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Bond University appoints new Dean

Bond University has appointed Professor Mark Hirst as Dean of the Bond Business School, Technology and Sustainable Development, effective July 2010.

Professor Hirst will join Bond from the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales, where he currently holds the position of Professor of Management. He has previously held a number of senior positions at the Australian Graduate School of Management.

“We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Professor Hirst, who is very highly regarded in academic and business circles both in Australia and abroad,” said Bond University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Stable,

“Professor Hirst will build upon the excellent relationships that have already been developed between the Faculty and businesses across Australia.

“He will also oversee the finalisation of our accreditation with the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business, being the preeminent academic accreditation body for business schools, and whose recognition will confirm Bond’s position as one of the leading business schools in Australia,” Professor Stable said.

Professor Hirst said he was looking forward to the challenge of emphasising consistency around Bond’s core teaching and research activities and working with others to create an environment where people will choose to work and learn at Bond. 

“My initial impressions of Bond are of a young, nimble and growing organisation with an enviable reputation for providing the highest quality teaching that delivers ‘work-ready’ graduates.

“One of my key priorities will be to reinforce Bond's competitive strength around teaching and in so doing provide consistency in direction and values. I am also keen to reinforce the focus on quality research and support aspirations to enhance the number of faculty who are research active,” he said.

With degrees in accounting, finance, economics and management, Professor Hirst has designed and delivered management development programs in Australia, USA, Asia and Europe, advising many top tier firms including the Westfield Group, News Ltd, Fairfax Ltd, AIG, Westpac, Optus and Rio Tinto.

He has been a Visiting Professor in France (INSEAD); Singapore (INSEAD); China (CEIBS); and the United States (Duke CE) (SDSU).

His research and consulting interests focus on strategy implementation and organisational design issues that arise within a value based management framework. His articles have appeared in leading Australian and overseas journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Accounting Organisations and Society and the Journal of Applied Psychology.


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