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Governance Academy


About the Governance Academy


Governance Institute of Australia aims to be the leader in governance education and research in pursuit of championing whole of organisation governance, delivering accredited courses and programs that enhance knowledge and capability.


Governance Academy is a community for governance professionals to engage in learning and research and academic scholarship in support of their career development, with flexible learning pathways designed to support the development of governance capability. High calibre academics and practitioners will partner in the delivery of evidence-based credentialed courses that can be stacked to meet the capability needs of an evolving workforce.



Academic leadership


An academic leadership team has been established to support the Academy in developing its postgraduate education. The team consists of:


Anil Hargovan
Highest Qualification: LLM (Monash University)
Affiliation: Associate Professor, University of New South Wales (retired)
Expertise: Corporate Law


Dr Tracey Dodd
Highest Qualification: PhD (University of South Australia)
Affiliation: Director, Research Development, University of Adelaide; Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Exeter
Expertise: Governance


Dr Kevin Adams
Highest Qualification: PhD (RMIT University)
Affiliation: Head, Graduate School of Business & Law, RMIT University (retired)
Expertise: Finance


Dr Jolene Morse
Highest Qualification: PhD (Deakin University)
Affiliation: Director, Financial Services Risk Management; Non-Executive Director, Inglewood & Districts Health Service; Leadership Futures Advisory Board member, Deakin University
Expertise: Risk


Dr Tom Baxter
Highest Qualification: PhD (University of Tasmania)
Affiliation: Lecturer, University of Tasmania (retired); Governance and Legal Consultant
Expertise: Secretarial Practice


Dr Ruth Ferraro
Highest Qualification: PhD (Middlesex University)
Affiliation: Professor of Practice, Sydney Institute of Higher Education; Interim Chair, Governance Board, Group Colleges Australia
Expertise: Strategy


Dr Geoff Airo-Farulla
Highest Qualification: PhD (Griffith University)
Affiliation: Executive Director Integrity and Review, Queensland Building and Construction Commission; Senior Lecturer, Griffith University (retired)
Expertise: Public Sector