Professor Kevin McConkey

Kevin-McConkey

 

 

 

 

 

 
Title: Director and Chair of the Board of Directors
Qualifications: BA (Hons), PhD

Profile: Kevin McConkey is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of New South Wales. He holds a BA (Hons), 1976, and a PhD in Psychology, 1980, from the University of Queensland. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School, 2004. He is an Honorary Fellow (since 2005) and former President of the Australian Psychological Society (1993-1994), a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (since 1996), and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (since 2002).
Kevin has long-standing experience in corporate governance and senior management roles across tertiary education organisations, including the University of New South Wales (Head, School of Psychology [1993-1999] and President, Academic Board [1999-2004]) and the University of Newcastle (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic [2006-2008] and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Global Relations [2009-2012]). He has undertaken consultancies for public and private tertiary education organisations in Australia and overseas on governance and management, strategic planning, financial management, employee relations, administrative effectiveness and efficiency, and international education.

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