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Dr Barry V. Bales


Barry V. Bales is Assistant Dean for Professional Development at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin, where he directs seminars on leadership, executive development and other areas of professional development for over 3,000 people each year.

Dr Bales is a frequent seminar/conference speaker in the areas of leadership, systems thinking, strategic thinking, strategic planning and executive development. He has taught and/or consulted with private sector, government and non-profit leaders throughout the US, Philippines, Brazil, China, South Africa, Australia and India.

Domenic Carbone

LLM (Commercial), GCLP, LLB

Domenic lectures in Business Law for the MBA program in the University of Adelaide Business School, and has previously lectured in Law for Practising Managers at the Australian Graduate School of Management.

He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia, a consulting tax advisor to legal and accounting firms, and operates a tax and legal practice on a part-time basis. Domenic is also a former manager with a worldwide "Big 5" accounting firm and a senior officer in the Australian Taxation Office.

James Carlopio

B.A., M.A., PhD

James is an internationally recognised consultant in the private and public sectors, having worked on numerous change and strategy-by-design projects for major Australian, European and US-based organisations.

He is also a former Associate Professor of Management in the Faculty of Business, Technology and Sustainable Development at Bond University, Queensland, and a subject developer and senior lecturer in the Australian Graduate School of Management's world-class executive education and MBA programs.

Dr Jodie Conduit

B. Com (Hons), PhD (Monash)

Jodie is a Senior Lecturer with The University of Adelaide Business School. She has over 10 years experience teaching undergraduate, postgraduate and executive courses at several of Australia's leading universities.

Jodie also has extensive industry experience. Most recently, she was a Senior Market Research Manager with National Australia Bank, and prior to that worked as a consultant with clients including ANZ Bank, American Express, Optus, Australia Post and more.

As a market research specialist, Jodie has been involved in a wide range of marketing projects and ongoing programs incorporating product development, brand re-launch, retail store development, sponsorship, advertising and brand performance, service delivery and customer satisfaction.

Dr Chris Graves

Co-Founder, Family Business Education & Research Group (FBERG), The University of Adelaide

Chris leads the Adelaide Business School's FBERG, and has substantial experience teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Australia and Asia. He holds a Masters in Economics from the University of New England, and a PhD from The University of Adelaide, which investigated factors limiting the ability of family-owned SMEs to grow internationally, and how they could be overcome. Chris has also worked extensively as a Chartered Accountant across multiple sectors.

Alina Lebed

MBA, BSc, G Cert Ed, Dip Management & Intl Trade

Alina is a leading management consultant specialising in complex problem solving for a variety of clients throughout Adelaide and interstate. Prior to this role, she led the Business Advisory Practice for an international consulting firm in Adelaide.

Alina has also lectured in the areas of Strategy, Risk and Project Management at the University of Adelaide since 2003. Her relevant areas of expertise include strategic analysis, business and marketing planning, corporate governance, business case analysis, risk management, economic and industry development, change management, strategic procurement and, of course, contract management.

She has designed and implemented multiple training programs on many of these topics to a range of corporate and government clients, both locally and internationally.

David Murphy

B.A. (Acc) (SAIT); Dip. Ed. Admin; Grad Dip App Fin & Inv (SIA)

David graduated from the South Australian Institute of Technology in Accountancy, majoring in Company Evaluation. Studies in Education, Education Administration and Applied Finance and Investment followed. He is a Certified Practicing Accountant and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

David was Head of Economics and Business Studies at Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, until 1994. From teaching David moved to the field of Corporate Governance. In recent years he has occupied the positions of Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer in firms engaged in Outdoor Education, Hospitality, Forestry, Transport and Viticulture. Prior to joining the AGSB in April 2005, as an Adjunct Lecture, David was General Manager, Asset Services, for Metropolitan Domiciliary Care, a Government agency that provides care to the frail aged in our community.

David is a Partner in two family firms engaged in stock market activities and commercial consultancy. His academic interests lie in the field of Financial Management, Stock Market activities and Economic Analysis as they particularly relate to small and medium sized enterprises

David Pender

BEc, MBA (Adelaide), CA

David is a leading Australian consultant specialising in the development and success of knowledge-intensive organisations.He has worked widely in the public and not-for-profit sectors both in Australia and overseas concentrating on sustainable performance improvement through people and organisational development. The application of knowledge management principles and negotiation skills are a key part of his work.

David is also an adjunct lecturer at the Business School conducting classes in negotiation, knowledge management and leadership. He is also completing his PhD in knowledge management at the School.

Joyce Sparks

BA (Psychology), MCC

Joyce is the Director of the Governor's Centre, LBJ School of Public Affairs, at The University of Texas. The Centre provides professional development services for thousands of managers and leaders at all organisational levels each year.

Joyce is an ICF Credentialed Master Certified Coach, has been doing executive coaching for over 17 years and has worked with government executives as well as private sector clients. She has provided leadership development and coaching sessions for executive officials from across the United States, Canada, Eastern Europe, Africa, Brazil and Australia.

Andrew Stevens

MBA (Adel)

Andrew is passionate about the role that management and leadership development plays in making organisations, communities and even societies more productive, more human and more successful. He designs and delivers programs in Australia and USA on managing in complexity, mindfulness, VUCA, adaptive leadership, leadership effectiveness and change.

Andrew was recently the Director of the Executive Education Unit at the University of Adelaide, where he led a wide variety of Leadership and Management programs for approximately 1,200 participants per year from a diverse range of private, public and not-for-profit organisations in Australia and overseas.

He completed an MBA at the University of Adelaide in 2005 and is a fellow of the Governors Leadership Foundation Program (GLF). In 2013 he attended the Art and Practice of Leadership Development program at Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government. In addition Andrew is the past Chair of the USA based Conference on Management, Executive and Professional Development (CMED) advisory board.

Andrew is currently the lead facilitator on the Transformative Leadership Program, an adaptive leadership program designed and delivered in conjunction with the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.

Dr John Viljoen

BCom (Hons), MCom (Hons), PhD (Rhodes)

Dr Viljoen is a highly experienced consultant, educator, research and presenter. He has held numerous teaching and research positions in world-class business schools, and has been active in the design and development of management programs.

He is highly sought after as a consultant and has worked with a number of prominent organisations. John has published widely on management subjects, including Australia's first and best-selling book on Strategic Management, which is now in its fourth edition.

He is the managing director of a Melbourne based consulting company that helps organisations develop their strategy, leadership potential and performance management systems. Prior to establishing his consultancy in 1996, John was a Director of Deakin Australia, the commercial arm of Deakin University. He was previously an Associate Professor of Management at Deakin University and a Director of Deakin's MBA Programs.

Lois Whittall

BA Hons (Liverpool), MBA (Adelaide), FCMA

Lois has a background in Organisational Development, Finance and Human Resource Management. She has worked in a variety of public and private sector senior management and consulting roles in the UK, Australia and South East Asia.

Lois teaches Fundamentals of Leadership, Human Resource Management, the Management of Change and Managerial Leadership in the Business School's MBA in Adelaide, Singapore and Hong Kong, and has designed and delivered Leadership Development programs for a number of global companies.

Sue Zablud


Sue has operated her own highly successful consultancy in the fields of coaching, mentoring and career management since 2003. Prior to this she directed the development of an innovative and internationally recognised career management and coaching service within the MBA program at Mt Eliza Business School.

An accomplished communicator and presenter, Sue has considerable experience and expertise in facilitating workshops in top-200 companies, the public sector and SME environments. She has developed and directed executive programs on coaching, career management and leadership and is highly skilled in providing one-on-one coaching services to executives and their teams.

Max Zornada

BE (Mech)(Hons), MBA

Max is an Adjunct Lecturer in the University of Adelaide Business School, with extensive experience teaching MBA, Executive Education and Management Development Seminars, and as a hands-on practitioner consulting to major corporations on the achievement of Operational Excellence throughout Australia, the US, Middle East, UK, Western Europe and Asia.

He has also presented the TQM and Data Analysis and Statistical Business Modelling subjects in the Executive MBA programs at the Australian Graduate School of Management and University of New South Wales.

Max was a Visiting Professor in the MBA program at the Consorzio MIP at the Politecnico di Milano in Milan early in 1998, where he taught Business Process Reengineering. And he has been, and is currently, a consulting Six Sigma Master Black Belt to several global services organisations.

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