Tom is an experienced senior executive, board member, management consultant and executive coach. He leads ACU’s Strategic Partnerships and Executive Education Directorate and has significant consulting experience in executive management, strategy, sales, marketing, and workforce development. Tom has delivered a large range of executive leadership programs for companies including KMPG, Mallesons Stephens Jacques, Telstra, Optus, ACCOR, Employers Mutual, Woolworths, Baxter Healthcare, TAFE NSW, Australian Defence Force, Attorney General and Justice.
Dr Gavriel Schneider
Dr Gav Schneider is the Course Director for ACU’s Graduate Certificate in Psychology of Risk and CEO of Risk2Solution Group. He is an acknowledged subject matter expert on integrated and human centric risk management, safety, emergency, crisis management and security, with extensive senior level management and leadership experience. He has extensive operational and consulting experience in over 17 countries to a wide base of blue-chip clients including government departments and related agencies, multinational corporations and high net worth individuals. Dr Schneider is the RMIA Risk Consultant of the Year (2019) and is an IFSEC Top Twenty Global Influencer for Thought Leadership.
Bruce McKenzie is a change practitioner and academic who develops systemic thinking principles and practices to assist organisations, governments and communities address their transformational goals to improve productivity, relevance and alignment in a changing world. He is one of the world’s most experienced Systemic practitioners. Recognised globally for successfully building organisational capacity to initiate and manage change, through generating innovative, sustainable strategies and developing alternative ways of thinking about challenges and crisis. He is a director of the Center for Systemic Leadership and a pioneer of WindTunneling software and Fulcrum online learning.
Professor Joseph Ciarrochi
Joseph Ciarrochi is professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at ACU. He has published over 150 scientific journal articles, and is a highly sought after speaker and best-selling author. He has been honoured with over four million dollars in research funding. His work has been discussed on TV, in magazines, newspaper articles, and on radio. Joseph’s research focuses on identifying how to help people develop flexible strength (also termed psychological flexibility). The psychological skills that support flexible strength have been given many labels, including: mindfulness, emotional awareness, value clarity, self-compassion, growth mindset, creativity, willpower, resilience, persistence, and grit.
Gary Peacock is a Senior Partner at Gordian Business and a specialist in improving and sustaining business performance. He has published two books, Persuading for Results and Managing B2B Customers You Can’t Afford To Lose. His expertise includes implementing business strategy, transformational change, and improving business processes. Gary achieves improved performance by helping clients to implement strategies more effectively and to use change management strategies to influence daily team behaviour.