BiographyRuth Rentschler OAM (BA Hons Melbourne PhD Monash) is Head, School of Management and Professor Arts & Cultural Leadership, University of South Australia. She has published widely on business issues in the context of the arts, in top journals, with her keen interest in social entrepreneurship, and the cultural and creative industries. She has held leadership roles in universities, business, government and non-profits, for e.g., Chair Academic Board, member of University Council, board member of VicHealth, deputy chair Multicultural Arts Victoria and Duldig Museum & Sculpture Garden, board member Australian Dance theatre and Art Gallery of Ballarat. She has received various honours and awards, such as Best Doctoral Supervisor, Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Community Service and an Order of Australia for services to education, the arts and the community.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
cultural and creative industries
arts and cultural leadership
arts and cultural governance