Macquarie Graduate School of Management

Paul Kirkbride has worked as an academic, organisational change and leadership consultant, and Chief Learning Officer for a Fortune 500 and two of the world’s top executive leaders. Prior to joining Macquarie Business School (MGSM), Professor Kirkbride was Deputy Dean, Executive Education at Melbourne Business School.


Adjunct Fellow

  • Company Name Macquarie University
  • Dates EmployedJul 2018 – Present
  • Employment Duration11 mos
  • LocationNorth Ryde

Managing Principal

  • Company Name Ad Lucem (1466)
  • Dates EmployedDec 2014 – Present
  • Employment Duration4 yrs 6 mos
  • LocationSydney, Australia

Ad Lucem is interested in working with clients who are interested in real learning rather than 'edutainment'; with participants who value real learning rather than displacement activity; and those who believe that real learning requires both effort and perseverance.


  • Company Name Aunty Rozzy
  • Dates Employed2007 – Present
  • Employment Duration12 yrs
  • LocationMelbourne, Australia

Aunty Rozzy is a company that promotes healthy eating in children via a mix of fun songs, interesting characters, beautiful books; CDs, DVDs, children's parties, live shows, and children's recipes. Aunty Rozzy is my wife, Ros Tesoriero, who writes all the songs and books herself.

Executive Director, Executive Education (Acting)

  • Company Name Macquarie Graduate School of Management
  • Dates EmployedApr 2017 – May 2018
  • Employment Duration1 yr 2 mos
  • LocationNorth Ryde

Honorary Adjunct Professor

  • Company Name Macquarie University
  • Dates EmployedSep 2012 – May 2018
  • Employment Duration5 yrs 9 mos
  • LocationAustralia

Teaching Executive Education programs in both the open and custom areas. Specialising in Change, Leadership, Strategy Implementation, Cultures and Leading Projects.

Executive Director, Executive Education

  • Company Name Macquarie Graduate School of Management
  • Dates EmployedJul 2012 – Dec 2014
  • Employment Duration2 yrs 6 mos
  • LocationSydney, Australia

Responsible for public and corporate executive education programs. Turned around failing business and set it on the road to recovery. Grew the business over 30% in two years in very tight market conditions.

Deputy Dean (Executive Education) * * Company Name Melbourne Business School * Dates EmployedAug 2007 – Feb 2012 * Employment Duration4 yrs 7 mos

Responsible for $36M portfolio of Executive Education. Grew the business from $25M in 2006 to a prospective $36M in 2012 and moved the business up the FT rankings from the 60's to #35 worldwide and #1 in Asia-Pacific and Australia.

Managing Director

  • Company Name Duke Corporate Education
  • Dates EmployedJul 2006 – Jul 2007
  • Employment Duration1 yr 1 mo

Responsible for managing client relationships and for jointly helping to launch the NY office.

Chief Learning Officer and Director, VBLD

  • Company Name ITT Industries
  • Dates EmployedSep 2002 – Apr 2006
  • Employment Duration3 yrs 8 mos

Responsible for initiating a new approach to talent management, leadership development and succession planning across the then four divisions and 27 businesses that comprised ITT Industries.

Managing Director

  • Company Name Full Range Leadership (UK)
  • Dates Employed1993 – 2005
  • Employment Duration12 yrs
  • LocationReading, United Kingdom

Consulting and training firm providing advice to individuals and corporations on leadership development. Particular focus on Transformational Leadership.

Trained in the Full Range Leadership model by Bernie Bass and Bruce Avolio and accredited on the MLQ instrument. Worked with them on a major leadership intervention with Pirelli worldwide

Research Fellow

  • Company Name Ashridge
  • Dates Employed2000 – Aug 2002
  • Employment Duration2 yrs
  • LocationHertfordshire, UK.

Responsible for harnessing the intellectual capital of Ashridge. Produce two pan-Ashridge edited collections on Globalization (see publications below).

Managing Director

  • Company Name The Change House
  • Dates Employed1989 – 2002
  • Employment Duration13 yrs
  • LocationReading, United Kingdom

Consulting and training firm providing advice in organisational change, organisational development, and change leadership.

Programme Director

  • Company Name Ashridge
  • Dates Employed1991 – 1994
  • Employment Duration3 yrs
  • LocationHertfordshire

Headed up the team responsible for Change, Leadership and HR. Personally ran the Making Change Work and Strategic HR programs as well was working on programs such as Strategy and Organization.


  • Company Name University of Hertfordshire
  • Dates Employed1989 – 1991
  • Employment Duration2 yrs


  • Company Name City University of Hong Kong
  • Dates Employed1984 – 1989
  • Employment Duration5 yrs
  • Personal research


University of Bath Degree NamePhD Field Of StudyManagement Dates attended or expected graduation 1978 – 1984

University of Bath Degree NameMaster of Science (MSc) Field Of StudyIndustrial Relations Dates attended or expected graduation 1975 – 1976

University of West London Degree NameB.A. (Hons) Field Of StudyBusiness Dates attended or expected graduation 1970 – 1974

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