UBSS Academic
Staff profiles

At UBSS, our students are educated by some of the brightest leaders and expert practitioners in the business world, with years of practical experience across a wide variety of industries.

 

UBSS Academic
Staff profiles

At UBSS, our students are educated by some of the brightest leaders and expert practitioners in the business world, with years of practical experience across a wide variety of industries.

 

Leading your future
UBSS Academic team

At UBSS, our vision is to inspire the ambitious and forward-thinking nature of each of our students. We know that this depends heavily on the leadership quality of our staff, teachers, educators and faculty. This is why we place such a great emphasis on selecting and nurturing our UBSS teams, so that our students always feel well-supported and taught by industry leaders. Our UBSS staff know exactly what it takes to be successful in the business world, and seek to mentor our students to provide them with the best chance to prosper in their own chosen careers. The experience, professionalism, and real-world understanding of each of our staff members filters through every aspect of the teaching process. From lectures to hands-on tutorials, the UBSS teams always offer their support, wisdom and advice to each and every student along their education journey with us.

Boasting over 6 full-time staff and around 23 part-time staff, UBSS ensures that every member of our academic team is AQF+1 compliant, with their performance is regularly reviewed by our Program Directors. This ensures our high standards remain consistent. 

At UBSS, we also encourage and support our academic team in their own continuing professional development - this is because we believe that no one should ever stop learning. As the world evolves, our staff need to ensure that their industry knowledge remains current for our students. In addition, we hold our own UBSS professional development days each trimester for our staff, to upskill their general capabilities and competencies.

By keeping up to date with changing practices, our staff maintain adaptability through both predictable and unexpected changes. As an example, when the COVID pandemic hit our shores in 2020, each of our staff played a significant role in ensuring the transition to online learning was a smooth one for both students and teachers. It is for these reasons and many more that each member of our academic team has enjoyed so much success in their own careers, and they continue to pass this experience on to every student they have the pleasure of teaching.

Staff Awards

At UBSS, we aim to give our students every opportunity to succeed in their business endeavours. One of the ways that we seek to do this is by continually recruiting and retain a high-quality academic team for our students to learn and gain experience from.

Our established workforce consists of many pioneers and leaders in the business world. Each member of our academic team is selected due to their inspiring levels of success in their chosen fields, and are in a perfect position to pass their knowledge and expertise onto their students.

UBSS is proud to boast such a diverse, high-achieving academic team. From younger professionals who’ve enjoyed success early in their careers, to older industry veterans with years of experience to hand down to their students. On top of this, our female staff now make up 48% of our team - a truer reflection of the wider population.

Around 30% of our staff have now been with us for 3 years or longer, and more than 10% have been with us for more than 7 years, which is well above industry averages. We take pride in the longevity of our staff, and we continue to ensure that we provide a conducive working environment that allows them to do their best for our students.

At UBSS, we pride ourselves on recognising the services and achievements of all our staff. We regularly honour staff members who have achieved 5, 10 or 15 years of service with UBSS.

Professor Andy West and Sir Gerard Newcombe presenting Associate Professor Wayne Smithson with his 5 year service award.

Professor Andy West, Sir Gerard Newcombe and Associate Professor Felix Stravens presenting Nilima Paul with her 10 year service award.


Professor Andy West and Sir Gerard Newcombe presenting Sumera Qasim with her 5 year service award.


Professor Andy West, Sir Gerard Newcombe and Associate Professor Felix Stravens presenting Richard Xi with his 5 year service award.


Alan Manly and Gerard Newcombe presenting Felicity Van with her 10 year service award.

 

Ada Chow, Danielle Huynh, and Paul Hauenschild presenting Felicity Van with her 10 year service award.

 

Professor Andy West and Gerard Newcombe presenting Madilina Tresca with her 5 year service award.

 

Gerard Newcombe presenting Madilina Tresca with her 5 year service award.

 

Gerard Newcombe presenting Professor Greg Whateley with his 5 year service award.

 

Professor Andrew West and Gerard Newcombe presenting Jotsana Roopram with her 5 year service award.

 

Gerard Newcombe presenting Professor Andrew West with his 5 year service award.

 

Greg Whateley (UBSS Dean) presenting Dr. Nilima Paul her 5 year service award.

 

Divya Judge receiving her 5 year service award from Greg Whateley (UBSS Dean).

 

Joy Fettahlioglu receiving her 5 year service award from Greg Whateley (UBSS Dean).

 

Gerard Newcombe (GCA Marketing Director) presenting Dr. Syed Uddin his 15 year service award.

 

Gerard Newcombe (GCA Marketing Director) presenting Sue Cameron her 5 year service award.

 

Gerard Newcombe (GCA Marketing Director) presenting Dr. Frank Alafaci his 5 year service award.

 

Alan Manly (GCA MD) presenting Felicity Van her 5 year service award.

 

Gerard Newcombe (GCA Marketing Director) presenting James Manly his 15 year service award.

 

Alan Manly (GCA MD) presenting Supatcha Jitsuwantaya her 5 year service award.

 

Alan Manly (GCA MD) presenting Jason Whitfield his 15 year service award.

 

Alan Manly (GCA MD) presenting Carlos Munoz his 5 year service award.

 

Alan Manly (GCA MD) presenting Doris Leung her 5 year service award.

 

Chris Harris receiving his 10 year service award from Alan Manly (GCA MD).

Supplier Awards

At UBSS, we believe in the importance of acknowledging all those who contribute to our school. After all, an educational institution works through the united collaboration of many parts.
It’s these valuable contributions, from IT hardware to printers and more, that supports us in our endeavours to educate the next generation of leaders.
We recognise the exceptional contributions and dedication of our service suppliers, and we especially wish to acknowledge those that have been working with us for 5, 10 or 15 years.

Alan Manly (GCA MD), Jennifer McCarthy, and Gerard Newcombe presenting Marcio Silva (Eastern Car Wash) with his 5 year service award.

 

Alan Manly (GCA MD) and Jennifer McCarthy presenting Leo Fletcher (Vending Revolution) with his 10 year service award.

 

Alan Manly (GCA MD), Jennifer McCarthy, and Gerard Newcombe presenting Rahul Daga (Snap Printing) with his 10 year service award.

Meet our experts

Emeritus Professor Greg Whateley
Professor Andy West
Emeritus Professor Angus Hooke
Associate Professor Felix Stravens
Associate Professor Wayne Smithson
Adjunct Professor Art Phillips
Associate Professor Cyril Jankoff
Assistant Professor Ajay Kumar
Assistant Professor Frank Alafaci
Assistant Professor Harry Tse
Assistant Professor Jessica Chen
Assistant Professor Jotsana Roopram
Assistant Professor Kay Naumann
Assistant Professor Lu Jiao
Assistant Professor Mavi Glinoga
Assistant Professor Nadeem Tahir
Assistant Professor Natasha Jacques
Assistant Professor Nilima Paul
Assistant Professor Richard Xi
Assistant Professor Stephen Parker
Assistant Professor Dr Sudhir Lodh
Assistant Professor Suzanne Cameron
Assistant Professor Syed Uddin
Jason Whitfield
Madilina Tresca
Associate Professor Ashok Chanda
Assistant Professor Mohammad Akbar
Associate Professor Danny Bigatton
Assistant Professor Igor Bosma
Assistant Professor John Edwards
Assistant Professor Nirosha Gunasekera
Assistant Professor Amy Lee
Assistant Professor Leanne McCoy
Assistant Professor Wilson Ow
Assistant Professor Michael McCormick
Assistant Professor Nisha Dookie
Assistant Professor Zahra Sadeghinejad
Assistant Professor Kaneez Selim
Assistant Professor Jim Lim
Assistant Professor Evi Lanasier
Veronica Sorace
Assistant Professor Dr Sara Ghavami