Director, AGSM and Deputy Dean, UNSW Business School
Executive Director, The Ethics Centre
Academic Director, Postgraduate Programs, UNSW Business School
CEO & Co Founder of AgriDigital
AGSM MBA 2006
UNSW Business School and Special Advisor, Australian Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking and Financial Services Sector
CEO & Managing Director of Australian Ethical Investment
Director and Principal at Barasa Consulting Group Pty Ltd
Head of Corporate Communications
Group Corporate Affairs
Director at People and Decisions
Program Director and Adjunct Faculty Member
Partner (M&A) at King Wood Mallesons
Head of Fixed Income at Perpetual Limited,
Board Member for the UNSW Business School Alumni Advisory Board
Professor Nick Wailes is Director of AGSM and Deputy Dean of the UNSW Business School. He is an experienced higher education professional with a strong track record in research and the development and delivery of highly innovative management education programs. Prior to taking on this role Nick was Associate Dean (Digital and Innovation) at UNSW Business School. Nick designed and developed the MBAX, AGSM’s specialised online MBA program which is ranked #8 in the 2018 Financial Times Global rankings of Online MBAs. Nick’s research focusses on the impact of technology on organisations and he is a regular commentator on emerging digital business models.
Simon Longstaff began his working life on Groote Eylandt (Anindilyakwa) in the Northern Territory, a community he is proud to have kinship ties to. After studying law in Sydney and teaching in Tasmania, he pursued postgraduate studies in philosophy as a Member of Magdalene College, Cambridge. In 1991, Simon commenced his work as the first Executive Director of The Ethics Centre. In 2013, he was made an officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for “distinguished service to the community through the promotion of ethical standards in governance and business, to improving corporate responsibility, and to philosophy.
Tracy Wilcox is the Academic Director for Postgraduate Programs at UNSW Business School, and Program Director for the Master of Commerce.
Tracy is passionate about business ethics and sustainability education and she has received several teaching awards for her work in this field including the Bill Birkett Award for Sustained Teaching Excellence and the Business School UN-Principles of Responsible Management Education Social Engagement award.
Tracy’s research explores how business contexts enable or constrain ethical management action. Tracy serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Business Ethics and the Economic and Labour Relations Review.
Tracy has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) from the University of Technology, Sydney, and a Master of Commerce (Hons) and PhD from UNSW Business School. Tracy joined academia following a career in quality management and scientific leadership roles with global organisations.
Emma is the CEO and a Co Founder of AgriDigital, one of Australia’s leading emerging agtech and fintech companies.
In December 2016, AgriDigital achieved the world’s first settlement of a physical agri-commodity on a blockchain between a farmer and a buyer in New South Wales, Australia and this was recognised by Fintech Australia presenting AgriDigital the Excellence in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology award for 2017 which was again awarded to AgriDigital in 2018.
AgriDigital continues to work with blockchain and other novel enabling technologies to bring efficiency and transparency to global supply chains. AgriDigital was awarded most innovative supply chain tech company series A+ at the 2018 global Agfunder awards in San Francisco and is named in the 2018 KPMG Top100Fintech List.
Professor Pamela Hanrahan is a lawyer, academic and author who specialises in corporate law, corporate governance, and financial services regulation. She is Professor of Commercial Law and Regulation in the UNSW Business School, a board member of Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, a member of the National Corporate Governance Committee of the AICD, and a non-executive director of Landcom. Her recent books include Corporate Governance (2017) and Securities and Financial Services Law (2018). In 2018, she was an adviser to the Hayne Royal Commission.
Phil Vernon is CEO and Managing Director of Australian Ethical Investment, Australia’s leading ethical investment and superannuation manager with $3.13 billion funds under management.
With over 30 years’ financial services experience covering funds management, superannuation, corporate governance and industry regulation - including chairmanship of the Australian Securitisation Forum - Phil is also a Director of the Responsible Investment Association of Australia and the Planet Ark Environmental Foundation. He is on the board of Beyond Zero Emissions, a climate change research organisation, as well as a Fellow of CPA Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Community advocate, environmental campaigner and music tragic, Phil is committed to using the power of business to create a lasting, positive impact in the world.
Dr Dimity Podger is Founder and Director of Barasa Consulting Group, a management consultancy that uses an All-In approach with small to medium enterprises to define and activate their higher purpose, core values, and impact strategy. Her approach builds ownership, trust, and a deep sense of meaning, unlocking the collective potential of organisations for collaboration, ethical decision making and practice, innovation and performance. For 15 years, she has worked with a range of clients across banking, finance, government, health, ageing, and media sectors designing and delivering purpose and values discovery workshops, culture alignment assessments and initiatives, ethical leadership programs, and values-based leadership coaching programs. Dimity, driven by her purpose to be part of creating a just, equitable and sustainable society for all, launched the Conscious Business Learning Lab in 2018 to support for-purpose start-ups. She holds a doctorate in Education for Sustainability which explored the importance of character, spiritual development, and democratic participation for the success of change initiatives, is a certified WeValue facilitator and a member of the AICD Corporate Governance Committee.
Amanda has more than 25 years’ experience managing the reputations of some of Australia’s largest companies – including IAG, Telstra, Optus, AMP and Energy Australia. As the Head of Corporate Communications for Australia’s largest general insurer – IAG – Amanda is accountable for the external perception and reputation of IAG and its brands (NRMA, CGU, WFI, SGIO, SGIC) externally through traditional and social media as well as executive and Board positioning.
Patrick Sharry is an expert facilitator with extensive experience working with senior executives across a diverse range of industries including financial services, internet technology and international trade. He is regularly engaged to assist with complex workplace and leadership issues for organisations in Australia, Asia, the USA, the UK and Europe, as well as being involved with development programs in places such as PNG and Myanmar. He works with a high calibre portfolio of clients, delivering executive education and consulting solutions, including HSBC, BNP, NAB/MLC, Westpac Corporation AMP, ANZ, CBA, ING, Austrade, ICANN, AGL, Lend Lease, Queensland Health, and Cardno.
Tim practices in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and corporate governance. Tim has advised Commonwealth and State governments and a number of leading companies in major M&A transactions (including Fairfax, Macquarie, China Molybdenum, Medibank Private, Brambles, BG Group, Telstra, Alinta Energy, Challenger, Glencore / Xstrata, ASX, Stockland and Westpac).
Before moving to the KWM London office in 2015, Tim was named as an “Eminent Practitioner” in Corporate / M&A by Chambers Global Guide 2014, after being recommended by Chambers as a Leading Individual, Band 1, for many years.
Vivek is Head of Fixed Income at Perpetual, an ASX-listed, diversified financial services company which has been serving Australians since 1886. Perpetual Investments manages over $27 billion across various asset classes including equities, credit and fixed income and multi-asset. Vivek is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ) and a senior fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). He has over 25 years of experience across accounting, auditing, finance, investments, governance and risk management at organisations including Perpetual, Macquarie Bank and PwC.