ASI would like to congratulate Professor Robin Gauld, appointed as the next Dean of the University of Otago’s Business School.
A highly respected academic, Professor Gauld is currently head of the University’s largest and most diverse department, the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine. He is also Founding Director of the University’s Centre for Health Systems, which spans the Business School and the Dunedin School of Medicine.
Announcing the appointment, which was made after an international search, Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne says that as a highly accomplished researcher, teacher and administrator, Professor Gauld is an excellent choice to lead Otago Business School.
“Professor Gauld is very familiar with this integral part of the University. He was on the Commerce Divisional Board for seven years and has an ongoing relationship with various departments in the School, including co-supervising PhD students, collaborating on research projects and teaching in Executive Education programmes and Economics papers.”
Professor Gauld says he is excited to be taking up the Dean’s role.
“I’m also greatly looking forward to working with colleagues in the School to develop its future strategy, including defining its strategic point of difference and brand. I plan to support and grow the research focus in the School, which is really at the heart of a leading business school.”