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Adelaide Business School Advisory

The Adelaide Business School Advisory Board is comprised of influential industry and government leaders.

Our Advisory Board is a gateway to industry, providing valuable insight to ensure our research and educational activities are responsive to industry need, and fitting to equip the next generation of business leaders.

The Advisory Board has no binding decision making authority or executive function in the context of the Adelaide Business School operations.

  • Paul Hutchinson - Chair, Adelaide Business School Industry Advisory Board, The University of Adelaide

    Paul Hutchinson

    Paul is currently employed by the University of Adelaide in the capacity of Executive Director, responsible for the University’s major strategic projects.  Prior to this appointment, he was Faculty Executive Director responsible for the strategic, technical and operational capabilities of the Faculty of The Professions.

    Previously, Paul was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Rural Bank (specialising in the provision of financial services to the agribusiness sector), Chief Operating Officer of New Zealand Post and a variety of senior appointments with Westpac Banking Corporation, National Australia Bank and Bank of New Zealand.

    Paul has an extensive background in strategy, finance, sales and distribution, commercial operations and risk management honed over 30 years in the industry. He is well versed in corporate governance practices and currently holds directorships with Kina Securities Ltd (publicly listed), RSPCA (South Australia), the Planning, Finance and Performance Committee for the SACE Board, Regional Council for FINSIA and is the Chair of the University of Adelaide’s Business School Advisory Board and International Centre for Financial Services. Previous board appointments include Rural Bank Ltd, Outsource Australia Ltd and Datamail Group Ltd.

    Paul has attended the Bankers Course in conjunction with the New Zealand Bankers Association and the University of Victoria and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School General Management Program. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Services and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, having attended both the Company Directors Course and International Company Directors Course.

  • Noel Lindsay - Dean, Adelaide Business School & Pro Vice-Chancellor, Entrepreneurship, The University of Adelaide

    Noel Lindsay

    Noel Lindsay is the Dean of Business, Adelaide Business School and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Entrepreneurship) at The University of Adelaide.

    Prior to Noel’s current roles, he held previous positions as:

    • Director, Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre
    • Academic Director Singapore Operations, and
    • Director, Australian Centre for Family Business.

    Noel’s entrepreneurial experience includes having established, operated, and harvested ventures in Australia, South Africa, and Malaysia, and hands-on venture capital raising and investment experience.  From a professional perspective, Noel is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Fellow of Certified Practising Accountants Australia, and a Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. He has practiced in the areas of audit, corporate insolvency, and family business advisory.

    Through the various positions he has held, Noel has developed an appreciation of the innovation commercialisation process, strategy development and execution, quality assurance, risk assessment, corporate governance, organisational renewal, and change management.

    From a community perspective, Noel has a particular interest in how entrepreneurial thinking can assist in creating value and impact in communities – particularly helping those that are disadvantaged or challenged.

  • Teresa Ameduri - Executive Officer, Adelaide Business School Board, The University of Adelaide

    Teresa Ameduri

    Teresa started her career as a graduate in the NAB where she held roles from a customer service officer to being one of the first female branch managers in the state. She then managed a portfolio of high net worth private local and international clients.

    A change in industry and moving to a Tier 1 construction company, gave her the opportunity to work on some high profile construction projects in the state – the building of the Adelaide Desalination Plant, Techport Australia’s Common User Facility and the Adelaide Oval redevelopment.

    Since joining the university, she has been Executive Officer in the Dean of Business office, involved in various major processes such as the Business School’s AACSB Accreditation application and review, the combining of four schools into one and the appointment of various Deans. She was involved with the original set up and recruitment, and ongoing executive support of this Board.

  • Justin Jamieson - Partner, South Asutralia, KPMG

    Justin Jamieson

    Justin Jamieson has been a Partner at KPMG since 2008 and was appointed Chairman of Partners in South Australia in 2017. Justin also leads the KPMG Northern Territory and Tasmanian practices and has worked with many of South Australia’s largest organisations.

    Justin has advised many of South Australia’s largest organisations including Adelaide Brighton, Santos, SA Power Networks, Australian Rail Track Corporation and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank.

    Justin has a strong interest in health and wellbeing and has previously led KPMG's People, Performance and Culture initiatives and the Health and Wellbeing program.

  • Lucinda Hewitson - CEO & Owner, Diversity Inclusion

    Lucinda Hewitson

    Lucinda Hewitson is an industry leader in Diversity & Inclusion and works with organisations to support them to capitalise on the benefits. Lucinda is an Organisational Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working with companies in Australia, Asia and the UK.

    Since founding Diversity Inclusion in 2013, she and her team have worked with federal and state government departments, utilities, mining and defence organisations, the finance and banking sector, manufacturing, sporting organisations, food and beverage and international consulting firms to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

    Lucinda was a Telstra Business Women’s Awards Finalist in 2015 and 2020 and was formerly the Head of HR: Recruitment, Resourcing and Diversity & Inclusion at BAE Systems Australia. In 2013, she was a Finalist for the Sir Ken Robinson ‘Flexibility at Work’ Award in the AHRI Diversity Awards.

  • Matt Madsen - Co-founder & Commercial Director, MTM Consulting Services Pty Ltd

    Matt m

    Matt has over 25 years of operational and leadership experience across resources industries. This includes project management of major capital projects in excess of $30b CAPEX in the global mining and oil & gas industries, and more recently in the aerospace industry. He has worked extensively in operations management across terrestrial resource sectors and industrial manufacturing of construction materials.

    After beginning his career in the field of education and training, Matt was formally trained in project management, including LEAN, TQM and Six Sigma, by Motorola while working at their R&D center in Sendai, Japan.

    Following his transition into the mining industry, first as a project manager then as a general manager of a contract mining company in Mexico and Central America, he founded a mining equipment sales and consulting business in southern Africa in 2003 which still operates today.

    Matt founded a boutique project management and supply chain management consultancy based in Australia in 2009. He has operated that business from Adelaide focusing on providing strategic inputs to Tier 1 corporations in mining, oil & gas, engineering, industrial manufacturing, power generation, and power/water distribution.

    In 2019 Matt co-founded Tamer Space LLC, with a focus on off-Earth mining known as “in-situ resource utilisation” (ISRU). Tamer’s activities center on development of technologies to enable ISRU and transfer of those technologies to terrestrial mining and oil & gas projects and operations.

  • Anthony Kittel - CEO & Owner, Redarc Electronics

    Anthony Kittle

    Anthony Kittel is the CEO and Owner of the REDARC Group. REDARC is a Lonsdale South Australia based advanced manufacturer employing 360 staff including an office at the Williamtown Aerospace Centre in NSW and an office in Melbourne employing 20 staff.  REDARC was established in 1979 and manufactures a range of portable power products for vehicle applications including battery management and charging systems, power supplies, voltage converters, vehicle safety products and inverters.  REDARC supplies products to the automotive, mining, defence, trucking, agricultural and marine industries.

    He is a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Phil Hoffmann, AM - Managing Director, Phil Hoffmann Travel

    Phill Hoffman

    hil Hoffmann has an unbiased global vision for the travel and tourism industry. A proud South Australian who travels the world as an unofficial ambassador flying the flag for both South Australian and Australian tourism he was awarded an Order of Australia in 2012 for his contribution to the Travel and Tourism Industries.

    Originally a teacher with an Honours Degree in Chemistry, Phil was also a Senior Lecturer for Staff Development for TAFE (Training and Further Education South Australia). Phil’s academic background sees him forever pushing the boundaries and raising the standards of education and professionalism within the Australian travel and tourism industry.

    Phil constantly embraces global trends and his best practice stimulates economic growth for his company (Phil Hoffmann Travel) and South Australia. Phil was presented by a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Adelaide in 2013.

  • Jerry Adams - Company Director, Self

    Jerry Adams

    Jerry Adams is a professional company director. His current directorships include Chairman, Berger Paints Bangladesh Ltd.; Chairman, Bolix SA [a building materials company in Poland]; Chairman, the Australian Chiropractic College; Member, the University of Adelaide Business School Advisory Board and the Agribusiness Advisory Board.

    His previous executive roles include: Managing Director of Orica Consumer Products (Australia and New Zealand); President and CEO of Box USA (USA); Chief Executive of Amcor Fibre Packaging (Australia); Vice President and Director, Business Development, of Kraft Foods, (Asia-Pacific); and consultant, the Boston Consulting Group (USA). He has also served as the interim Dean of the University of Adelaide Business School and the interim CEO of the RSPCA SA.

    He was educated at the Harvard Business School (MBA, 1979); and the University of Washington (BA, 1975).

    He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Charlie Cropper – Senior Vice President, Financial Advisory, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

    Charlie Cropper

    Charlie grew up in Adelaide and studied Commerce at the University of Adelaide, where he discovered a keen interest in financial markets and economics. After completing his degree in 2010 he moved to Sydney and began working with UBS. In 2015 he moved to Morgan Stanley where he manages investment portfolios for Charities and NFPs using multi-asset portfolios.

    Charlie is a member of the Adelaide Business School Industry Advisory Board and the National Art School Foundation Advisory Committee. He is an enthusiastic ocean swimmer and manages the Bondi Penguins on Wednesday mornings – teaching ocean swimming skills to others. Besides ocean swimming, he enjoys art, music, reading, financial markets and private investments.

  • Andrew Nunn - Chief Entrepreneur and Site Auditor (Accredited) and Executive Director JBS & G

    Andrew Nunn

    In February 2021 Andrew Nunn was appointed Chief Entrepreneur for South Australia.

    Andrew Nunn is a co-founder and Director of JBS&G Australia Pty Ltd (formerly S&G Australia). Andrew has over 28 years of experience in the assessment, remediation and management of contaminated sites, and Environmental Auditing. He specialises in providing strategic environmental advice to clients relating to all aspects of soil, groundwater and vapour assessment and remediation.

    Andrew is recognised in Australia as one of the most innovative, experienced and progressive professionals in the environmental field. In 2001, Andrew was appointed by the Victorian EPA as an Accredited Environmental Auditor (Contaminated Land) - the highest level of technical accreditation. He has since been recognised in Western Australia and Queensland as an Accredited Contaminated Land Auditor.

    In 2017, Andrew was awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for South Australia, and was appointed in 2018 as a member of the Judging Panel for the award.

  • Will Rayner - Chief Executive, Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA Inc

    Will R

    Will Rayner was appointed Chief Executive Officer, of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society (RA&HS) in September 2022. He is the President, and Board member of the South Australian Cricket Association, and also the Director of Adelaide Oval.

    The RA&HS is an organisation that contributes to the promotion and success of South Australia’s primary industry by hosting events and rewarding excellence. The premier event of the RA&HS is the Royal Adelaide Show, which is held annually in September.

    Prior to joining the RA&HS, Rayner spent 15 years at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and its subsidiary, rural Bank, where he held various roles including GM Sales, GM Agribusiness, and Chief Operating Officer/Divisional CFO of Rural Bank’s specialist agri-division.

    Rayner holds an MBA from the University of Adelaide and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

  • Brenton Cox - Managing Director, Adelaide Airport

    Brenton Cox

    Brenton Cox is Adelaide Airport’s Managing Director. He was previously a non-executive director of Sydney Airport and Hobart Airport and worked at Macquarie Capital in London and Sydney. Brenton has a Master of Law from Cambridge University and three undergraduate degrees from Adelaide University.

    He is a Director of the Adelaide Festival Corporation, South Australian Property Council, South Australian Freight Council and Seymour College.

  • Michael Neale - Managing Director, Literally Brilliant Pty Ltd

    Michael Neale

    Michael Neale is Managing Director and Principal Consultant of Literally Brilliant, a strategic marketing consultancy company that helps businesses understand what makes them brilliant in the eyes of their customer, helps them to articulate that brand promise in narrative form, and then helps to reorganise their business to help them deliver that brand promise literally every day. His clients are based in Australia and the UK.

    Prior to this he had a distinguished career as a marketing practitioner as Director of Marketing at ERA Technology in the UK, Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications at the University of Adelaide and Chief Marketing Officer for the San Remo food group, one of the most successful Australian owned food businesses.

    Michael is a thought leader. He is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Adelaide and Chair of the global advisory boards for Acoufelt, Pineapple Contracts and Mosaic Space. He is also Chair of the Bay to Birdwood, one of the world’s great historic motoring events, and a Trustee of the History Trust of South Australia.

    He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the AMI and a CPM.

  • Bev Wright - CIO, Information Technology & Digital Services, The University of Adelaide


    Bev Wright is an experienced senior executive with a strong background in Information Technology, business process reform and enterprise digital business solutions.

    Bev has experience across a range of industries/sectors from Banking and Finance, Insurance, State and Federal government, Utilities and more recently Higher Education. Bev commenced at the University of Adelaide in March 2017 as the Chief Information Officer driving a digital reform agenda.

    With more than 35 years working in the IT industry Bev has worked in a range of sectors including banking, insurance, utilities, Federal and State Government.

  • Dr Susie Khoo - President, Kaplan Singapore

    Susie K

    Dr. Susie Khoo is the President of Kaplan Singapore and brings a wealth of experience in higher education with close to 30 years in the field.

    Her most recent roles include serving as the CEO of Ngee Ann Academy (NAA) from 2018 to 2021, and as the CEO and Dean of the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre, a joint-venture between the Ngee Ann Kongsi and University of Adelaide, from 2014 to 2018.

    Susie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Economics as well as a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from the National University of Singapore. Additionally, she also holds a postgraduate qualification in Education from National Institute of Education in Singapore, an MBA from Western Sydney University and DBA from University of Newcastle, Australia.

  • Jessie Jin - Managing Director, Australian International Education Services


    Jessi is the Managing Director of Australian International Education Services which is an advisory business specializing in the recruitment of international students.

    Since it was founded over 20 years ago, she has facilitated the establishment of various articulation between Australian and Chinese universities. She has extensive experience in organising cross-institutional activities including inbound and outbound teacher exchanges, training programs and study tours.

    Jessi has been a NAATI accredited translator since 1999 and a registered migration agent since 2002.

  • Tammy Barton - Founder and Director of MyBudget


    Tammy Barton, Founder and Director of MyBudget, Australia's leading personal budget service, is one of Australia's most influential business women.

    Tammy has won multiple awards including Telstra Business Woman of the Year twice, EY EOY and was acknowledged by the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence Awards.

    She has held advisory roles with BankSA and the Adelaide Economic Development Agency

  • Alex Gorod - Zicklin School of Business, City University, New York

    Alex G

    Dr. Alex Gorod is based in New York, where he manages several companies and serves as an Adjunct Professor at Zicklin School of Business, City University of New York, teaching courses in the areas of project and operations management.

    Alex is also the International Director of the American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM) and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Systems Journal.

    His primary research focus is on management of complex adaptive systems.

  • Robbiee Minicola - Senior Director of Partner Strategy in Worldwide Retail & Consumer Goods Industry at Microsoft


    Robbee Minicola leads product growth for Azure Communication Services at Microsoft where she has held multiple leadership roles for the past ten years.

    Prior to, she was the President of Wunderman AI, former CEO of Hybrid TV (TiVo ANZ) and an executive at the Seven West Media Group.

    She holds an MBA from University of Adelaide Graduate School of Business, and certifications from Harvard Business School Executive Education in both Media Strategies and Disruptive Innovation. She also has a Masters in Psychology (MPhil)