Julie Cogin is the Dean and Head of UQ Business School, University of Queensland, a role she took up in January 2018. Presently she is the only female Dean of a Go81 Business School in Australia.

Julie currently serves as a non-executive director on the board ASX listed company G8 and previously was a Director on UNSW Hong Kong Limited’s board.

Prior to joining the University of Queensland Julie was the Deputy Dean of UNSW Business School and Director of the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) from May 2014 – January 2018. Preceding this, she held multiple senior academic roles at the University of New South Wales including Deputy Dean Engagement, Head of School (Management) and Associate Dean Education. In 2012 Julie was awarded UNSW highest leadership award.

Julie is a recognised thought leader in high performing workplaces and corporate culture, having authored three books and published more than 30 articles, including those in prestigious academic journals ranked in the world’s top 40 by the Financial Times. She has also secured more than $1.2 million in competitive grant funding, largely due to her strong ties with industry. In June 2015, Julie was included as one of 15 trail blazing UNSW female scholars http://15trailblazers.unsw.edu.au/business-management.

On the teaching front, Julie has received awards at Faculty, University, National and International levels. In 2008, Julie received an Australian citation for her contributions to teaching. This followed her 2006 ranking by the London Financial Times as the 6th best Organisational Behaviour teacher in Global MBA programs (outranking Faculty from Harvard, Wharton and Stanford).

Julie has over 25 years’ experience delivering education or consulting engagements for many leading companies throughout Australia, Asia and in the USA including Australia’s top four banks and Hong Leong Bank in Asia, several large insurance companies, Qantas, GE, News Corp, Boral, Deutsche Post DHL, PWC, KPMG and Optus. She has also been engaged as an expert witness on several occasions and presented evidence in one of the largest class actions in Australian history that was resolved in the High Court.

Julie has been a regular commentator on Business television programs, and is frequently interviewed on the radio and quoted in the press.

In 2016, Julie was named as one of Australia’s Women of Influence by The Australian Financial Review and Westpac.

1. The Group of Eight (Go8) is a coalition of world-leading research intensive Australian universities