Continuous Improvement Review Seminar

07 August 2018 | Cairns, Australia


Barry_BurganBarry Burgan, Bond University, Bond Business School

Prof. Barry Burgan is Deputy Dean at Bond University. He recently joined Bond, after an extended  career at  the University of Adelaide, the last 8 years as Dean of the Business School (and then Dean of Business Development for a group of Schools including Business), and a short time at Torrens University Australia. He has had a varied career path in the public sector and in management consulting. Barry was Dean at Adelaide over a period of substantial change (including the merger of the School of Commerce and the Graduate School of Management, in a major building move to significantly renovated building, and procuring AACSB accreditation). He was on the Initial Accreditation Committee of AACSB from 2011-2014, and again from 2017.  He has undertaken a number of review visits, and has mentored schools in their AACSB journey. Barry researches in the area of infrastructure valuation and financing (with a particular interest in social infrastructure) and has a significant number of publications and research grants in this area. He teaches in the areas of Financial Management, Quantitative Methods and Real Estate Finance and Investment.

geoff-perryGeoff Perry, Auckland University of Technology

Professor Perry holds a PhD in Economics, has undertaken research in the areas of international trade, economics pedagogy, labour economics and evaluation of labour market policy and has published widely. Currently, his research focus includes evaluation of the return on investment from participation in tertiary education and modelling the relative efficiency of units within a university. With experience in the private sector as well as in higher education, Professor Perry has held several academic and management positions in New Zealand and has been a visiting professor in Thailand. From 2010 - 2016 he was Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and also Pro Vice Chancellor with responsibility for the development of a new campus at AUT. Since 2017 he has been Deputy Vice Chancellor at AUT. His involvement with AACSB includes mentoring business schools, being on peer review teams for both initial accreditation and continuous improvement reviews, running workshops for mentors as well as initial accreditation, and as a member of the IAC and BAPC.