Researcher biography

Nkosana is a PhD candidate at the Business School, where he graduated with First Class Honours in Business Management and as Valedictorian. As a researcher, Nkosana explores how multiculturalism impacts entrepreneurial leadership. Outside of academia, Nkosana has co-founded and served as CEO of a Telstra funded software company. He also founded CYALA - the Council for Young Africans Living Abroad, and for 3 years, was managing director. In recognition of his entrepreneurial work, in 2018, the Queensland Government named Nkosana Outstanding Young Achiever of the Year for fostering social cohesion through entrepreneurship. Drawing on his industry and academic knowledge, Nkosana is a non-executive director with experience across the private, government and non-profit sectors, in a statutory and advisory board capacity. He currently serves as an Advisory Council Member for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation where he provides advice to the Board on matters relating to the corporation’s broadcasting programs.

Nkosana’s principal advisor is Professor Charmine Hartel.