Governance and
Leadership

Emeritus Prof Jim Psaros
Chair of the Governing Council

Emeritus Professor Jim Psaros was a Professor of Accounting at the University of Newcastle until 2015. He held senior positions at the University of Newcastle including Deputy Head – Faculty of Business and Law, Assistant Dean Teaching and Learning, Director of Executive and Corporate Programs…

Dr Ian Benton
Chair of the Academic Board

Ian Benton’s professional specialty is guiding organisations in internationalising their marketing operations across unfamiliar cultures and in achieving organisational agility whilst doing it. For over 30 years, Ian has maintained a dual-career to Marketing…

Prof Rebecca Mitchell
Chair of the Course Advisory and Selection Committee

Dr Mitchell was awarded her PhD in 2008 from the University of Sydney. Her research interests lie in organisational behaviour, including team dynamics, leadership and social identity in organizations. As an early career researcher, Rebecca has had articles accepted for publication in internationally recognised journals including the Journal…

Dr Mervyn Fiedler,
Member of the Governing Council

Dr Fiedler is an academic with nearly 20 years of experience in teaching Finance at Macquarie University and is currently the Head of Finance at King’s Own Institute, Sydney. Dr Fiedler is also a casual lecturer at KOI teaching Finance for the past 8 years…

Adj Associate Prof Ulysses Chioatto
Member of the Governing Council

Adj Assoc Prof Chioatto has an unparalleled background in business but with academic credentials. I am currently adjunct associate professor of law at Western Sydney University and the executive director of SSAMM Management Consulting. His most recent role as Executive Director…

Mr Gajinder Paul
Member ACM Board of Director

Gajinder Paul (justice of the peace) is an engineer turned educator. Mr. Paul is well known in international education sector in Australia. He started his career in manufacturing and after PG degree in management got attracted towards education side. Mr. Paul set up Vocational educational education facility in 1999 and later in year 2000 with assistance of USQ…

Mr Rex Walsh
Member ACM Board of Director

Rex Walsh is a highly reputable academic in higher education sector. Before lecturing Rex have wide range of expertise in accounting and legal sector in highly reputable industries. Rex have also worked with VETAB (now known as ASQA) accreditation body as auditor (Industry expert) also Financial Controller…

Adj Professor Asif Iqbal
Campus Director & Dean

Adjunct Professor Asif Iqbal has over twenty years’ experience as an academic, most of it in academic management roles. Educated in several continents Prof Iqbal’s initial commerce degree in Pakistan and a degree from the UK was followed by employment as an academic at the Assumption University…

Prof Pamela Kent
Member of the Academic Board

Pamela Kent (PhD) is formerly Professor of Accounting at Bond and Griffith University. She has won numerous awards for teaching and research and has a track record of high quality research published in internationally refereed journals. She is a member of CPA Australia, American Accountingt…

Associate Professor Brendan Boyle
Member of the Academic Board

Before joining Newcastle, Assoc Prof Boyle lectured in University College Dublin, Centro de Estudios Superiores Universitarios de Galicia, Spain and the University of Sydney, Australia. Assoc Prof Boyle has also delivered units and guest lectures at universities in Malaysia, Hong Kong, and China. Assoc Prof…

Prof Ray Younis
Member of the Academic Board

Associate Professor Raymond Younis was educated at the University of Sydney and the University of Oxford. His book, On the Ethical Life (with original contributions from key thinkers like Peter Singer) was published by Cambridge Scholars in January 2010…

Dr Peter Dalmaris
Member of the Academic Board

Peter Dalmaris is an educator, electrical engineer, electronics hobbyist, and Maker. Creator of online video courses on DIY electronics and author of three technical books and has recently released his book Maker Education Revolution.  As a Chief Tech Explorer since 2013 at Tech Explorations, the company…

Ms Melanie Ahmad
Member of the Course Advisory and Selection Committee

A highly qualified professional and academic with over 20 years of wide ranging global experience in the banking and higher education fields. Possesses an enthusiasm and passion for teaching, influencing & challenging adult students, across diverse cultures and backgrounds. Achieved considerable …

Mr Nectar Costadopoulos
Member of the Course Advisory and Selection Committee

In the 21st century, our society is increasingly dependent on the work of knowledge analysts to help sort, categorize and interpret the ever-increasing information mass. I have a strong interest in information technology, the impact it has on human society, and the ways it can be utilised …

Dr Paul Weeks
Member of the Course Advisory and Selection Committee

Dr Weeks joined SCU School of Tourism and Hospitality Management in 1991 after 20 years managerial experience in hotel, motel and food service organisations, moving to The Hotel School Sydney (THSS) in 2000, and returning to SCU after 15 years in Sydney. Previous and current…