Advisory boards

Our Management Advisory Boards provides advice on all aspects of management.

Arts and Entertainment

Industry links

The Arts and Entertainment Management program has close ties with industry representatives from a variety of areas, including state and federal government, institutes of arts and culture, national and state cultural organisations, facilities and cultural products companies.

Academic Advisory Board

The Arts and Entertainment Management Academic Advisory Board comprises representatives of industry, student members and Deakin staff members. The Board assists in planning and developing the program to ensure that it continues to meet student and industry needs. The Board also works to establish opportunities for staff consultancy and the development of applied research.

The School is grateful to the members of the Board for their contribution:

  • Jill Smith (Chair), General Manager, Geelong Performing Arts Centre
  • Kay Campbell, Executive Director, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
  • Lisa Ferguson, Managing Director, Millmaine Entertainment
  • Debra Jefferies, General Manager, Market and Community Development, Arts Victoria
  • Damien Hodgkinson, Executive Director, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
  • Kirsten Siddle Director, Programming and Presenter Services, Melbourne Recital Centre
  • John Smithies Director, Cultural Development Network
  • Tamara Jungwrith CEO, Gasworks Art Park
  • Erin Milne, Consultant
  • Jane Scott, CEO CraftVIC
  • Sandy Shaw, CEO Newsboys Foundation
  • Morris Bellamy, Manager, Strategic Marketing, Communications and Advocacy, City of Maribyrnong

Human Resource

The Human Resources Management Advisory Board provides advice on all aspects of the human resources management courses including:

  • improving, developing and promoting the program;
  • the skills, knowledge and attributes sought by the employers of HR graduates; and
  • research, including opportunities for undertaking applied or collaborative research; and industry links and placements.

The School is grateful for the contribution of the external members of the Advisory Board:

  • John Lewin (Chair), Commissioner, Fair Work Australia
  • Belinda Bacon, Oakton Consulting
  • Pauline Bennett, Manager, Whitehorse City Council
  • Cassandra Boland, Senior Advisor, AFL Sports Ready
  • Ilona Charles, Consultant
  • Paul Fallon, Consultant
  • Stephen Harrison, Consultant
  • Shane Hellwege, Group Manager, Dairy Australia
  • Marianne Matin, Consultant
  • Vanessa McEvoy, General Manager HR, Armaguard Linfox
  • Stuart Reid, Manager, DST Global Solutions

Sport Management

The Sport Management Advisory Board was developed in order to facilitate links with a variety of sport industry areas, including state and federal government, institutes of sport, national and state sporting organisations, and facilities and sporting goods companies. The initial membership of this group were responsible for assisting with the establishment of programs in sport management and have provided advice since inception of these programs at Deakin University in 1990. The Board comprises representatives of industry, student members and Deakin staff members.

The School is grateful for the contribution of the external members of the Advisory Board:

  • Malcolm Speed (Chair), Adjunct Professor
  • Stephanie Beltrame, General Manger, Media Rights, Cricket Australia
  • Michael Catlow, Executive Director, Boyden Global Executive Search
  • Nadine Cohen, Netball Australia
  • Brian Cooney, IMG, General Manager Victoria
  • Sarah Fair, Head of HR, AFL
  • Nick Honey, Basketball Victoria
  • Naomi Maclean, Russell Corporation
  • Mark McAllion CEO, VicSport
  • David Parkin, Consultant
  • Ann West, Executive Manager, Tennis Australia
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