Dean, Professor Paul Kofman
Professor Paul Kofman is Co-Dean of the Faculty with responsibility for all faculty matters. Professor Kofman is also Sidney Myer Chair of Commerce and a Professor of Finance.
Dean, Professor Ian Harper
Professor Harper is Co-Dean of the Faculty and Dean of Melbourne Business School. He is one of the country's most influential economists and also sits on the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Ms Diana Dalton
Ms Dalton leads the administration of the Faculty. She advises the Co-Deans on strategic issues and change agendas. Along with the Deans, she is responsible for the business planning and load management of the Faculty.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr Joel Chibert is responsible for the financial management of MBS Ltd, as well as its corporate services such as technology, data and facilities.
Deputy Dean Melbourne Business School
Professor Caron Beaton-Wells
Professor Beaton-Wells and Professor Spear are responsible for graduate programs and academic standards. They lead curriculum design, program review and development, academic development, knowledge transfer and ensure a quality experience for graduate students.
Deputy Dean, Faculty
Professor Paul H. Jensen
Professor Jensen is responsible for the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). He leads curriculum, program development, student support, knowledge transfer and collaboration with other faculties. He is responsible for Faculty academic staff matters.
Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning)
Professor Peter Gahan
Professor Gahan brings a wealth of experience to the role, drawing on his academic expertise in (workplace) leadership, his Directorship of the Centre for Workplace Leadership, and most recently as Associate Dean (Engagement). With Advancing Melbourne, Student Life and FlexAP initiatives being progressively implemented – the student experience will be a strong focus of his new portfolio.
Associate Dean (Global Engagement)
Associate Professor Jennifer Grafton
Associate Professor Grafton is responsible for the Faculty's global engagement activities and enhancing its international standing and contributions.
Assistant Dean (Graduate Research)
Associate Professor Anish Nagpal
Associate Professor Nagpal is responsible for the Faculty's graduate research programs. He is supported by the Academic Support Office Graduate Research Programs Team and the Graduate Research Directors' Advisory Group.
Associate Dean (Research)
Professor Susan Ainsworth
Professor Susan Ainsworth leads the Faculty’s research agenda, activities and operations. She is supported by the Research Professional Services Unit and the Faculty Research and Industry Committee.
Assistant Dean (Diversity & Inclusion) Associate Professor Flora Kuang
Associate Professor Flora Kuang is the inaugural Assistant Dean in Diversity and Inclusion. This is a joint appointment by FBE and MBSL, highlighting our shared commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion. She is supported by the FBE/MBSL Joint Equity (D&I) Committee.
Heads of Departments
Department of Accounting
Associate Professor Brad Potter
Department of Business Administration
Professor Boğaçhan Çelen
Department of Economics
Professor David Harris
Department of Finance
Associate Professor Asjeet Lamba
Department of Management and Marketing
Professor Prakash Singh
Director, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Professor Abigail Payne