Adjunct Professor Richard Mulcahy

Adjunct Professor

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law


A CEO and former Parliamentarian who has held five Chief Executive Officer appointments and has three decades of experience in industry bodies.

Chief Executive Officer of AUSVEG (2009 – 2016), Chairman and Director of Capital Link (Canberra) Pty Ltd (2003 – 2004), National Executive Director of Australian Hotels Association (1992 – 2003), Director (Dental Programmes) Worldwide for Wm Wrigley Jr. Company (1987 – 1989), Chief Executive Officer of Confectionery Manufacturers of Australia (1983 – 1987), Deputy Director and Federal Director of the Advertising Industry Employers’ Association (1981 – 1983)

Elected to the ACT Legislative Assembly (2004 – 2008) and served, in addition to other positions, as Deputy Opposition Leader, Shadow Treasurer and was Chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

Numerous Board and Advisory Committee appointments, including as Trustee of HOST PLUS Superannuation, Commonwealth Ministerial Advisory Committees on a range of matters including Horticulture, Tourism, Alcohol, and Gambling, and a number of university committees.

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, University of Queensland (2004 – present).