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The Australian Scholarships Foundation Assessment Panel comprises:

Elizabeth Carr

Elizabeth Carr AM BA(Hons), MPA, FAICD

Elizabeth’s background incorporates both the private and public sectors. She has worked in senior executive positions for IBM and Macquarie Group and within senior levels of politics and government in NSW, WA, PNG and the USA.

Elizabeth is a full time non-executive Director with a board portfolio covering Government, Private and Not-For-Profit organisations in both Western Australia and NSW. Her focus is to maximise the inter-dependence of the private and public sectors in order to strengthen the economic and social fabric of our society. 

She chairs a number of community-focused organisations including St Catherine’s Aged Care Services, Seton Villa Disabilities, and icare Foundation. Elizabeth is a Member of The Environmental Protection Authority, Vice-Chair of the Kokoda Track Foundation, and a member of the audit and risk committee for Urban Growth Development Corporation.

In the 2017 Queens Birthday Honours she was recognised as a recipient of the Order of Australia (AM) “for significant service to the community through voluntary contributions to the health, aged care, education and social services sectors.”

Elizabeth holds a BA (Hons) from UWA, a Master's Degree from Harvard University and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

John Kinninmont

John Kinninmont

As a professional company secretary and administrator, John has worked for the last thirty six years for a number of large listed corporations, in the areas of Banking, Retail and Media. He has recently retired from his role at the Seven Group, where he was responsible for company secretarial, statutory reporting and corporate governance matters for two listed entities and their subsidiary companies and joint ventures.

John has prior experience in financial accounting, financial reporting and special projects, and qualifications from The University of Sydney (Economics and Accounting) and The University of Technology, Sydney (Banking).

Personal interests include a love of Literature and History.

Hector Perera

Hector Perera

Emeritus Professor Hector Perera obtained his PhD in Accounting from the University of Sydney, and had substantive academic positions in Universities in Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Australia. Hector’s research and teaching activities were focused mainly on the areas of financial accounting, international accounting and accounting theory. He has co-authored two textbooks on Accounting Theory (Accounting Theory and Development, Nelson, Melbourne) and International Accounting (International Accounting, McGraw-Hill, New York). He joined Macquarie University in 2007, retired after five years.

Hector has authored/co-authored over 40 articles in a number of scholarly journals. In research, he has collaborated with colleagues in universities in Australia, New Zealand, United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Finland and Sweden. In a study of the international accounting research publications in 30 U.S. academic journals from 1980 to 1996, published in The International Journal of Accounting (1997), Hector was ranked fourth equal in a list of 58 frequently published authors from around the world.

In 2006, he served as a member of the Business and Economics Panel of the Performance Based Research Funding (PBRF) round conducted by New Zealand Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), which involved the assessment of the research portfolios of accounting and finance academics of tertiary education institutions in New Zealand.

Tricia Vilkinas

Professor Tricia Vilkinas (PhD)

Tricia is an Adjunct Professor of Management at the University of South Australia. She has held various leadership positions: Head of the International Graduate School of Management, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Director of the International Centre for Management and Organisational Effectiveness and Chair of the Professoriate.

Tricia has also been a member of several University committees such as Academic Council, University Council, Research Policy Committee, and Research Degrees Committee. Her main research area is leadership and its application in various settings such as academia, public and private sectors, and in remote enterprises in desert Australia. She has lead research teams for several Office of Learning and Teaching applied research projects focussed on academic leadership. Over her years in academia she has supervised many doctoral students to completion.

Tricia is currently the Chair of Kaplan Business School and Kaplan Higher Education Boards. She has also worked with many organisations and boards, such as Telstra, Mobil (Australia), and various government departments in an advisory capacity. She has been involved in the management and delivery of postgraduate programs for over 40 years. Along the way she has gained the following qualifications: B.Sc., B. Comm., Dip. Psych., M.Psych and a PhD.