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View From The Top

The UniSA Business School is proud to present View From The Top, an exclusive seminar and networking series that connects executives and thought-leaders with our MBA and postgraduate students, alumni and high achieving second and final year undergraduate students.

Our View From The Top presenters share leadership and industry insights and advance debate on issues that affect the business world and our society. Our broader community of students, alumni, industry and academic partners can also benefit from these events - each View From The Top seminar is available to view online.

 2018 Seminar Series

       Greg Pattinson          

Fighting Hunger Through Innovation and Creativity

Greg Pattinson - CEO, Foodbank

Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Date: Thursday, 9 August
Location: Yungondi Building, UniSA City West Campus


Hunger and food insecurity continue to be a social problem in South Australia, despite the country is ranked the world's 13th largest economy. Each month, over 100,000 South Australians experience food insecurity with one third of them being children.

The prices of essentials like food, health, education, housing, utilities and transport have climbed so much in recent years that one in every six people in Australia are now forced to seek food assistance. It’s not just the traditionally vulnerable groups such as the homeless and the unemployed seeking food relief. Over 56% are working families who are already struggling to keep a roof over their heads and are trying to cope with high cost of living, sudden bill shocks and financial disadvantage.

Greg Pattinson is the Chief Executive Officer of Foodbank SA and brings extensive experience gained over 30 years in the food, automotive, and mining sectors.  In this masterclass, Greg Pattinson will share with students and alumni how innovative and creative entrepreneurship can be incorporated into the running of a social enterprise such as Foodbank.

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Upcoming Seminars


Tim Harcourt - The Airport Economist

Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Date: Thursday, 6 September
Location: Yungondi Building, UniSA City West Campus


Tim Harcourt is The Airport Economist – host of the program and author of the books. Tim is the J.W. Nevile Fellow in Economics at the UNSW Business School. He was also the first chief economist of the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) for over a decade.

Tim was the inaugural Adviser-Global Engagement to the Hon Jay Weatherill MP, former Premier of South Australia – a position he held on a part-time basis. He is also an Expert Panel Member, Minimum Wage Review, for the Fair Work Commission.

When not flying around the world, Tim teaches International Business at the UNSW Business School, in the AGSM MBA programme in Asia and Latin America. He is an active commentator in the Australian and International media on economic and trade issues and appears regularly on TV and radio, as well as in print publications.

Tim is the author of 6 books on international economy. His best known book The Airport Economist is a business bestseller and has been translated into several languages around Asia.

More details will follow shortly.

       Andrea Martens          

Andrea Martens, Global Chief Marketing Officer - Jurlique

Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Date: Wednesday, 17 October
Location: Level 5, Hawke Building, UniSA City West Campus


In the world of Marketing, creative success is a balance of logic and magic. There is no point in being creative if what you are doing doesn’t actually align to your strategy.

As Global CMO of Australia’s number 1 premium skincare brand, Andrea has led a comprehensive strategic reset spanning positioning, pricing, packaging and innovation to realise performance potential. With overview of 1,110 retail units in 23 markets complementing Jurlique’s e-Commerce business. Andrea has defined a data-driven three year strategy that is delivering tangible impacts across business, brand and marketing performance. Today, Jurlique continues to dominate the market with a strong, values driven identity and an ongoing commitment to hearing the needs of its customers across the world.

More details will follow shortly.

Past Seminars

       Christine Anthoney          

Adelaide; celebrating non-conformity, all together

Christie Anthoney - Chief Executive Officer, Festivals Adelaide

Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Date: Wednesday, 28 March
Location: Yungondi Building, UniSA City West Campus

Hosted by the University of South Australia's Business School.

South Australia has long been recognised as the ‘Festival State’, with its intense weeks of wild abandon in February/March and unique cultural clusters peppered throughout the year.   Festivals Adelaide, is the first alliance of one city's major arts and cultural festivals in the southern hemisphere, pulling together the significant cultural festivals that have contributed greatly to Adelaide’s Arts and Tourism industry over decades.

In this masterclass, Christie Anthoney, UniSA Business School alumna (Grad Dip Arts Management, 1994) and CEO of Festivals Adelaide, will explore the role of Festivals in South Australia; their social, cultural, and economic contribution to the state, and explore the resilience of a sector that challenges the norm.  Christie will share with students and alumni career tips for entering and advancing in the Arts Management industry locally and globally. 

This masterclass is one not to be missed and registrations will be essential.

Drinks and a light dinner will be provided.

Registrations have now closed.