Current Board Directors

SEAANZ is governed by its constitution and an Executive Board comprising elected members of the organisation. The current Executive Board is made up of the following people:


Professor Tim Mazzarol, B.A (Hons), B.Ed., MBA (Dist), PhD
President
UWA Business School
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, WA 6009 WA 6009
Australia
Phone: +618 6488-3981
Fax: +618 6488-1072
Bio

Tim Mazzarol is a Winthrop Professor in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Marketing and Strategy at the University of Western Australia, an affiliate Professor with the Burgundy School of Business, Groupe ESC Dijon, Bourgogne, France; and an Adjunct Professor with the University of the South Pacific. He is also the Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation (CEMI), an independent initiative designed to enhance awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation and small business management; and Director, of the Co-operative Enterprise Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Western Australia. Tim is a Qualified Practising Market Researcher (QPMR) as recognised by the Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS), and President of the Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ). He has around 20 years of experience of working with small entrepreneurial firms as well as large corporations and government agencies. He is the author of several books on entrepreneurship, small business management and innovation. He holds a PhD in Management and an MBA with distinction from Curtin University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Murdoch University, Western Australia.
Professor Morgan P. Miles, B.Sc Ag Econs, M.Sc Ag Econs, DBA (Marketing)
Committee Member
2016
University of Canterbury
Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch --
New Zealand
Phone: +643 364 6671
Bio

Morgan P. Miles is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Canterbury; Previously he had been the Tom Hendrix Chair of Excellence at the University of Tennessee Martin, Professor of Enterprise Development at the University of Tasmania, and Professor of Marketing at Georgia Southern University.  He has been a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech, Cambridge University, University of Stockholm, the University of Otago, University of Auckland, and an Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury.  He holds a D.B.A. in marketing from Mississippi State University.  His research interest includes social entrepreneurship and marketing; corporate venturing; engineering and technical entrepreneurship; agricultural, rural and community entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship and economic development; entrepreneurial marketing, and corporate social responsibility.
Professor John Rice, PhD, Curtin; MBus, QUT, MBA, Griffith, Grad Dip Global Wth Mgt, Adelaide, Grad Cert Ed (Higher Ed), Adelaide, BBus, QUT
Committee Member
2016
University of New England
UNE Business School
Armidale NSW 2351
Australia
Phone: +61 2 6773 2474
Bio

John joined the UNE Business School in 2015, having worked previously at Griffith and Adelaide Universities and at the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. He is Discipline Leader for the Management and Marketing group within the UNE Business School and serves on the UNE Academic Board. He teaches in the areas of strategic management and general management and has supervised more than ten doctoral students to completion. He writes regularly for The Conversation on issues relating to business and education. John lives in Armidale with his wife and three children. Having grown up in Queensland, he is a passionate Maroons supporter. John has interests in extractive and agricultural industries as a context, with research interests in innovation, value creation and addition and data analysis. He has recently completed projects for NSW DPI and AMPC. Previously, he has completed projects for Telstra, the CEPU and the Queensland Departments of Transport and Health. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of several journals, Education+Training, Journal of Management and Organisation, Journal of Small Business Management and the Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship. John’s research spans a number of areas, with a focus on strategy, innovation and the environmental consequences of business. His research has appeared in more than 50 journal articles, including in Research Policy, Technovation, the Journal of Small Business Management and the International Small Business Journal. John has received Category 1 funding from the ARC's Linkage program (twice), the ALTC and the Centre for Workplace Leadership.
Professor Geoff Soutar, B.Econ (UWA), MA, PhD (Cornell), FAIM, FMIS, FANZAM
2016
University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009
Australia
Phone: +618 6488 7885
Fax: +618 6488 1072
Bio

Winthrop Professor Geoffrey Soutar graduated in economics from the University of Western Australia (UWA) and undertook doctoral training at Cornell University before returning to teach at the UWA, from 1973 to 1986. He was Foundation Professor of Management at Curtin University of Technology from 1986 to 1994 and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Public Management at Edith Cowan University from 1994 until 1999. He was also Director of the Graduate School of Management at UWA from 2000 until 2007 and Head of the Marketing Discipline Group at UWA from 2008 to 2016. W/Prof. Soutar has been a consultant to a large number of private and public sector organisations in Australia and internationally and has been active in research across a wide area, publishing more than 200 research papers in journals and in book chapters, as well as a number of research monographs, across a wide range of management and marketing areas and presenting more than 300 papers at seminars and conferences. His present research interests include cross-cultural decision-making, new product and service development and the marketing of services, especially educational and tourism services. He has a particular interest in service quality and its impact on organisational success, from which evolved a long-term study of consumption value and its impact on people's willingness to buy and their subsequent satisfaction or dissatisfaction.
Ms. Judith van Unen
Committee Member
2016
Justice Equality Rights Access (JERA) International
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
Phone:
Bio

Judith van Unen is the Founding Director, Chief Financial Officer and joint CEO at Justice Equality Rights Access (JERA) International, a not-for-profit organization based in Melbourne. JERA is dedicated to bringing about positive change for women and works across Australia and the Asia Pacific Region to promote gender equality. Judith founded JERA in July 2009 and is active across a wide range of groups and networks of both men and women to advance gender equality. She has a strong background in gender equality and is a Director of the National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) and member of the ANZOG Institute for Governance, UN Association of Australia (UNAA), and UN Women Australia. She also served as Oceania Sub-Regional Co-ordinator for the Business and Professional Women International (BPW) during 2011 to 2014 where she undertook work to help advance equal opportunities for women in the Pacific region. She has also served as a National Council Member for the Defence Reserves Support Council; as a Director of the Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA), and as National President of Riding for the Disabled Association of Australia.
Mr. Daniel Boland, Dip. Management, (completed 2014 included a specialist subject) - Innovation in the Workplace , Cert IV Assessment & Workplace Training, (incl. Mentoring in the Workplace ) APEC Certified Small Business Counsellor
Committee Member
SeeGreen Communications, Creative Education Cluster Inc.
2 Nerang Close
West Pennant Hills NSW 2125
Australia
Phone: 0413 543 977, +61 2 9980 1458
Bio

Daniel Boland is the owner-manager of SeeGreen Communications, a specialist business consultancy focusing on sales and marketing, plus the mentoring of small enterprise owners and managers. He is also actively engaged in the field of vocational training and assessment for the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. Daniel is currently for 2014-17, an advisory board member of Catholic Care Broken Bay, covering Sydney North and the NSW Central Coast. This agency supports the most disadvantaged young people and families in our region, especially those with a disability or in “Out of Home” care.Daniel has extensive experience of providing support to small business clients. From 2006 to 2011 he was the Small Business Advisory Services Manager for the Eastern Suburbs Business Enterprise Centre Inc. (ESBEC) and mentored over 450 clients a year. This involved the provision of confidential small business advice and also training and seminar sessions. His work was widely acknowledged and he was a regular guest speaker on ABC 702 talk back radio where he provided state-wide audiences with small business advice and referral options. In addition Daniel has held positions with Macquarie Employment Training Services (2003-2005); Mamre Project & Homestead (1996); Work Ventures Sydney BEC (1997-2001); and DesignBase Advisory Service (1991-1995). These roles have seen Daniel serve as a small business coach, trainer and mentor. From 1988 to 1991 he was also a new business sales consultant for Jim Dyer Agencies, a small family owned company, and prior to that he held sales and marketing positions for Rosenthal WMF Hotel ware and the Finnish Importing Co.This work involved major business to business sales and marketing projects at the national level. Daniel has a passion for small business and sees his mission as "providing productive and innovative outcomes to a diverse community and business enterprise sector". Daniel’s current social enterprise project, Yaama Guroo – Welcome to Country, works with remote outback NSW indigenous communities to enhance their employment and working career options.
Mark Brennan
Committee Member
2013
GPO Box 9839
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia
Phone: +61 423 024 157
Bio

Mark Brennan is the former Australian Small Business Commissioner (ASBC). He held this position in from January 2013 until March 2016. Mark has a strong track record of achievement in the small business area. Prior to his appointment as ASBC, Mark was the Victorian Small Business Commissioner for seven years. This was the first such appointment in Australia. In 2011 he was named "National Small Business Champion" by the Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA) for his work in guiding and developing the small business commissioner role in Victoria. Mark has owned and operated his own small business and has held a range of positions for the Victorian and Federal Governments. This included the Executive Director of Small Business in the former Department of State Development. In 2010 he was appointed Director of Liquor Licensing in Victoria, a position he held following his term as Victoria Small Business Commissioner. Mark is a qualified barrister and solicitor and has worked in private practice in these capacities. He is highly respected across all levels of government and the wider business community.
Mr. David Gregory
Committee Member
2015
Small Business Mentoring Service Inc.
3 Bowen Court
Ringwood North VIC 3134
Australia
Phone: +613-9879-4476, 0409-556-613
Bio

David Gregory is the CEO of the Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS Inc), an organisation that has delivered support to the small business sector for almost 30 years. SBMS operates as a not for profit organisation that provides coalface support though retired and semi-retired volunteers and business experts.  Under David’s stewardship, SBMS has grown to having over 150 highly qualified Mentors and operates primarily in Victoria, with mentors also available in NSW and Tasmania.In 2013 David founded a second division to offer opportunities for small businesses to access an ever expanding range of services and training. In 3 short years The Small Business Institute (TSBI)has grown to have over 15,500 members and delivers training, workshops, membership and support to small business both on and offline.David sits on a number of advisory committees for government and business organisations and is a sought after commentator to the media on small business issues. In 2009 as a result of the black Saturday bushfires, David was asked to join the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authorities working party and played a key role in providing support to thousands of impacted businesses throughout the impacted areas. In the following year, David went on to provide business support to those impacted by other natural disasters and has acted as an advisor on business impact both for Australia and New Zealand.David has enjoyed a strong relationship with Federal, State and local governments as well as key industry groups, associations and chambers. He has worked closely with Small Business commissioners, Ministers and Government departments and his work has seen the reputation of SBMS and TSBI grow substantially. In addition, he is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Corporate Governance and Practice, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has trained as a Mediator through LEADR and IAMA,As a passionate supporter of small business, David understands the sense of isolation, the fears and passions that small business owners experience every day.  His mantra that “You don’t get big business without the medium and you don’t get the medium without the small” aligns with his belief that we must provide support to the sector from which all else grows. 
Mr. Frank Hurley, B.Sc. (Env Health), M.Com (HRM), Grad Dip Bus (Mktg), MAICD, MAHRI
Committee Member
2015
Wrays
56 Ord Street
West Perth WA 6005
Australia
Phone: +618 9216-5100, +61 411-772-124
Fax: +618 9216-5199
Bio

Frank Hurley is the Chief Executive Officer of Wrays, specialists in Intellectual Property, Trademark and Patent law. Prior to joining Wrays in 2010 he was the National Business Development Manager for Freehills legal services from 2004. There he was responsible for strategy development, budgeting and overall operations management of the group. Part of his role included putting in place business development strategies and winning new clients. The last year of his tenure with Freehills saw record revenue at a time when economic conditions were challenging.Frank was Acting Director of Research and Development at Murdoch University from 1997 to 1999 and he has lectured at both Murdoch and the University of Western Australia (UWA). As a result of this experience Frank has an understanding of universities and also R&D, commercialisation and innovation. He has also worked as a self-employed management consultant with clients from a number of leading Australian companies implementing strategy and change management programs. He is also on the board of several private unlisted companies and is Chairman of XTD Ltd a technology based firm focusing on cross-track digital media systems. 
Dr. Tui McKeown, B.A.(Hons) Psych, M.A. Psych, PhD
Committee Member
2013
Monash University
Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics
Monash University
Melbourne VIC 3800
Australia
Phone: +613-9905-2347 , 0409-820-150
Bio

Tui McKeown (Phd) is a senior lecturer in the Department of Management within the Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University, Australia. Her research focuses on an active examination of the changing world of work and the role that the individual contractor is playing in reframing our understanding of what constitutes work and how work 'fits' with developments in social and political spheres of twenty-first century life. Tui is a board member of Independent Contractors Australia, a member of AHRI, CIPD and IlERA and the Associate Editor of JMO's Management Education. She works actively with academics, practitioners and contractor/ freelance organisations in Australia, the UK and the EU and is the author of the annual Entity Solutions IPro Index, the leading benchmark survey for identifying the trends, issues and attitudes of independent professional contractors in Australia. 
Mr. Ken Phillips, B.A. (Deakin)
Committee Member
Independent Contractors Australia
ICA, PO Box 143
Watsonia VIC 3087
Australia
Phone: +61 412 393 692
Bio

Ken Phillips is Executive Director of Independent Contractors of Australia, a position he has held since co-founding ICA in 2000. Ken is an independent contractor operating as his own business, as a researcher, commentator and lobbyist, and consultant on workplace management issues. Amongst his many activities, Ken is a published authority on independent contractor issues and directs research on related commercial and trade practices issues. His strongest interest is management issues and the development of internal and external relationship building for organizations. Within this framework he promotes the concept of 'markets in the firm'. Through his numerous articles in newspapers and think-tank and academic journals, Ken is known for approaching issues from outside normal perspectives and is frequently sought out for media comment. Ken was ICA's representative at the 2003 and 2006 International Labour Organisation debate on the 'Scope of Employment Relationship.' (Click here for reports.) The ILO outcomes formed the conceptual basis for Australia's Independent Contractors Act. Ken has been a small business owner-manager for over 20 years and founded his first business in 1980. A graduate of Deakin University with a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy), he retains a keen interest in academic pursuits and research. Ken has published a book entitled Independence and the Death of Employment. Information about the book is available here.
Professor Mile Terziovski, PhD (Melb), MBA, ME(Hons), Dip. Mgt (HRM), MAICD, FAIM
Committee Member
2015
Curtin University of Technology
Curtin Graduate School of Business
78 Murray Street
Perth WA 6000
Australia
Phone: +618 9266-7900
Bio

Professor Terziovski is the Dean of the Curtin Graduate School of Business, and holds a tenured Professorial Chair in Innovation. Previously, he was Head of the International Graduate School of Business, at the University of South Australia (UniSA), and held a tenured Professorial Chair in Strategy and Innovation, for a period of 3 years and 9 months. He is a Visiting Professor in the Centre for Innovation at the University of Versailles, in France, and an Adjunct Professor at UniSA. Professor Terziovski worked at the University of Melbourne as a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor and was the Executive Director of the Centre for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship for a period of 10 years. He has also worked at Monash University as a Senior Lecturer for 4 years. Prior to his Academic career, he held several positions within the Rio Tinto Group in maintenance, production and project management over a period of 17 years. He left Rio in 1991 to undertake PhD research at the Melbourne Business School.Professor Terziovski’s publications have been featured in a variety of academic outlets including a book published by Imperial College Press, London, on Building Innovation Capability in Organisations. He has published in the prestigious Journal of Operations Management (JOM) where he won a best paper award, and published a single-authored article in the highly prestigious Strategic Management Journal (SMJ). He is also the recipient of two Best paper awards from the US Academy of Management, and was nominated for an all-academy international best paper award. He has consulted to a diverse group of companies both large and small, including Motorola, Dow Chemical, Ford Australia, PETRONAS in Malaysia, and companies in France: Merck, IBM, Xerox, and La Poste. He has served on the President’s Advisory Council forInnovation and Entrepreneurship, established by the former President of the Republic of Macedonia. He is a Former Deputy Chair of the Academic Board, at the Australian Institute of Management in Melbourne. He is also a member of the Academy of Management, Operations Management Division, Executive and has held the role of LISTSERV Manager for the past 7 years.