Director, Executive Education Centre, Perth and SCRIPT Singapore
Associate Professor Chris Vas leads the Executive Education Centre and heads up the Singapore Centre of Research, Innovation, Productivity and Technology (SCRIPT). Chris has considerable expertise in innovation and productivity policy, human capital development, public management issues and strategic futures. He has designed and delivered leadership, strategy and management programmes for public and private sector clients, including Oil and Gas Corporation (ONGC), Areva Energy, Maersk Ltd (Denmark), Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, Coca Cola and Vodafone.
Beyond industry engagement, Chris has worked in policy advisory capacities in the Australian Government and enriched his research career leading the Productivity and Competitiveness Policy Research Programmes at the Australian National University (ANU). He has also held visiting positions at Harvard University and Stanford University in the US.
Associate Professor Peter Waring is Murdoch’s Singapore Dean and is based in Singapore where the university has significant transnational education activities. As the Singapore Dean, Peter is responsible for advancing the University’s academic and strategic interests in Singapore. As a qualified lawyer, Peter also holds degrees in Commerce and Management.
Peter is the co-author of four books on employment relations and has published more than sixty book chapters and articles in leading international and national journals. His research and teaching interests span the business and law fields of employment relations, human resource management, corporate governance and labour law. In 2011, Peter was a recipient of the Australian Governments ‘Outstanding Young Alumni Award’ in Singapore. He has lived in Malaysia and Singapore for the past 11 years.
Dr Greg Lopez is a Lecturer with the Murdoch University Executive Education Centre where he coordinates the Capstone Consulting Unit in the Executive Masters in Leadership, Strategy and Innovation. Greg has extensive experience in the Asian region, working on public policy issues involving economic and political reforms. Dr. Lopez was educated in Malaysia and Australia and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Australian National University (ANU). His research interests are in understanding the political economy and institutional arrangements of countries “stuck in the middle-income trap” in the Indo-Pacific region and Australia’s relationship with these economies.
Greg is also affiliated with the Murdoch University Asia Research Centre and the Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability, and a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Political and Social Change (ANU).