Teaching led by experienced practitioners

At AIM Business School, we believe in the value of industry experience, knowing that there is often a disconnect between theory and best practice. It is for this reason that our faculty is made up of proven practitioners.

Our facilitators, lecturers, and course consultants are all academically qualified and have years of experience working in their specialised fields. This combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills ensures that our graduates are provided the education that best positions them to have an immediate and significant impact at their organisation.

Faculty Snapshot

 

Academically Qualified
Professionals

 

Practising Consultants
in Industry

 

Apply Theory
to Practice

Members of the AIM Business School Faculty

Sabina Cerimagic

Associate Professor Sabina Cerimagic
Academic Dean

Dr Sabina Cerimagic is the Academic Dean at the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Business School.

Dr Sabina is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary professional consultant, researcher and academic who has more than 15 years of experience in higher education and in project management.

Sabina’s depth of skills and knowledge after holding a variety of roles across the private and public sectors has effectively enabled her to develop, lead and manage diverse and large teams. In a supportive manner and to encourage collaboration between her team and all stakeholders, to achieve positive and mutually beneficial outcomes.

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Richard Bolaffi

Richard Bolaffi
Faculty Lecturer

With over 30 years of management experience, Richard has an extensive network and has developed strong business acumen, spanning a broad range of industries including manufacturing, transport, distribution, retail, construction (civil, industrial, commercial and residential), education and hospitality.

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Dr Richard Carter

Dr Richard Carter
Faculty Lecturer

Dr Carter is an organisation psychologist with diverse experience as an executive, facilitator, coach, consultant and academic. He has a contemporary understanding of work motivation and is dedicated to helping organisations maximise productivity and effectiveness through developing their people.

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Dr Cheryl Crosthwaite

Dr Cheryl Crosthwaite
BAppSc, MBA, DBA (Leadership)
Faculty Lecturer

As an accomplished facilitator, lecturer, board director, and coach. Cheryl has over 30 years’ experience in management, leadership, human resources, coaching, personal development, consultancy and training in Australia and abroad. With her passion for development as well as her diverse cultural and work experience, Cheryl is able to advise on, develop and deliver programmes that are both theory and practically based.

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John Davidson

John Davidson
Faculty Lecturer

John is a highly experienced leader, consultant, coach and facilitator, with a reputation for developing trust, rapport, and equipping leaders and managers to improve their performance. John is experienced in program design, implementation, and presentation across a diverse range of Australian and multi-national organisations. John regularly facilitates Leadership and Management Programs, Workshops and Coaching, which focus on the areas of Leading People, Leading Change, Leader Behaviour, and Decision Making.

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Bob Gilliver

Bob Gilliver
Faculty Lecturer

Until recently Bob Gilliver was a Senior Lecturer and the Program Director for all MBA Programs at The University of South Australia. In that role he was responsible for about 1,000 MBA students in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and China. Bob taught on all of those programs in those countries as well as being the Program Director.

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Kathleen Milne

Kathleen Milne
Faculty Lecturer

Kath is a Management Consultant, Facilitator and Executive Leadership Coach with extensive experience in leading major business operations; as an Executive in the financial services industry, information technology industry and in the not- for-profit sector, both internationally and in Australia.

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Dr Gabrielle Parle

Dr Gabrielle Parle
Faculty Lecturer

Dr. Gabrielle Parle is a passionate educator. She is an excellent communicator who excels in explaining concepts and theories at a practical level. Gabrielle is generous in her commitment and is attuned to delivering on the needs of her clients.

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John Peake

John Peake
Faculty Lecturer

Since 1989 John has had numerous research and development experiences focusing upon leadership, management and investigation leading to delivery and assessment of same in higher education and VET sectors. Complementing this are his 17 years as a senior manager and leader making him a true ‘pracademic’.

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Ian Siebert

Ian Siebert
Faculty Lecturer

Coming from Consulting, Coaching and Academic backgrounds, Ian brings an integrated approach to the development of postgraduate students in the AIM Business School. His passion is for Developing Others with a Leadership Mindset, so they enhance their capabilities to make a difference in their work and communities.

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Joanne McAlpine

Joanne McAlpine
Faculty Lecturer

Jo has spent the last twenty years coaching and leading programs that focus on building authentic leadership capabilities. She is dedicated to helping leaders develop the confidence, courage and clarity to successfully lead at all levels.

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Dr Judith Watson

Dr Judith Watson
Faculty Lecturer

Judith is an author with several business books published. Her professional experience is expansive, having started her early career in Australia Post in customer service and Telecom (Telstra), then fast-tracked into a senior management role managing Equal Employment Opportunity. Judith’s publications have sold internationally (Beverly Hills Council as one example).

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Dr Angelina Zubac

Dr Angelina Zubac
BCom, BA, GDipStat, PhD
Faculty Lecturer

Dr Zubac has been a strategy consultant for the last 20 years in which she has worked for more than 100 organisations from large corporations to public sector organisations. She has taught at some of the country’s best public institutions such as Melbourne University and University of Queensland.

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AIM Business School Success Coaches

Our expert coaches are here to provide you one-on-one academic assistance and mentorship, to help you build essential writing, research, and referencing skills, and navigate the online learning system.

Sarah Fletcher

Sarah Fletcher
Head Success Coach

Sarah has been working in the field of adult education since 2010 and has worked with a wide variety of student cohorts in many different contexts, including as a teacher, tutor, lecturer, coach, academic advisor, language and learning advisor and peer mentoring coordinator.

Since 2015 she has been working in higher education, developing and teaching university foundation and pathways programs and coaching students individually as an academic language and learning specialist. Her fields of specialisation as a lecturer are educational linguistics, academic writing, communication and research skills. She now leads a team of dedicated Success Coaches to assist students’ academic progression at ABS.

Lynda Bayada

Lynda Bayada
Success Coach

Lynda has nearly two decades of experience in corporate management and planning accumulated among a variety of disciplines including; project & change management, event planning, personal development, training & education and human behaviour.

Clive Harrison

Clive Harrison
Success Coach

Clive is an Open Programs designer and Short Course facilitator, a strategy-marketing-sales-management improvement specialist, and an executive coach. He has a thriving corporate consulting practice, and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

Maree McCarthy

Maree McCarthy
Success Coach

Ellen Maree McCarthy is a Success Coach in Managing Financial Resources at AIM, Brisbane, Australia. She has long term experience in Accounting, Auditing, Law, Management and Adult Learning and deeply enjoys working with adult learners to help them achieve their goals, expand their horizons and develop a lifetime love of learning.

Alexandra Meldrum

Alexandra Meldrum
Success Coach

Alexandra has broad teaching and industry experience gained over twenty-five years. She has twenty years of experience in corporate organisations, government and not-for-profit organisations, has orked in large organisations and entrepreneurial teams, developed strategy and policy, and led change and transformation.

Shomal Prasad

Shomal Prasad
Success Coach

Shomal has a background in Economics, Law, and Education. Her main area for coaching is Managing Operational Improvement, and has also coached in International Business as an MBA elective.

Matthew Roberts

Matthew Roberts
Success Coach

Matthew spent 25 years in the IT Industry, as a Programmer, then Project Management, and then Department Management. He has taught in Industry, in High Schools, TAFE, Charles Sturt University, Federation University, UNSW, and is now with AIM.