The Flinders Business School Advisory Board consists of an external, expert and experienced group of industry practitioners who advise the School and serve as a reference point. The Board ensures that our programs and courses are relevant in today's changing business environment. Advisory Board members are leaders in industry and government, who are committed to ensuring that we continue to provide high quality business education and research.

The Advisory Board serves as a source of independent advice to Flinders Business on:

  • Relevance of course structure and curriculum content
  • Trends in demand for graduates
  • Strategic opportunities for recruitment, collaboration and engagement.


Mr Mark Jones (Chair)

General Manager SA/NT at Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia


General Manager SA/NT at Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
April 2000 - Present (12 years)

External Advisory Board Member of Flinders Business School at Flinders University
2012 - Present (less than a year)

Advisory Board Member at Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability, University of South Australia
2010 - Present (2 years)

GM SA/NT at The Securities Institute of Australia (now Finsia)
1994 - 2000 (6 years)

General Manager at Wunderman Cato Johnson
1989 - 1994 (5 years)

Account Director Young & Rubicam Advertising
1981 – 1989 (9 Years)


Securities Institute (now Finsia)
Graduate Diploma in Applied Finace and Investment, Finance and investment, 1994 - 1999

Australian Direct Marketing Association

Diploma of Direct Marketing 1990

South Australian Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Business, Marketing, 1978 - 1981
Activities and Societies: National Vice-President for AIESEC Intl.

Pulteney Grammar
1971 - 1977
Grade: Matriculation (Year 12)

Mr Garry Goddard

BEc(Hons), MEc Flinders

Garry gained his undergraduate and Masters degrees in Economics at Flinders, and has worked as an academic. 

He is currently the Deputy Under Treasurer with the SA Department of Treasury and Finance.



Ms Gosia Hill

Former Senior Trade Commissioner to Central and South Eastern Europe, Gosia was based at the Australian Embassy in Warsaw between 2004 -2008.

Gosia’s posting paralleled EU enlargement as she represented Australia's trade, investment and commercial interests at the highest international levels in Central and South Eastern Europe. Under her leadership, Australia’s trade and investment in that region grew by 150%. Gosia’s diplomatic accreditation as a Minister Counsellor Commercial covered Poland and the Baltic States with management responsibility for 17 countries serviced by six other Austrade and Consular Posts (Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, Athens, Zagreb, Sofia and Skopje). She worked closely with fellow Senior Commissioners in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and travelled on business to London, Frankfurt, Mos

Gosia was born and raised in communist Poland and completed her studies at Flinders University in Political Science, Philosophy and Social Administration. Her CV includes service for the Commonwealth and State Governments, NGOs and voluntary contributions to the management of a number of peak bodies, organisations, committees, Ministerial advisory groups, projects and local initiatives. She established her own business (RTO) in early 90s, delivering training and consultancy in small business and enterprise development both in Australia and internationally. cow, Paris, New Delhi, Dubai and many other international locations.

Gosia was involved in developing appropriate field education experience placements for international students in Australia to ensure competency, legal, regulatory and policy requirements. Through AusAid and World Bank assignments Gosia facilitated business development in newly established market economies like India, Sri Lanka, Russia, Poland, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and underdeveloped regions of South Africa.

Gosia served six years on the Flinders University Council and the Alumni Association Executive Committee. She is a Distinguished Alumni Award Laureate (2008), a recipient of Australia’s Centenary Medal and the Silver Cross of Merit from the President of Poland.

Gosia Hill is a funder and co-director of at Hill Pratz Pty Ltd (est 1989) trading as Options Australia, PC Care Options and AuEu Connect and serves on the Australian Civilian Corps providing specialist expertise in developing countries following natural disasters or conflict.

Ms Evelyn O'Loughlin

Currently CEO of Volunteering SA & NT, Evelyn has 19 years’ experience in senior and executive management roles both in South Australia and in Europe, and has wide experience in working with and training staff, volunteers and Boards. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Evelyn has had extensive practical experience in the not-for-profit sector, initially as General Manager of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia Inc. Pursuing her personal passion for representing “Communities of Interest”, she is at present Board Director of the Migrant Resource Centre SA and a member of the Council on the Ageing SA (COTA Seniors Voice) Policy Council.

For over five years from 2005 – 2010, Evelyn was on the Board of Multicultural Aged Care, and was their Chairperson for 3 of those years, completing her eligible term in 2010. She also was a Board Member of the Carers SA Board until October 2011. In 2009 – 2010 Evelyn was a member of the Special Olympics 2010 National Games Organising Committee, for the IX National Games which were held in Adelaide in April 2010.

In December 2010, Evelyn was appointed for a three-year term, as the only South Australian representative to the Federal Government’s 12 member Not-for-Profit Sector Reform Council. The Council role is to support the implementation of smarter regulation, improved transparency and accountability, reduced red tape and to provide advice on the Productivity Commissions 2010 Report. 

Mr Matthew Salier

Matthew is a senior executive with broad experience in strategic and change management in the welfare, environmental and sports management fields. He is presently Director of the New Venture Institute at Flinders University which he founded in 2013. He has a passion for the conversion of innovative ideas into new value in our society and his background reflects this.

Matthew has extensive experience in brokering corporate engagement including a focus on socially responsible capacity building in the not-for-profit sector. Prior to moving to Adelaide in 2013, Matthew was a member of the national leadership team at The Smith Family.

Here he ran the National Volunteering program growing the number of volunteers involved in the Smith Family’s program from 3,500 to over 7,000. Working with socio-economically disadvantaged students whilst at The Smith Family, his understanding of those that are amongst the most vulnerable in our community is well developed. As National Manager strategic projects Matthew lead revenue diversification initiatives including creating several spun out business units.

His current role leading the New Venture Institute at sees him drive the innovation and entrepreneurial focus for flinders University. This includes helping students and others develop new businesses by leveraging the assets of the University as well as increasing business engagement across the various faculties. He has extensive commercial acumen and experience in start-up venture creation. In this role he is an advisor, mentor, and coach to numerous start-up founders throughout Australia and sits on the Board of numerous start-ups.

Mr Nigel Trewartha

Nigel has worked primarily in investment banking and funds management since 1996. He was employed at Macquarie Group from 2000 to 2006 and at the time of his departure he held the title of Chief Investment Officer of Macquarie Fund Adviser LLC with responsibilities for various listed global infrastructure funds. From December 2006 to October 2007 he was the Chief Financial Officer of ASX listed Envestra Limited. Nigel is currently Executive Director and co-founder of Long Tail Asset Management. Long Tail is a Sydney based fund manager which manages a concentrated portfolio of domestic and global investments.

Nigel is a graduate of Flinders University with Master of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degrees.