The University of Newcastle, Australia

Master of Business Administration Advisory Board

Building on the success of the Industry Experts Advisory Panel convened in April 2017, the MBA Advisory Board has been formed to serve the broad purpose of generating advice of a strategic nature, from industry experts, designed to assist the Faculty of Business and Law in advancing the value proposition of the MBA for current and future students.

The idea is not so much to simply generate considered feedback on our current curriculum from an industry perspective, but to generate advice and suggestions about a wide range of things involving networks, marketing initiatives, competitive positioning, guest speakers, industry linkages, scholarships, mentoring schemes, and work placement opportunities.

edward crawfordJoint Managing Director, TriState Land Sales & Advisory

kevin lyonsDeputy Head of Faculty, Faculty of Business & Law

eileen doyleDirector, O’Connell Street Associates (Sydney)

don maginDirector, Hunter United Employees Credit Union

steve edmondsCEO, NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust

samantha martin-williamsGM Corporate Services, Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator

danny erenshawIndustry Liaison Coordinator, TAFE NSW

nick percySystem Engineer, Boeing

jason gappsFinancial Adviser, Hillross-Consilium

heidi pollardHumanist & CEO, UQ Power

gabrielle hancockClient Service Director, PerformHR

kate ramzan-levyAssociate Director, Faculty Services, Faculty of Business & Law

james huntGroup Secretary MBA Program Convenor, Faculty of Business & Law

melinda smithDirector, Melinda Smith Consulting

annie jiangDeputy Head of College, HGT Australia

belinda smithCEO, Rapid Solutions

President, UoN Alumni Advisory Committee

kerrie kellyManager, Recruitment & Workforce Operations, NSW Health Pathology

(1) MBA Program Convenor (James Hunt)

(2) Delegate appointed by the PVC, Business & Law (Professor Kevin Lyons)

(3) Associate Director, Faculty Services (Kate Ramzan-Levy)