Petrina Coventry

Professor Petrina Coventry


Adelaide Business School

Faculty of the Professions

B.Ed. (UTS), M.Phil. Ethics (UNSW), MBA (UniSA), Global EMBA (USYD), MA Buddhist Studies (IBC).

Petrina Coventry is Industry Professor with Adelaide University and a partner with Asia based Coi Capital Pte Ltd.

Petrina has spent over twenty years working in Asia, the United States and Europe performing global leadership roles with The General Electric Company, The Coca Cola Company, Proctor and Gamble and Santos Ltd. She has worked across multiple industry sectors including energy, education, fast moving consumer goods, banking and private equity.

Her work in the area of ethics and governance, organizational strategy and policy has led to increased involvement with governments, industry associations and consulting groups across the Asian region.

Petrina is an ethicist by background and has been appointed as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Vincent Fairfax Fellow, and a Fellow of the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI). She is a Non-executive director of AHRI, a Non-executive director of the Australasian Association of Philosophy, and a Non-executive director of Beston Global Food Company Ltd.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2016 Coventry, P. (2016). Six ways the ancient philosophy of Stoicism can help business entrepreneurs. The Conversation.
    2016 Coventry, P. (2016). If your'e happy and you know it clap your hands. New Zealand Herald.
    2016 Coventry, P. (2016). e invoicing, doing the right thing by your customers. ethics centre.
    2016 Coventry, P. (2016). The ostrich effect. ethics centre.
    2016 Coventry, P. (2016). despite the bad press, ethical internships are possible. ethics centre.
    2016 Coventry, P. (2016). Grief,funerals and ethics. ethics centre.
    2016 Coventry, P. (2016). There's no quick fix to workplace bullying. Ethics Centre.
    2016 Coventry, P. (2016). Are you getting lost in business jargon? Here’s how to find your way back. HRM online.
    2015 Coventry, P. (2015). IS YOUR WORKPLACE TURNING INTO A CULT?. ethics centre.
    2015 Coventry, P. (2015). An Outline of Zen Buddhist Teachings. eJournal of Buddhist Research Studies, 1, 100-106.
    2015 Coventry, P. S. (2015). Buddhism at Work. e book Tan Siang, Volume One(Inaugral), 1.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2016 Coventry, P. (2016). Executive remuneration: Coalface or cliff. In AHRI national convention. Brisbane.
    2015 Coventry, P. S. (2015). Bias blockers and resilience builders. In APPEA Conference. Melbourne.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2014 Coventry, P. (2014). Work integrated learning—
    expanding partnerships with
    . Poster session presented at the meeting of Canberra.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2015 Coventry, P. S. (2015). Gender Diversity Report. AICD.
  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2016 - ongoing Chair AHRI Research Board Australian Human Resource Institute Australia
    2015 - ongoing Board Member Beston Global Food Company Ltd As above Australia
    2014 - ongoing Board Member AAP Australasian Association of Philosophy Australia
    2012 - ongoing Board Member Australian Human Resource Institute as above Australia
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2015 - ongoing Oil and Gas Council Asia Business and professional
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Consulting Editor Australian Human Resource Institute AHRI Australia
  • Industry Partnerships

    Date Engagement Type Partner Name
    2017 - ongoing Consultant CPA Australia
    2016 - ongoing Consultant Department of State Development SA
    2016 - ongoing Consultant Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83134513
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10 Tower, floor 9
  • Org Unit: Business School Office

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