Dr Suresh Cuganesan

Council Member and Chair of Finance Risk and Audit Committee

Suresh Cuganesan is Deputy Dean (Students & External Partnerships) and Professor in the Discipline of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Sydney Business School. Suresh specialises in the areas of strategy, organisational design and strategic financial management. He is also passionate about education that is fit-for-purpose and impactful given our changing society and workplace. Suresh’s current research areas investigate: how technology and data innovations impact work and organisations; and, how organisations can achieve better outcomes through being more open, collaborative and transparent.

Prior to his academic career, Suresh worked in institutional banking and management consulting. He is also a Fellow of CPA Australia and a member of AICD. More recently, Suresh was CEO of the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership at the University of Sydney. He has advised and consulted for organisations in financial services, energy, law enforcement, transport, government and recruitment services. Suresh has published numerous academic research articles in leading international and national journals and has been successful in generating over $2.5 million in external funding (including Australian Research Council Grants) for his research.