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About Us

Professor Stephen Boyle: College Dean.
Professor Stephen Boyle: College Dean

A dynamic and international Business School, the College of Business, Law and Governance (CBLG) delivers a range of future-focused business and law courses across Cairns, Singapore, Townsville and Brisbane*. Under the leadership of the Dean, Professor Stephen Boyle, the College promotes, fosters, and delivers quality teaching and research with both a local and global reach.

Formed in 2014, a primary emphasis of the College is on developing leaders who are equipped with an understanding of the complexities of doing business and undertaking professional practices as are directly relevant to the ever-evolving Asia Pacific region.

Our Mission

CBLG continues to strengthen its industry engagement and career focus, developing work ready graduates for the future. With multinational campuses, staff and students, the College will be the Business and Law School for the Asia Pacific and beyond. CBLG’s 2021-2023 Roadmap  (Navigating Futures in the Asia Pacific and Beyond) outlines the strategic direction and actions to be taken over the three years.

CBLG’s Industry Advisory Board offers a diversity of experience and perspectives and is a valuable source of advice on the College’s strategic direction, the effectiveness of academic program offerings, the future needs of employers, and potential industry and consultancy opportunities.

  • Ms Raelene Eves – Director of People and Culture, Mater Private Hospital (Chair)
  • Ms Claudia Brumme-Smith – CEO, Townsville Enterprise
  • Adjunct Professor Colin Dwyer – Economist, Founder of ‘Our Fair Share’ Economic Method
  • Judge Gregory Lynham – District Court Judge, Northern Circuit Chambers
  • Mr Michael Kern – CEO, Townsville Chamber of Commerce
  • Mr Aaron Newman – Group Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Country Bank
  • Mr Carl Valentine – Managing Partner, PVW Partners
  • Ms Jacqui Francis – Executive Director, Townsville Catholic Education
  • Mr Joel Buchholz – Executive Principal, Pimlico State High School
  • Dr David Craig – Director, Marketing, Future Students and Admissions, James Cook University
  • Ms Mica Martin – CEO, Cairns Regional Council
  • Ms Sarah Mort – Co-Founder and Director, MiHaven
  • Adjunct Professor Paul Sparshott Founder and Futurist, Katarno Pty Ltd |Sustainable Cities | Infrastructure
  • Mr Joshua TreviƱo KC – Barrister, Trinity Chambers
  • Mr Martin Woodcock – Principal, Trinity Bay State High School
  • Ms Kathleen Newcombe – CEO, Sarina Russo Group of Companies

Designed in conjunction with industry and the professions, the College’s courses instil future leaders with life-long skills that have practical applications in this age of disruption. Leading-edge study areas reflect global industry needs and challenges including the blue economy, sustainable practice, adaptability, crisis management, creativity, and innovation.

Our courses are designed with a variety of options to facilitate lifestyle and work commitments, whether it be studying online or on campus, or on a full or part time basis. Courses include:

  • (CPA and CA ANZ) – Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Professional Accounting and MBA/Master of Professional Accounting joint degree
  • Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) – Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management)
  • Treasury – Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Advising)
  • Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) and Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD) – Bachelor of Laws (and associated joint awards)
  • Tax Practitioners Board – LA4024 and BX3113 (Advanced Taxation Law) – approved for Tax Agent registration purposes

We are committed to embedding the principles of ethics, sustainability and social responsibility into our operations, teaching and research. CBLG is a proud supporter and Advanced Signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management (UN PRME).

*Brisbane campus is operated by Russo Higher Education.