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.

Strategic Advisory Board

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

Susan Rallings

Chair of the Griffith Business School Strategic Advisory Board

Former Senior Vice President of a global financial services firm

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Karl Treacher

Chief Executive Officer of The Brand Institute of Australia

Adjunct Associate Professor in Griffith Business School

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Nancy Spencer

Director, Evidence Reporting and Performance

Executive in Residence for the Policy Innovation Hub

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Georgine Roodenrys

Executive Director, Climate Change and Sustainable Futures

Executive in Residence for the Policy Innovation Hub and a member of Climate Action Beacon

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Industry Adjuncts

Janine Walker AM

Director of Uni-Recruit

Chair of Metro South Hospital and Health Board

Adjunct Professor in the Griffith Business School

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John O'Sullivan

Managing Director of Tourism Australia

Adjunct Associate Professor in Griffith Business School

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Chris Sutherland

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

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Anna Guenther

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.

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Tom Allen

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.

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Tony Sharp

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.

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Emma-Kate Rose

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.

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Josh Murchie

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.

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Gaala Watson

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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