The Vice Chancellor’s External Advisory Board is a stellar group of thought leaders from both within Australia and globally. They will lend their expertise, experience and networks to assist Murdoch University in realising its vision of becoming a truly global institution that educates free thinkers and provides innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.
Chairman and CEO, Geoff Raby and Associates
Dr Geoff Raby was Australia’s Ambassador to China from 2007 to 2011 as is the Chair of the External Advisory Board.
Dr Raby is a member of the non-for-profit Advance Global Advisory Board, University of Sydney’s China Studies Centre Advisory Board, La Trobe University Asia Advisory Board, and Chairman of Western University’s Institute of Australia China Cultural Relations and Arts.
Chairman, Battery Minerals
During 2014, Mr Flanagan was named the Western Australian of the Year and Western Australian Business Leader of the Year. He was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship in 2013 and remains active in the not-for-profit sector.
In January 2018, Mr Flanagan was awarded the prestigious Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia Award.
Founder, Impact Group International
Ranya Alkadamani is the founder of Impact Group International, an experienced team of experts focused on strategic communications advice for innovators, philanthropists, incredible organisations and ASX-listed companies, which are all doing something that will sustainably enhance our society or environment.
Chief Executive, Generation One
Shelley Cable is a Wilman-Nyoongar woman born and raised in Perth, WA. As a Senior Consultant with PwC’s Indigenous Consulting, she is passionate about Indigenous business and financial literacy. She is also a Director of the Indigenous Finance and Business Aboriginal Corporation and was a Finalist in the 2018 Western Australian of the Year Awards.
Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
Alan Dodge has served in the art museum world for over 40 years. Mr Dodge was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, by the French Government in 2004, an Honorary Fellow by Edith Cowan University from 2007, and was recognised with an honour in the Order of Australia (AM) in 2008, for service to the arts.
Partner, National Markets & Countries Leader; China FDI Markets Leader, MinterEllison
Mr Handley is MinterEllison’s National Markets & Countries Leader. He sits on the National Board of the Australia China Business Council (ACBC), and is the current President of the ACBC Western Australia branch.
For the past 10 years, Mr Handley has continuously been rated in the Best Lawyers guide across several prestigious categories.
Barrister, Central Law Chambers, Perth
Formerly the Federal Member for Perth from 2016 - 2018, Mr Hammond was also the Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs and Shadow Minister Assisting in Resources during his time in Parliament. Tim also served as the Federal Senior Vice President of the Australian Labor Party from 2015-2018.
General Manager of Operational Excellence and Health, Environment and Safety, Chevron Australia Pty Ltd
Julia Martin is General Manager of Operational Excellence and Health, Environment and Safety with Chevron Australia Pty Ltd (2018-present). She is also a Vice-Chair on the Board of Directors of IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues. Her diverse 33+ year career in the mining and oil and gas resources sectors, includes roles as a research scientist, oceanographer, environmental and business risk management consultant, and HES leadership positions.
Executive Manager of Social Lending, Keystart Home Loans
Dr Robert Francis Isaacs AM is an Aboriginal Elder from the Whadjuk-Bibilmum Wardandi Noongar language group who has devoted his career to breaking down cultural barriers and improving the lives of disadvantaged people.
In 2015, Robert was named Western Australian of the Year and Western Australia Aboriginal of the Year
WA State Advisory Council President and Director of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia
John Langoulant has held CEO positions in government and the business community for almost 20 years, completing his involvement as Chief Executive Officer of Oakajee Port and Rail Pty Ltd in June 2013.
Mr Langolulant currently chairs government, corporate and not-for-profit entities and consults to the education, banking and resources sector.
CEO, MTP Connect
Ms MacLeman has been and remains a Board member of a number of public and private entities globally including her current appointments as Chair Elect and Non-Executive Director MTPConnect Ltd , veski and Oventus Medical Ltd. She is also active on both government and academic advisory committees.
CEO, Western Australian Cricket Association
Christina Matthews is Chief Executive Officer of the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) and a former Australian cricketer. Named the country’s most capped female Test player and holding the record for the most dismissals by an Australian wicketkeeper, she is one of only three women in the world to hold the position of CEO of a first-class cricket association.
Director General, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, Government of Western Australia
Gail McGowan is the Director General of the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, Western Australia, a major state government instrumentality.
Ms McGowan has extensive public sector experience in a range of areas including land use planning and industry development, having led some of WA’s most significant land assembly and development projects.
Chief Executive Officer, Perdaman Global Services
Maegha Rambal is Chief Executive Officer of Perdaman Global Services and a member of the company’s board of directors. She has extensive experience in both the private and government sectors and has held senior positions in the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Maegha manages corporate direction and brings to Perdaman Global Services the financial audit management expertise and is also involved in the various business investments aspects relating to growth of Perdaman.
Senior Advisor to the President of the African Development Bank
Kevin Chika Urama, FAAS is currently a Senior Advisor to the President of the African Development Bank Group on Inclusive and Green Growth – Strategy, Policy Development and Implementation. He advises the President of the African Development Bank on strategy, policy development and implementation of activities to achieve inclusive and green growth in Africa.
Non-Executive Director, Australia Post
Deidre Willmott is a Non-Executive Director of Australia Post and a director of Kimberley Foundation Australia which supports and encourages scientific research, preservation and promotion of Kimberley rock art and culture and the Perth USAsia Centre, an Australian think tank for the creation of stronger relationships with Asia and the United States.
From 2014 to 2018, Ms Willmott was Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia, and was also Chief of Staff to Premiers Richard Court and Colin Barnett.
Group Business Development Manager, Fortescue Metals Group; Former Chief Representative to China, Government of Western Australia
Mr Bin Jun Zhuang AM has advised many Western Australia companies on their strategies in the People’s Republic of China. He is highly respected by the industry and the Western Australian Government for his contribution and assistance with creating and advising on the issue of trade with China. His contribution to this essential trade relationship was recognised in the 2004 Queen’s Birthday Honours list where he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia.
CEO Sana Living, Former Federal Member of Parliament
Former WA politician Michael Keenan was a member of the House of Representatives for 15 years, representing Stirling for the Liberal Party from 2004 until his retirement in 2019. Mr Keenan is currently the CEO of Sana Living, a disability housing provider in Perth.
Mr Keenan is a founding member of the North Beach Lions Club, and Vice-Patron of Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club, Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club, and Tuart Hill Cricket Club.