Advisory boards provide an important connection with our key stakeholders. They provide a formal channel for consultation and advice.
Business Advisory Board
The focus of the Business Advisory Board (BAB) is to provide advice, opinions and ideas regarding Monash Business School's education, research and engagement activities and to assist with the development and maintenance of strategic relationships with business and government.
Andrew Dyer is Chair of Zenexus and serves on the boards of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Cancer Council Victoria, American Australian Association and The Good Foundation/Jamie Oliver Ministry of Food. His previous board roles include Chair of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Council and serving on the boards the Transport Accident Commission, GWMWater, East Grampians Health Service and BrightSource Energy Australia. Prior to his board career, Andrew was the Victorian Government Commissioner to the Americas. His past industry appointments include COO of SMS Management & Technology and executive/operational roles at Indus International (now Ventyx), Florida Power & Light Group (now NextEra), EY and IBM. As a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow at Monash University, Andrew is based in the Faculty of Engineering and assists with the strengthening of the University's engagement with industry.
Brigette McGuire is an advocate of diversity in sport and business with over 20 years' experience in industry. As Marketing Director of the Australian Open, Brigette was described as the most powerful woman in tennis having responsibility for the global tennis brand. Today as Managing Director of McGuire Marketing Brigette provides innovative solutions to complex challenges facing business in sport, media, government and corporate landscapes. A graduate of Monash Business School with a Master of Marketing Degree (2007), Brigette is has been a member of the University's Department of Marketing Advisory Board since 2009 and Chair since 2013 assisting engagement with industry. A Non-Executive Director, Brigette is Vice President of the Fed Cup Foundation, the voice of women in tennis in Australia and formerly with Goodcompany an initiative designed to make corporate volunteering more impactful.
Don Argus AC is Chair of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Australia Advisory Board and Member of the Bank of America Global Advisory Council. His previous directorships include Chair of BHP Billiton; Chair of Brambles; Director of the Australian Foundation Investment Company; and Director of Southcorp. Don has also held the positions of Member of the International Advisory Board of Allianz AG; Member of the International Advisory Committee to the New York Stock Exchange Board of Directors; and Co-Chair of the Policy Transition Group on Mining Resources Rent Tax for the Australian Government. His executive roles have included Chief Executive Officer of National Australia Bank.
Elizabeth Proust AO is Chair of Nestlé Australia and Chair of the Bank of Melbourne. She is also a director of Perpetual, the Sports Australia Hall of Fame and the Prince's Charities Australia. Elizabeth is also a member of the Truth Justice and Healing Council of the Catholic Church. Her executive roles have included Managing Director, Esanda; Group General Manager Human Resources and Corporate Affairs for the ANZ Banking Group; Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet (Victoria); Chief Executive Officer of the City of Melbourne; BP Australia, and BP International in London.
Gabby Leibovich is Director and Co-founder of The Catch Group, Australia's number one ecommerce company, which owns ecommerce stores Catch of the Day, Mumgo, Scoopon, and Groceryrun. In 2011, the rapid growth and success of the online retailing group caught the attention of an investment consortium that included James Packer's Consolidated Press Holdings and Tiger Global, who invested $80 million into the business for a minority share.
Graeme Samuel AC is Chair of the Victorian Taxi Services Commission, National President of Alzheimer's Australia, a Council member of the National Health and Medical Research Council and Chair of its Health Innovation Advisory Committee and the National Institute for Dementia Research, a Commissioner of the Australian Rugby League Commission, Chair of the South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network. He was Chair of the Commonwealth Government's Panel of Review of Australia's Independent Medical Research Institutes.
His professional career has spanned senior roles in law, investment banking and public service. Graeme was the President of the National Competition Council, Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Associate Member of the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
His extensive community involvement has included: Chair of the Playbox Theatre and Opera Australia; Commissioner of the Australian Football League; Chair of the Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust; and Chair of the Inner and Eastern Health Care Network. As a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow at Monash University, Graeme is a co-Director of the Monash Business Policy Forum with a particular focus on public policy, including economic reform and competition policy.
He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1998. In 2010 he was elevated to a Companion of the Order of Australia "for eminent service to public administration through contributions in the area of economic reform and competition law, and to the community through leadership roles with sporting and cultural organisations".
Kate Morris is Founder and Director of Adorebeauty.com.au. Australia's first online beauty store. She launched the business from her garage in 1999 at the age of 21, while still an undergraduate Business student at Monash. After 15 years in business, Adorebeauty.com.au announced an investment by retail giant Woolworths Limited. Kate was awarded the Business Innovation Award for Victoria at the Telstra Business Women's Awards in 2014, after winning Telstra Young Businesswoman of the Year (VIC) in 2010. She was inducted into the Australian Businesswomen's Network Hall of Fame in 2015.
Mark Joiner is Chair of JBWere. His business positions have included Executive Director Finance, NAB; global Chief Financial Officer, Citigroup's wealth management division; and global head of Corporate Development, Boston Consulting Group. A founding member of Flora and Fauna International (Australia), Mark participates on its Advisory Board and is a member of the National Sustainability Council. As a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow at Monash University, Mark assists with business and strategic planning activities of the Monash Sustainability Institute.
Merran Kelsall is Chair of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AUASB), member International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board and has a portfolio of independent directorships. Her current directorships include Chair, Australian Health Service Alliance Ltd, Director, Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) Ltd and Commissioner of the Taxi Services Commission. Merran originally qualified as a chartered accountant and practised in the profession for 20 years, including 10 years as a partner at BDO.
Michael O'Neill is a company director, including current experience as Board Chair and Chair of Finance, Risk, Audit, Investment and IT sub-committees. His directorships include Teachers Mutual Bank; Royal Women's Hospital; Incokink; CoHealth; and Gymnastics Victoria. His non-executive board experience is backed by a strong senior executive career including executive appointments as Chief Risk Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Group Treasurer in organisations including KPMG, NAB and ANZ. Michael is the Chair of the Department of Banking and Finance Advisory Committee, Monash Business School.
Paul Sheahan AM is the Chair of the Energy & Water Ombudsman (Victoria) Ltd Board, and a Director of DrinkWise (Australia) Ltd. He is a former Australian Test Cricketer, Principal of The Geelong College and Headmaster, Melbourne Grammar School. Paul's public engagements have included Trustee of the Sir Robert Menzies Foundation; Director, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Pty Ltd; President, Lord's Taverners (Victoria); Member, Special Olympics Organising Board; and Director, Queen Victoria Market Board. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and Life Governor of the Australian Drug Foundation. As a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow at Monash University, Paul contributes in areas such as education paradigm development, leadership programs and doctoral training.
Peter Day is non-Executive Director of several ASX-listed companies, including Alumina, Ansell, Boart Longyear, and SAI Global and is a member of the Takeovers Panel. His executive career includes senior roles in finance and general management in mining, manufacturing, food and financial services industries at companies including Bonlac Foods, Rio Tinto, CRA and Comalco. He was Chief Financial Officer for Amcor for seven years, is a former Chair of the Australian Accounting Standards Board and was Deputy Chair of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission. He also serves on a number of public interest groups involving disability services and care. Peter is the Chair of the Department of Accounting Advisory Committee, Monash Business School.
Rebecca Dee-Bradbury is a non-executive director at Grain Corp Ltd, BlueScope Steep Ltd and TOWER Ltd. She was formerly the Chief Executive Officer and President of Developed Markets (Asia Pacific & ANZ) with Mondelēz International (previously known as Kraft Foods / Cadbury). Prior to joining Mondelēz, Rebecca was the Chief Executive Officer of the Barbecues Galore group, and held a number of other senior executive positions in organisations including Maxxium Premium Wines and Spirits, Burger King Corporation and Lion Nathan / Pepsi Cola Bottlers.
Rebecca has participated in a number of industry policy leadership forums, including the Prime Minister's Manufacturing Leaders Group (Food and Agriculture Representative), Premier Napthine's Food and Agriculture to Asia Strategic Advisory Committee and The Federal Government's Strategic Advisory Board on Australia in the Asian Century.
Rebecca was named one of Australia's Most Influential Women (Winner Board and Management Section) at the Westpac AFR Women of Influence Awards. She is a member of Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW).
Scott Keck is Chair of Charter Keck Cramer, a leading Australian independent, strategic property consulting firm. He has 44 years property valuation experience within the Melbourne market, having begun with the firm in 1968, becoming a Director in 1978, Managing Director in 1984 and Chair in 2010. A highly regarded and regular contributor to the national media and business magazines, in the last eight years Scott has published over 500 articles on topics related to the property market.
Steve Bracks AC holds a number of Board positions including Chair of Cbus and a non-executive Director of Jardine Lloyd Thomson Australia; and the Bank of Sydney; and a Director of the Bionics Institute of Australia Board. He also holds a number of honorary positions including adviser to the former Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Xanana Gusmao and the current Prime Minister Dr Rui Maria de Araujo; and Honorary Chair of The Union Education Foundation, as well as active patronage of a diverse range of organisations. A former Premier of Victoria, Steve's former roles have included Senior Adviser to KPMG; member of the National Australia Bank's Philanthropic Board; Independent Chair for the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA); and Member of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Council for Australian-Arab Relations.
Tony Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer of EY in Oceania, a member of EY's Asia Pacific Operating Executive and Global Practice Group. Over the past 25 years Tony has combined leadership roles within the firm with successfully leading client account teams to deliver strategic, operational, transaction, governance, assurance, risk, due diligence and regulatory reviews and services. His career has been primarily focussed on the financial services sector locally and internationally. Prior to his current role Tony was the Regional Managing Partner for EY's financial services business in Asia Pacific with responsibility for 5,000 professionals in eight countries. Tony has a Bachelor of Economics, Master of Business Administration (Executive), Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance & Investment and is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Fellow of Finsia and a Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Tracey Kennair is Partner and Member of Australian Partnership Governance Board at PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia. Tracey focuses on helping clients maximise their return on investment and improving customer engagement through technology enabled change. Tracey has built up 20 years of experience across multiple industries, with a particular focus on Government, Higher Education, Health, EUM (energy, utilities & mining), Financial Services and Telecommunications. Her roles covering major ERP & CRM systems implementations through to agile social media and cloud solution implementations, process improvements, and outsourcing. Tracey's mix of consulting and industry experience in Australia and in the UK means she is aware of the challenges faced by organisations wanting to leverage technology. She understands the importance and best methods of stakeholder engagement and in particular, managing the important relationship between business and IT.
Tracey is passionate about developing people, and as site leader for Consulting in Melbourne, invests and receives significant satisfaction from helping her people develop and grow.
Global Advisory Council
The focus of the Global Advisory Council (GAC) is high-level and strategic. The GAC's role is to advise the Dean on, and act as a sounding board for, strategic matters and enhancing Monash Business School's global profile and positioning through access to global business networks.
Mr John Fraser was appointed Secretary to the Treasury effective 15 January 2015.
Mr Fraser was Chairman of UBS Global Asset Management. Mr Fraser was both Chairman and CEO of UBS Global Asset Management from 2002 until 2013 - during this time, Mr Fraser was also a member of the Group Executive Board of UBS. He has also been Chairman of UBS Saudi Arabia since 2008 and is also Chairman of UBS Grocon (a joint venture in real estate development in Australia).
Mr Fraser is also Chairman of the Victorian Funds Management Corporation - a position to which he was appointed in mid 2009. The Corporation is the State Government's asset management organisation responsible for managing both superannuation and insurance funds for Victorian public sector bodies.
Since 2011, Mr Fraser has been a member of the Advisory Council of AccountAbility, an international organisation that has its headquarters in New York, and is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of MSCI.Before joining UBS, John spent over twenty years in various positions at the Australian Treasury, including two international postings in Washington, D.C., first, at the International Monetary Fund and, subsequently, as the Economic Minister at the Australian Embassy in Washington, D.C. He was the Deputy Secretary (Economic) of the Australian Treasury from 1990 to 1993.
Mr Fraser graduated from Monash University, Melbourne, in 1972 with a first-class Honours degree in Economics and, in 2013, was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws. He was born 1951, and is both an Australian and British citizen. He was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Commonwealth Government in 2001 for service to Australian society through business and economics. He has resided in London since 2002 and regularly returns to Australia.
Alumni Consultative Group
The focus of the Alumni Consultative Group (ACG) is to assist with the expansion and engagement of the global alumni network, to be an advocate for the business school and to represent the interests of business school alumni and to contribute to the building of relationships between alumni and current students.
Nina Calski has extensive risk management and leadership skills and is the Director of ncd Risk Pty Ltd. She provides consultancy and advisory services in the areas of Risk Management, Governance, Compliance and Assurance. Her previous roles include various risk management, audit, compliance and leadership roles for number of different Organisations, ranging from Coles Myer, State Department, Local Government, Emergency Services and consultancy. She has lectured on Corporations Law.
Overseeing the establishment and operation of an NFP organisation and holding positions on various Boards and Committees allows her to contribute her corporate knowledge and influence best business practices and outcomes, both locally and internationally.
Nina graduated with a Master of Business Law (Corporation law) from Monash University in 2012. She is a committee member of Education and Accreditation Committee, Risk Management Institution of Australasia (RMIA) and was a member of The Faculty Board, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University for 2012-2013.
Lay Lian graduated from Monash University in 2012 with a PhD in Economics. As the Central Bank of Malaysia's scholar, she returned to serve the Bank and was placed in a unit to drive research in the field of macroeconomics and policy. Presently, Lay Lian's job scope includes conducting short-term to medium-term research on priority areas and undertaking special projects that involve policy analysis for the Government.
Lay Lian has served in the central bank for more than 10 years and she believes in value of knowledge and continuous self-development. As a policy maker, she believes that good work and especially, good policies can only be produced when there is sufficient knowledge and understanding in the subject matter. While the returns to education is not comparable to that of the Western Countries, education provides the opportunity to broaden one's perspective, teaches one patience, integrity and perseverance towards hard work. She values spending time listen to her father's old stories and her mother preaching about the values of life. She also enjoys reading, listening to music, watching movies, supporting her favourite football team, FC Barcelona and travelling.
Peter Cosman is the National Store Development Manager for Coles Supermarkets. He is a strategic & commercially focussed general manager, having developed his skills across a broad range of retail and property businesses.
As part of their turn-around strategy, he currently leads a Team within Coles Supermarkets that are responsible for the delivery of new & refurbished stores & store operations optimisation. Prior to Coles, Peter worked at Westfield in the capacity of Management Executive. In this role he was responsible for optimising shopping centre retail, centre activation, & developing shopping centre amenity.
Peter completed his Masters of Business Administration from Monash University in 2010 and he is currently studying a Masters of Property. He is passionate about developing & progressing the Monash MBA Alumni network – he understands the degree to which the collective expertise of the Alumni can/should be harnessed to further enhance our professional and personal skills and knowledge.
Lydia Föger graduated in 2009 from Monash University with a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and Bachelor of Business (Management). She was recognised on the Dean's Honour List for both degrees.
During University Lydia was the 2008 President of the Monash Marketing Student Society. In 2009, she was the representative undergraduate student on the Faculty Education Committee, and elected Student Board Member within the Faculty of Business and Economics.
Lydia has worked in Marketing across a number of industries including Advertising, Petroleum and Technology.
In 2011, she moved to London, to work for Apple Inc. Lydia currently plays a key role within Marketing Communications at Apple, to support new Product Launches in Europe, Middle East, India and Africa.
Simon Guttmann is a Senior Consultant at Nous Group, Australia's largest privately held management consulting firm. He has assisted a range of organisations develop strategy and public policy, review business processes, streamline internal functions and improve internal capability. His experience crosses the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and ranges across financial services, economic development, education and training, health and human services.
Simon's professional experiences also includes working for the Victorian Government in New York, with responsibility for attracting foreign direct investment to Victoria and assisting Victorian exporters, and the Reserve Bank of Australia, where he worked as a research economist and as the US, China and India country economist. He has also worked with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (Washington, D.C.) and the Productivity Commission.
Simon completed a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours), Monash University in 1999 and a PhD in economics, Monash University in 2003. He also completed the Washington Semester Program in 2000 at American University, in Washington, D.C.
Yulia Lukita is the Executive Recruitment Head (Senior Manager) at Sinarmas Agribusiness & Food, specializing in leading the talent acquisition function and driving the entire end to end recruitment process for executive level vacancies. Prior to this role, she was the Corporate Recruitment Manager in Gunung Sewu (Conglomerate Group), responsible for supporting and managing the overall employment and recruitment process for all business units across various industries. Before joining Gunung Sewu, Yulia was a Recruitment Consultant in a leading Executive Search firm in Indonesia, providing expert recruiting solutions that drive bottom line success for clients and career satisfaction for all candidates managed.
She earned her Bachelor of Human Resource Management degree (Minor in Economics) in 2004 from Monash University. She received her Diploma of Business at Monash College, Australia in 2002 as well as a Diploma of Business Administration and Marketing from TMC, Singapore in 2001.
Kai Schroeder is the Chief Architect and Manager Business Architecture for Chorus, New Zealand. With nearly two decades of delivering business and IT strategy & architecture, Kai has gained an exceptional level of experience and expertise working for global telecommunications companies as well as international consultancies. He is an experienced leader with a strong track record in leading business and IT capabilities in Europe, Australia, America and Africa.
Kai's professional qualifications include a Master of Information Management & Systems (2003) and a Master of Business Administration (2008) from Monash University.
Russell Scoular is the Ford Motor Company's Regional Director, Government Affairs, Asia Pacific. He has held this position in Shanghai since September 2011 and is responsible for the company's Government Affairs activities across the region. He is also chair of Amcham Shanghai's Automotive Committee. He was previously Government Affairs Director at Ford Australia where he was responsible for government and public policy issues affecting the company at federal, state and local level, including automotive, tax, environment, trade and investment policy.
He was elected Vice President of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) 2003-2006 and also the chaired the chamber's government policy advisory group from 2006-2011. He has also served as chair of the City of Hume's Economic Development Committee.
Russell joined Ford New Zealand in 1984 as External Affairs Manager with responsibilities for public affairs, government affairs, motorsport, customs and transportation, and transferred to Ford Australia in 1990.
Russell graduated with a Master in Public Policy and Management degree at Monash University in 2000.
Anthea White is a CPA and former Victorian public service with extensive experience in public sector finance.
She commenced work in the Victorian Public Service (VPS) in 1984 and during that time held senior finance roles with the Department of Justice, Department of Infrastructure and Department of Treasury and Finance.
In 1998 Anthea took an eighteen-month break from the VPS to work as a tour leader for Australian owned adventure travel company, Intrepid Travel. Leading small groups through Viet Nam, Laos and Thailand gave her a great opportunity to develop leadership, organisational, and problem solving skills. It also gave her a unique opportunity to gain an insight into South East Asian cultures. Anthea later returned to work in Viet Nam in 2009 to teach English as a second language to primary school students for a private Singaporean school in Ha Noi.
Anthea has performed a number of voluntary roles. Currently she is a mentor with the Monash Alumni Mentoring program and is a member of the In The Black panel for CPA Australia.
Anthea holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Science (Information Management) from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Monash University and completed the CPA Program in 2004. After developing an interest in training and education Anthea completed the Cambridge University Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults at La Trobe University in 2007, and a CERT IV in Training & Assessment at RMIT University in 2010.
Charles Custeau is an Investment Associate at Falcon Investment Advisors, a U.S. private equity firm with over US$2 billion under management. Charlie's responsibilities at Falcon include evaluating and executing new investments in North American companies as well as monitoring existing portfolio companies at the Board and shareholder levels. Charles is currently responsible for seven of Falcon's portfolio companies in the healthcare, education, consumer, chemicals, finance, and automotive spaces.
Charlie received his honours degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from Monash University. He currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.