Leadership Team

Meet the Team Behind the Network

The Australian Business Network (ABCN) is one of Australia’s leading business academic networks, backed by industry leading partners and institutions driven to the success of Australian business graduates. Led by a team of highly reputed and committed academic professionals from some of Australia’s leading universities, the ABCN strives to pass on the knowledge, skills and insights from the network’s leaders, and share them with business graduates and other academic professionals.

Learn more about the ABCN leadership team below


Dr Colette Southam teaches International Finance, International Financial Management and Mergers, and Acquisitions in the Faculty of Business. With the Ivey Consulting Program, she mentored dozens of student teams helping their clients tackle real world strategic issues, focusing her primary research on international and corporate finance. She has co-authored two articles about real options and is working with an interdisciplinary team to develop a real options valuation model for carbon sequestration and has begun applying her finance expertise to sustainability research.

Dr Tania bucic

Tania’s research focuses on organisational and behavioural innovation, as well as marketing education. Her research appears in the Journal of Business Ethics, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Strategic Marketing, Journal of Services Marketing, Australian Journal of Management, Marketing Intelligence and Planning, Journal of Marketing Education, International Journal of Innovation Management, among others. Tania’s research is predominantly applied and attracts close industry collaboration.

Vishal Mehrotra

Vishal is a passionate educator, an experienced marketing practitioner and a design solutions specialist. As an educator, he delivers experiential learning through innovation, inspiration, collaboration and an unwavering commitment to student experience. As an industry professional, Vishal has hands-on executive management experience, leading strategy and operations within the consumer, institutional, and concept domains across developed as well as emerging markets.  He has deep expertise across the traditional, digital, and mixed media marketing spectrum. Vishal is a strong advocate of, and extensively uses, case method in teaching Marketing, Internet & Social Media Marketing and Strategic Marketing across undergraduate, postgraduate and executive programmes.

Professor Paul Beamish

Author of more than 60 books and 136 journal articles, Professor Paul Beamish has extensively covered international management, strategic management and joint ventures & alliances throughout his academic career. Supervisor to over 34 PhD dissertations featuring organisations like Boeing, Canadian Foreign Service Institute, Cisco, Dupont, Harvard Institute for International Development and more, Paul is widely regarded as an academic leader in the strategic management and joint venture & alliances sector. During his current tenure at Ivey’s faculty since 1987, Paul has also founded the 39 Country Initiative, partnering with institutions around the world to provide access to the Ivey Publishing catalogue of over 7,000 business cases at no charge.

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