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Leading women appointed to Curtin’s Business and Law Advisory Council

Media release

Three prominent Western Australian industry and business leaders have joined Curtin University’s Faculty of Business and Law Advisory Council, which works to ensure the University remains highly engaged with industry.

Fortescue Metals Group Chief Executive Officer and Curtin alumna Elizabeth Gaines, Department of Training and Workforce Development Director-General Anne Driscoll and PwC Managing Partner Michelle Tremain have been appointed to the Faculty’s Advisory Council.

Curtin University Faculty of Business and Law Advisory Council Chair and RAC WA Chief Executive Officer Terry Agnew said he was delighted to announce the new appointments.

“I am thrilled with the calibre of the three new members of the Faculty of Business and Law’s Advisory Council,” Mr Agnew said.

“Securing these three talented business and industry leaders will further strengthen the membership of the Advisory Council and the quality of expertise available to the Faculty.”

Mr Agnew also thanked the three retiring members – Steve Scudamore, Grahame Searle and Terry Bowen – for their significant contribution to the Advisory Council.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said Curtin was committed to strengthening its links with industry for the benefit of students, researchers and industry alike.

“Through the Faculty of Business and Law’s various advisory networks, we are very fortunate to be able to draw on a wealth of insight and expertise from more than 50 industry leaders to help shape our programs,” Professor Terry said.

“I am delighted to welcome these three outstanding people to the Curtin Business and Law Advisory Council and look forward to their contribution to the education of tomorrow’s business leaders.”

Curtin University Faculty of Business and Law Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel de Bussy said he was looking forward to working with the three new appointees.

“Among many other positives, the diverse organisational backgrounds of the new members in government, resources, and professional services will greatly enrich the advice on which we are able to draw,” Professor de Bussy said.

The Faculty of Business and Law comprises of Curtin Business School and Curtin Law School. The Faculty’s Advisory Network involves seven individual boards, including the overarching Advisory Council, which each contribute to the strategic direction of the Faculty.

The new appointments commence on 1 March 2018 for an initial, three-year term.