UniSA Business is proud to showcase our strong links with industry. Our advisory boards are made up of senior representatives from relevant industry, professional bodies, program and research partners, as well as senior University staff.

UniSA Business Advisory members provide high level advice and insights on economic trends, developing industries and opportunities, as well as insights to the skills needed for today’s workplace and the jobs of the future. They are actively engaged in the continuous improvement of UniSA Business and are ambassadors for Australia’s University of Enterprise.

For further information please contact UniSA Business

UniSA Business Advisory Boards:

UniSA Business Advisory Board

Group members: 

Ms Kate Berry (Chair)
Chief People Officer, Discovery Parks

Mr Freddy Bartlett
Managing Director of Inheritance Capital Asset Management (ICAM)

Ms Michelle Bentley
General Manager, Hender Careers

Mr Theo Maras
AM OLJ FUniSA, Chairman, Maras Group

Ms Julianne Parkinson
Chief Executive Officer, Global Centre for Modern Ageing Ltd

Mr Sidney Yuen
Advisor, Community builder, mentor - Developing and promoting sustainable wellbeing ecosystems

Ms Jana Sims
State Manager – South Australia, CPA Australia

Ms Kirsten Bernhardt
Investment Manager, South Australian Venture Capital Fund

Mr Peter Williams
CEO/Director, Phil Hoffmann Travel

Accounting and Finance Advisory Group

Group members:

Mr Benjamin Medlin (Chair)
Financial Analyst, RAA

Ms Amy Jones
Chief Executive Officer, McMahon Investments

Ms Mary Pettinger
Head of Learning - Humanities and Social Sciences, Sacred Heart College

Ms Katherine Bartolo    
Valuer-General of South Australia, Office of the Valuer-General

Mr John Piteo
Chief Operating Officer, Funds SA

Mr Michael Smith
Joint Managing Partner and Senior Advisor, Halpin Wealth

Management and Marketing Advisory Group

Group members:

Mr Matt Schmidt (Chair)
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Council of Health and Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER-SA)

Mr K See Wah
President, South Australia Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Ms Sandii Ritter
Principal Lecturer Business Services, TAFE SA

Mr Christopher Villani
General Manager: Merchandise and Marketing, Foodland Supermarkets Australia

Ms Natalie Morris (Deputy Chair)
Director: People and Performance, Department for Innovation and Skills

Ms Jacqui Van Ruiten
Principal, Norwood Morialta High School

Ms Jess Sherwell
Senior Event Coordinator, South Australian Tourism Commission

Ms Alicia Wakeling
Head of Marketing, Freerange Future

Human Resource Management Advisory Group

Group members:

Mr Jonathan Bands
General Manager, Orthopaedics SA

Ms Vy Collins
Senior Director, People and Culture, Renewal SA

Mr James Cowie
Chief Human Resources Officer, Navantia Australia

Ms Claire Hogarth
Executive Manager People and Culture, Clayton Church Homes

Ms Sally Nicholas
Director People and Performance, South Australian Department of Treasury and Finance

Ms Olivia Richardson
Executive General Manager People, Culture and Safety, Elders

Ms Susan Sadler
President (SA Council), Australian Human Resources Institute

Ms Catherine Walsh
Partner, Head of People and Culture, PwC

Centre for Markets, Values and Inclusion Advisory Board

Group members:

Chris Deery
Director Health, Education, Government and Banks, CBA

Alison Perrott
Senior Adviser, Investment and portfolio Strategy, Ord Minnett

Amanda Taylor
General Manager, CPA Australia, SA

Andrew Manson
Chief Economist, Dept for Energy & Mining

David Panter

Dr Kane Aldridge
Principal, Watertrust Australia

Natalie Paine
Social Impact Research & Reporting Lead, ANZ

Ross Womersley

Kylie Kerrigan
Manager, Corporate Communications, Department of Human Services, SA

Centre for Workplace Excellence Advisory Board

Group members:

Ms Kate Berry (Chair)
Chief People Officer, Discovery Parks Group

Mr Shane Farley
National Manager Community Development & Sustainability, Beyond Bank

Ms Danielle Jiranek
Executive Director for COVID Vaccination Program, SA Health

Ms Kylie Johnson
General Manager People and Safety, SA Waters

Ms Michelle Mackrell
Senior Manager (HR Operations), RAA

Ms Sarah McCann-Bartlett
CEO, Australian HR Institute

Prof Anthony McDonnell
Director, Human Resource Research Centre, Cork University Business School, Ireland

Ms Kathryn McEwen
Company Director Organisational Psychologist and Executive Coach Consortium Chair , Working With Resilience

Mr Greg Murray
Consulting, Victoria

Ms Sylvia Powell
Executive Manager People and Culture, Resthaven Aged Care and Retirement Living

Ms Kim-Sherie Summers
Director Human Resource Service, SAPOL

Dr Niki Vincent
Commissioner, Commission for Gender Equality in the Public Sector, Victoria

Ms Katrina Webb
Founder and Co-Director, Newday Leadership

Centre for Enterprise Dynamics in Global Economies Advisory Board

Group members:

Jodie van Deventer
Head of South Australia, Australian Industry Group (Ai Group)

Audra McCarthy
Chief Executive Officer, Defence Teaming Centre, Inc

Renee Hakendorf
National Innovation Hub Lead, CORE Innovation Hub

Simon Millcock
CEO, Legatus Group (Central Local Government Region-Clare)

Mr. Kok Wah See
President, Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SA)

Brian Hayes
Kings Counsel, Murray Chambers

Al Jawhari
Co-Founder & Group Chief Executive Officer, Stärke-AMG