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. He has mentored, advised, and evaluated many higher education business schools across the Asia Pacific region and North America. Recently he co-chaired 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.