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UQ Business School has recently appointed Liam Stitt; a supply chain, logistics and process improvement expert, as an Industry Fellow.
Liam has a career spanning all segments in the supply chain, and is Managing Director of supply chain optimisation company, EsSCO Pty Ltd. He is also the former President and Director of the Supply Chain & Logistics Association, during which time he guest lectured at UQ Business School on the MBA program. With his principal strengths lying in the development, translation and implementation of strategic concepts, Liam’s invaluable firsthand understanding of the issues and opportunities associated with the supply chain will be echoed throughout his future lectures.
Liam has developed a solid relationship with UQ Business School over the years, regularly lecturing postgraduate students and providing support to Dr David Parker as a co-lecturer and coordinator of courses with UQ Business School Executive Education. He lectures to the School’s corporate clients (e.g. Laing O’Rourke, Vale and Thiess Ltd); and recently facilitated a nine week project management course for AusAid/UniQuest in conjunction with Dr David Parker, Senior Lecturer in Business Operations Management at UQ Business School.
Andrew Griffiths, Dean of UQ Business School, said: “We are delighted to appoint Liam Stitt as an Industry Fellow at UQ Business School. His abilities and knowledge will benefit the School immensely from both a professional and research perspective. He has been working closely with UQ Business School for over ten years.”
UQ Business School established the Industry Fellows initiative as a way to acknowledge the contribution of members of Brisbane’s business community and recognise the value these individuals bring to the School. Industry Fellows are often involved in applied research and consulting projects with the School – giving clients the best of academia plus the best of professional practice.
About UQ Business School
The University of Queensland Business School is independently ranked as one of the top business schools in Australia and amongst the leading institutions worldwide. Based in Brisbane, it brings together over 130 subject experts with over 7,000 students and offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs and executive education across the range of business disciplines.
UQ Business School is renowned internationally for the quality of its research and also provides contract research and consultancy services to organisations throughout the world. The teaching – research – consultancy loop is central to its success, ensuring that the school maintains its position at the forefront of academic knowledge while staying closely attuned to modern business requirements. For further information see www.business.uq.edu.au
- UQ Business School was the first in Australia to meet the standards of the world’s two most influential accrediting bodies - the US-based AACSB International and Europe’s EQUIS.
- It is ranked in the world’s top 50 universities for executive education by the Financial Times.
- Its MBA program is rated in the top 50 worldwide by The Economist and in the top two in Australia by the AFR’s BOSS Magazine.
- The MBA course has been awarded the highest possible rating of five stars for seven years running by Australia’s most influential rating body, the GMAA.
- The school was classed as above world standard in its 4 major fields of business research in the Australian government’s ERA assessment