Sustainability in Business Council

The Sustainability in Business Council was established in early 2018, with the aim to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership across the Faculty. The Council meets at least three times a year and brings together a cross section of staff to discuss evidence-based advocacy and actions relating to sustainability.

Professor Vanessa Chang (Chair)
PhD FACS
Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Business and Law
Vanessa chairs the Faculty Sustainability in Business Council and the Faculty Gender and Diversity Working Group, and is a member of the University Athena Swan Steering Committee. She has conducted research in responsible governance practices of ICT in corporations and non-profit organisations, in an AusAid project focusing on the sustainable economic development in the public sector in Mongolia, and collaborated in partnership research with the Australia-Africa Universities Network on projects focused on capacity building in education leadership. Vanessa has also served on a number of non-profit boards.

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Helen Verhoeff (Deputy Chair)
MBA
Accreditation and Quality Assurance Manager
Helen is the deputy chair of the Faculty Sustainability in Business Council and provides management and leadership support in the accreditation area within the Faculty of Business and Law. She also provides guidance on best practice quality assurance and is responsible for ensuring sound governance of and compliance with relevant academic policies, processes and guidelines for all FBL programs across all locations.

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Dr Sherry Bawa
BSc(Hons) MSC(Hons) MBA PhD
Senior Lecturer, School of Economics, Finance & Property
Sherry is an EQUIS Champion, a member of PRME council at Curtin and is committed to include business ethics in her teaching deliveries through various case studies and discussions. She cares about Indigenous issues and invites experienced researchers as guest speakers in her classes where students learn about indigenous issues, policies in past and present to close the gap between indigenous and nonindigenous population and understand the possible actions or policies required in our community to address those issues.

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Dr Hugh Finn
BA LLB PhD
Lecturer, Director of Learning & Teaching, Curtin Law School
Hugh Finn is the current chairperson of the management committee for the Environmental Defender’s Office WA. His research focuses on environmental law and policy, with a recent focus on legal frameworks for wild animal welfare.

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Dr Scott Fitzgerald
PhD
Senior Lecturer & Discipline Lead, People, Culture and Organisations, School of Management
Dr Scott Fitzgerald is a Senior Lecturer and Discipline Lead (People, Culture and Organisations) in the School of Management at Curtin Business School. His teaching and research connects with the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Quality Education; Decent Work and Economic Growth; Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; Reduced Inequalities; and Responsible Consumption and Production.

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Carol Dowse
BSc(Hons) MBA
Data Improvement Projects Manager
Carol is the Data Improvement Projects Manager in the Faculty of Business and Law.  In this role, she manages projects and initiatives that develop innovative, robust and sustainable data solutions to support accreditation, rankings and decision making across the faculty.

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Sharyn Gharakhanian
Marketing Manager
Sharyn provides strategic direction, management and guidance for marketing communications functions of the Faculty of Business and Law. With extensive experience within the tertiary sector in both external engagement and marketing positions, Sharyn is passionate about the promotion of higher education and the opportunities tertiary study can provide to students.

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Professor Mark Griffin
Director, Future of Work Institute
Mark Griffin is Director of the Future of Work Institute at Curtin University. His research examines the link between individual and organisational capability in areas such as safety, leadership, well-being, and productivity. He has conducted large-scale collaborative projects with a range of industries including transport, health, education, energy, mining, and finance.

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Renée Hawkins
BCom
Teaching Support Co-ordinator
Renée is responsible for managing the operational and renewal requirements of teaching and course delivery, and the coordination of projects and associated staff within the faculty. She also ensures the smooth delivery of all courses and units across multiple locations; both locally, remotely and internationally, modes of delivery and study periods.

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Dr Megan Le Clus
PhD
Manager External Engagement
Megan is the Manager External Engagement in the Faculty of Business and Law.  In this role, she focuses on the PRME Principles of Partnership and Dialogue, to ensure sustainable goals are communicated with key partners and stakeholders.  Ranging from corporations to non-profit organisations, Megan ensures her practice is based on mutual benefit, reciprocity and sustainability.

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Kaye Mazzoleni
Business Manager, Faculty of Business and Law
Kaye is the Business Manager for the Faculty of Business and Law.  Kaye promotes ethical, responsibility and sustainability practices across the Faculty, ensuring that resources are strategically aligned and prioritised to support achievement of initiatives across all 6 PRME principles.

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Dr Robyn Ouschan
BCom MMgt PhD
Senior Lecturer, School of Marketing
Robyn Ouschan has extensive teaching and research experience in the sustainability area, is the sustainability champion for the School of Marketing and has developed and taught the postgraduate Marketing and Sustainability unit for several semesters.  She conducts research, publishes and supervises HDR and Honours students in a broad range of sustainability areas.

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Dr Silvia Salazar
BA MA PhD
Research Fellow, Bankwest-Curtin Economics Centre
Silvia Salazar is a micro-econometric researcher specialised in development economics and time use. Her research focuses on gender and indigenous inequalities in the labour market as well as on the implications of unpaid work in the economic theory. She has presented her research at numerous international conferences and workshops. Currently, Silvia is a member of the Women in Economics Network (WEN) of WA as well as the Economic Society of Australia (ESA).

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Associate Professor Nigar Sultana
BA(Hons) MA MAcc PhD CA
Associate Professor, School of Accounting
Nigar Sultana is an educator and an industry-focused researcher with more than ten years of experience in tertiary education and research. Her research interests are in the areas of gender diversity, corporate and social accountability, corporate governance including auditing and financial reporting. The teaching-research nexus is integral to Nigar’s teaching ethos and, as such, Nigar’s primary teaching area includes corporate accountability, governance, social responsibility and business ethics.

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Hannah Wilkinson
Director, Student Engagement
Hannah is passionate about improving the student experience, with a particular interest in supporting Curtin’s equity students. Hannah is a Board Member for Curtin University Women in Business, Faculty Advisor for Curtin Enactus (a social entrepreneurship student club) and Member of the Enactus Business Advisory Board.

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