Rushe appointed adjunct professor to UTS business school
12 December 2011
- Investment banking leader Martin Rushe has been appointed as adjunct professor to the University of Technology Sydney's innovative business school.
- In his career Professor Rushe has funded and operated technology and energy businesses in the UK, France, Germany and Australia.
Investment banking leader Martin Rushe has been appointed as adjunct professor to the University of Technology Sydney's innovative business school.
Managing Director of Moss Capital, a leading Australian investment banking business which specialises in energy, technology, real estate and resources, Professor Rushe also has a long career as an entrepreneur and financier.
UTS Business School Dean Professor Roy Green said the new appointment would provide opportunities for business students to gain knowledge, and indeed wisdom, about the volatile global business environment from a leader with great depth of experience across many business sectors.
"Professor Rushe is not only a highly successful business leader and entrepreneur but also an original thinker with much to offer our business research and education programs, including an informed perspective on sustainability and the future of renewable energy technologies," Professor Green said.
In his career Professor Rushe has funded and operated technology and energy businesses in the UK, France, Germany and Australia. He has founded and managed fibre carriers, data centres, ISPs, content providers and social media businesses.
In the energy sector he is expert in renewables with extensive experience of utility scale wind, solar, biomass and other technologies. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur Professor Rushe was a scientist at the European Space Agency and worked in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs.
Professor Rushe said he was proud to be appointed as a UTS professor and felt humbled by the company it put him in.
"The UTS business school is a dynamic and exciting environment," Professor Rushe said."Its long-term commitment to integration with industry provides its students with an opportunity to build personal networks, incubate and develop business models and gain informed perspectives from diverse sources.
I believe this fuller suite of skills, explored in the classroom and evidenced through practical application, is the toolkit tomorrow's entrepreneurs and business leaders need to succeed in the increasingly volatile and rapidly shifting business environment.
"But I don't expect this to be one-way traffic. I hope to benefit from the creative and entrepreneurial energy of the UTS faculty and students as much as they might benefit from my experience."