Grace is Dean of the Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong, responsible for postgraduate business students at UOW’s Wollongong and Sydney campuses. Grace draws on many years experience in industry to enrich her teaching and learning practices, and in 2012 was awarded an Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.
Grace’s research focuses on contemporary leadership practices, in particular coaching and mentoring. Her book, Coaching and Mentoring for Business, was published by Sage in 2014. Grace is passionate about the Illawarra and keen to support professional development in the region, for example through the Leadership Illawarra Program.
Grace is on the Board of St Mary Star of the Sea College and a member of its Governance and Nominations Committee, and is also on the Management Advisory Board of the Australian Health Services Research Institute at the University of Wollongong and Chair of UOW College Academic Board.
Grace is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.