Professor Keryn Chalmers is Dean, Swinburne Business School, Swinburne University. Her previous appointments include Deputy Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University, Head of Department of Accounting and Finance at Monash University and academic positions at the University of Melbourne and Victoria University. She has also held university level responsibilities such as Vice President Academic Board, Monash University and membership of an Audit and Risk Committee.
Keryn’s expertise is in the financial accounting and financial reporting area, specifically in relation to accounting standards, accounting policy and disclosure choices of management and the economic consequences of regulation. She has numerous academic publications in this area. She is also the co-author of two extensively prescribed accounting textbooks. Keryn is the current President of the International Association of Accounting Education and Research (IAAER). In this capacity she sits on the International Panel for Accountancy Education responsible for advancing accounting education at the global level. Keryn is also on the Executive Committee of the Australian Business Dean’s Council. She addresses international and national forums concerning accounting and business school related issues. Keryn’s prior service related roles include Australian President of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ), Victorian Divisional Council member of CPA Australia and member of the CPA Australia national education accreditation board, special considerations committee and examination policy advisory committee.
Prior to her academic career, Keryn worked in government accounting positions and retail.
Amanda is Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching for the QUT Business School responsible for leading and managing the Business School’s teaching and learning strategy, curriculum innovation, student support, quality assurance and accreditation processes for the School’s triple international accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA) as well as the local Australian agency. Her portfolio also includes support for learners and enhancing the professional development and teaching capability of academic staff.
Heather is Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law at De Montfort University. Previous roles have included Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law at Coventry University, Director of the Business School at Canterbury Christ Church University, Director of the Centre for International Transport Management at London Metropolitan University, Head of Consultancy for the Global Policy Research Institute, and a professional career as a Chartered Accountant. As a Professor of Management and International Transport, she has published extensively in a range of international academic journals, and maintains excellent contacts with the maritime and wider logistics industry. As a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of World Traders’ livery, she remains well connected to the international trade and business community. She served as a Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Select Committee for Transport, and has been a member of a number of international expert panels on maritime transport. She is currently on the editorial board of ‘Maritime Policy and Management’ and ‘Research in Transportation Business and Management’. Heather is an elected member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools Council and is Chair of their Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee. She has also published a number of articles in the education field.
Anirban Mukhopadhyay is the Associate Provost (Teaching & Learning), Lifestyle International Professor of Business, and Chair Professor of Marketing, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He has led and participated in multiple pedagogical initiatives at HKUST, university-wide as well as at the School of Business and Management. His research examines the interplay between consumers’ lay beliefs, emotions, and self-regulatory decisions, and has been published in major journals in several disciplines. Professor Mukhopadhyay is the recent Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Consumer Psychology, a past winner of the Early Career Award of the Society for Consumer Psychology, and has been recognized as a Young Scholar and an MSI Scholar by the Marketing Science Institute. He holds a PhD in Marketing from Columbia University, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, and a B.Sc. (Hons.) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and was previously on the faculty of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Geoff Perry is Executive Vice President and Chief Officer, Asia Pacific for AACSB. With initial degrees in the arts and the humanities, he subsequently undertook graduate study completing a PhD in economics with a focus on labour and international economics, utilising 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 in Asia Pacific. 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 he took his own business school through the accreditation journey. Subsequently, he undertook a range of voluntary roles for AACSB including being a mentor, 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 presenter conferences. Since September 2018 he has been co-chair of the Business Accreditation Task Force which was mandated by the Board to work with the AACSB community to develop the 2020 Business Accreditation Standards.
Toby Watson is Deputy Executive Dean (Education) and Associate Professor (Teaching) in Finance at Durham University Business School. He joined the School in 2003 and has taught widely across undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience programs in Finance and Economics. In addition, he has led on the development of new programmes, modules, and pedagogical initiatives. During his time in Durham, Toby has taken a key role in the development and direction of education across the School and has served in a number of academic leadership positions. He was appointed to the role of Associate Dean Learning and Teaching in 2015, Deputy Dean (Education) in 2016 and subsequently Deputy Executive Dean (Education) in 2019. Together with leadership and management in relation to strategic projects planning activities and accreditations at School level, this role involves oversight, direction and management of learning and teaching issues relating to all undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes, comprising around 4,000 students. Toby has served on a large number of Department, School, Faculty and University committees, boards and groups relating to academic and operational matters, been involved in external quality and enhancement reviews of both the School and institution, and has served as a panel member and reviewer in relation to reviews of other Business Schools and departments. In addition, he works with external organisations such as the Chartered Association of Business Schools, where he was a designer of the Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE) scheme, and has served as a peer reviewer for international business schools for the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
Sally is Professor of Business Education and Vice Dean (Education) at King’s Business School, King’s College London. Sally is also the academic lead for inclusive education at King’s and launched the Women@KBS network in the business school. Sally was previously the Deputy Dean for the Business School at Anglia Ruskin University (2013 – 2018) and institutional chair for inclusive learning. She is a National Teaching Fellow (2017) and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2013), and the Equality Officer for the Association of National Teaching Fellows. Sally is a member of the Chartered Association of Business School’s Race Equality Working Group and also sits on their Equality and Diversity Committee. Before her role at Anglia Ruskin University, Sally was the Head of Department for tourism and marketing at the University of Bedfordshire. Sally’s research interests include social and cultural tourism, the impact of mega events on destinations and inclusive education. Recent publications include books and peer reviewed articles on student employability, food tourism, innovative methodologies, community resistance and inclusive teaching.
Alain Goudey is Chief Digital Officer and Full Professor of Marketing at NEOMA Business School in France. He is also Founding Partner of AtooMedia, a sound communication and musical design agency, and its subsidiary, Mediavea, a retail marketing company. Alain is the co-author of several books and has published his academic work in France and abroad in scientific journals such as International Journal of Research in Marketing and the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services. His research areas are sensory marketing, design, adoption of disruptive technologies, digital transformation and technologies for education (such as VR, AR and AI). Alain holds a PhD in management sciences from Université Paris-Dauphine and a master’s in management sciences with an IT specialisation from Institut Mines-Telecom Business School.
Gregor Halff is Dean and Professor (with special responsibilities) at Copenhagen Business School and was previously Deputy Dean and Professor at Singapore Management University, as well as Director of Executive Development Programmes and Associate Professor at ESMT, Berlin. Gregor has developed teachers and programmes at the undergraduate, graduate, MBA, executive and doctoral levels, as well as for armies, navies, and major international corporations. Originally from The Netherlands, Gregor has also taught in Taipei, Hyderabad, Auckland, Dubai, Tashkent, Stockholm, Nairobi, LA, and Lugano. He publishes mainly about corporate communication.
Timothy S. Mescon
Timothy S. Mescon is executive vice president and chief officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for AACSB International. He is president emeritus of Columbus State University (Georgia) where he served from 2008-2014. Previously, he served as dean and Dinos Eminent Scholar Chair for 18 years at the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Mescon gained extensive experience as an AACSB peer review team member, chair, and committee member for 25 years before joining AACSB. He is the author of more than 200 articles and case studies, and he has co-authored four books, his latest "Entrepreneurship: Venture Initiation, Management and Development" 2nd edition (Routledge/M.E. Sharpe). Mescon received his PhD from the Terry College at The University of Georgia, MBA from the Cox School at Southern Methodist University and BA from Tulane University.
Dr Alison Truelove is a Senior Lecturer in Critical Practice and Lead Academic Tutor at the University of Exeter Business School. As Director of itsCentre for Innovation in Business Educationshe leads on student and staff academic development, focusing on designing inclusive and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. She has previously held teaching and research positions at the Universities of London and Cambridge, and has taught and published in the areas of historical linguistics, medieval culture and literature, and digital humanities. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Certified Management and Business Educator.