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Corporate Board


The KBS Corporate Board provides strategic leadership and is the governing authority of Kaplan Business School. The primary objective of the Board is to oversee the affairs of KBS with good governance. Through relevant processes, the Board ensures that the appropriate structures, policies, processes and planning are in place for KBS to effectively manage its activities and achieve its goals.

The Board adopts the “Guiding principles of good governance” published by the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Adoption of these principles helps to ensure that the Board manages the affairs of KBS with proper oversight and accountability.

The Board is comprised of members with the relevant skills, expertise, experience and background to provide good governance for KBS.


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PhD., M.Psych., Dip. Psych., B.Comm., B.Sc

Tricia has held a number of positions at the University of South Australia, including, Adjunct Professor, Foundation Professor of Management, Head of the International Graduate School of Management and was a long-standing member of several of the university’s key governance bodies such as Academic Board

Prior to working at the University of South Australia, Tricia was the Associate Director at the Graduate School of Business, University of Adelaide. In her earlier career she held academic positions at the University of Newcastle, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, and Queensland University. She has not always been in academia spending some years in the clothing industry as a change agent.

Tricia has also consulted to many organizations delivering executive and management development programs as well as strategic planning. Some of the organizations employing her services were DSTO, Telstra, MOBIL, the Commonwealth public service senior executive program, and several government departments.

Tricia is involved in ongoing research centered on leadership and is currently publishing in this area as well as receiving research funding.


Rob has a strong history of leadership and a proven track record of performance across a wide range of industries.

Starting his career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers before moving through the retail, mining and technology industries, Rob has focused his attention on the domestic and international education sectors for the past decade.

Having worked with Kaplan since 2006, Rob has held various executive positions including Chief Financial Officer of the international business based in London and most recently heading up the Australia/New Zealand operations.

Rob believes in the transformative power of education so that people can achieve their potential.


Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Economics

Kaplan Contribution

  • Chair, Kaplan Higher Education Academic Board
  • Chair, Kaplan Business School Academic Board
  • Director, Kaplan Higher Education Academic Board
  • Director, Kaplan Business School Academic Board

Dr Michael Evans is an independent academic consultant. Prior to Mike’s retirement from Kaplan Higher Education in August 2018, he was responsible for the Academic oversight of all Kaplan Higher Education operations in Australia. This includes driving the academic strategic direction of all areas of Kaplan’s higher education business including Kaplan Business School, Murdoch Institute of Technology, Bradford College and Kaplan Professional’s online postgraduate finance courses.

Prior to joining Kaplan Mike was a Professor of Management and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Business and Law at Southern Cross University in Australia. Mike has a wide range of business experience, with skills in managing, consulting, teaching and research. His recent research has focused on regional development and the business implications of climate change. He also has interests in valuation, innovation, commercialisation, and value creation within organisations. He has undertaken a wide range of applied research and consulting assignments for clients including reviews of strategic planning and implementation, performance measurement and evaluation, valuation and financial analysis.

Mike has also been actively involved in executive education activities, with a focus on accounting, finance and strategy. He has consulting, research and teaching experience across Australia, in Asia and in Europe. Mike has a wealth of experience in Asia, having been involved in business development for universities since 1987, focused on Singapore, Malaysia and China. He has managed academic and business activities across 10 countries.

Mike’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics, Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Philosophy. Mike also holds a prestige Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) designation.