Ian Williamson

Ian Williamson

Dean of the Business School at Victoria University, Wellington

Professor Ian Williamson is the Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Business School at Victoria University, Wellington (New Zealand) and Research Fellow of the Melbourne Business School (Australia). Prof. Williamson’s research focuses on how the development of effective “talent pipelines” can enhance organisational and community outcomes.

Williamson has worked with executives in over 20 countries across six continents helping organisations understand how human and social capital influences firm operational and financial outcomes, talent management in the context of new ventures and growth-oriented firms, the role of human resource practices in driving firm innovation and the impact of social issues on firm outcomes.

Ian is the recipient of numerous awards including the Academy of Management Human Resource Division best paper award and the Academy of Management Best Practices Mentoring Award. Ian has also provided consulting services for a wide range of organisations such as ANZ, Etihad Airlines, McCormick & Company, Melbourne Water, PWC, Lockheed Martin and NAB among many others.

Leading Your Organisation Through the Complexities of Change
  • The dramatic shift in the competitive landscape of the last ten years – and the management challenges they present
  • Why the greatest threats to firm performance are not commercial issues but social issues
  • The key leadership behaviours individuals should adopt in order to harness the opportunities created by major social challenges
  • How leaders can help their organisations and communities adapt, survive and thrive.