Our People

Meet our People

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School Advisory Board

Our School Advisory Board is made up of prominent alumni and members of the business community who are responsible for ensuring the development of all our programs and activities are relevant to industry requirements.

Executive Team

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Heath McDonald

Dean of School of Economics, Finance and Marketing

Heath McDonald is the Dean of Economics, Finance & Marketing and Professor of Marketing at RMIT University. His research work focuses on the field of customer acquisition and retention, particularly in subscription markets (e.g., season tickets, memberships). He recently worked with the AFL on its club membership strategy during and post COVID-19 and Zoos Victoria on its membership structure and pricing. His work has attracted over $2 million in external research funding, including three ARC Linkage grants. Heath is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Sport Management, a Research Fellow of NASSM and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  

Email: heath.mcdonald@rmit.edu.au

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Con Stavros

Deputy Dean of School, Learning & Teaching

Constantino (Con) Stavros is Deputy Dean (Learning & Teaching) in the School of Economics,  Finance & Marketing. His leadership and innovation have been at the forefront of many major initiatives at RMIT. He was Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Sport, Business & Management between 2015 and 2020 and has published books, book chapters and journal articles across a range of fields. and he has received numerous awards for his contemporary approach to education. Con is one of Australia's leading commentators on marketing matters. 

Email: con.stavros@rmit.edu.au

Angel Zhong

Deputy Dean of School, Research & Innovation

Associate Professor Angel Zhong is leading finance researcher, who specialises in the field of empirical asset pricing and investor behaviour in financial markets. Her research has strong investment applications for investors. Her work to improve the financial literacy and wellbeing of Australians has seen her recognised as the finalist of the Women in Finance Awards 2021 in Australia in the Thought Leader category. She is an editorial board member of two prestigious field journals including Finance Research Letters and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money.

Email: angel.zhong@rmit.edu.au

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Ashton De Silva

Head of Department, Economics

Ashton De Silva is an applied econometrician with a strong track record of industry engagement. His research and teaching interests span several areas including property markets, household economics and wellbeing. He has published papers in leading international academic journals as well as written several reports for key industry bodies. Representatives from industry and the popular press regularly contact him for his perspectives and insights.

Email: ashton.desilva@rmit.edu.au

Banita Bissoondoyal-Bheenick

Head of Department, Finance

Professor Banita Bissoondoyal-Bheenick is an internationally recognised researcher in the field of financial markets and institutions and an experienced academic with nearly 20 years of extensive educational experience. Her research has widely been disseminated through quality publications as well as to the industry via conferences as keynotes speaker, board presentations as well as she provides regular media expert comments. She is member of the RMIT Philanthropic Investment Committee and she holds the position of Associate Editor in leading international journals.

Email: banita.bissoondoyal-bheenick@rmit.edu.au

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Linda Robinson

Head of Department, Marketing

A passionate educator and researcher, Dr Linda Robinson is the Associate Dean for Marketing and the Program Manager for Postgraduate Marketing. From the innovative programs that nurture socially aware marketing professionals, to the impactful research that generates agile marketing solutions, she is excited about the future of the Marketing Discipline at RMIT.

Email: linda.robinson@rmit.edu.au

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Samantha Lipscombe

Senior Manager, Planning & Resources

Samantha has worked in the University sector for over 20 years across a range of roles, such as: Student Adviser, Research and Graduate Studies Manager, Faculty General Manager, Director Campus Development, Manager Strategy and Operations, at both Monash and The University of Melbourne. She is very happy to work at RMIT University in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing as Senior Manager of Planning & Resources.

Email: samantha.lipscombe@rmit.edu.au


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School Planning and Operations

  • Samantha Lipscombe — Senior Manager Planning and Resources
  • Christine Karavias — Senior Coordinator, Planning and Operations
  • Sarah Corso — Executive Support Officer
  • Rabea North — Learning and Teaching Support Senior Officer
  • Santina Cotela — Learning and Teaching Senior Support Officer
  • Vicki Mete — Learning and Teaching Senior Support Officer 
  • Clementine Bendle-Thompson — Learning and Teaching Senior Support Officer
  • Bruce Ni — School Support Officer

Contact

Visit us

Address: Building 80, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne,  VIC-3000
Location: Melbourne City campus , Building 80
Hours:
 Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00

Postal address

School of Economics, Finance and Marketing
GPO Box 2476
Melbourne 3001, Victoria, Australia

RMIT Connect

Information for current College of Business and Law students.

Address: Building 80, Level 7, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne,  VIC, 3000
Phone: +61 3 9925 5000
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm,  Friday: 10am - 5pm

People

Key contacts at the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing.

Meet our people

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.