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Senior ATO official to lead ECU business short courses

Wednesday, 14 August 2019


Edith Cowan University (ECU) has appointed Tim Roach as its new Director of Corporate Professional Development in the University’s School of Business and Law.

The role is part of the School’s Corporate Professional Development team. He will deliver a range of leadership, project management and entrepreneurship programs in flexible formats designed to be accessible for busy professionals.

The courses are developed in consultation with industry groups and combine the latest theory with hands-on, practical experiences.

Mr Roach was previously the Assistant Commissioner in the Australian Taxation Office, where he led a range of programs including; content management, innovation, training and development for service delivery.

School of Business and Law Associate Dean (Commerce) Associate Professor Denise Gengatharen welcomed Mr Roach to the ECU.

“Tim’s experience at the ATO and his leadership in professional associations across law and accounting will be great assets to ECU and students interested in professional development,” she said.

“His knowledge of contemporary professional practice and his relationships across the business and professional world will expand and strengthen this practical and focussed relationship with business and industry.”

Mr Roach said he was looking forward to joining ECU in an exciting and dynamic role.

“Corporate professional development is a fast changing space as people look at flexible, time effective and innovative ways to advance their careers and broaden their skills,” he said.

Mr Roach is a Fellow of CPA Australia and holds a Master in Taxation Law from UNSW and a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from ECU.

He will be joining The School of Business and Law on a part time basis from 12 August 2019.

For more information on ECU School of Business and Law Corporate Professional Development visit the Short Courses webpages.

In the 2018 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching ECU was ranked top public university for 'Business and Management' in Quality of Educational experience, Teaching Quality, Skill Development, and Student Support.


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