Geoff Perry is executive vice president and chief officer of Asia Pacific. With initial degrees in the arts and the humanities, he subsequently undertook graduate study completing a PhD in economics with a focus on labor and international economics, utilizing his capabilities as an applied micro-econometrician. Arising from this is a significant portfolio of peer-reviewed journal articles, commissioned reports, and presentations. He has academic and private sector experience and has worked, consulted, and researched in his home country of New Zealand as well as more broadly in the Asia Pacific region.
With senior management experience in the university sector, having served as business school dean, pro vice chancellor, and deputy vice chancellor at Auckland University of Technology—a 28,000 student, research-intensive university—he has strong strategic, financial, and people management capabilities. Before joining AACSB, Perry took his own business school at AUT through the initial and continuous improvement accreditation journeys.
Subsequently, he undertook a range of voluntary roles, serving as a mentor, review panel chair and member, member of the Business Accreditation Policy Committee, member and then deputy chair of the Initial Accreditation Committee, a facilitator of AACSB seminars, and a presenter at conferences. Since September 2018 he has been co-chair of the Business Accreditation Task Force, which was mandated by the board of directors to work with the AACSB community to develop the 2020 business accreditation standards.