Classroom meets boardroom
Bond Business School breaks down the barriers between the classroom and the boardroom by collaborating with local and international organisations. Our corporate connections help develop industry-relevant programs, guide our research focus, facilitate class projects, and deliver career opportunities for students. Some of our affiliates include:
Further ensuring industry relevance, the Bond Business School meets regularly with dedicated industry advisory boards. By lending their support, expertise and influence, the boards seek to facilitate the achievement of our mission and objectives, and their extensive networks ensure our students are up-to-date with the industry’s latest trends.
Victor Hoog Antink (Chair)
Bond Business School
Everest MB Pty Ltd
St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School
ECP Asset Management Pty Ltd
Wharf Hotels Management Limited, Hong Kong
Associate Dean, External Engagement
Bond Business School, Bond University
Associate Dean Development
Bond Business School, Bond University
Director, Centre for Business Analytics
Melbourne Business School
Executive Director/Head of Institutional Bank, Queensland
Westpac Institutional Bank
RACQ - NZ
Mr Greg Strydom
Chief Operating Officer Frizelle Automotive
Frizelle Sunshine Automotive
Mr Shane Kennelly
Ms Deborah Jenkins
General Manager Divisional Delivery
Neeti Mehta Shukla
Co-Founder and Senior Vice President, Brand Strategy & Culture Architect
Automation Anywhere – San Francisco
Judy Hill (Chair)
Accommodation Division Manager
Queensland Hotel Association
Executive Manager of Human Resources
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
Mercure Gold Coast
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
International Business Development Manager
Gold Coast Airport
Chief Executive Officer
Queensland Tourism Industry Council
Vice President of Human Resources
Wyndham Asia Pacific
Group General Manager of Revenue
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Wyndham Asia Pacific
Director Marketing & Communication
HOTA, Home of the Arts
Executive & General Manager
Village Roadshow Theme Parks, Sea World & Water Park
Seaworld Resort and Water Park
Paul Detheridge (Chair)
Shibusa Pty Ltd
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Hillcrest Christian College
Co-Founder & Director
KJ Ross & Associates
Advisory Software Engineer
Executive General Manager
The Industry Advisory Committee for Sport Management provides independent regular feedback and advice on quality assurance and the overarching operational objectives for the Sport Management program.
Membership of the board includes internal and external stakeholders from both public and private sectors, and professional disciplines which have an affinity with the Sport Management program’s educational interests and aspirations. The vision in the formation of this Advisory Board is to deliver quality student learning outcomes. Individuals on the board are vastly experienced in the management of sport, and as a collective, represent the diversity of the sport sector.
|Matt Burgess||Director, Burgess Sport and Entertainment Law (Bond alumnus)|
|Fiona De Jong||Director of Sport, Australian Olympic Committee (Bond alumna)|
|Scott Gillies||Chief Executive Officer, Surfing Queensland|
|Michael Groom||Oceania Operations Manager, International Rugby Board|
|Liz Hepple||Athlete Career and Education Senior Advisor, Queensland Academy of Sport|
|Liz Muenchow||Senior Development Officer Recreation Services for the Chief Executive Officer, Gold Coast City Council|
|Clare Ramsay||Economic Development and Major Projects Business Development Manager, Gold Coast City Council|
|Donna Spethman||National Programs Manager, Australian University Sport|
|Andrew Thomas||Corporate Development Manager, Gold Coast Suns|
|Matt Wilson||Senior Vice President of International Event Operations, Association of Surfing Professionals; and Bond Adjunct Assistant Professor|
|Danny O’Brien||Program Leader; Associate Professor of Sport Management|
|Mike Raybould||Associate Professor of Tourism Management|
|Lisa Gowthorp||Assistant Professor of Sport Management|
|Glen Tunks||Academic Lead, Professional Internships, Senior Teaching Fellow|
|Andrew Lovis||Faculty Business Director, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine|
|Holly Naughton||Sport Management Student Representative|
Founder and CEO, GoldBean
Jane Barratt is the founder and CEO of GoldBean. She is a long-term investor and champion of financial literacy.
Prior to GoldBean, Ms Barratt spent 20 years driving growth for Fortune 500 companies, with a focus on technology and financial services. Her career at the forefront of the digital revolution included leading agencies and developing global and digital practices for Havas, Sapient, Young & Rubicam and Dentsu.
Ms Barratt, a Bond University alumna, has lived and worked in six different countries and is endlessly fascinated by the cultural differences when it comes to business, money and investing. Her courses on LinkedIn Learning have helped hundreds of thousands of people all over the world gain a deeper understanding of personal finance and investing.
Her current roles include:
- Founder & CEO, GoldBean
- Board Director, Canadian Listed Edgewater Wireless
- Author: LinkedIn Learning
- Advisor: ERA - Entrepreneur Roundtable Accelerator
CEO and Founder, RF Capital Private Equity; Chairman, Frontier Digital Ventures Limited;
Director, Virgin Australia Limited; Director, Velocity Frequent Flyer Limited
After 10 years with Goldman Sachs in London and Sydney, Mr Baxby joined Virgin Management in 2004 as the CEO of the Asia Pacific region. He was responsible for the Group’s investments in Virgin Mobile, Virgin Active, Virgin Money and Virgin Australia.
Mr Baxby moved to Shanghai in 2006 to establish a number of start-up businesses in the Asia Pacific region and in 2008 moved to Geneva to assume responsibilities for the Virgin Group’s investments in Aviation. In 2008 he joined the Board of Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America and Air Asia X and became Chairman of Virgin Unite in Australia, the Virgin Group’s charitable foundation.
In 2011 he was named the co-CEO of Virgin Group, with responsibility for all of Virgin Group's global investments. In 2014, Mr Baxby assumed the role of CEO and President of Global Blue, based in Switzerland, working for Silverlake and Partners Group.
The Bond University alumnus recently returned to the Asia Pacific region and is involved in a range of directorships and investments. He is married to Selina with three daughters Zara, Imogen and Amelia.
His current positions include:
- CEO and Founder - RF Capital Private Equity - a $200m mid cap private equity fund in partnership with the Roberts Family
- Chairman - Frontier Digital Ventures Limited - an ASX listed holding company for 20 market leading online classified websites in emerging markets
- Director - Virgin Australia Limited
- Director - Velocity Frequent Flyer Limited
- Director and shareholder - Workpac Limited - Australia's largest blue collar labour hire company
- Bond University - Councillor
Co-Founder and Portfolio Manager, ECP Asset Management
Jared Pohl has more than a decade of experience in technology and investment in both public and private markets, locally and abroad. He is a co-founder of and portfolio manager at ECP Asset Management (“ECPAM”), managing more than $600 million for some of Australia’s most sophisticated investors. ECPAM can be characterised as an investor focused on high quality growth assets that exhibit sustainable competitive advantages.
Previously, Mr Pohl was part of the highly successful investment team at Hyperion Asset Management. Hyperion is one of Australia’s best-known investment managers, with assets in excess of $5 billion. They are one of the largest technology investors in the country and have been the recipient of numerous industry awards and accolades. In addition to his time at Hyperion, Mr Pohl spent time seconded to Wastach Advisors LLC in the USA, where he was a part of their private markets team, Cross Creek Advisors LLC.
Mr Pohl is an alumnus of Bond University and regularly presents on investment and entrepreneurship at universities and industry events.
His directorships include:
- Director of A Sound Life Charity
- Director of ECP Asset Management Pty Ltd
- An Alternate Director of Barrack Street Investments Pty Ltd
- Advisory Board Member, Bond University Business School
Founder, Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited
Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur (OQCE)
Mark Sowerby is the founder of Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited, an ASX listed (ASX: BLA) alternative asset manager investing across private equity, venture capital, private real estate, water, infrastructure, hedge funds and agriculture.
A decade after starting Blue Sky, Mr Sowerby handed the business over to the team to spend more time with his wife Heidi and his two sons, Lachlan and Patrick, and to help with projects that have a positive social impact.
At the time of his 'retirement' Blue Sky had a market capitalisation of more than $500 million, $2.4 billion under management, investment returns of 16.7% pa compounding and was amongst Australia’s top 300 listed companies.
In 2015, Mr Sowerby received the University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award, was recognised as Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Queensland and completed a successful swim crossing of the English Channel. Mr Sowerby serves on the Board of the Starlight Children’s Foundation and Racing Queensland and was recently appointed by the Premier as Queensland’s first Chief Entrepreneur.
Mr Sowerby is originally from Warren in western New South Wales, studying Agricultural Science at the University of Queensland before completing a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment through the Securities Institute of Australia and a Masters of Business Administration (at UQ).