Mr Cameron Beyer

Position on Council:

Staff Council member

Present occupation:

Manager, Commercial Services

Academic qualifications:

Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours), Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Bachelor of Applied Science, Diploma of Project Management, Diploma of Management and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Summary of previous experience

Cameron has been employed at Federation University Australia (previously University of Ballarat) since 2004. Cameron’s first role at the University was as Business Development Consultant within the Commercial Services Unit. This role required Cameron to identify and contract fee for service research, consultancy and training projects that were delivered by the Higher Education and TAFE divisions of the University for industry and government. In 2013, Cameron joined the Dual Sector Partnership Project (DSP) as the Manager Business Development and Marketing and a year later took up the role as Manager DSP. The DSP was a strategically important project for the University that introduced a new platform for higher education delivery in regional Victoria through partnering with six regional TAFE institutes to deliver undergraduate degrees. In 2015, Cameron returned to the Commercial Services team to take up the role of Manager Commercial Services.

Cameron has significant experience in working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to advance projects delivered by the University for industry and our partners. This has included managing activities relating to: communications, marketing and business development, accreditation, infrastructure, delivery schedule and professional development of staff.

In addition, Cameron has previously worked with Westpac as a financial planner, as a consultant with one of Australia’s largest agricultural consultancy firms and spent two years working in research and development at Cargill, a large agriculture, financial and industrial company in the United States.

Particular areas of expertise / interest

Utilising evidence based knowledge in developing strategic direction and decision making, establishing and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders, business development and marketing, vocational education. Cameron is interested in organisational psychology. He completed his Graduate Diploma in Psychology in 2014 and is currently completing his Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours).