Education is central to our lives, our society and our economy

Since 2006, the Australia New Zealand MBA Directors Forum has provided an annual independent, non-affiliated gathering for MBA Directors, Academic Program Directors/Managers, and key professional staff representing Business Schools throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Now relaunched as the APAC Business Leadership Summit, the event continues with its mission to bring together leaders from the business education community across our region,  with leaders from business and industry.

The vision – to create a unique environment where leaders and experts from academia and business connect and engage to better understand the relevance of graduate management education and importantly, highlight business needs for the future – minimising gaps that exist between learning and the needs of business.

Higher education and business all over the world are undergoing immense transformation, with the global pandemic impacting not only how we live and work but what and how we learn.   This year is the year to gather and to connect on “the how” of the future of graduate management education, uncovering the skills and the characteristics required by people to navigate complexity, long-term disruption, and uncertainty.  Concurrently, discovering the skills and attributes required by employers to drive organisations forward, enabling growth and market expansion.

2022 APAC Business Leadership Summit Advisory Committee

The Summit Advisory Committee is composed of MBA Directors and senior representatives from industry and government. The purpose of the Summit Advisory Committee is to ensure that leaders of MBA education have direct influence on the agenda and the programming of the event. At the end of each Summit, a white paper will be developed and published to leaders in government, industry and the education sector, putting forward ideas to keep business education at the forefront of learning and development.

Jason Lawrence

Market Development Director - East Asia, Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

Katherine Attree

MBA Director, Charles Sturt University

Peter Stevens

Executive Director - MBA and Executive Education at University of South Australia

Dr Nicole Hartley

MBA Director and Associate Professor at The University of Queensland

Professor Alex Richter

Professor, Wellington School of Business and Government, University of Victoria Wellington

Stephanie Elwin

Director, Government & Public Sector, PwC Consulting

Associate Professor Martin O’Brien

MBA Director at Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong

Libby Marshall MBA Committee Lead

CEO & Founder, Steam Capital Managing Director, APAC Business Leadership Summit

SAVE THE DATE 25 & 26 May 2022

Swissôtel | Sydney, Australia


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