Advisory Board

Professor Andrew Griffiths
Professor Andrew GriffithsExecutive Dean, Faculty of Business, Economics & Law, University of Queensland
Andrew is an internationally recognized Professor and expert in Business Sustainability and Strategy. He is responsible for the Schools of Business, Economics, and Law at the University of Queensland. He facilitated some of the original Owner Manager Programs in Australia and is an ongoing supporter of the program.
Liz Wotherspoon
Liz WotherspoonDirector of Growth and Coaching. The Icehouse
Liz is responsible for leading a wide range of activities and is primarily focused on improving the capabilities to grow established mid sized businesses. Liz has held various management roles at a wide variety of organisations such as Grafton Consulting Group, TMP Worldwide and the NZ Institute of Management. She has facilitated the Owner Manager Program for the last 10 years.
Chris Robinson
Chris RobinsonPrincipal at MYMAX
MYMAX is an investing and consulting business specialising in accelerated growth of private companies. Chris’ background is in finance and he is currently a Fellow of CPA Australia. He was the CEO and then owner (via MBO) of Amart All Sports and principal growth advisor to Lorna Jane. He has been a supporter of the Australian Owner Manager Program since its inception.
Rob Douglas
Rob DouglasExecutive Director, Institute of Business Owners
Most recently Rob was the Director Commercial Enterprise and Director of Executive Education at UQ Business School. He established and setup the Australian Owner Manager Program in 2011. Prior to his roles at UQ, Rob had commercialisation roles at UniQuest, ran a business performance centre in New Zealand and founded a number of start-up companies.

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