Appointments and achievements

Former Myer boss Bernie Brookes has joined Swinburne U’s Customer Experience and Insight Research Group as an adjunct industry fellow. “After a long and prestigious career, Mr Brookes is ‘giving back’ by bringing his extensive experience in industry and continuing passion for retail to CXI,” Swinburne states. As Myer shareholders can attest, Mr Brookes is well-placed to advise on retailing in difficult circumstances.

Pia Ednie-Brown from RMIT wins the Australian Council for Graduate Research’s 2018 award for excellence in leadership  Professor Ednie Brown is honoured for outreach, research and course material. The award was announced in Adelaide on Monday.

Other awards went to; Kim Bennell, Rana Hinman, Tim Wrigley, (University of Melbourne) for research supervision and Vito Mollica (Macquarie U) for industry engagement.

Desmond Bermingham is appointed CEO of the Australian Council for Educational Research (UK). He joins from the UK Department for International Development. ACER has contracts in the UK for assessment services and university selection processes.



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