Gregory J. Whitwell

Gregory WhitwellGreg Whitwell is Dean of the University of Sydney Business School (USBS), a position he has occupied since 2014. Under his leadership the School has been reaccredited by both AACSB and EQUIS. The School has also been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and thereby achieved the coveted ‘triple crown’.

Greg is also Chair of CEMS: The Global Alliance in Management Education, a collection of 33 of the world’s leading business schools who jointly offer a Master of International Management degree. In addition to being a Director of the AACSB Board of Directors, he is a member of the AACSB Continuous Improvement Review Committee. He is also an inaugural member of the Asia Pacific Advisory Council of the Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (AMBA & BGA).

Greg is Non-Executive Director of Suzhou Xi Su Commercial Consulting Company, Ltd (SXS) and of A14 Holdings Pty Ltd, both of which have enabled him to play a leading role in shaping the Sydney Centre in Suzhou, China. He is a member of the Steering Group of the joint Business Council of Australia/Asia Society taskforce on Asia. He is also a member of Business Council of Australia’s China Leadership Group as well as its Skills, Education and Flexibility Committee.

A focus of Greg’s deanship has been to champion gender and cultural diversity. Under Greg’s deanship, Sydney’s MBA programs became the first such programs in Australia to achieve gender equity. Greg also worked closely with Dr. Tim Soutphommasane – during his term as Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner – in producing two landmark studies on cultural diversity and inclusion which generated national debate on the under-representation of people from non-Anglo-Celtic and non-European backgrounds in senior leadership positions.

Greg studied at Monash University, gaining a Bachelor of Economics. He then received his PhD from the University of Melbourne. Greg's original research career was in the fields of Economics and Economic History. His work in Economic History was the basis of his being awarded the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia Medal (a prize for excellence in scholarship). In the 1990s, Greg's research interests moved increasingly toward marketing and international business. His marketing publications have appeared in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Marketing Theory, International Marketing Review, and Journal of Strategic Marketing.