Ruth Rentschler

Professor of Univeristy of South Australia

Ruth Rentschler has held leadership roles in the Business School at the University of South Australia, such as Head School of Management and Associate Dean: Research Education. She is also Professor Arts and Cultural Leadership. She has more than 20 years’ experience working in governance, management and marketing in the non-profit sphere at local, state, national and international levels. Ruth has significant leadership experience in entrepreneurial, start-up, business, government and higher education positions in roles such as Research Centre Director, Chair Academic Board and Discipline Leader, to name a few.


In 2012, she was awarded a Medal for the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to education, to the arts and to the community. At Deakin University she was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Community Service, the Faculty of Business and Law Award for Outstanding Research, Best Doctoral Supervisor Award in the Faculty of Business and Law.