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Dr. Geoffrey H J Baring CIPM, CIPP , CIFRSS, CRA, MFC

Geoffrey H J Baring is CEO of the International Academy of Financial Management. He has a background in management consulting, initially at London based Urwick, Orr and Partners and subsequently as the Director of Human Resources Consulting in the international accounting firm, Arthur Young. He undertook major assignments with many of Australia's largest companies including Shell Australia Limited, CSR Limited, Esso Limited, the ANZ Banking Group, Westpac Banking Corporation and Australia Post. In 1990, he became the Foundation Director of the Centre for Accounting Research at Monash University, a position that he held for three years and during which time he traveled throughout the Asia Pacific region presenting accounting and financial management programs.


Geoffrey joined Victoria University in 1992 and was responsible for its overseas programs in Hong Kong. He has significant experience teaching in Hong Kong over a ten year period and has been responsible for the development of a number of course initiatives that enable overseas students to complete undergraduate programs in Australia.


He has a Bachelors degree from the University of Melbourne and a Masters degree from Monash University. He is a qualified workplace trainer and assessor. Geoffrey is the sitting Chair of the International Academy of Financial Management's chapter in Australia. He sits on the academic advisory boards of a number of Australian Colleges and is a member of the Educational Committee of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA). In addition he is responsible for the quality control of all ICMA courses run in Asia.


He is a visiting professor at the Guangzhou University and the China University of Mining and Technology in Xuzhou, China as well as being an Adjunct Professor at James Cook University.


Ms. Hanan Gamali CAHRI

Senior Executive with over 20 years diverse generalist Human Resources Management experience gained in a variety of industries and organizations both in Australia and the UAE. Many of the senior poristions she have held have been in highly complex organizations undergoing significant change and or transformation and have allowed her to play a pivotal role in providing support during challenging internal restructures, projects and industrial relations issues. This experience has given her the opportunity to acquire a diverse skill set, and be able to deliver both operationally and strategic HR services across many industry sectors.


Mr. Michael Armstrong CPA. BEc MBA MFP RBA ChMA

Mr Armstrong has 15 years in the banking and finance industry based in Sydney, Hong Kong and now Singapore. His experience covers all aspects of consumer financial services including product development, distribution, marketing and operations working with Citibank and HSBC across the Asia region.


Mr. Martin Davies BSc

Mr Davies is an international consultant, banker and qualified professional coach. His academic work is regularly published and he is an internationally known expert in the field of Risk. Mr Davies regularly advises financial institutions in Asia and sits on many international specialist bodies.


Dr. Michael Fletcher CIPP, CHRM

Dr Fletcher was born in New Zealand and has an extensive educational background with specialisation in the fields of educational management, human resources management and logistics.  In addition he is a specialist in "working with China" given his more than 15 years experience of working and living in China and Hong Kong.  He has developed specialist programs for companies wishing to set up or trade with China and has authored a book entitled "How to Avoid Being Burnt by the Dragon".


He is the Chairman of Cornell Continuing Education, a Hong Kong based training and development institute.  He is the vice chairman of Education and Training for the South China Institute of Supply Chain Management.  He has a continuing involvement with a number of education bodies including: Griffith University, Australian Institute of Export, Griffith University and Swinburne University.


Dr Fletcher has a  DBA and sits on the Board and is a partner of the Australian branch of the International Academy of Financial Management.


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