Professors of Practice

Kyle Loades

Kyle Loades has been a champion of the University of Newcastle and the Faculty of Business and Law, over a number of years. Kyle has actively contributed to the Faculty through his involvement as a member of the Faculty Advisory Board giving frank and fearless advice to the PVC and other senior leaders in the Faculty. Kyle has made himself available to serve on senior leadership selection panels for UON and is an enthusiastic alumnus of the Faculty.

Kyle has significant experience as chair and leader of a number of nationally significant boards including Credit Union Australia, HMRI and NRMA.

Kyle's industry based knowledge is underpinned by a scholarly foundation that he built through his postgraduate and continuing professional education. His qualifications include an MBA degree from UON, and professional training and education at the Harvard Business School and ANU.

Kyle is ideally placed to provide strategic support, access to new networks and industry insights that will be highly valuable to the Faculty of Business and Law.

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Brian Kennaugh

Brian Kennaugh has been a Senior Advisor and CEO of Hunter Financial Planning since July 2009.

He began his career in financial planning, and soon expanded his experience with a number of senior management roles in various industries, before returning to financial planning. He has extensive experience in telecommunications, IT, and business and management consulting.

He is a Top of the Table Member for the Million Dollar Round Table in the life insurance industry, placing him in the top one per cent of advisors worldwide. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Brian is a former member of the University Council (2011-2015) including serving as Pro Chancellor (2012-2013). He was President of Alumni from 2007 – 2013 and President of the Alumni Advisory Committee for 2009-2013.

Brian graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Business in 1992.  The relationship with the University of Newcastle continued after graduation when he was President of Alumni from 2007 until 2013 and President of the Alumni Advisory Committee for 2009-2013 .   He is a former member of the University Council (2011-2015) including serving as Pro Chancellor (2012-2013). He continues to be an active member of the UON Alumni and works on special projects as required.

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