Advisory boards in AUT Business School

Connections with business are vital for ensuring that the AUT Business School remains relevant to the world of practice. We welcome the advice and input of local and globally based business people and alumni. We appreciate the commitment of all our advisory board members and recognise the high value of their contribution to the AUT Business School.

Industry Advisory Board

Through the broad local and international experience and perspectives of its members, this Board:

  • Provides strategic advice on the AUT Business School’s vision and direction
  • Informs on trends in business practice and employment
  • Advises on initiatives to enhance the student learning experience

Members

Vena Crawley
Former Chief Customer Officer
Contact Energy

Heather Kean
Chief Human Resources Officer
T&G Global

Rhonda Kite
Managing Director
Echo Screen Production

Jenny Liu
Partner of Taxation
Deloitte

Mike Marr
Managing Director and Group CEO
TPT Group Holding Ltd NZ

Denise O’Shaughnessy
Manager Strategic Advice
Auckland Council

Satish Ranchhood
Senior Economist, Financial Markets
Westpac Institutional Bank

Mark Smith
Chief Information Officer
Green Cross Health

Peter Vial
Group Executive
Chartered Accountants Australia and NZ

Monica Briggs
CEO of Child Cancer Foundation

Kate Tulp
Former Head of Corporate & Global Enterprise Sector
Vodafone

Llori Valenzuela
General Manager eCommerce and Digital
Fonterra

Meriem Beveridge
Senior Manager Supply Chain and Sustainability
Air New Zealand

International Alumni Advisory Board

This board enables the AUT Business School to engage with alumni around the world. Through the experience and perspectives of its members, as both business professionals and alumni, the Board provides input on matters that are of interest to alumni and that support the strategic objectives of the School.

Members

Alex Bartley-Catt
Managing Director
Spacetime
New Zealand

Jessica Furmanski
Project Manager
Forum One
USA

Alyssa Hoffmann
Development Marketing Manager
Stockland
Australia

Daniel Hu
Head of China Business
HOPPE North America Inc
China

Andrew King
Competitive Strategy
Docusign
USA

Aaron McDowell
Manager, Omnichannel Marketing - Australasia
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®)
Australia

Nina McHardy
Alliance Community and Stakeholder Relations Manager
Fulton Hogan
Australia

Bhavik Merchant
Vice President
YES Bank
India

Glen Oliver
Head of Agile Portfolio Office
Liberty Specialty Markets
England, UK

Avi Prasad
Head of Digital Marketing
Monstercat
Canada

Gary Wang
Founder
LockInChina
China

Gaurav Yadav
Associate Vice President - Human Resources
Kotak Mahindra Bank
Mumbai, India

Wayne Zhang
Group Managing Director
Chancellor Construction Group
New Zealand

Contact us

If you're interested in engaging with our students or staff at the AUT Business School, contact:

Melanie Barr
Director Student, Business and Community Partnerships
Email: melanie.barr@aut.ac.nz
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 9336

Nirisha Niranjan
Partnerships Coordinator
Email: nirisha.niranjan@aut.ac.nz
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 5809

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