Want to join the ANZMAC EXECUTIVE?

This is who were are, and what we do. Want to be part of the team?  Read on to find out what we get up to at ANZMAC, where there’s an opportunity to match your skills without our operation, and then volunteer – contact anyone of us on the Executive committee to talk about what you can do for your academy.

Here is a list of activities you will need to commit to:


  • Attend all meetings of the ANZMAC Executive. There is a meeting scheduled in April and September each year and multiple meetings are held during the ANZMAC conference.
  • Attend the ANZMAC Annual Conference
  • Advise the President of ANZMAC on issues of concern to the membership
  • Participate in or chair one or more sub-committees that have responsibility for specific ANZMAC activities i.e., AMJ, awards/grants, conference, doctoral colloquium, international, communications, membership, and marketing scholarship.
  • Exercise vigilance to ensure that activities undertaken by or with the support of ANZMAC are in conformity with laws/regulations applicable to the location in which they are undertaken


  • Actively contribute to and foster discussion of issues of importance to:
    • the ANZMAC Executive,
    • the ANZMAC Membership and
    • the Marketing Discipline
  • Ensure that activities undertaken and policies recommended to members and other stakeholders:
    • Protect and reinforce the ANZMAC Brand
    • Foster the long term continuity of ANZMAC as the peak body representing marketing academics in Australia and New Zealand


President – Ken Deans

  • Lead the ANZMAC Executive and provide advice when sought using the constitution as a guide
  • Follow up on agreed actions of executive members
  • Ensure ANZMAC Conference agreement signed by hosting university one year before conference date
  • Liaise with ANZMAC Fellows and Institutional Members
  • Profile ANZMAC at international conferences and events as appropriate
  • Administer updates of the constitution
  • Write three President updates to members per year
  • Hosts the ANZMAC awards night, gives the opening speech to the conference, and starts the party at the ANZMAC Dinner.

Vice-President – Sharyn Rundle-Thiele

  • Shadow and support President and chair executive meetings in their absence

Secretary – Sharon Purchase

  • Approve and administer direct mail to members
  • Update member details
  • Send membership fee reminders
  • Profile ANZMAC at international conferences and events as appropriate
  • Provide membership statistics
  • Answer general ANZMAC related questions from members

Treasurer – Sharyn Rundle-Thiele

  • All member of the management committee are responsible for managing the finances of the association but the treasurer is expected to:
    • Provide regular financial reports to the committee and ensure that the financial records are accurate.
    • Ensure there are receipts for all money received by the association, the money is banked promptly, accounts are paid and cheques are signed according to the rules of the association.
    • Prepare and present a Treasurer’s Report, Auditor’s Report and audited financial statements to the Annual General Meeting.

WebMaster – Stephen Dann

  • Post information and update website
    • Keep this place running, including all the fun behind the scenes activities involving WordPress.  Seriously, it’s a good job.
  • Provide notifications for events and awards
    • Through this website
  • Maintain electronic file archives (historical information in Dropbox or similar cloud storage)
  • Maintain the ANZMAC social media presence
    • Twitter, Facebook page, and check that nothing untoward is happening in the ANZMAC’s People’s Square on LinkedIn
  • Assist as required with conference archives, and similar tasks.


A number of ANZMAC sub-committees exist to allow concentrated focus and strategic development, much of which takes place outside of the executive meetings. Although some of the sub-committees are supported by representative Fellows of ANZMAC, if you as a member of ANZMAC are interested in helping out on a particular subcommittee please contact the chair concerned to see if there is need for additional support. Thank you!

AMJ – Chair: Les Johnson, Members – Gillian Sullivan-Mort, Liliana Bove

  • Introduce initiatives that improve the international ranking of AMJ
  • Administer the advertising pages available with ANZMAC related information
  • Plan for editorial succession

ANZMAC Annual Conference –Chair: Richard Fletcher

  • Liaise with future conference organisers to provide guidance in organisation and ensure that the ANZMAC brand is protected, enhanced, and that knowledge from conference to conference is transferred, codified and remembered.

ANZMAC Annual Doctoral Colloquium- Chair: Harmen Oppewal

  • Liaise with future Doctoral Colloquium organisers and participating fellows to ensure a quality and inclusive event

Awards/Grants – Chair: Liliana Bove

  • Ensure criteria for all awards are updated and communicated to members in a timely fashion
  • Liaise with sponsors/donors
  • Recruit and administer formal evaluations. Provide recommendations to the President for his/her endorsement
  • Organise plaques, certificates and award grants

Communications – Chair: Stephen Dann, Members: Liliana Bove

  • Execute communications calendar of ANZMAC events and awards
  • Encourage executive and members to generate for web page content
  • Continue to improve format and interactivity of the ANZMAC website
  • Maintain ANZMAC’s elite cadre of ninja
  • Explore revenue generating opportunities to fund website developments

International (EMAC , KAMS) – Chair: Roger Marshall, Members: Jack Cadeaux and Richard Fletcher

  • Manage external relations
  • Manage international visiting scholar program
  • Travel a bit and wave the flag for the Academy at key events.

Marketing Scholarship (i.e., ERA, ABDC) – Chair: Gillian Sullivan-Mort, Members: Harmen Oppewal and Jack Cadeaux

  • Keep members informed of changes to research assessment mechanisms
  • Collate membership views for united feedback to government bodies
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From the President: Global Marketing Conference (GMC) Report

Global Marketing Conference (GMC) Report

The 2012 GMC was held in Seoul, Korea and was jointly organised and hosted by the Korean Scholars of Marketing Science (KSMS), Japan Society of Marketing and Distribution (JSMD), European Marketing Academy (EMAC), International Textiles and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the Australian & New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC). The conference was attended by 500+ delegates from 40 countries and papers were spread over 110 sessions.

ANZMAC’s involvement and presence was twofold; to run an ANZMAC Symposium and to develop stronger ties between our two academies. Janet McColl-Kennedy did a great job on the former and I was charges with the latter. Roger Marshall, Rod Brodie and Harmen Oppewal were also delegates and involved in various capacities.

My own objective was met over a series of engagements all highlighting cooperation and dialogue. A short summary follows:

  1. Thursday 19/VII – Attended Welcome Reception.
  2. Thursday 19/VII – Attended VIP Dinner.
  3. Friday 20/VII – Attended Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science (JGSMS) / Journal of Global Fashion Marketing (JGFM) Editorial Board Review Meeting.
  4. Friday 20/VII – Attended and presented at EMAC-KSMS Special Sessions, paperWelcome to the new Normal – now learn to navigate it”.
  5. Friday 20/VII – Conference Dinner ‘Welcome Speech’.
  6. Saturday 21/VII – MoU (GAMMA) Breakfast Meeting
  7. Saturday 21/VII – Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) – KSMS Joint Symosium Panelist “Cutting Edge Issues in Global Marketing Research”
  8. Saturday 21/VII – Conference Lunch Awards Presenter.
  9. Saturday 21/VII – MoU (GAMMA) Signing Ceremony.
  10. Saturday 21/VII – KSMS – ANZMAC Business Meeting.
  11. Saturday 21/VII – Meet Young Leaders in Marketing.

The MoU mentioned above (GAMMA) arrived in my Inbox shortly before I left Otago. GAMMA, Global Association of Marketing and Management Academies is an initiative led by the Koreans and, I understand, encouraged by Arch Woodside. In Korea all parties were keen and willing to sign. On that basis I made an executive decision, on consulting Rod and Roger, to sign too. As seen by the attached file, it commits us to nothing but has sent a very positive signal. There was discussion at the breakfast meeting and I took the opportunity to diplomatically edit the original document as well as changing the order that ‘marketing’ and ‘management’ appear in the text. There were attempts to open discussion on preferential conference rates across for members of GAMMA. I declined on our behalf as that is a big issue and could have financial implications for ANZMAC.


In summary, I believe we served ANZMAC well and everyone left Korea energised by the potential such cooperation holds. It was also good to catch up with Udo Wagner, President EMAC. All my travel, accommodation and conference costs were met by Otago.


Kenneth R Deans
ANZMAC President

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Post Conference Housekeeping

Thank you to everyone for the ANZMAC 2011 conference. As the high point of the year, the conference brings with it many results, rewards and outcomes – some of which need to be documented on this site, and some need postprocessing for other places.

Over the next couple of weeks, some sections of the site will be unavailable (Prizes and Awards for example), as the new content is incorporated, and the details and information for 2012 is prepared. Please bear with us as we undertake the upgrades and change.

ANZMAC is also transitioning to a new membership system for 2012, and we have taken down the old membership form whilst we prepare for a better system to buy “Between Conference” memberships. If you are particularly interested in an ANZMAC membership, and did not attend the conference in Perth, e-mail the ANZMAC Webmaster () to be notified when the new system is live.

Everything should be back up in place and running smoothly for the start of 2012

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Welcome to the improved ANZMAC.org

Welcome to the (new or improved) version of the ANZMAC website.  Never one to miss a challenge, ANZMAC decided to launch the new variant on the site a few days before the annual conference.  In the fine tradition of technology, we’ll be excusing the construction mess by calling this the “beta edition”. Whilst we’re finishing off the skirting boards and replacing the carpets, here’s a few useful links

ANZMAC 2011 Conference | Conference Social Program | Timetable (XLS) |  @ANZMAC

We’re building the content, expanding the community and developing our way to an interesting future for ANZMAC as an online entity between our annual face to face conferences. To do this, we also need you – we can post calls for papers, job ads and journal special issues to our hearts content, but our LinkedIn pages, Facebook group and other community aspect will only work if people participate, try it out, and get involved.  We’re building the clubhouse, and opening the virtual doors for you to be part of ANZMAC.

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