Roger Collins

Academic and Strategic Consultant

Dr. Roger Collins, is a leading Australian management consultant, who assists organisations and teams achieve excellence in leadership, performance, sustainable success, strategy development and implementation. He is Chairman of the Board of Grant Thornton Australia Limited, the fastest growing international accounting firm.

Dr. Collins areas of expertise encompass:

  • How managers can provide leadership to sustain their organisation’s performance and longer term success
  • The development of executive teams
  • How to link HR practices to strategy in ways that offer competitive advantage and higher performance
  • Organisational renewal and change
  • Factors influencing career and life success

Dr Roger Collins is Professor Emeritus at the University of NSW and a visiting Professor at the Well Being Institute, Cambridge University. His academic career is complemented by earlier experience in the private sector, the armed services, the public sector and in tertiary education.

Professor Collins has degrees from the University of New South Wales (in applied psychology), and from Macquarie University (in management).

He is a member of the American Academy of Management and is the inaugural Chairman of the judging panels for both Australia’s and Asia’s Best Employers’ awards.

Professor Collins is a regular contributor to national and international management conferences and is a faculty member on a number of Australian and Asian executive development programs. For the past 25 years he has directed the region’s most successful strategic HR executive programs in Australia and New Zealand. These programs have attracted managers and HR professionals from a diverse range of organisations in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. The programs are widely recognised as a major influence on people management practices in many leading organisations. He has twice received the Alumni prize for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching at AGSM and was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

In January 2004 he was appointed as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his services to teaching and was awarded the Australian Human Resources Award for Career Long Achievement in HR in 2005. In 2008 he holds visiting appointments at Cambridge University and the Indian School of Business.

He has co-authored several books and published 43 journal articles primarily directed at practitioners rather than academics.

As an outlet to and application of his professional activities, he is involved in raising beef on a property at Gerringong.

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