Roy is the Dean of UTS Business School and an expert adviser to the Senate Innovation System Inquiry and Prime Minister Turnbull’s Innovation Committee.
He has advised and published widely in the areas of innovation policy and management as well as trends in business education. He has undertaken research projects with the OECD, European Commission and Enterprise Ireland.
In recent years, Roy chaired and participated in the Australian Government’s Innovative Regions Centre, CSIRO Manufacturing Sector Advisory Council, NSW Manufacturing Council, Enterprise Connect Advisory Committee and ABS Innovation Reference Group. He was co-author of a Business Council of Australia/ Society for Knowledge Economics report in 2006, New Pathways to Prosperity: A National Innovation Framework for Australia, he conducted the Australian Government’s Review of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industries in 2008, Building Innovative Capability, and he led Australian participation in a major global study of management practice and productivity in 2009, Manufacturing Matters for Australia – Just how productive are we?
In 2012, Roy contributed to the Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Taskforce report Smarter Manufacturing for a Smarter Australia and was co-author of a research report on productivity for the McKell Institute, Understanding Productivity – Australia’s Choice. Most recently, he coordinated an 18 month Australian Government funded project by the Australian Business Deans Council on The Future of Management Education and co-authored a report on public sector innovation for the Institute of Public Administration Australia, Shaping the Future through Co-Creation. Roy is also a member of CSIRO’s newly established Australian Design Integration Network, Sydney’sGlobal Talent Hub Advisory Body, Research Advisory Committee of the Centre for Policy Development and Universities Australia Work Integrated Learning Taskforce.