Professor Andrew Griffiths, Executive Dean, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Areas of responsibility

As Executive Dean, Professor Griffiths reports to the Vice-Chancellor and oversees academic and administrative matters in the Faculty's schools of business, economics and law. He is accountable for academic programs, staff management and resource allocation. He also represents the Faculty and the University to the wider community, both in Australia and overseas.


Prior to his appointment as Executive Dean in December 2016, Professor Griffiths was Dean of the UQ Business School – a world leader in business and management learning, teaching and research – from 2012 to 2016. He was also previously Chair in Business Sustainability and Strategy at the School.

Professor Griffiths holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in politics from Griffith University, and a PhD in strategy from the University of New South Wales.

He is an internationally recognised scholar and maintains an active research program, examining how organisations deal with the impacts of climate change, and how executives and employees can transform organisations to better manage sustainability issues.

During his career, he has published more than 100 academic articles, books, book chapters and conference papers on a range of topics relating to corporate sustainability strategy and climate change.

As an advocate for research and industry partnerships, Professor Griffiths has worked extensively with local and global organisations to apply new knowledge and deliver sustainability assessments, strategies and workshops.

Professor Griffiths chairs the Library Board of Queensland. He is a board member of the Queensland Futures Institute, and is a member of the Council of Governors for the American Chamber of Commerce.

Professor Andrew Griffiths
Executive Dean, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
BA(Hons), Politics (Griffith University); PhD, Strategy (The University of New South Wales)

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The University of Queensland
Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia


Hollie Duncan-Tibbey
Executive Coordinator

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