Mr Clive Scott (Chair)
Clive Scott is the General Manager of Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, and Area General Manager, Sofitel Australia and Fiji. He has a degree in economics and diploma in hotel management. Clive has been honoured with the Gold Tourism Medal from the French Minister of Tourism for his contribution to tourism development between France and Australia.
Mr Andrew Cohen
Andrew Cohen is the Chief Executive Officer of Bellamy’s Organic, a high growth ASX200 food company with strong exposure to China. Andrew was previously a Partner at Bain & Company where he worked with leading Consumer Products and Retail companies on their respective turn-around and growth agendas. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Arts from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Cambridge University, where he was dux of his class.
Mr Ben Davison
Chief of Staff, Australian Council of Trade Unions
Mr David Denney
Branch Manager, Industry Engagement and International Labour, Commonwealth Department of Jobs and Small Business.
Ms Sam Fernando
Sam Fernando has over 20 years’ experience in the corporate and consulting environments within the learning, talent and organisational development fields. She is deeply passionate and skilled in learning strategy, learning architecture design and leadership development for individuals, teams and organisations. Her corporate experience includes leadership roles at top tier firms including, Aurecon, PwC, Clayton Utz, Minter Ellison, King & Wood Mallesons and Herbert Smith Freehills. In addition, she has consulted extensively to industries nationally and internationally, including JP Morgan Singapore/Hong Kong, Myer, Dibbs Abbott Stillman, Mills Oakley, Varian, St. George Bank, Olex, Vision Australian and Department of Sustainability & Environment.
Dr Philippa Hetzel
Director, National Reference Library
Professor Paul Kofman
Professor Paul Kofman is Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne. Professor Kofman’s research interest is in quantitative and behavioural finance and the regulation of financial markets. He has published papers in international trade, econometrics, and actuarial journals, received numerous competitive research grants and was one of the founding directors of the Financial Integrity Research Network. Professor Kofman has been a guest lecturer at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a Visiting Professor of Finance at Budapest’s Central European University, the London School of Economics, the University of Maastricht and the University of Tilburg. He has undertaken consultancy work for the European Options Exchange, the New York Board of Trade, the Central European University, several Dutch investment banks, the Dutch Centre for Actuarial Statistics, the Australian Office of Financial Markets, and the RACV.
Ms Jenny Lambert
Jenny Lambert has been serving the business community for 30 years as a senior manager within industry associations, including 17 years as a CEO of associations in the services sector. She is currently Director-Employment, Education & Training at ACCI. Jenny started her career in 1984 with the Australian Hotels Association. Her vast experience includes project management with the Tourism Industry Training Advisory Board, joint CEO of Restaurant & Catering Australia and six years as CEO of Meetings & Events Australia, where she oversaw a structured professional development and accreditation system. Jenny became CEO of the Nursery & Garden Industry Australia in 2005 and was appointed CEO of the National Tourism Alliance, the peak national body for tourism associations, just two years later. Jenny joined ACCI in 2011 in her role of director of policy and advocacy in the education and training area.
Mr Muan Lim
A University of Melbourne alumnus, Muan has worked with KPMG and PwC in audit, and was accepted as an Associate of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants. A 22-year veteran of Hewlett Packard, he has served many roles in finance and administration, manufacturing, supply chain and leasing. Muan was instrumental in setting up HP China Leasing Ltd, the first joint venture leasing company in China, and HP Shanghai Ltd, the first wholly-owned manufacturing arm for China’s domestic PC and server business. Across his career, his roles have included Finance Director Asia Pacific, VP Supply Chain Asia Pacific Personal Systems Group, Global VP Finance and Remarketing.
Ms Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu is an organisational capability development and lean transformation manager and researcher with more than 25 years of experience in leading and embedding organisational cultural change and in the Toyota Production System (TPS). She has deep theoretical and practical insight in strategy design and execution, and in building organisational development and renewal. Lucy has a strong track record of leadership in complex and challenging change programs, such as business consolidation and transition, and in creating frameworks systems and processes to engage people in building a continuous improvement and action learning culture.
Mr Paul Meijer
Paul is a partner at EY in its people advisory practice. He is a trusted advisor to executives and their teams during workforce, organisation, leadership and culture transformations. Having worked across Australia, Asia and Europe over 20 years, he has served many government, energy, financial services and higher education clients. Paul enjoys combining his client-facing roles role with business and people leadership roles.
Mr Andrew Nipe
Andrew Nipe is an executive director at the Victorian Department of Education and Training. He has a Master of Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, and bachelors degrees in commerce and arts from the University of Melbourne. Andrew has worked at state and federal levels of government in Australia and the UK, and at strategy consulting firms McKinsey & Co and Bain & Co in Australia and the USA.
Mr Gary Nowak
Gary Nowak has over 23 years of global experience in shared services and outsource advisory (SSOA), delivering successful projects in the US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. He has been helping clients design their SSOA strategy, aligning approaches that fit individual company strategic goals while weaving in their cultural heritage. Gary’s wide range of experience gained both globally and regionally includes industries such as telecom, energy, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, banking, automotive and manufacturing.
Professor Prakash Singh
Dr Prakash J. Singh is currently the Head of Department of Management and Marketing. Prakash’s expertise is in operations and supply chain management fields. His studies have been based in transport and logistics, healthcare, manufacturing, public sector as well as the not-for-profit and voluntary industry sectors, and his research has been published in many leading journals. He has obtained Australian Research Council Discovery, Linkage and Industrial Transformation Training Centre grants to support his research. Prakash has also actively engaged with a number of organisations for the purpose of providing advice and expertise.
Michael Tehan is a leading strategic and tactical advisor to major government and private employers on workplace matters, with experience as a former senior public servant, union official, and 25 years in legal practice. Michael’s expertise spans industrial relations and employment, discrimination, constitutional, administrative and education law. He has a significant reputation in industrial and enterprise bargaining strategy, sensitive employment and discrimination matters, and issues concerning procedural fairness in administrative tribunals. Michael works extensively for Federal and State government agencies, representing the Victorian Government in some of its most sensitive matters. He has resolved or conducted countless cases involving unfair dismissal, discrimination and contract disputes, and has litigated some of Australia’s most difficult and high-profile industrial disputes in all Commonwealth and State courts and tribunals. Michael’s leading expertise across employment, labour and government law is consistently noted in independent national and international peer guides.
Ms Fiona Vines
Fiona is a highly skilled human resources executive with extensive experience in organisational design across the talent life cycle. She has 26 years of operational, human resources and change management experience in the financial services and resources sectors where she had developed deep expertise in hardwiring inclusive practices into organisations to ensure products and services are accessible for customers and the culture is inclusive for employees. Fiona is a member of Victorian Government Ministerial Council on Women’s Equality and is a board member of General Surgery (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons).
Ms Catherine Walsh
Executive General Manager, People and Culture, Spotless Group
Mr David Whitely
Global Head, External Relations, IFM Investors