Faculty of Business and Law Advisory Board

The Faculty of Business and Law Advisory Board (incorporating the Newcastle Business School Advisory Board) brings an outside perspective and advises on regional, national and international trends. The Advisory Board also has a key role in leading our engagement strategy with industry, business and government, whilst ensuring activities are consistent with the University's strategic aims.

Members of the faculty advisory board are leaders in their respective fields, including University alumni. Members support the Pro Vice-Chancellor on strategy and planning to meet the faculty’s research and teaching and learning priorities.

Role of Advisory Board

The role of the faculty advisory board includes:

  • providing independent, strategic advice on:
    • emerging industry and sector trends, policies, needs and issues
    • areas for innovation and development
    • matters regarding currency of the curriculum and accreditation (where applicable)
  • identifying opportunities and facilitating the formation of partnerships among industry, business, government and the community to support the faculty’s education and research priorities (including Work Integrated Learning and R&D collaboration)
  • assisting the faculty to attract strategic funding (including benefactors, scholarships, grants and research funding)
  • promoting the faculty’s achievements, services and needs to regional, national and international communities
  • engaging with students and alumni.

Director - Hunter Business Chamber

A professional with extensive commercial, senior management and Board experience. Well-developed skills in commercial, operational, logistics, safety, projects, development, change management and strategic matters within medium and large mining related ventures including logistics and port side work.

Consultant and General Counsel - Sparke Helmore

Richard Anicich is the national leader of the Commercial Disputes and Insolvency practice at Sparke Helmore and a partner in the Construction, Projects & Infrastructure group. He has more than 25 years’ experience in business law, insolvency, commercial litigation, risk management and dispute resolution.

CEO - Newcastle Airport

CEO of the Newcastle Airport, Peter is an experienced Senior Executive who has the ability to drive the changes required to ensure that an organisation delivers its full potential.

Partner, Private Clients - PwC Australia

Peter is an experienced Senior Executive who has the ability to drive the changes required to ensure that an organisation delivers its full potential.

Director of Boral, GPT Group, Oil Search

Dr Eileen Doyle has had an exceptional career in large corporations, which has spanned more than three decades. Eileen has a PhD in Mathematics and Statistics. In 1993 Eileen was Australia's first Fulbright Scholar in Business Management, attending the Columbia University in New York. Eileen had an executive career in the steel and building materials industries and she is now a professional company director. Eileen was Chairman of Port Waratah Coal Services from 1998 until 2009 and stepped down as Deputy Chairman of CSIRO in 2016 after 10 years in the Board.

Chairman, Non-Executive Director, Advisor

Kyle holds more than two decades board experience across the community, public and commercial sectors with a particular focus on the financial services, automotive/mobility, infrastructure, emergency services and health industries.

Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CEO - nib holdings limited

After joining nib in 2003 as the company's Chief Financial Officer, Michelle is now Group Chief Financial Officer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer as well as Company Secretary of nib holdings limited.

Deputy Chair of Greater Bank

Jayne has extensive experience as a senior executive in operations, customer service, IT and marketing. Mrs Drinkwater was previously employed as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer at nib Health Funds. She has served on a number of different Boards over the last ten years.

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