Peter Wolnizer OAM

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Professor Emeritus

H69 - Codrington Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Peter William Wolnizer is Professor Emeritus at The University of Sydney where he served as Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business from 1999-2010 and Professor of Accounting until his retirement at the end of 2011. Under his leadership, the Faculty was twice accredited by AACSB International and EQUIS and chosen as the Australian member of the prestigious CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education.

Prior to returning to The University of Sydney, where he completed his PhD and lectured over eleven years, Professor Wolnizer served as Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law at Deakin University1991-1998 following his appointment as Foundation Professor of Accounting and Finance in 1989.  He was appointed Kendall D Garff Research Fellow at the University of Utah and visiting professor at the University of Kansas, Czech Management Center, James Cusator Wards Visiting Professor at the University of Glasgow, Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Korea University.

Professor Wolnizer was appointed Chairman of the International Accounting Education Standards Board 2012-14, having served as the Australian member 2004-06, and as interim Dean of the MGSM 2017-18. He served on the Board of Directors of AACSB International 2006-11, Council of the Association of Asia Pacific Business Schools 2004-10 and as President of the Australian Business Deans Council 2004-05.  He was a member of Australia's Corporations and Securities Panel 1994-99.  He has extensive international experience of chairing accreditation reviews of business schools and universities for AACSB International, EQUIS and government agencies.

His service to the wider educational community has included membership of the Councils of Scotch College (Melbourne), The Scots College (Sydney) and Moore College.

Professor Wolnizer was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours List 'for service to higher education in business and economics as an academic and administrator'.