Our Team

PROFESSOR OF MARKETING DIRECTOR, CENTRE FOR BUSINESS ANALYTICS

Responsible for academic oversight of our Master of Business Analytics degree, Professor Kayande also engages with industry as Director of the Centre for Business Analytics, making him a key figure in the business analytics landscape.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CENTRE FOR BUSINESS ANALYTICS

Ms Arbogast is responsible for the Centre’s strategy to transform decision-making through advanced analytics and has 15 years' experience in leadership roles in the US, including at GE Capital and MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

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COORDINATOR, CENTRE FOR BUSINESS ANALYTICS

With nearly 20-years’ experience managing events at ANZ and marketing and communications at RACV subsidiary, Intelematics, Ms Economou is currently responsible for implementing the strategic plan for the Centre for Business Analytics.

DIRECTOR, MASTER OF BUSINESS ANALYTICS

Dr Holcombe has over 10 years' experience in industry, utilising analytics in the design and administration of infrastructure within the financial services sector. He spent over 20 years teaching and has expertise in mathematical physics.

Industry Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is comprised of some of Australia’s finest analytics professionals and business leaders that drive the use and influence of business analytics in industry and government.

The Board brings diversity and depth of experience to developing and guiding the Centre’s strategy.

Wendy Stops

CHAIR

After 32-plus years as an Accenture information technology and management consultant, Ms Stops now serves as a Non-executive Director for Blackmores, Coles Group and Fitted for Work and on the University of Melbourne Council.

Antony Ugoni

BOARD MEMBER

Mr Ugoni is Bupa Chief Data Officer and has served as SEEK Director of Global Matching and Analytics and led NAB projects and teams, including the Credit Card Fraud Analytics Group and Customer Analytics team.

Brooke Miller

BOARD MEMBER

Before her current role as BP Australia Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Ms Miller was Elite Customer Solutions General Manager, BP Solar Australasia Regional Director, BP Bitumen Australia General Manager and BP Asia Pacific CFO.

Gideon Ratner

BOARD MEMBER

Mr Ratner is a member of Quantium's executive team where he leads international business. He previously held strategy, M&A and marketing roles at NAB and in was in management consulting at Accenture.

Greg Hill

BOARD MEMBER

Previously Brightstar's Global Head of Analytics, Mr Hill is now advancing the transformation program and championing data and analytics use as the Data & Analytics Lead across the Business and Commercial banking portfolio at ANZ.

Jane Eastgate

BOARD MEMBER

With 25-years’ experience in customer analytics, including 17 years at Foxtel, Coles and Flybuys, Ms Eastgate is currently working with Wesfarmers, where she is charged with introducing leading analytics capability.

Ken Roberts

BOARD MEMBER

Over 20 years, managing partner Ken Roberts has built Forethought into Australia's most commercially effective and innovative marketing growth consultancy. A recognised innovator of advanced analytics methods, he holds patents in the US and Australia.

Lynette Clunies-Ross

BOARD MEMBER

A technology, business and operations expert, Ms Clunies-Ross is Region Vice President and Managing Director of SAS Institute (Australia and New Zealand) and previously held leadership roles at IBM, SAS, Oracle and Citrix.

Michael Gassmann

BOARD MEMBER

Michael manages the Pricing and Analytics Team insurance products for all Suncorp brands, including AAMI, Suncorp, GIO, and APIA and has been responsible for introducing several innovative firsts in personal-lines pricing in Australia.

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BOARD MEMBER

With a focus on providing high-quality digital capabilities, Ms Livesey previously led the Technology Consulting practice for PwC in Australia and currently serves as the CEO for Cognizant in Australia and New Zealand.

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BOARD MEMBER

The Chief Strategy & Analytics Officer at L’Oréal, Ms Young has also worked in management consulting within the data analytics team at Kearney and as Toll Group's General Manager for Transformation & Analytics.

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BOARD MEMBER

Mr King is Group Chief Executive Officer of PEXA, with over 25 years' experience in Financial Services and Public Service, including as a senior National Australia Bank Group executive and NSW Government public servant.

Academic Fellows

Academic Steering Group

The academic steering group provides overall direction to the Centre for Business Analytics.

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PROFESSOR OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

James Bailey is a Professor in the Melbourne School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne and Program Lead for Artificial Intelligence. He was previously an Australian Research Council Future Fellow.

PROFESSOR OF MARKETING

Responsible for academic oversight of our Master of Business Analytics degree, Professor Kayande also engages with industry as Director of the Centre for Business Analytics, making him a key figure in the business analytics landscape.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING

An Associate Professor of Operations Management in the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Melbourne, Dr Ho was previously a Senior Lecturer at the Aston University Business School, United Kingdom.

Distinguished Fellows

Distinguished Fellows of the Centre are scholars or practitioners who have achieved global recognition for their contributions to knowledge and practice of business analytics.

Academic Fellows

The Academic Fellows of the Centre are scholars from University of Melbourne who are experts in the research programs of the Centre. These academics come from the fields of information systems, machine learning, economics, operations research, statistics, talent and human resources.

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