of Di Bella Group
Yunus Centre Fellowship
Anna Guenther is the co-founder and Chief Bubble Blower of PledgeMe, New Zealand's first crowdfunding platform. Since launching 6 years ago, over 1,200 creative, community and entrepreneurial campaigns have raised over $26million through PledgeMe.
Tom Allen is Founder and CEO of Impact Boom, a social enterprise empowering entrepreneurs and innovators to unleash their greatest potential to create a better world. Impact Boom provides its global community with insights, inspiration and resources, and has interviewed 100+ social enterprise leaders and changemakers on its blog & podcast.
Tony Sharp is the founder of Substation33, a local organisation that provides meaningful work and skills development for volunteers and employees, and generates social returns for YFS and the Logan community. Tony and is pleased to see the social enterprise ecosystem continues to grow, develop and expand into new and exciting subsets.
Emma-Kate has extensive skills in applied research, sessional lecturing, project management, event management and start-up enterprise development. She joined Food Connect as General Happiness Manager in 2011, coordinating a significant internal restructure, improving financial accountability and getting ‘investment-ready’ to scale impact.
Josh is cofounder and CEO of Little Phil and Social Impact Group. Winner of Australian Student Volunteer of the Year, he studied a double degree in International Business and Commerce and a Masters in IT from Griffith University. Josh has a unique blend of business and technology skills with a passion for social change.
Gaala is a Kungalu and Birri-Gubba (Wirri) woman, born and raised in Brisbane. A graduate of the Murri School, she holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Australian History from Deakin University's Institute of Koorie Education and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Griffith University. Gaala runs a creative arts business, Bimbi Love and a bespoke media company, Humanize Media
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