University of Wollongong (since June 2019)

Senior Professor of Leadership and Management, Room 101, Building 40, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, New South Wales 2522, Australia.


PhD supervisions

- Yuwei Sun

- Safoora Pitsi

- Sandhya Subramanian

- Grant Hughes

- Vu Hua

- Cat Dunne

- Dave Morris

External PhD supervisions

- Andrew Walton, University of Divinity, Australia

Subject Coordinator and Lecturer, MGNT903 Leading in Contemporary Organisations (Online, Wollongong, Sydney, & Singapore; 2020-2023)

Subject Coordinator, MGNT380 Sport Management (Wollongong; 2021-2023)


Deakin University (March 2011 - June 2019)

Chair in Management, Room LB5.341, Building LB, Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Melbourne 3125, Australia.


PhD and DBA supervisions

MPP704 'Research Project 4' supervisions

Course Director, M738 Master of Leadership, M638 Graduate Diploma in Leadership, and M538 Graduate Certificate in Leadership (2012-2017)

Course Director, D713 MBA/Master of Leadership double degree (2014-2017)

Course Director, M507 Graduate Certificate in Corporate Management (2014-2016)

Unit Chair, MPR771 Principles of Leadership (Residential; 2013-2016)

Unit Chair, MPM772 An Act of Leadership (previously The Social Construction of Leadership; Intensive; 2014-2017)

Unit Chair, MPM773 Contemporary Issues in Leadership (2016-2019)

Unit Chair, MPR774 The Leadership Retreat (Residential)

Unit Chair, MPM775 Personal Leadership (Intensive; 2015-2017)

Unit Chair, MPM778 The Leadership Adventure (2014-2015)

Unit Chair, MPR721/921, Organisational Behaviour (Residential; 2011-2013)

Guest Lecturer, MPM771, Principles of Leadership, (2015-2017)

Guest Lecturer, MPM721/921, Organisational Behaviour, (2012-2015)


Founding Director, Deakin Leadership Centre (DLC), 2014-2015

Member of the Centre for Sustainable and Responsible Organisations (CSaRO)), 2011-2015


Discipline Coordinator, Leadership, Department of Management, Deakin Business School, January 2015-April 2017

Acting Interim Head of Department (Management), Deakin Business School, January 2015

Discipline Coordinator, Leadership (inc. Leadership, Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, and International Management), Deakin Graduate School of Business, January 2012-January 2015

Acting Head of School, Deakin Graduate School of Business, January 2012

Acting Associate Head of School (Research), Deakin Graduate School of Business, November 2011-January 2012, April 2012

Acting Discipline Coordinator, OB and HR, Deakin Graduate School of Business, July-December, 2011


Coventry University (Feb 2009 - April 2011)

Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Faculty of Business, Environment and Society, Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5FB.


The Open University (Jan 1993 - Jan 2009)

Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour, Centre for Human Resource and Change Management, Open University Business School, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK7 6AA.

Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour, 2003-2009

Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour 1996-2003

ESRC Management Teaching Fellow, 1993-1995

Teaching and Research Roles

Director of Research, Human Resources Division, The Open University: 2005–2009.

Head of the Fit Project, OUBS/Human Resources Division, The Open University: 2000–2013.

Course Team Chair, B325 Organisational Behaviour: Stories and Experiences (30 point third level undergraduate course) in production: 2007-2009.

Course Team Chair, B824 Managing Human Resources (30 point option course on the MBA) in both presentation and major rewrite: 2003–2009.

Course Team Chair B890 International Enterprise (30 point option course on the MBA) in presentation: 2002–2004.

Course Team Chair, B600 The Capable Manager (60 point Certificate in Management) in presentation: 1998–2002. Presentation Key Role Chair, Managing People 1994–1998. Production Key Role Chair, Managing People 1993–1994.

Course Team Chair, B654 The Effective Manager (30 point Managing People component of the Certificate in Management) in presentation: 1998–Current. Deputy Course Team Chair 1995–1998.

Course Team Chair, B784 The Effective Manager (30 point Managing People component of the Certificate in Management) in presentation: 1995–1998. Deputy Course Team Chair 1993–1995.

OUBS Project Leader, BYA600 The Capable Manager, National Westminster Bank/OUBS (60 point Certificate in Management written for managers in NatWest) in production and presentation: 1997–2000.

OUBS Project Leader, Corporate Certificate in Management, British Aerospace Virtual University/Lancaster University/OUBS (60 point Certificate in Management written for managers in British Aerospace) in production and presentation: 1998–2000.


Other Employment

 Loughborough University. UK  Visiting Professor in Sport Leadership


 NEOMA Business School, France  Visiting Professor


 KU Leuven, Belgium  Visiting Professor


 The Open University  Visiting Senior Research Fellow


 OrgSolutions Ltd.  Director and Consultant 


 Cranfield University  Visiting Faculty (Executive Doctorate Programme)


 Scott Collins Ltd.  Executive Search Consultant


 Morgan Grenfell Securities Ltd.  Financial Analyst


 Storecard Ltd. (a division of Citibank)  Senior Financial Analyst


 Phonogram Ltd.  Assistant Management Accountant


 EMI Manufacturing and Distribution Services Ltd.  Raw Materials Accountant


 FM/Revolver Records  Systems Controller



Personal Information



Marital status 

Married (to Véronique Ambrosini)

Driving licence



Dual: British (since birth), Australian (since 20 Oct 2016)


Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. in Applied Psychology, The University of Nottingham (Institute of Work, Health and Organisations), 2000–2003

Master of Business Administration (MBA International), The University of Birmingham (Birmingham Business School), 1991–1992

BA (Hons.) Politics and Modern History, The University of Manchester (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences), 1981–1984


Professional Qualifications

Further and Adult Education Teaching Certificate (FAETC), NVQ Level 3: Milton Keynes College, 1999–2000

Level 2 Myers-Briggs MBTI Certificate: Oxford Psychological Press, 1999

Level 2 OPQ Personality Questionnaire Certificate: Saville Holdsworth, 1998

Level 1 Occupational Testing Certificate: Saville Holdsworth, 1997