The UNSW Business School Advisory Council is an external, expert and experienced group of industry practitioners who advise the Dean and serve as a reference point for the Business School. The Council ensures that our programs and courses are relevant in today's changing business environment.
The Advisory Council assists the Business School to carry out its vision of being recognised globally as a leading research-intensive business school renowned for its students and staff, teaching quality, relevance and innovation.
Business Advisory Council members are leaders in industry and government who commit to a program of active engagement with the Business School, based on the Council’s Terms of Reference. They are committed to ensuring that the Business School realises its vision of becoming a leading centre for business education and research in the Asia-Pacific region.
Membership is by invitation only and there are up to 45 members, many of whom are chairs or chief executives of major organisations.
The Council lends its energy, experience and influence in pursuit of our Business School's mission and play an active role in developing and implementing the School’s 2020 Strategic Plan. In general, the Council enables the School to:
- Increase its engagement with business (and vice versa)
- Increase the relevance of its curriculum and research agendas
- Build links between the Business School and its stakeholders
- Raise and build the profile of, and build, the Business School's brand and reputation
- Engage with students and alumni
Advisory Council Members
Chair & Deputy Chair
Commissioner Chris Jordan AO, Commissioner, Australian Taxation Office
Graham Bradley AM: Chairman, HSBC Bank Australia Limited
Immediate Past Chair
Nicholas Moore: Former CEO, Macquarie Group Limited
- Christine Bartlett: Board Member of Mirvac, Reliance Worldwide, Sigma Heathcare, TAL and icare
- Guido Belgiorno-Nettis AM: Managing Director, Angophora Capital Pty Ltd
- Graham Bradley AM: Chairman, HSBC Bank Australia Limited
- Connie Carnabuci: General Counsel, ABC
- Marc de Cure: Chair, Advisory Board, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)
- Robyn Denholm: Board Chair, Tesla
- Ellen Derrick: National Leader Public Sector and Public Policy, Deloitte
- Michael Ellis: Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
- Peter Farrell AM: Founder & Chairman, ResMed, Inc.
- Patrick Forth: Managing Director and Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group
- Marina Go: Board Member of Energy Australia and 7-Eleven
- Sean Gregory: Chief Strategy, Risk and Reputation Officer, PwC Australia
- Peeyush Gupta AM: Board Member of NAB, SBS and Link
- Catherine Harris AO PSM: Chair, Harris Farm Markets
- Christine Holgate: Group Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Australia Post
- Tony Johnson: Chief Executive Officer & Regional Managing Partner Oceania, EY
- Kerrie Mather: Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust
- Nicholas Moore: Former CEO, Macquarie Group Limited
- John Mullen: Chairman, Telstra Corporation Limited
- John Pierce AO: Chairman, Australian Energy Market Commission
- Mark Scott AO: Secretary, NSW Department of Education
- James Stevens: CEO, Mr Roses
- Deanne Stewart: Chief Executive Officer, First State Super
- Clive Stiff: Former CEO, Unilever Australasia
- Guy Templeton: President and CEO, Australia and New Zealand, WSP
- David Tudehope: Chief Executive, Macquarie Telecom Group Limited
- Vanessa Wallace: Founding Chair of Drop Bio Pty Ltd and Board Member of Wesfarmers, SEEK
- Geoff Wilson: Board Member of HSBC Bank Australia Limited and Nanosonics Limited
- Gary Wingrove: Chief Executive Officer, KPMG Australia
- Su-Ming Wong: Chief Executive Officer, CHAMP Ventures Pty Limited
Advisory Council Terms of Reference
The Advisory Council assists the UNSW Business School to carry out its vision of being recognised globally as a leading research-intensive business school renowned for its students and staff, teaching quality, relevance and innovation.
The Advisory Council support the Business School’s objectives to deliver excellent teaching and scholarship and on its ability to:
- Contribute to the bodies of knowledge that comprise the disciplines of business, management and economics
- Leverage our understanding of these bodies of knowledge so as to have an impact on the practice of management and the professions
- Accept responsibility for developing future generations of business scholars and leaders
Advisory Council members are leaders in business and government who seek to facilitate the achievement of the Business School’s objectives by leveraging their professional networks, profile, reputation, experience and influence to:
- Serve as a source of independent advice to the Dean with regard to strategy and external engagement
- Increase two-way engagement with the business, government and the wider community
- Increase the relevance of our curriculum and research agendas
- Build links between the Business School and its other stakeholders
- Raise the profile of, and build, the Business School brand and reputation
- Engage with students and alumni
Mode of operation
The Advisory Council achieves its objectives by convening as a collective body three (3) times per year and by breaking into such ad hoc committees and working parties as may be required from time to time.
Advisory Council members commit to an annual program of active engagement with the Business School. This program would typically include one or more of the following activities:
- Direct engagement with the Business School student body (either in the classroom or in other fora)
- Serving on Business School reference or advisory groups or research centre boards
- Serving on a task force or working party to examine a specific issue
- Recruitment of graduating undergraduate and graduate students
- Support of executive development and corporate education programs
- Developing and hosting events such as symposia, fora, conferences
- Hosting Alumni networking and professional development events
- Participating in fundraising and sponsorship activities
There are up to 45 members of the Advisory Council including the Chair and the Deputy Chair. The Dean appoints the Chair and the Deputy Chair from the Council membership.
Membership of the Advisory Council is determined by the Dean, in consultation with the Chair. Although Council members may be alumni, this is not a prerequisite for nomination.
Council Members are appointed for three-year terms, which may be renewed.
The Chair oversees the organisation and affairs of the Council and is responsible for keeping the Council informed on all Council matters. The Deputy Chair assists with the duties of the Chair as required. The Chair makes recommendations to increase the Council’s usefulness to the Business School and the University.