Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is comprised of some of Australia’s finest analytics professionals and business leaders that drive the use and influence of business analytics in industry and government. 

The Board brings diversity and depth of experience to developing and guiding the Centre’s strategy.

David Bowie

David Bowie

Vice President, SAS Australia & New Zealand


BEc (Macquarie University), Chartered Accountant

David Bowie is Vice President of SAS Australia and New Zealand and has been with the company since 2002. SAS is a leader in analytics and recognised as one of the world’s best places to work. Bowie’s passion is in creating a customer-first culture to create exceptional customer experiences at every touch-point. His commitment to promote innovation is evident from his work to bridge the region’s STEM and analytical skills gap, through establishing strong academic partnerships and his involvement in initiatives with industry and government. Between 2012 and 2016, Bowie was on the board of ADMA (The Association for Data-driven Marketing and Advertising) as Deputy Chair and Treasurer.

Andrew Condron

Andrew Condron

General Manager - Customer Analytics, Telstra

Telstra
BSc (Mathematics/Statistics) (Hons) (La Trobe), MBA (Melbourne)

Leading the analytics and information management function at Telstra, Andrew has a broad background of experiences including front line sales management and operations. His specialities are credit card and banking analytics; direct marketing and CRM; business intelligence; information management; credit scoring; and sales management. Andrew was the previous Head of Customer Analytics at ANZ.

Tania Foster

Tania Foster

Chief Data Officer & GM Financial Reporting and Management Information, National Australia Bank

National Australia Bank
B.Com (Deakin University), MBA (MBS)

Tania has over 25 years of experience across different regions, companies (NAB, ANZ, BHP, Pacific Dunlop and Chartered Accounting) and industries including mining, manufacturing, professional services, transport, engineering, utilities and financial services. Tania is a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and is the NAB representative on the BPAY Board.

Michael Gassmann

Michael Gassmann

Head of Pricing, Suncorp

Suncorp
BA (French and Mathematics), BE (Electrical Engineering), MBA (UNSW), GAICD (Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors)

Michael manages the Customer & Pricing Team for personal insurance products for all Suncorp brands, including AAMI, Suncorp, GIO, and APIA. Michael has been responsible for the introduction of several innovative firsts in personal lines pricing in Australia, including individual address peril-based risk rating and individual customer price optimisation.

Jenny George

Jenny George

Chief Executive Officer, Converge International

Converge International
BSc (Hons), Operations Research (Canterbury); PhD, Operations, Information and Technology (Stanford)

Dr Jenny George has been the CEO of Converge International since January 2016 and a board member of Converge since 2014. She previously held a number of posts at Melbourne Business School including Dean, Associate Dean – Academic Programs and the Director of the Master of Business Analytics. She joined MBS after undertaking PhD studies at Stanford University where she explored a problem in queueing theory of a queue with adjustable service rates. Jenny has previously held board appointments at Ridley College and Ansvar Insurance and is currently an advisory board member at JC Dahlsens, a hardware retailer.

Emma Gray

Emma Gray

Chief Data Officer, ANZ

ANZ
BA (Dublin City), MBA (Harvard)

Emma Gray is an experienced global business executive with 20 years’ experience, creating brand and shareholder value through operational and advisory roles in the retail, consumer and banking sectors. Emma joined ANZ as Chief Data Officer in February 2017 where she is leading ANZ’s data strategy. Her focus is on how to leverage data for better customer and shareholder outcomes. Prior to joining ANZ, Emma spent three years at Woolworths as Chief Strategy Officer and subsequently their Chief Loyalty and Data Officer. Emma was a partner with Bain & Company, where she specialised in the retail and consumer segments, working across Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom for 15 years.

Dr Greg Hill

Dr Greg Hill

Global Head of Analytics, Brightstar Corporation


BE (Hons) (Melbourne), BSc (Melbourne), PhD (Melbourne), Ballou-Pazer Prize Winner

Gregory leads the analytics practice providing consulting services and creating innovative solutions for clients at Brightstar, a global business providing diversified services to participants in the wireless industry. His team has applied advanced analytics techniques to tackle client problems spanning marketing, pricing, supply chain optimisation, portfolio management, fraud, retail sales and operations, customer relationship management, insurance and leasing.

 

Lawrence Jackson

Lawrence Jackson

General Manager, Revenue & Brand, National Heart Foundation

National Heart Foundation
B.Com (Marketing) UNSW, MBA (Executive) Australian Graduate School of Management

Lawrence Jackson is a management and marketing consultant with a special interest and passion for the philanthropic and charitable sector. He has served in a full time or consulting capacity to more than 45 organisations including leading not-for-profit organisations such as Vision Australia, University of Sydney, Multiple Sclerosis Limited, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, Benevolent Society, Royal Blind Society and many others. In addition, he has worked as an adjunct member of faculty at the Australian Graduate School of Management and the University of Technology, Sydney. Lawrence has also acted as an arts consultant and producer. He is currently serving as General Manager, Revenue and Brand for the National Heart Foundation.

Michele Levine

Michele Levine

CEO, Roy Morgan Research Ltd

Roy Morgan Research
BSc (Melbourne)

With over 30 years’ experience as a researcher, Michele has been responsible for thousands of surveys and was instrumental in the development of Roy Morgan Single Source, the world’s leading consumer research study. Since her appointment as CEO of Australia’s largest independent research company in 1992, Michele has been responsible for the launch of Roy Morgan Single Source in other markets, and is driving the impressive global growth of the Company in major markets such as the USA and UK.

Brooke Miller

Brooke Miller

Chief Financial Officer, BP Asia Pacific

BP
Bach Planning and Design (Hons) (Melbourne), M.L.A. (Melbourne), MBA (MBS)

Brooke Miller is the Chief Financial Officer for BP Asia Pacific. After receiving an MBA from Melbourne Business School, Brooke joined BP and has held a variety of roles including General Manager for Elite Customer Solutions, Regional Director for BP Solar Australasia, and General Manager of BP Bitumen Australia. Brooke's career started in landscape architecture and town planning. Following university, she was involved in the design and construction of commercial scale projects for the best part of a decade.

Enrico Rizzon (Chair)

Enrico Rizzon (Chair)

Partner, A.T. Kearney

A.T. Kearney
BE (Adelaide), MBA (Melbourne)

Enrico is a partner and leads A.T. Kearney’s Procurement & Analytics Solutions Practice for Asia Pacific, where he is also a member of the Consumer & Retail and Energy & Process Industries Practices. Having worked in senior positions for leading organisations, he brings a pragmatic approach to change and value delivery. Prior to A.T. Kearney, Enrico served as vice president of a supply management consultancy and successfully ran various business units over a 17-year career at leading Australian industrial companies.

Ken Roberts

Ken Roberts

Chief Executive Officer, Forethought

Forethought
B.Bus (Mkt), MBA (MBS)

Ken Roberts is a serial innovator of advanced analytics methods, being granted patents in the USA and Australia for his work.  With a duel lens on survey and organisational data, Ken seeks to address organisations’ vital questions: how to efficiently gain and retain market share and how to drive communications efficacy. For over 20 years, Ken has led Forethought to be ranked the most commercially effective and innovative marketing growth consultancy in Australia. Ken has published extensively in prominent industry journals, twice in the prestigious Marketing Science Journal, and has been lauded internationally for his contribution to driving organisational growth.

Evan Stubbs

Evan Stubbs

Associate Director, Boston Consulting Group

Boston Consulting Group
B.Bus (Economics) (Hons) (Queensland University of Technology)

Evan is a prolific speaker for the power of analytics, having written several books including The Value of Business Analytics; Delivering Business Analytics; and Big Data, Big Innovation. Over the years, Evan has developed human-machine interfaces for concept cars; models that predict criminal behaviour, and helped leadership teams navigate uncertainty. He serves on the Board of the Institute for Analytics Professionals Australia (IAPA).

Antony Ugoni

Antony Ugoni

Global Director of Matching & Artificial Intelligence, SEEK

Seek
MSc (La Trobe)

Prior to joining SEEK, Antony worked at National Australia Bank leading many ground-breaking teams and projects including the Credit Card Fraud Analytics Group (the first of its kind in Australia) which used data-driven insights to reduce fraud losses by more than 50 percent. In addition, he led the Customer Analytics team which identified more than $100 billion worth of revenue opportunities during his tenure. Antony has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in medical research and continues to teach in the School of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne.

Members at Large

Advisory Board Members who have chosen to step down from their role on the board move into the category of 'Members at Large'.

These Board Members continue to be engaged with the Centre on a needs basis.

Nigel Andrade

Nigel Andrade

Partner, A.T. Kearney

A.T. Kearney
BS (Mathematics) (Mumbai) University Gold Medal, MBA (IIM Ahmedabad)

With 17 years of management consulting experience globally, Nigel has shaped and delivered “attacker strategies” and helped incumbents perform like attackers by focusing their transformation around their customers. A business opportunity-led approach to analytics has become central to his advisory tool-kit. He has adapted this approach to retail/SME banking, wealth management, insurance and other service industries across multiple markets with a specific focus on customer analytics.

Debasish Das

Debasish Das

Director - Global Sales Analytics, Wipro Technologies

Wipro Technologies
BE (Marine), MBA (UNSW)

Debasish has over 20 years of experience in multinational companies, including setting up and building high performing and result-oriented teams at Hewlett Packard and Wipro Technologies. In his current role, he has complete ownership on various aspects of the organisation’s balance scorecard including robust processes for best in class stakeholder management.

Dr Warwick Graco

Dr Warwick Graco

Senior Director - Operational Analytics, Australian Taxation Office

Australian Taxation Office
BSc (UNSW), PhD (New England)

Warwick is currently Senior Data Miner in Enterprise Analytics of the Smarter Data Program at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). He is responsible for workforce issues to do with analytics and text mining. He was a founding member of the Institute for Analytics Professionals Australia (IAPA) and recently stepped down after 12 years on the board. He is also the Convenor of the Whole of Government Data Analytics Centre of Excellence.