From The Dean
"What makes Melbourne Business School so special is a shared feeling of belonging and empowerment across our community."
"As Dean, my goal is to enhance and celebrate that feeling among our students, learners, clients, alumni, faculty and staff."
"Our Board and Senior Leadership Team are united in supporting the next generation of leaders, who will measure success by their positive impact on society as well as business."
PROFESSOR JENNY GEORGE
Dean, Melbourne Business School
Co-Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics
Mr MacKenzie is one of Australia's most accomplished business leaders, having spent 10 years as the CEO of Amcor before becoming Chair of BHP Group in 2017. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Strategic Advisor for Barrenjoey and serves on the Advisory Board of American Securities.
CHAIR: INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Over thirty five years of corporate finance experience in Melbourne, New York and London. Founder and Chairman of Flagstaff Partners, an independent corporate finance advisory firm. A Governor of The Ian Potter Foundation.
One of Australia’s leading economists, Professor Harper is Dean of Melbourne Business School, Co-Dean of the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business and Economics, a Reserve Bank board member and former Deloitte partner.
Professor George is the Dean and Director of Melbourne Business School and Co-Dean of the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Business and Economics. She holds a PhD from Stanford University and spent seven years as CEO of Converge International.
Ms Hopkins is the CFO of REA Group, the former Group CFO of Australia Post and the first female Chair of the Group of 100, Australia's peak body for CFOs and senior finance executives.
CHAIR: FINANCE, RISK AND AUDIT COMMITTEE
Mr Johanson was a long-time chair of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and member of the Australian Government’s Takeovers Panel. He continues to chair the Australia India Institute @ Delhi and Australian Friends of Asha for Slums charity.
A global executive for over 25 years, Ms Johns is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of explosives and fertiliser giant Incitec Pivot. She is also a founding member of the Australian Climate Leaders Coalition.
Professor Kofman is Co-Dean and Sidney Myer Chair of Commerce at the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business and Economics. He is a co-author of “A Matter of Trust: The Practice of Ethics in Finance”.
A 13-year partner of global consultancy McKinsey & Company in Melbourne, Mr Leitch is CEO of Australia’s premier retailer of musical instruments and pro audio gear, SoundBay, and remains a McKinsey Master Faculty member, training associate partners.
Mr Lord was once chairman or director at Foster’s Brewing, Elders Resources and sporting clubs Hawthorn Football Club and Melbourne Victory. He’s now owner of Belgravia Group and founder of UXC and Judo Bank.
Professor Martin worked in senior strategy and operational risk roles, including for Credit Suisse in Singapore and London, before completing his PhD in Madrid and joining our School to teach strategy on our MBA programs.
After senior roles at the University of Cambridge, Professor Maskell is now University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor. The infectious diseases expert has co-founded four biotech companies and sat on capital investment fund and FTSE250 company boards.
A speaker, mentor and adviser in a range of industry and professional forums, Ms McGrath is a Non-Executive Director with Macquarie Group and Macquarie Bank, Chair of real estate firm Investa Property Group and Chair of ASX 100 company OZ Minerals.
Mr Barker has been a managing director of some of Australia’s leading investment companies, including the Australian Foundation Investment Company, Mirrabooka Investments and AMCIL Ltd, and now serves as a non-executive director on their boards.
Ms Miller is Vice President of Castrol Asia-Pacific and a State Director at AgriBio, an agricultural systems biology research centre. Ms Miller has also served on the Industry Advisory Board of our MBS Centre for Business Analytics since 2015.
CHAIR: REMUNERATION AND NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE
Former World Vision Australia CEO, Ms Rogers has also been a strategic growth and digital leader at ANZ bank. She is currently dutyof.care Executive Director, Mentor List Managing Partner and an angel at Scale Investors.
DEPUTY CHAIRMAN; CHAIR: PROPERTIES & FACILITIES
A partner for over 40 years at top commercial law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques, now King & Wood Mallesons, for whom he still consults, Mr Zipfinger is also chairman of green technology company, Vecor.
Professor George began her academic career at the School after earning a PhD from Stanford University. She then put theory into practice as the CEO of Converge International, one of Australia’s largest providers of mental health services to workplaces. As our Dean, she is passionate about deepening the connection between business education, research and practice.
Senior Leadership Team
DEPUTY DEAN, ACADEMIC
Professor Olsen leads our outstanding academic team of business experts. A leading Operations and Supply Chain academic, she has headed two University of Auckland Business School departments, been Faculty of Business and Economics Deputy Dean at the same university and taught at the University of Michigan and Olin Business School.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE EDUCATION OFFICER
Magnus ensures our short courses and custom programs are relevant and impactful, drawing on his experience as a Global Strategy Group partner and NSW education sector lead partner at KPMG and Director Executive Education at the University of New South Wales business school, AGSM.
CHIEF ENGAGEMENT OFFICER
An MBS alumnus, Steve is transforming our stakeholder engagement. He’s been Victoria University’s Senior Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor and, in the UK, a director at the University of Westminster and the Foundation for International Education and marketing manager at the European School of Economics.
CHIEF LEARNING INNOVATION OFFICER
Dr Koslowski leads our online programs and learning innovations. With a PhD in Management from University College Cork, Ireland, she has been Head of Department of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, and Associate Director of Leadership Research at Maximus, Sydney.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Joel provides financial oversight and ensures operational efficiency. A former Chief Financial Officer at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, he’s also worked in senior roles at Monash University, has been a member on not-for-profit boards and committees and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
CHIEF PEOPLE & CULTURE OFFICER
Julie has oversight of people & capability, talent acquisition and operations in the People & Culture portfolio. She joins us after 10 years at Suncorp Group Limited in several senior leadership roles, most recently as Head of Leadership, Talent & Learning and Global Head of Learning Shared Services.
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.
Remunerations and Nominations Committee
Finance Risk and Audit Committee
Properties and Facilities Committee
View the Melbourne Business School Constitution from the Annual General Meeting 18 May 2023
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.
Please note that Melbourne Business School Limited has appointed a new auditor. The following details are provided:
KPMG, Tower 2, Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3008
Victorian Auditor-General’s Office, Level 31 / 35 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Reason for Change of Auditor
Resignation of Outgoing Auditor.