University Business Network

Welcome to the University of Tasmania's Business Network, a community for Tasmanian businesses, professionals, students and researchers.

Welcome to the University of Tasmania Business Network

We bring together business professionals, students, alumni, researchers, and forward-thinking organisations to foster collaboration, innovation, and lifelong learning.

As a member of the University Business Network, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Network opportunities with like-minded individuals who share your passion for professional growth and community development.
  • Stay updated on the latest business insights from Tasmanian researchers.
  • Participate in taster workshops of emerging University courses, ensuring you stay ahead in an ever-evolving business landscape.
  • Build connections with industry leaders, leveraging their expertise and creating collaboration opportunities.
  • Stay current with in-demand skills through our suite of short-course programs.

Whether you're a student, an alumnus, or a business professional anywhere in Australia, we invite you to join our growing network and make a lasting impact on Tasmania's business landscape. There are no membership fees involved, ensuring that you can freely access the benefits and opportunities within our business network.

Join the Business Network

The Network connects you with the people and the expertise you need to support your organisation

Showcase your organisation to prospective employees and read about student success stories in the Network newsletter

Access resources and services to develop your organisation and your workforce

Tax Clinic

The Tax Clinic is a community service focused on providing eligible taxpayers with free tax assistance and advice while allowing our students the opportunity to develop their skills.

Short courses

Our short courses, workshops and open online programs give you opportunities for personal and professional development, without the commitment of long-term study.

Help shape business education

We understand that business education doesn’t just happen in a classroom, and we are always looking for new ways to give our students the hands-on experience and skills they need to be job-ready.

Can you help us shape the future of business education? We’re always after:

  • Guest speakers for workshops or masterclasses
  • Stories from Tasmanian organisations to showcase in workshops
  • Student site visits to your organisation
  • Corporate intern placements

If you can help, get in touch at

Industry Advisory Board

The Business Network is managed by the College of Business and Economics at the University of Tasmania. The College works closely with an Industry Advisory Board to gather feedback on our teaching, graduate skill requirements and research that matters to the business community.

Current Board members are:

  • Kim Seagram, Chair (fermentasmania)
  • Brad Hilder (SRT Logistics)
  • Daniel Leesong (Coal River Farm)
  • Daniel Hanna (Federal Group)
  • Bob Ruddick (Ruddicks Chartered Accountants)
  • Gina Gunn (Property Agents Board)
  • Carol Harding (Fearless Problem-Solving)
  • Vicki Mackrill (Launceston College)
  • Kate Daley (Purefoods & Launceston Chamber of Commerce)
  • Angela Driver (Tasmanian Leaders)
  • Michael Bailey (Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce)