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Management Practices and Corporate Reputations in the New World of Work

Forum jointly presented by the Department of Business, the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Macquarie Graduate School of Management

Department of Business warmly invites you, your friends and colleagues to join leading academics, business professionals from law, finance, management and industry in a lively Public Forum on the critical issues and challenges surrounding management practices in today’s world of work.

  • Date: Thursday 28 October 6-8pm
  • Venue: MGSM City Campus, Level 7, 37-49 Pitt Street, Sydney
  • Free entry: drinks and canapes will be served after the forum
  • Registration:  Register Now!
  • Download Public Forum Flyer (PDF File)

Recent international events and academic research have shown a compelling link between the reputation of the external and internal brands of companies and the trust they generate among stakeholders and their overall financial performance.


Paul J. Gollan, Associate Professor

Photo of Paul GollanDr Paul J. Gollan holds a MSc (Econ) and PhD from the London School of Economics and is currently an Associate Professor and Research Co-ordinator in Department of Business at Macquarie University. He has lectured at a number of universities and colleges throughout the United Kingdom and Australia. Originating in Australia, Paul has also previously held a number of Senior Research and Lecture positions at Macquarie University, University of Sydney, Imperial College London and Kings College London in the UK. Paul has authored, co-authored and co-edited a number of books in the fields of human resources and industrial relations including Employee relations in the press (1997), Models of employee participation in a changing global environment – diversity and interaction (2001), Partnership at work: The challenge of employee democracy, Works Councils in Australia – future prospects and possibilities and Employee Representation in Non-Union Firms (2007).


Richard Badham, Professor and Associate Dean Research

Photo of Richard BadhamRichard is currently presenting and writing on the nature and role of irony in handling the complexity of late modern organisations. Drawing on extensive experience in corporate change in Europe and Australia, including 6 years as the BHP Professor of Management, Richard argues that organisational life is predictably irrational, and that the reasonable manager is an ironic manager.   His current research interests are: organisational change as theatre; dramatic intelligence in organisational life; the lived experience of organisational politics; and the use of drama to provoke critical thinking in management education. Richard is the co-author of Power, Politics and Organizational Change: Winning the Turf Game (Sage, London, 2008), and is currently writing The Ironic Manager (for Copenhagen Business School Press) and Managing Change: A Performance Approach (for Cambridge University Press).

Bob Barbour, People and Culture Director, Lion Nathan National Foods

Photo of Bob BarbourBob Barbour, who hails from Scotland but is now a fully paid-up Australian, joined Lion Nathan in October 1992 as HR Director for the Australian business. He was promoted five years later to People & Culture Director (then Group HR Director) for the Lion Nathan Group.  Bob continues in his People & Culture Director role for the newly combined entity of Lion Nathan National Foods.  Prior to joining Lion Nathan Bob worked for Courage Ltd and Grand Metropolitan (now part of Diageo) in the brewing industry in the UK. On graduating from Aston University in the UK he joined the Ford Motor Company for five years before moving on to Bristol Myers for four years.

Sandra Cormack, AHRI National Manager, NSW/ACT

Photo of Sandra CormackSandra represents AHRI’s membership and portfolio of products and services in NSW and ACT. She also supports the work of AHRI’s National President’s Forum, which is a networking forum for senior HR Directors from Australia’s largest corporations. Sandra has 30 years of experience in professional development, management education, event programming and business development roles. She has held roles with the Australian Institute of Management, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australian Business (formerly Chamber of Manufactures of NSW) and the NSW Department of Education and Training. Sandra holds a BA (Economics) Dip Ed from Macquarie University (1977) and in 1996 completed Harvard’s Strategic Human Resource Management Executive Program.

Jonathan Hamberger, Senior Deputy President, Fair Work Australia

Photo of Jonathan HambergerJonathan Hamberger was appointed as a Senior Deputy President of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission, August 2004. He was appointed to Fair Work Australia on 1 July 2009. Between 1981 and 2004 he held a wide range of positions with the Federal and New South Wales Governments. This included the position of Employment Advocate from 1998 to 2004. He was awarded the Public Service Medal in the 2004 Australia Day honours list for outstanding service in improving Australian workplaces. He has honours degree from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He is currently undertaking research at Macquarie University (on a part time basis) into workplace disputes and grievance procedures.

Graeme Martin, Professor and Director of Centre for Reputation Management through People

Photo of Graeme MartinProfessor Graeme Martin is Director of the Centre for Reputation Management through People (CRMP) and course director for the Masters in Clinical Leadership run in conjunction with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.  He has also taught and held visiting appointments in the USA, Australia, France Sweden and Italy, currently holds a visiting professorship at Peking University and is a visiting scholar at Macquarie University.    Following an early career in personnel and industrial relations management, he has published widely in the fields of HRM and change management.  He has written, co-authored or edited six books on HR,  and numerous articles, book chapters and reports for organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development UK.  Graeme has consulted widely with a number of private and public sector organizations in different parts of the world, including Australia.  He is currently working with Swedish and Swiss-based multinationals on strategic HR and employer branding projects and has undertaken extensive work for the NHS in the UK on employer branding, leadership and engagement.

Nareen Young, Chief Executive Officer, Diversity Council Australia

Photo of Nareen YoungNareen is one of Australia’s employment diversity thought leaders and experts, having worked in diversity employment exclusively for over a decade. Since June 2007, Nareen and the team she leads have transformed DCA in all possible terms – governance, infrastructure, financial and communications – to place it as Australia’s leading business and workplace diversity authority. Under Nareen’s leadership, DCA is a vibrant and progressive organisation involved in significant activity and collaborative partnerships across the business and diversity spectrums to provide Australian’s businesses and workplaces with a flourishing independent, not-for-profit diversity peak body. Nareen was appointed Chair of the Australian Government’s National Work-Life Balance Awards Judging and Accreditation Panel by (then) Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard in 2008.


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