Inglis Clark Centre Advisory Board
Mrs Robyn Kronenberg - Chair
Robyn has been Principal at St Michael's Collegiate School, Hobart, since 2003. Prior to taking up this position, she was Deputy Principal at Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School, Melbourne, and earlier, Head of Middle School at Shelford Anglican Girls' School, also in Melbourne. Robyn has also worked as a teacher in Victorian State Education, mainly in country Victorian schools in the areas of Science Education, Special Education and Transition. Robyn's key interest areas are curriculum development, especially in girls' education, the use of technology in teaching and learning and Middle Schooling.
Robyn is President of the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia. She has also been an Executive Member of the Tasmanian Qualifications Authority, 2004 to 2006. Robyn is a Fellow of the AICD and has been associated with AICD since completing the Company Director course in 2003.Robyn has served as AHISA Tasmania Branch Secretary for three years and is currently Branch Chair and a Director (State Nominee) of the Board of AHISA Ltd.
Professor Susan Dodds
Professor Susan Dodds is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tasmania. Susan was recently appointed as Chair to the National Enabling Technologies Strategy (NETS) Stakeholder Advisory Council by Greg Combet, Minister for Industry and Innovation and is an elected member of the Board of the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Science and Humanities (DASSH). She was President of the Australasian Association of Philosophy (2007-2008) and Vice President of the International Association of Bioethics (2007 - 2009). She has published extensively on issues relating to bioethics, deliberative democracy, relational autonomy and reproductive technology. Susan has two research projects currently funded by the Australian Research Council, one which explores the ethical issues associated with developments in bionics and nanotechnology, as a Chief Investigator, and Director of the Ethics program, on the Australian Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. The second project is an ARC Discovery project "Vulnerability, Autonomy and Justice".
Mr Saul Eslake
Saul Eslake was raised and educated in Tasmania but has lived in Melbourne since 1983 where he has had more than 25 years' experience as a financial markets economist, including 14 years as Chief Economist at the Australia & New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ). After leaving ANZ in mid-2009 he had a part-time role with the Grattan Institute (a non-aligned public policy think tank affiliated with the University of Melbourne) and also undertook a variety of writing, speaking and consulting engagements. Since December 2011 he has been Chief Economist at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch Australia. Saul has been a non-executive Director of Hydro Tasmania since 2008 and was also Chair of the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board from 2006 to 2011.
Associate Professor Martin Grimmer
Martin began his academic career in 1987 in Queensland. There he taught at the University of Queensland and Griffith University in Brisbane. At Griffith University, Martin was one of the founding members of the School of Applied Psychology. He was also a partner in an organisational consultancy business and worked as an industrial/organisational psychologist. Since joining the School of Management at UTAS, Martin has researched and taught in the areas of human resources and marketing, and now concentrates on the area of pro-social, and specifically pro-environmental, consumer behaviour. He has taught at the undergraduate level, and the postgraduate level in the MBA program in the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, and conducted training for a range of government and business organisations. Martin is currently the MBA Director for the Faculty, and has served as both Deputy Head and Head of the School of Management, and as Dean of the Faculty.
Professor Margaret Otlowski
Professor Margaret Otlowski is Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Tasmania and Deputy Director of the Centre for Law and Genetics. She has been admitted to practice and works part-time in quasi-judicial roles, currently with the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Tribunal. She has worked as consultant for key national bodies including the National Bioethics Consultative Committee and the Australian Law Reform Commission. She has longstanding experience in health law and bioethics, publishing extensively in the field. She has been involved in a number of nationally funded collaborative projects in the area of genetics focusing on issues of regulation, privacy, discrimination and biobanking including a current project funded by the Australian Research Council on personalized medicine. She has also been a member of two of Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council's Principal Committees: the Australian Health Ethics Committee and the Human Genetics Advisory Committee for the 2009-2012 triennium. Margaret is also the Honorary Consul for Switzerland in Tasmania.
Professor David Sadler
I joined UTAS in Jan 2011. I have had a varied career. I have been a Director of the Higher Education Academy in the UK, and from this position influenced higher education policy, especially in the areas of widening participation, open educational resources, technology and professional development. I was earlier Director of the Sociology, Anthropology and Politics National Subject Centre, based at the University of Birmingham. I am a UK National Teaching Fellow and have won two Jean Monnet EU course awards for my teaching, largely in two related areas - international security and European foreign policy. My National Teaching Fellowship was won largely because of my work and research into international crisis management such as the Cuban Missile Crisis to underpin significant simulation events for students. I have worked as a Quality Assurance Agency Subject Specialist Reviewer and co-wrote an Overview Report on the state of Politics HE in England, Wales and NI. I have also been involved in academic leadership as a Dean of Social Sciences and have led institutional-wide strategies for e-learning. Earlier in my career, I was a Senior Research Officer in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and worked in London, Brussels and Vienna. My work then focussed on East-West arms control and also the Iraq-Kuwait conflict, from where I gained my sustained interest in crisis management.
Mr Richard Watson
Richard Watson has extensive business experience as a senior executive, CEO, director and chairman in several Australian and overseas companies involving a number of industries including agribusiness, aquaculture, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, health insurance and financial services. He is currently chairman of several companies.
- He has been a member of the Australian Olympic Committee Board (1984-90)
- Business adviser to the Federal Minister for Finance, John Fahey MHA (1996-2001)
- Vice President Australian Chamber of Commerce
- President Australian Institute of Company Directors Tasmania
- President Tasmanian Olympic Committee; and
- Chairman, University of Tasmania Foundation Inc. Board (2007-10)