John Vaz is a senior lecturer in the Department of Banking and Finance and teaches finance into all masters programs and corporate finance in the MBA program. He holds an MBA and a PhD in Finance. John regularly draws on his many years of experience in chief executive and senior management roles from start-ups to large enterprises in the technology sector across many countries. John’s research interests include the macro-economy impacts on financial markets, financial institutions and investor behaviour.

John has 30 years of experience in general management and finance in the IT and technology sector, having held managing director and executive director roles in Telstra, AWA Plessey and Ericsson. His international experience includes offshore business development, financing, mergers and acquisitions and company turnarounds.

John has been involved in most aspects of very large scale projects including strategy, project management and financing. He has led major communications projects including national network builds, shared services implementation, large scale contact centres and several ERP implementations.  He has held functional leadership roles in corporate finance, strategy, financial and management accounting, ERP systems, credit management and customer service operations.