Verreynne said she was excited by the remit of the new role.
“RMIT’s closeness to industry, the work that it has done to develop inter-disciplinary partnerships, and its well-established building blocks in innovation related activities, appeal to me,” she said.
“It is now more important than ever for business units in universities to be open to opportunities for collaboration, innovation and engagement with stakeholders.
“I see a significant opportunity for researchers in the College to transform business and society as they work with researchers across the university to solve the grand challenges we face.
“I believe that RMIT is well placed to address these challenges, and I look forward to bringing my engagement and commercialisation expertise to further build on the capabilities that already exist at RMIT.
Pro-Vice Chancellor Business Professor Julie Cogin said Verreynne’s inclusion on the executive team would strengthen the College’s leadership capabilities.
“Martie-Louise brings outstanding teaching and quality research capability to RMIT’s College of Business.
“Her appointment reinforces our commitment to diversity within the College in terms of female leadership and international academic experience,” Cogin said.
A regular contributor to leading small business, entrepreneurship, strategy and interdisciplinary journals, Verreynne also serves as Associate Editor to the Journal of Small Business Management.
She currently holds ARC Discovery and ITTC grants and is a recipient of the prestigious Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation for contribution to student learning based on her work in commercialisation of high-tech start-ups.
Verreynne will commence at RMIT in 2020.
The RMIT College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the Asia Pacific region, attracting over 31,000 students to programs are delivered in Melbourne, Vietnam, and via significant teaching partnerships in Singapore, China and Indonesia.
Story: Simone Guin