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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, Bond University

· Master of Economics, UNE

· Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (UNE)

· Bachelor of Economics (UNE)

Career overview

Professor Deborah Ralston has over 20 years’ experience as a non-executive director on public and private sector boards. She is a member of the RBA’s Payments System Board and was inaugural Chair of ASIC’s Digital Finance Advisory Committee. Deborah is Chair of the SMSF Association and served as a member of the Ministerially appointed CIPR industry advisory group. Deborah also recently completed her term as non-executive director with ASX listed Mortgage Choice, where she was Chair of the Investment Committee for Mortgage Choice Financial Planning. Deborah has held a number of leadership positions in Australian universities and is a researcher with particular interests in financial regulation, superannuation, innovation and commercialisation. She is a Professorial Fellow at Monash University.

Kaplan Contribution

Member, Kaplan Higher Education Academic Board

Member, Kaplan Business School Academic Board