Alec Cameron to head Australian Business Deans Council
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Professor Alec Cameron, Dean of the Australian School of Business (ASB), has been elected as President of the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) for a two year term. Professor Cameron will replace Professor Roy Green, Dean of the UTS Business School who has been the Interim President since December, 2011.
Professor Cameron said he is looking forward to getting more involved in the public policy processes influencing business education. "Business education is a very large and internationally competitive component of higher education in Australia. Business students represent 25% of the total university student population in Australia, and 50% of the inbound international university student population.
This means that business deans must actively represent the views of the sector to ensure federal and state governments get the policy settings right. As well as generating high levels of domestic and export income, our graduates will eventually take leadership positions in business, government and the not-for-profit sectors in Australia and overseas, and play a critical enabling role in future economic growth," said Professor Cameron.
About the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC)
The ABDC was established in 2002 to represent Australia's higher education business faculties and schools. Its 40 members are business faculties and schools of Australian universities that offer degree level courses in business, commerce, economics and management.
The ABDC is particularly concerned to improve business education through curriculum development, and forging strong relationships with the business community and government. The Council also advocates research and development activity to enhance our understanding of business and the key drivers of economic activity.