Learning with the experts

Governance Institute is privileged to have some of Australia's leading business and law academics and corporate executives as course directors, guest presenters and subject authors. Course directors are handpicked to ensure that students are exposed to optimum levels of technical knowledge, professional experience and communication skills. In addition, we invite guest presenters with strong industry involvement and acknowledged expertise to reinforce the applied focus for which our postgraduate courses are known.

Course directors

  • Dr Kevin Adams, former Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Business Learning & Teaching, RMIT University
  • Dr Marco Bini FGIA, Director, Policy and Coordination, Victorian Auditor-General's Office
  • Robin Bowley FGIA, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Glenn Burke, Principal, Proactive Business Advice
  • Dr Ulysses Chioatto, Executive Director, Institutional Shareholder Services inc
  • Dennis Clark FGIA, Managing Director, Clark Corporate Consulting
  • Laurie Factor FGIA, former Senior Lecturer, School of Business Law, Curtin University
  • Andrea Hall, Non-executive Director, Chair — Audit and Risk Committee, Lotterywest
  • Associate Professor Anil Hargovan, Australian School of Taxation and Business Law, University of New South Wales
  • Bill Hundy FGIA, Corporate Lawyer and Company Director, Watson, Mangioni Solicitors
  • David Kelley AGIA, Director, Kelley and Co
  • Joanne MacDonald, Maclsles Consulting
  • Damian McKenzie-McHarg, Quality and Risk Manager, TAFE NSW Riverina Institute
  • Catherine Maxwell FGIA, Company Secretary, Cancer Council NSW
  • Steven Maycock AGIA, Legal & Governance Counsel, North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation
  • Margaret Pyrchla FGIA, Manager, Risk and Compliance, Western Power
  • Jayne Staddon FGIA, Manager — Legal and Governance, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
  • Caron Sugars FGIA, Director, Risk and Advisory Services, KPMG
  • Associate Professor Michael Tarrant, Convenor/Chair of International ISO Working Group 3
  • Philip Thomas FGIA, Managing Director, Oakland Group Pty Ltd
  • Jevon Turner, Manager, Business (Risk and Compliance), Herron Todd White
  • Lawrence Tutton FGIA, former Company Secretary, GUD Holdings Ltd
  • Peter Whelan FGIA, Lecturer, School of Economics & Finance, Queensland University of Technology
  • Dr David White FGIA, former Program Leader: Leadership Capability, (SA) Dept of Premier & Cabinet, Public Sector Management Division
  • Peter Whyntie FGIA, Director and Principal Consultant, Peter Whyntie & Associates Pty Ltd
  • Michael Wilson, Lecturer, School of Accounting, University of Western Sydney
  • Lidia Xynas, Senior Lecturer, Director of Teaching and Learning, Victoria University

Guest presenters include

  • Kane Blackman FGIA, Commission Secretary, Insurance Commission of WA
  • Craig Boyle, Partner, Minter Ellison
  • Priscilla Bryans FGIA, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Ero Coroneos AGIA, Manager, Community and Social Strategy, Barangaroo South, Lend Lease Corporation
  • David Ephraums, Partner, Clayton Utz
  • Robert Goldie, Goldie Corporate Counsel
  • Jeff Krins, Principal, Macpherson Kelley
  • Jeffrey Luckins FGIA, Director, William Buck Audit (Vic) Pty Ltd
  • Will Moncrieff, Partner, Jackson McDonald
  • Paul White FGIA, Senior Risk Manager — Postal and Ecommerce, Australia Post

Subject advisory committees

Subject advisory committees are the body of subject matter experts, comprising of academics and practitioners, who constantly review and update the learning materials to ensure they reflect current law and practice.

Advanced Risk Management

  • Ben Fountain, WHS Director, Sustainability Services, Risk Advisory, Deloitte Risk Advisory Pty Ltd
  • Dr Malcolm Freeman, Consultant
  • Michelle Lacey, Client Manager Risk Advisory, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
  • Damian McKenzie-McHarg (Chair), Quality and Risk Manager, TAFE NSW Riverina Institute
  • Robbie Sinclair, Manager, Risk and Business Continuity, Griffith University, Risk & Business Continuity Unit
  • Caron Sugars FGIA, Director, Risk and Advisory Services, KPMG

Applied Corporate Law

  • Professor Michael Adams FGIA, Dean School of Law, Western Sydney University
  • Associate Professor Anil Hargovan (Chair), School of Taxation & Business Law, University of New South Wales
  • John Hatton FGIA, former Company Secretary, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Marina Nehme, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales
  • Oliver Talbot, Partner, Talbot Sayer Lawyers
  • Dr Francesco de Zwart, Lecturer, Law School, University of Adelaide

Corporate Accountability Meetings & Disclosure

  • James Gerrarty FGIA, Manager Listings, ASX
  • Martin Jones FGIA, General Manager Operation Risk and Compliance, Boardroom Pty Ltd
  • Andrew Lumsden FGIA, Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Dr Ann-Marie Moodie FGIA, Managing Director, The Boardroom Consulting Group P/L
  • Chris O'Meara FGIA, Barrister-at-Law
  • Tony Stumm FGIA (Chair), Partner, Carter Newell

Corporate Financial Management

  • Dr Kevin Adams, former Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Business Learning & Teaching, RMIT University
  • Michael Wilson, Lecturer, School of Accounting, Western Sydney University

Corporate Governance

  • Dr Jennifer Bartlett, Associate Professor, QUT
  • Tom Baxter FGIA, Lecturer and Corporate Governance Course Coordinator, Tasmanian School of Business & Economics, University of Tasmania
  • Robin Bowley FGIA, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney
  • Associate Professor Anil Hargovan, School of Taxation & Business Law, University of New South Wales
  • Phillip Lipton (Chair), Associate Professor, Department of Business Law & Taxation, Monash University
  • Lawrence Tutton FGIA, former Company Secretary, GUD Holdings Ltd

Financial and Management Accounting

  • Dr Kevin Adams, former Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Business Learning & Teaching, RMIT University
  • Michael Wilson, Lecturer, School of Accounting, Western Sydney University

Public Law and Government

  • Dr Geoff Airo-Farulla (Chair), Assistant Ombudsman, Commonwealth Ombudsman
  • Francisco Esparraga, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Notre Dame
  • Margaret Hyland, Lecturer, School of Law, Western Sydney University
  • Professor John McMillan, Acting NSW Ombudsman
  • Louise Marcroft, consultant
  • Mark Smyth, Solicitor, Herbert Smith Freehills

Public Sector Accountability and Transparency

  • David Fayyad, General Counsel and Company Secretary, TransGrid
  • Louise Marcroft, consultant
  • Dr Warren Mundy (Chair), Managing Director, Bluestone Consulting
  • Chris Sadleir, Faculty of Business, Government and Law University of Canberra
  • Mark Smyth, Solicitor, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Dr David White FGIA, former Program Leader: Leadership Capability, (SA) Dept of Premier & Cabinet, Public Sector Management Division

Risk and Compliance

  • Andrew Bradley, Special Counsel, MinterEllison
  • Dr Tim Clune, Manager Sustainability and Risk, North East Water
  • Jeff Krins, Principal, Macpherson Kelley
  • Peter McGee AGIA, Senior Manager, Risk and Securities Services, ASIC
  • Kerry McGoldrick FGIA, (Chair) Senior Manager, Advisory, Ernst and Young
  • Kellie Powell, Senior Risk Advisor, Group Compliance Framework, Commonwealth Bank

Risk Management in Practice

  • Greg Bolton FGIA, Manager Governance & Risk, Powerlink
  • Ian Bowyer FGIA, Manager Enterprise Risk, Queensland Rail
  • Bill Hopsick FGIA (Chair), Group Manager Business Systems & Energy and Financial Risk, CS Energy Ltd
  • Cara Leavesley, Lawyer, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Dr Gavriel Schneider, CEO, Risk 2 Solution and Head Lecturer, Australian Catholic University
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The role of well trained and experienced governance advisers is a crucial part of any effective governance framework. John Hatton FGIA, former Company Secretary, Commonwealth Bank