​AGSM @ UNSW Business School has announced it will welcome renowned Professor Bob Wood back to Australia's leading post graduate management school in 2016.

Professor Wood will officially re-join AGSM this week following his recent departure from Melbourne Business School. He returns to the AGSM after a nine year hiatus and brings a wealth of research experience in organisational behaviour. He is most known for his pioneering research work in the areas of problem solving and learning, adaptive leadership and diversity. He is also interested in enabling senior leaders to make better ethical decisions, developing the adaptive capabilities of leaders and creating and delivering programs in organisations that enhance cultural and gender diversity.

Deputy Dean and Director of AGSM, Professor Julie Cogin said; "Professor Wood will bring a wealth of experience to AGSM's extensive Executive Education business having designed and delivered programs for senior managers in many Australian and overseas corporations such as Westpac, PwC, Corrs Westgarth Chambers, Westfield (Scentre Group), Dow Chemical, and to the Hong Kong Government during the transition back to Chinese rule.

"We're thrilled to have enticed him back home and I personally look forward to working side-by-side with Bob to forge exciting new research and educational opportunities."

Professor Wood said. "The approach to management education by the leadership team at AGSM @ UNSW Business School is an ideal fit for the research and development activities of my team, which started in the Accelerated Learning Laboratory at the AGSM over 10 years ago. I am looking forward to working closely with Executive Education and MBA programs on a range of innovative research based tools and programs"

Prior to his role at MBS, Professor Wood was Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Western Australia and visiting Professor at the Kellogg School, Northwestern University. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences - Australia, the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management; the American Psychological Association (Division 14) and the International Association of Applied

Psychologists. He has served on the Executive Boards of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia and the International Association of Applied Psychology.

Most notably, Professor Wood is also the Director of the Centre for Ethical Leadership (CEL) at Ormond College in Melbourne and will continue the work of this important organisation with his new position. The CEL conducts internationally regarded academic research and delivers programs and tools to develop the ethical leadership capability of both senior and emerging leaders. The CEL's work is founded on rigorous empirical research that underpins programs, assessment tools and advice on best practice to industry leaders.

Professor Wood's role in the CEL adds to AGSMs outstanding reputation in this area and follows the establishment in 2015 of the Professor Wanbil Lee prize for ethical leaders in business - awarded each year to a student or graduate who demonstrates entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and business ethics which are reflected in active ethical practice in their workplace


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