Jane Den Hollander

Professor Jane den Hollander has been Vice-Chancellor and President of Deakin University since July 2010.

At Deakin, Professor den Hollander has introduced LIVE the future, an aspiration for Deakin to drive the digital frontier in higher education, harnessing the power,opportunity and reach of new and emerging technologies in all that it does. Professor den Hollander holds a BSc (Honours) First Class in Zoology and a Master of Science degree from Wits University, Johannesburg. Her PhD is from the University of Wales, Cardiff. She is currently a board member of Universities Australia, Education Australia Limited, and UniSuper, a member of the Advisory Board of the Office of Learning and Teaching, and a trustee of the Geelong Performing Arts Council. From 2005–2008, Professor den Hollander was a Board member of Graduate Careers Australia, and from 2008–2011 on the Board of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. Prior to taking up her appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University, Professor den Hollander was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia

Sudhir Chella Rajan

Sudhir Chella Rajan is Professor and Head at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Madras. He is also the Coordinator of the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability. Previously, he was a Senior Fellow at Tellus Institute where he led the Global Politics and Institutions Program. He has an extensive 20-year research background in transportation, energy systems, and the institutional and political context of environmental policymaking.

He is broadly concerned with the interactions among social, political, technological and environmental factors relating to sustainable development. His research has included energy and environmental scenario analyses, studies on the politics of power sector reform in developing countries, and analysis of institutional reform measures to reduce corruption. Prior to joining Tellus Institute, Dr. Rajan worked at the California Air Resources Board, the International Energy Initiative, and as an independent consultant for the United Nations Development Programme.

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has served as Australia’s Ambassador to a number of countries including:

Vietnam (1981-83), Mexico (1985-87), Thailand (1992-94), the United States (1995-1997), Indonesia (1997-2001) and Japan (2001-2004). John has also served in Damascus, Baghdad and Vientiane. For the period 1994-95, John was Deputy Secretary in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra. In 2004 he was appointed as High Commissioner to India, serving in this role until 2009. Born in Washington D.C., John was educated at Cambridge University where he received a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws degree. He is a barrister-at-law andpracticed in London from 1965 to 1966. He worked with the New York law firm of Shearman & Sterling from 1966 to 1967 and joined the then-Australian Foreign Service in 1968. He has two daughters.
Mr McCarthy is now Chair of the Australia-India Council and National President of theAustralian Institute of International Affairs.

Suzana Andrade Brinkman

Suzana Andrade Brinkmann is an education consultant with UNICEF-India (NewDelhi) conducting research on elementary education reform in government schools. In the past she has worked for three years as a Senior Consultant to the Government of India’s Ministry of Education, advising on how to improve the quality of government teachers, teacher training programmes, curriculum and assessment systems across India, under the ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ (Education For All) programme. She is currently pursuing a PhD in education from London University’s Institute of Education, researching how Indian teachers’ cultural beliefs affect their teaching styles, and how to design effective teacher training programmes that are able to bring transformation in teachers’ beliefs and practice. She is also involved with Gyanankur Schools in Pune (www.gyanankur.com), which she helped set up to provide low-cost quality education to underprivileged children. Suzana has completed an M.A. in International Education Policy from Teachers College, Columbia University (NY), as well as a Masters of Education from Queen’s University, Canada

Simon McKeon

Simon McKeon is Executive Chairman of Macquarie Group’s Melbourne office and was the 2011 Australian of the Year.

He is also Chairman of CSIRO, Business for Millennium Development and the Federal Government’s Panel presently conducting a Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research. Simon is a Director of Vision Fund, World Vision International’s microcredit arm, Global Poverty Project and Red Dust Role Models. He is an Australia Day Ambassador for the Victorian Government and serves on the Federal Government’s Human Rights Grants Scheme Advisory Panel, the Federal Government’s Aus AID Business Engagement Steering Committee and the Victorian Government’s NDIS Implementation Task Force. He previously served as Founding
President of the Federal Government’s Australian Takeovers Panel, Founding Chairman of MS Research Australia and Founding President of the Federal Government’s Point Nepean Community Trust. Simon is the helmsman of Macquarie Innovation which in March 2009 became the first sailboat in the world to sustain more
than 50 knots and in so doing, peaked at a speed of 100 kmh (54 knots). He is also a Founding Patron of the Australian Olympic Sailing Team which won two gold and a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and three gold and a silver medal (and was the leading sailing nation) at the 2012 London Olympics.

Tony White

Tony White is a Director of Franchise India Holdings Limited.

Tony is an Australian who has been resident in India for the past 10 years. Tony has a finance background and has held senior positions both in Australia and India and understands the business and cultural dynamics of both countries. Tony’s key focus areas include international brand representation, market entry strategies, partner selection and brand expansion through franchising.
Tony currently heads Gloria Jean’s Coffees business in the Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Africa covering 13 markets. Tony also sits on the Board of Franchise India Holdings Limited and regularly speaks on small business development and entrepreneurship across India.

Veena Sahajwalla

Professor Sahajwalla is an international award-winning scientist and engineer, whose achievements include inventing a process of recycling plastics and rubber tyres in steelmaking. The benefits of this technology for Australian and International steelmaking include reduced energy use and a reduction in landfill volumes, which means lower greenhouse gas emissions. She is the Director of Sustainable MaterialsResearch & Technology Centre at the University of New South Wales, (SMaRT@UNSW) and Associate Dean (Strategic Industry Relations) in the Faculty ofScience at UNSW.

She is also an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow and Commissioner,Federal Government’s Climate Commission.
Veena’s research interests include sustainability of materials and processes with an emphasis on environmental and community benefits. She is an international award winning scientist and engineer who has presented widely on her research and experiences, nationally and around the world. Her various awards include the CRCAustralian collaborative Innovation Award 2012, the Banksia Award GE EcoInnovation Award for Individual Excellence 2012, the Overall winner of The Australian Innovation Challenge Award 2012 and the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award given by the Government of India for her outstanding achievement in the Field of Science in 2011. This is the highest honour for Overseas Indians.
In 2012, Veena completed Department of Foreign and Trade diplomacy tour of China and India, promoting science and technology. She has also been one of the judges on the ABC TV show, “The New Inventors”..

Savita Mahajan

She has been associated with the ISB since its inception in 2001 and has handled a number of important functions within the school. Most recently, she was the founding CEO of the Mohali Campus which she helped build. In 2013, Business Today named Savita as one of India’s Most Powerful Women in Business.

After obtaining an undergraduate degree in Economics from Delhi University, Savita did her MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, in 1981. Since then, she has worked in several Indian organisations, including Maruti Udyog Limited, Bharat Technologies, Karvy Consultants, and Intergraph India, in diverse industry sectors, including automobiles, engineering, financial services and software. At Karvy and Intergraph, she was Head of Strategy and Organisation Development. Savita has carried out consulting and training assignments for corporations and development organisations, including GE Capital, the Planning Commission, the World Bank, and the Tibetan Government in exile of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. She is a member of the GMAT School Advisory Group, which is responsible for providing practical insights into strategic decisions that the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) makes regarding the examination. Savita is widely traveled and spent a year at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs, at Princeton University, USA, as part of a mid-career fellowship programme.

Her professional interests include Strategic Management, Institutional Values, Leadership and Organisational Change.

Dilip Chenoy

Dilip is currently Managing Director & CEO of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The NSDC is a Public Private Partnership whose objective is to skill 150 million people in India by 2022 by fostering private sector investment and initiatives in training and skill development in 20 high-growth sectors and the unorganised segment.

He is also on the Governing Council of a Management School. Prior to NSDC, Dilip was Director General of the advocacy group for the automobile industry in India, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), where he was responsible for setting the technical, economic and social responsibility agenda for the automobile industry. Before joining SIAM, Dilip was Deputy Director General responsible for Industry Sectors and Associations Council (ASCON) covering, Agriculture, Life sciences and ICT in the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Dilip was the CII spokesperson and coordinated CII’s international works relating to the ASEAN.

Subhasini Ali

Subhasini Ali is an Indian politician and a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). She is the President of the All India Democratic Women’s Association.

Subhashini Ali is the daughter of Colonel Prem Sehgal and Captain Lakshmi Sehgal who were a part of the Indian National Army. She attended Welham Girls High School. She was formerly married to filmmaker Muzaffar Ali. As a trade Unionist and leader of the All India Democratic Women’s Association, she was once very influential in the politics of Kanpur and represented the city in the 1991 Lok Sabha. She is currently a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

Subhashini Ali designed period costumes for 1981 classic, Umrao Jaan, directed by Muzaffar Ali. She also dabbles in amateur acting, and her first starring role was in Asoka in 2001, followed by an English feature, The Guru, in 2002.