Roger Collins

Dr Roger Collins is Professor Emeritus at the University of NSW and a board member of the Australian Institute of Management (NSW & ACT). He serves on the Board of Directors at Inenco Pty Ltd, a highly successful engineering supply company perhaps better known for its businesses such as CBC Bearings and Bearing Services.

Roger served as Foundation Chairman of the Board of Grant Thornton Australia and oversaw the integration of GTAL as a national firm and the integration of partners and staff of BDO NSW and Victoria.

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).  His current interests include:

    the frontiers of leadership and executive development
    organisational renewal and change that can sustain an organisation?s success; and
    factors influencing career and life success.

Roger has a special interest in the application of the Positive Psychology to organizational contexts. He has co-authored and edited a number of books, including Australia's best selling text "Management in Australia" and recently held visiting appointments at Cambridge University and the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad.

Professor Collins? consulting practice is in four areas: working with CEOs and executive teams on the formulation and implementation of strategy, enhancing the performance of executive teams, assisting managers to develop plans and skills for the strategic management of their workforce, and developing the contribution of the human resource function.

His experience spans the private sector in professional service organisations, utilities and the financial services, high technology, airline, computer, mining, manufacturing and communications industries.

His clients include Westfield, BHP Billiton, Oracle, Rio Tinto, Saudi Aramco, Cadbury, Thales, Gadens, Dupont and Wesfarmers. He is a member of the American Academy of Management and was the inaugural Chairman of the judging panels for both Australia's and Asia?s Best Employers? awards from 1998 until 2010.

Roger 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.


I very much enjoyed our interactions and trust that we will have the opportunity of doing some further work at some time in the future….In particular I was pleased with the way the group worked together and I think this was significantly due to your very effective steerage of our discussions.
- Blake Dawson

Thank you very much for your wonderful presentation to our leadership team off site last Thursday. You were right on point, everyone is excited not only about the accuracy of your perceptions about our business and the way we think, but also about our need to think about what next in terms of how we wish to structure decision making in an increasingly complex and growing business without losing our quick decision making capability. Your presentation provided an understandable form for everyone of the rather abstract picture I have been seeking to paint. I believe you provided the impetus for a number of our team who either did not understand or thought there may be a better way to achieve the outcome we are seeking.
- Challenge Bank

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