Mr Ian Kearney


Assistant Director Engagement - Industry

School /
Work Unit

Industry Business Development

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 5118


Building: 001
Level: 02
Room: 021

City campus


Engagement & Vocational Education

Summary of responsibilities

As Assistant Director – Industry Engagement in the Global Business Development unit of RMIT University, Ian leads a team of staff to enhance the development of industry engagement activities both locally and internationally.

The Assistant Director is responsible for managing the coordination of the central industry engagement function throughout the university. The Assistant Director is responsible for coordinating with all Schools, Colleges and Institutes in building strong links, networks and partnerships to enhance the university’s strategic approach to the development of new business opportunities through building collaborative relationships and partnerships, internally, locally and off shore.


  • Master of Business (Tourism Management), Victoria University (Australia), 1997
  • Graduate Diploma in Education, University of Melbourne (Australia), 1995
  • Bachelor of Business (catering and Hotel Management), Footscray Institute of Technology (Australia), 1980
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, Victoria University (Australia), 2003