As Managing Director of Oxford Organisational Consulting Associates, which was established in London in 1980 and in Australia in 1988, Richard has led major consulting assignments in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia for public and private sector organisations. He has had extensive experience in the financial services sector both in Australia and Europe. Individual and organisational change is facilitated through a repertoire of integrated executive development activities. These include design and delivery of executive development programs, coaching of CEO’s and senior managers, facilitation of senior management strategy and team development meetings, and leadership assessment and development.
Richard was based in the UK for 14 years, where he held appointments as Senior Social Scientist in the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, Clinical Psychologist with the Adolescent Department of the Tavistock Clinic and subsequently as Head of the Department of Applied Social Sciences at the University of East London. He returned to Australia in 1983 to take up the position of Director Human Resources and Organisation with the Pratt Group of Companies. From 1988 he was contracted to Monash Mt Eliza Business School to design and direct executive development programs. He established the Leadership Centre at the School and as its Director, built it into the pre-eminent centre in the region for leadership development. He developed a strategic alliance with the Centre for Creative Leadership in the United States and successfully introduced a number of their programs into Australia and the Pacific Rim area.
His professional experience covers areas as diverse as organisation development and change, social research, training, psychotherapy, environmental studies, recruitment and selection, market research, vocational guidance and group work. During his international career he held a number of visiting appointments, including Visiting Lecturer to the Graduate School of the Architecture Association (UK); Visiting Professor in the University of Warsaw; Fellowship in Sri Lanka with the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation: and as an Associate of the Ashridge and Henley Management Colleges, UK.
He has been Chairman of a Chief Executive Group with The Executive Connection since 1989, and a Senior Fellow in the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology and is a member of Executive Coaching International.
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