2018 MBA Directors Forum Speakers
Professor Roy Green
Roy Green is former Dean of the UTS Business School at the University of Technology Sydney, and now an adviser to the UTS senior team on innovation and entrepreneurship. His doctorate is from the University of Cambridge and he has worked in universities, business and government in Australia and overseas. Roy has published widely in the areas of innovation policy and management and undertaken projects with the OECD and European Commission. He is a Fellow of the RSA and Irish Academy of Management. Roy chaired the Australian Government’s Innovative Regions Centre and CSIRO Manufacturing Sector Advisory Council, and has served on the Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Taskforce and as expert adviser to the recent Senate Innovation System inquiry. He led Australian participation in a global study of management and productivity and an Australian Business Deans Council initiative on the future of management education. He is currently a member of the BCA’s Innovation Taskforce, Innovative Manufacturing CRC board and chair of the Queensland Competition Authority.
Professor Marie Wilson
Marie Wilson is the Pro Vice Chancellor: Business and Law, and Professor of Management, at the University of South Australia (UniSA). She has over twenty years of University leadership experience, including senior roles at Griffith University and The University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is the former managing director of a multinational medical relief agency, and has been a senior manager in strategy and HRM for seven public companies, including one of the world’s largest IT companies. She also has extensive experience in start-up and high technology ventures. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute for Company Directors, and a Fellow of AIM and ANZAM. Professor Wilson holds a JD in contract and employment law, and a PhD in management of higher education, as well as other postgraduate degrees in science and rehabilitation. Her speciality areas in research, teaching and practice are the management of performance, with a focus on professionals and knowledge work. She has over 20 years high level experience in consultancy and executive development for both public and private enterprises.
At the 2014 AIEC Conference in Brisbane, Rob was presented with the highly prestigious Award forDistinguished Contribution to International Education. This award was in recognition of 25 years at the forefront of the industry, undertaking research and developing strategies which have helped to shape the face of the Higher Education industry. Rob’s understanding of education market dynamics, demand and drivers is without equal. Each year, he interviews many thousands of students, academics, employers and opinion leaders, on behalf of universities, government agencies, institutions and cooperative organisations around the world. Rob describes his role as projecting future market demand and testing market potential. Much of the work which Rob undertakes is in entirely new space. Rob has worked in over 45 countries on projects for the Australian Federal Government and all State Governments, 14 peak bodies, over 90 universities and countless colleges, schools and institutions. Over recent years, Rob has worked on the research and strategy to inform mobility, employability, accommodation, brand and market positioning strategies for government agencies, universities and peak bodies; as well as campus feasibility tests in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Italy and the UK. Rob conducted research for the New Colombo Plan strategy, and was a lead strategist for the FutureUnlimitedcampaign, the AUIDF employability plan and the Go8 international PhD strategy. Rob was co-author of the Federal Government funded book Making A Difference: Celebrating 25 Years of Australia’s international education industry. Rob is a key contributor to the industry through keynote addresses, professional development programs, workshops and seminars. www.research.com.au
Jason Lawrence is the Director for Market Development ASEAN, for the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC®) based in Hong Kong. Jason is charged with working with business schools and others in ten markets including, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining GMAC in June 2012, Jason was a Professor at KAIST College of Business, where he worked for 6 years. At the same time, he managed the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS). Jason has a range of experience in managing sales teams or teaching/training roles, in Japan, Korea, and Australia. Jason holds a Bachelor of Business (HRM) and a Master of International Business.
Professor Michael Page
Michael Page is Professor of Finance and Management and a past Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bentley University in Massachusetts. Before joining Bentley, he served as the Dean of Post-Experience Programs and Executive Director at Erasmus University’s Rotterdam School of Management. Previously he was the Dean of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus Graduate School of Business. Mike joined Erasmus after sixteen years at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town where he also held the Len Abrahams Chair in Finance. Mike currently serves on the boards of EFMD and South Africa Partners. Previously he also served on the Board of AACSB International, on its Committee for Issues in Management Education (CIME), as chair of its Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC), and as a member of the International Blue Ribbon Committee on Accreditation Quality that developed the new accreditation standards. Mike serves on advisory boards for Nagoya University of Commerce and Business, Cape Town University’s Graduate School of Business, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) School of Management, Paris, Kedge Business School, Bordeaux and Marseille, and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow. He has also previously served on the international advisory board of Chulalongkorn University’s Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration. Mike’s thirty years as business school academic includes having held professorships in finance, executive education, and management, and senior academic administrative positions on three continents. He has served for eight years as statutory director of private companies including as general (managing) director, three years as a senior consultant and fund management advisor, and been senior partner in a small consulting business that advised organizations on maximizing their human and social capital.
Professor George Feiger
Since June 2013 George has been the Executive Dean of Aston Business School, returning to the academic world, in which he began his professional career. From 2003 to May 2013 George was the founder and CEO of Contango Capital Advisors, a wealth management firm in San Francisco. George has also been a Director of McKinsey & Co, working in the US and the UK, the Global Head of Investment Banking for SBC Warburg, the Global Head of Onshore Private Banking for Swiss Bank Corporation and then for UBS and a member of the Group Management Boards of both Swiss Bank Corporation and UBS. George has also been involved in a variety of venture capital activities. He has been a frequent commentator on economic and financial topics in a variety of media. George was a Lecturer in Economics at Harvard and then Assistant and Associate Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in the 1970s. George holds a B Econ (Hons) from Monash University and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University. He was also a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard.
Nicole Tee is the Director of Graduate Studies at Nanyang Business School. She is responsible for the Marketing and Admissions of postgraduate programmes at the school.
Nicole has extensive experience in MBA programs globally. Previously, she managed the EMBA team spread across INSEAD’s three campuses – France, Singapore and United Arab Emirates, and was responsible for its Global Executive EMBA programs which took place on these three campuses, as well as the joint EMBA program with China’s Tsinghua University.
Prior to that, she was based in Barcelona, Spain, where she first led the Marketing and Admissions activities for IESE Business School’s Global Executive MBA before becoming a Program Director.
Nicole is a native Singaporean, and has gained management experience across Asia and Europe. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business (Marketing) from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and an MBA from INSEAD (Europe campus; July 2003).
Before her career in education, she developed broad marketing experience in prestigious advertising agencies in Asia (such as Wunderman, the Young & Rubicam/WPP Group, and M&C Saatchi), and held a marketing position in the Asian headquarters of Standard Chartered Bank, the leading emerging markets bank.
Nicole speaks English, Mandarin, and Spanish. She is married to her classmate from INSEAD and they have 2 young daughters.
Jessica Schubert is the Regional Sales Director Asia, Melbourne Office, International Study Programs. She has over 20 years of Business Development and Operations experience in the services and hospitality industry. Originally from Germany, Jessica has lived and worked in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Hong Kong in the past 16 years and has been managing multicultural teams across Asia Pacific and has helped businesses expand into new markets. As Regional Sales Director for International Study Programs (ISP) based in Melbourne, Jessica consults Business Schools in Asia to provide them with customised high level academic study programs in order to achieve their rigorous learning goals and to enable the students to connect the classroom with the international business world. Jessica is also an accredited Executive Coach and experienced facilitator for leadership development programs.