Professor Griffiths was appointed Executive Dean in December 2016. He had been Dean of the UQ School of Business since 2012. UQBS is recognised as a world-leading provider of business and management education and research.

He is an internationally-recognised leader and pioneering scholar in organisations, business strategy and climate change and has managed strategic change, innovation and corporate sustainability for leading national and international organisations in the profit and not-for-profit sectors.

Professor Griffiths sits on the board of the State Library Queensland, Queensland Futures Institute and is on the Council of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce.

As Executive Dean reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Griffiths oversees academic and administrative matters in the faculty's schools of business, economics and law.