A new senior team at the Australian School of Business

Monday, 22 August 2011  Features

A new level of performance at the Australian School of Business is heralded by the appointment of a new senior executive team. Four outstanding senior external appointments have been made to complement and strengthen the School's existing leadership team.

The team – all highly-experienced leaders from business and academia – is tasked with leading ASB's development in four key areas: promoting high impact research; delivering an outstanding student-centred educational experience; building selective Tier 1 alliances; and fostering a collegial and innovative culture.

Dean of the Australian School of Business, Professor Alec Cameron, welcomed the incoming executive team members: Professor Greg Whitwell as Deputy Dean Programs and Students; Professor Chris Styles​ as Deputy Dean and Director, Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM); Ms Rosemary Sinclair as Director of External Relations, and Ms Betsy Marks as Executive Officer.

The calibre of the appointments, along with the new organisational structure, reflects a fresh approach as the School aligns and energises its strategic objectives, Professor Cameron said. "When we established the Australian School of Business five years ago, we adopted a product-oriented organisational structure which separated our programs into three portfolios: undergraduate, postgraduate and executive programs. Our experience has shown greater synergy for branding, content and delivery can be achieved through grouping programs into pre-experience and post-experience markets. The make-up of our new senior team reflects this approach."

Meet the senior executive team

Professor Greg Whitwell, Deputy Dean Programs and Students
Formerly Deputy Dean and Director of the Graduate School of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne, Professor Whitwell's focus is to ensure ASB's education mission is supported through student-centred education.

Professor Chris Styles, Deputy Dean and Director, AGSM
Associate Dean (Management Education) at the University of Sydney Business School for the past seven years, Professor Styles will bring together all AGSM programs to serve the post experience management education and leadership development market.

Rosemary Sinclair, Director of External Relations
Ms Sinclair was Managing Director of the Australian Telecommunications Users Group (ATUG) for the past decade. The focus of her new ASB role is to ensure the School is well positioned and highly engaged with external stakeholders, including business and government.

Betsy Marks, Executive Officer
Formerly Executive Officer to Professor Janice Reid, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney, Ms Marks is no newcomer to UNSW. She previously held the roles of Executive Officer to former vice-chancellors Rory Hume and John Niland.

Joining the new senior team members to spearhead ASB's next growth phase are: Professor Mark Uncles, formerly ASB's Associate Dean, Undergraduate, who has been appointed Deputy Dean, Faculty, to focus on recruitment of high calibre academics from Australia and overseas, and to support the development of academics; and, Professor Roger Simnett, formerly Head of ASB's School of Accounting, who takes up the role of Associate Dean, Research, to further build ASB's distinguished research performance. Simon Arnold continues as ASB's General Manager.