Governance NZ

Our Teaching Faculty

The Professional Education Programme is designed and taught by leading law and business academics and expert practitioners in corporate and public sector governance.

Bill Ross

Bill is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He has been involved in teaching Auditing, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Finance, Strategy and International Business at under-graduate and post-graduate level at various tertiary institutions. He has also been involved in delivering MBA modules for both Henley Management College (UK) in New Zealand, Hong Kong and South Africa, the University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology. He is closely involved with CAANZ’s professional accounting qualifications, being a workshop facilitator, examiner and examination marker as well as preparing study materials on various accounting topics. He holds a BA in Accounting and Finance and an MBA. Bill is the lecturer for the Finance for Decision Making paper.

Dr Christopher Theunissen

Christopher’s career has included roles as diverse as police officer and academic, with experience in management, training and educational leadership. He has led various MBA executive education programmes in the public and private sectors, and has lectured and provided training to audiences across an array of subjects including strategy, leadership and management.

He is a qualified adult trainer and holds a BAdmin (International Relations), a BAdmin (Hons) (Public Administration), a MAdmin (Public Administration) and a DLitt et Phil (Political Studies).

Christopher is the lecturer for the Development of Strategy and Risk & Compliance papers.

Professor Dr Jens Mueller MNZM

Jens has managed in and led, global businesses for 40+ years, in Europe, the United States and New Zealand as senior executive, CEO and Board Director. His teaching centres around working with MBA and Executive MBA students, in New Zealand, Colombia, Germany, UAE, China (as Professor at Shantou University Business School until 2021), the USA (as an Executive MBA instructor at Northern Illinois University for 30+ years until 2020 and 4 times Professor of the Year Winner) and Mexico (as Adjunct Professor of Tecnológico de Monterrey since 2022). 

Jens was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2015, and he holds two Doctorates (Governance and Law), three Masters (Business, Advanced Management, Tax Law) and two Graduate Diplomas (Immigration and Coaching). Jens is a member of the Australasian Law Academic Association and a Councillor, Chair of the Audit Committee and a Professional Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Jens is the lecturer for the Enterprise Risk Management paper.