Southern Cross University recently announced their new Dean of Business and Head of Gold Coast campus, Professor Robin Stonecash, bringing with her a career spanning 30 years in academics, extensive experience and a passion for education.
Robin has spent the last 4 years as Director of the Global Executive MBA and Director of Executive Education at the Business School at University of Sydney. While at the University of Sydney, she and her team redeveloped the Global EMBA to focus on technology and disruption in a global context. She also developed Executive Education programs for the Human Rights Commission, the Royal Australian Navy, several Australia Awards programs, as well as for corporate clients. She has been Director of Rabobank’s Executive Development Program and Farm Managers Program for a number of years.
Robin trained as an economist and worked for President Carter's Council on Wage and Price Stability in Washington DC and at the US Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. She obtained a Masters Degree in International Trade Economics from the University of Wisconsin and a PhD from the University of New South Wales.
For the last 30 years, she has been an academic and consultant, working at the University of Sydney Business School, the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, the Australian Graduate School of Management at UNSW and the School of Business at UTS. She also worked for the Centre for International Economics, a Canberra-based economic consulting firm, working on government policy and regulatory issues. She has had two Linkage Grants from the ARC, on the costs and benefits of outsourcing. She has taught economics, negotiations and strategy at a number of Universities in the United States, Australia and Asia.
Robin has worked on Executive Development and Strategy with organisations in a large range of industries such as defence, banking and finance, agribusiness, mining and mining services, manufacturing, telecommunications, printing and publishing. She is also a co-author of a leading Macroeconomics textbook, Principles of Macroeconomics. She was the 2006 winner of the AGSM Alumni Teaching Award and a Finalist for NSW in the Telstra Business Women of the Year Awards in 2017.
Connecting Southern Gold Coast wish Robin all the best in her new role.