Melbourne Business School About Us Board and Leadership

Board and Leadership

Melbourne Business School attracts the best business practitioners and researchers to help emerging leaders take their organisations into the future.

Melbourne Business School attracts the best business practitioners and researchers to help emerging leaders take their organisations into the future.

In our classrooms, students from all corners of the globe work together under pressure to collaborate, grow and challenge themselves.

For innovation you need creativity, critical thinking, competition, collaboration and communication. These are the essential drivers of a modern knowledge economy, such as the one we're developing here in Melbourne.

IAN HARPER AO
Dean, Melbourne Business School
Co-Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics

Board Members


Our board is our strength. It boasts some of Australia’s most respected business leaders and academics, with experience across all sectors and regions. They make sure what we teach as a business school is what business leaders need to know for the future.

Ross Barker

ROSS BARKER

Chairman

Tony Burgess

ANTHONY BURGESS

Chair: Investment Committee

Jan Craps

JAN CRAPS

Board Member

Jackie Fairley

JACKIE FAIRLEY

Chair: Renumerations & Nominations Committee

Ian Harper

IAN HARPER AO

Board Member

Dean Ireland

DEAN IRELAND

Board Member

Robert Johanson

ROBERT JOHANSON

Board Member

Annette Kimmitt

ANNETTE KIMMITT AM

Chair: Finance, Audit & Risk

Paul Kofman

PAUL KOFMAN

Board Member

Cameron Leitch

CAMERON LEITCH

Board Member

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GEOFF MARTIN

Board Member

Geoff Lord

GEOFF LORD

Board Member

Duncan Maskell

DUNCAN MASKELL

Board Member

Scott Tanner

SCOTT TANNER

Board Member

Lynne Williams

LYNNE WILLIAMS

Board Member

Frank Zipfinger

FRANK ZIPFINGER

Deputy Chairman;
Chair: Properties & Facilities

Executive Leadership Team

Ian Harper

IAN HARPER AO

Dean,
Melbourne Business School, Faculty of Business and Economics

Caron Beaton-Wells

CARON BEATON-WELLS

Deputy Dean

Laura Bell

LAURA BELL

Academic Registrar

Bogachen Celen

BOGAÇHAN ÇELEN

Associate Dean, Faculty

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SVEN FELDMANN

Associate Dean, Business Administration

Marc Flipo

MARC FLIPO

Chief Operating Officer, Company Secretary

Sally Forrester

SALLY FORRESTER

Executive Director, Marketing

Ujwal Kayande

UJWAL KAYANDE

Associate Dean, Business Analytics

Nora Koslowski

NORA KOSLOWSKI

Executive Director, Organisational Learning Group

Theoni Parthimos

THEONI PARTHIMOS

Executive Director, People & Culture

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MICHAEL SMITH

Associate Dean, Research

Stephen Smith

STEPHEN SMITH

Executive Director, Client & Career Development

Corporate Structure


Melbourne Business School is a public company, limited by guarantee, and jointly owned by business (55 per cent) and the University of Melbourne (45 per cent). As the University’s graduate school in business and economics, we’re run as a not-for-profit to provide Australia’s best business education experience.

Governance

The board’s primary role is to set and review strategic and operating objectives, enhance the School’s reputation and protect the interests of all stakeholders. It has established a number of committees to help with these responsibilities.

Remunerations and Nominations Committee

Recommends, reviews and reports to the board on our overall remuneration strategy, the dean’s performance incentives and hurdles, and the board’s structure, membership, tenure and succession planning.

Finance Risk and Audit Committee

Assists the board to fulfil its responsibilities in overseeing financial, accounting and risk management, and meeting legislated audit and compliance requirements.

Properties and Facilities Committee

Assists the board to manage our properties and facilities in line with our overall strategy, which includes maximising physical asset usage, in partnership with the University, deriving income, where possible, from surplus assets, maintaining the state of assets and property, and complying with statutory requirements.

Investment Committee

Recommends, reviews, and reports to the board on our overall investment objectives and strategy, the appointment, management and review of our investment advisor, and our portfolio performance.

Whistleblower Policy

Melbourne Business School is committed to the highest standards of conduct and ethical behavior. 

In supporting a culture of honest and ethical behavior, corporate compliance and good corporate governance, the School has embedded a Whistleblower Policy encouraging the reporting of any undesirable conduct by any personnel associated with Melbourne Business School, through a formal process and protection policy. 

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Annual Financial Reports


Download the Latest Report

Annual Financial Report 2019  

MBS-Consolidated-Statutory-Accounts-2019.pdf | 2.25MB | PDF

PDF Download Annual Financial Report 2018 

MBS-Consolidated-Statutory-Accounts-2018.pdf | 3.48MB | PDF

PDF Download Annual Financial Report 2017 

MBS-Consolidated-Statutory-Accounts-2017.pdf | 2.95MB | PDF

PDF Download Annual Financial Report 2016 

MBS-Consolidated-Statutory-Accounts-2016.pdf | 2.10MB | PDF