La Trobe Business School Advisory Board
Professor Suzanne O'Keefe
Acting Dean & Head
La Trobe Business School
Suzanne O'Keefe is Professor of Economics and Acting Dean and Head of the La Trobe Business School. Suzanne is a highly accomplished academic and leader in learning and teaching who has played a key role in designing strategy to foster curriculum innovation, continuous improvement and review. She has been responsible for many innovations in curriculum, and has been acknowledged for her skills in cross campus and blended delivery.
Suzanne's research interests span fields such as education, local government and water policy. These research contexts have in common the existence of complex institutional and management structures. Her work has focused on the creation and deployment of knowledge, the communication and dissemination of best practice and the use and impact of various incentives. Suzanne has published in journals such as the Australian Journal of Labour Economics, Agenda, Public Policy, Ecological Economics and Economic Papers.
Anne Marie Baldwin
General Manager - Talent, Remuneration Culture & Capability
Anne Marie is Australia Post’s GM Talent, Remuneration, Culture and Capability. With the strength of 70,000 employees, community postal agents, licensees and contractors across Australia, Anne Marie is responsible for leading Australia Post’s people strategy relating to capability, inclusion, remuneration and performance to drive future growth by continuously meeting changing customer and community needs. Anne Marie is a purpose and values driven executive that is dedicated to working with Australia Post’s people in creating the workforce of the future so they can thrive professionally and personally, while delivering value for customers, community and business.
Prior to her current role, Anne Marie has held senior HR, Safety and Transformation roles across both retail and health industries. Anne Marie approaches HR with a commercial mindset and is experienced in leading, directing and managing multiple programs across large organisations, delivering outcomes to customers and team members alike. Anne Marie is passionate about developing teams and individual team members to be highly successful and effective. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) from Latrobe University and a Masters of Business from the Swinburne University.
Beerens Pty Ltd
Pattie Beerens is an experienced senior health care executive, with special expertise in corporate governance and strategic business and policy development. Pattie has held a number of senior positions including the Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association (CEO from 2006), the National Pharmaceutical Services Association (Executive Director 2005-2016) and a range of commercial general management roles. She advises on interoperability within and across health sectors and the creation of innovative solutions in health services. Pattie is currently a member of several Department of Health Diagnostic Imaging committees and Australian Digital Health Agency committees, and is a non-executive director with Global Health Limited. Pattie has a Bachelor of Laws & Bachelor of Commerce, is a Graduate of the AICD, and is a consultant with Beerens Pty Ltd.
Drew, a La Trobe University alumni, is a committed professional advisor to the Public Sector, working with a range of clients from central government through to government agencies and not-for-profits. He holds a Bachelor of Orthoptics (honors), Graduate Diploma Business Studies and a Masters of Accounting; and is CPA qualified.
Through his work within the professional services sector, Drew has advised education sector organisations including the Department of Education and Training (VIC, NSW, ACT and NT), over 20 Universities and a range of TAFE and RTO organisations. He has worked broadly on issues ranging from financial sustainability, funding model design/policy, risk management service model design, cutting regulatory red tape and developing advanced risk analytics. Drew is Deloitte Australia’s National Lead Risk Advisory partner for the Higher Education sector. Drew worked as a lecturer/tutor within the School of Orthoptics at La Trobe University through and beyond the completion of his honors level thesis at La Trobe. Prior to joining professional services, Drew worked as a clinician across a number of Victorian hospitals and healthcare organisations.
Global Head of Tax
Reliance Worldwide Corporation Limited
Roger has a wealth of skills and experience in finance, strategy, M&A, international tax, treasury, international compliance/governance, reporting and internal/external stakeholder management. In April 2018 he joined Reliance Worldwide Corporation Limited as the Global Head of Tax. In this role he serves as the principal internal adviser to the Board, Managing Director, CFO, Management and businesses globally on taxation matters and has P&L contribution responsibility for the Global taxation result. In conjunction with regional business teams, he develops and manages Reliance’s Global legal ownership, funding and tax structures.
Previously Roger spent 18 years at Amcor Limited, including 7 years based in Zurich, as the Vice-Present of Strategic Development. He is a Chartered Tax Adviser (The Tax Institute of Australia), a Chartered Accountant (Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand), a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Chief Cusomer Officer
UniSuper Management Pty Ltd
Lee Scales has over 25 years of experience in financial and consulting services organisations and has held senior executive roles at the NAB and UniSuper. Her expertise includes people and learning strategy, operations and call centre management, transformation programs, change management and retail banking.
As CCO, Lee is responsible for leading the Member and Employer experience functions and building a customer centric culture. Having previously held the role of Chief People Officer at UniSuper, Lee is passionate about the link between employee experience and customer experience – this simple objective ensures she maintains a clear focus on improving service to customers while improving the workplace, tools and processes for UniSuper people.
Dr Heather Schnagl AM
Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School
Dr Heather Schnagl is the former Principal of Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School, a position she held for 20 years (1998 – 2017). Initially a research scientist in both universities and industry, Heather then discovered her passion for teaching and helping young people learn. She is a current Member of Board of Trustees at The Invergowrie Foundation. Heather was one of the inaugural council members at the Victorian Institute of Teaching in 2003. She has been a member of various educational councils and associations, and has also served as a board member, and subsequently as the Chair of the Ethics Committee at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute.
Heather was recently awarded the prestigious Member of the Order of Australia for her services to education as a school principal, and through roles with professional organisations. Heather holds Fellowships from both the Australian College of Educators and Australian Council for Education Administration. She also received the Hedley Beare Educator of the Year in 2010, was awarded the James Laing Professional Development Award from the Principals Australia Institute in 2012, and was awarded the Sir James Darling Medal in 2017 by the Australian College of Educators for outstanding contribution to education in Victoria. She was recently awarded an honorary Doctorate by La Trobe University in recognition of her contribution in the field of education.
Chair, LBS Advisory Board
Executive Director and CEO
Craig Scroggie is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of NEXTDC. He has substantial senior leadership experience within the IT and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining NEXTDC, Mr Scroggie held the position of Vice President & Managing Director of Symantec in the Pacific region. During his time at Symantec, Mr Scroggie previously held the position of senior director of business development for Asia Pacific and Japan.
Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Mr Scroggie served as a Non-Executive Director of NEXTDC for 18 months, including as Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. Mr Scroggie has previously held senior leadership positions with Veritas Software, Computer Associates, EMC Corporation and Fujitsu. Mr Scroggie has twice served as a judge in the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioners 2008 and 2009 Australian Privacy Awards and twice given evidence as an expert witness in the Australian Government Standing Committee on Communications Inquiry into Cyber Crime, and the Federal Parliament Joint Select Committee on Cyber Safety. Mr Scroggie is also the Deputy Chairman of the Foundation for IT Sustainability (FFITS) Board. Mr Scroggie has also recently held a number of industry leadership positions including serving as Chairman of the Storage Networking Industry Association Board, been a member of the international CEO Forum, a Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia, and a trustee for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. Mr Scroggie is a Graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a Fellow of the Australian Sales & Marketing Institute and serves on their National Advisory Committee.
Mark is an audit partner at Deloitte where he has over 25 years of experience in Australia and internationally. Mark is currently the lead auditor for a number of financial institutions in the banking and wealth management sector.
Over his career he has served a wide range of clients across multiple practice areas, including external audit, internal audit, corporate finance transaction services and insolvency. Mark has been the audit partner for a diverse range of organisations ranging from listed entities and global multi-national corporations, managed funds and trusts, structured finance vehicles, member-based organisations and charitable trusts and foundations. He also has significant financial services regulatory experience.
Mark is actively involved in community activities, he is a member of the Finance Committee at Sacre Coeur, an independent Catholic Girls School, a trustee of the Sir Robert Menzies Lecture Trust and the Electorate Chairman for the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP. Mark is also the former Chairman of the Advisory Board to the Department of Accounting at La Trobe University.
Mark is a Chartered Accountant with Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand, a CPA (CPA Australia), Registered Company Auditor, auditor of Approved Deposit Taking Institutions in Australia, a Fellow of FINSIA and has degrees in Economics and Commerce and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.
Cross Border Commissioner
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Luke is the Cross Border Commissioner in the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (Victoria). Luke has previously led the Department’s Agriculture, Resources and Energy portfolios, including its biosecurity, fisheries, game, animal welfare and mining regulators, as well as the regulatory practice, policy, research and service areas. Luke previously led the Portfolio Services and Industry & Rural Policy areas of the former Department of Primary Industries. In each of these roles Luke has led policy development on many of the key issues facing Victoria’s agriculture and forest industries, including productivity growth, land use planning, drought, social licence and other drivers of value and adjustment in Victoria’s industries and communities. Luke has previously worked as an energy and transport access regulator in South Australia, in economic consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers, in policy analysis with the Commonwealth, and originally as an operational forester in Myrtleford, Victoria as well as Alabama, USA and Nova Scotia, Canada.