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Master of Business Administration
Currently working for:
How long have you been working for this organisation?
On and off for over 20 years
Position title and short job description:
General Manager, Faculty of Science and Technology
I am accountable for the effective management of administrative functions within the Faculty and for providing strategic support to academic staff and the Faculty’s teaching, learning, research and commercial activities. I am the most senior administrative position in the Faculty, being a key member of the Faculty’s Management Executive, working with the Dean, Heads of School and Associate Deans as well as key senior academics and administrators across the university to set directions for the future, to seek new opportunities for enhancing the standing of the Faculty, and to achieve both strategic and operational objectives. In addition, my position has an important external focus with responsibility for Faculty commercial and fee-paying activities, both domestic and international.
Working highlight so far:
What are the things you enjoy most about your job?
Working with people. Leading them, managing them and challenging them to engage with the vision and direction of the organisation and to want to develop themselves.
An area in which you have needed assistance:
Managing staff who perform sub-optimally or are not aligned with and supportive of organisation vision and direction.
What do you intend to do in the future?
Refine and improve my leadership and management capabilities in my current role for the next 3-5 years.
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