Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
The University of Newcastle Australia
Bachelor of Commerce 1984
2011 FINALIST - CONVOCATION AWARD FOR PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
At the age of 28, Professor Holmes was appointed Professor of Accounting at the Queensland University of Technology – the youngest ever Professorial appointment at the university at that time.
In 1996 he was appointed Professor of Accounting and Founding Director of the Graduate School of Business at the University of Newcastle.
Three years later, under Professor Holmes’ entrepreneurship and guidance, GradSchool.com.au was born. As the first fully remote online postgraduate coursework program provider in Australia, GradSchool.com.au now boasts over 3,000 students.
In 2005 Professor Holmes established the Office of Graduate Studies which now caters to over 1,200 research by higher degree students.
In 2006, in recognition of his achievements, Professor Holmes received the Award for the Best Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year by Business/Higher Education Round Table.
Professor Holmes has further contributed to the development of the Hunter region and government policy through his advisory work on numerous government councils, committees and boards.