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Avery, Gayle Christine

Professor of Management, Macquarie Graduate School of Management

  • Ph.D.in Philosophy in Psychology from Monash University, Melbourne
  • M.T.C.P. in Town and Country Planning from the University of Sydney
  • B.A. with first-class honours in psychology from the University of Sydney 

Prof. Avery teaches Leadership and Motivation for students in Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney, which is focused on leadership within organisations. She has been a regular presenter in public programmes at Macquarie University, including the Foundations of General Management programme, Macquarie Advanced Management programme and Macquarie University’s Global Leadership programme, as well as in the High Performance & Sustainable Leadership programme at CEIBS since 2009. Starting in 1999, she has run 11 European Study Tours in Sustainable Leadership, whereby groups of MBA executive students meet with senior executives at 8 of the over 40 best practice organisations in Germany and Switzerland (sometimes France) that she studies. Tour participants investigate 23 sustainable leadership practices that contribute to organisational performance and resilience, stemming from Prof. Avery’s research interests in organisational and sustainable leadership. She also supervises doctoral students from Australia and the Asia Pacific and teaches at leading business schools in Germany and Switzerland. She is a founding director of the Institute for Sustainable Leadership and is currently involved with many projects in sustainable leadership with Mahidol University, Thailand.

Prof. Avery has published extensively in international journals, including Journal of Business Ethics, International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Leadership and Organisational Development, Journal of Business and Economics Research. She is the author ofLeadership for Sustainable Futures: Achieving Success in a Competitive World and Understanding Leadership: Paradigms and Cases. Her most recent book, Sustainable Leadership: Honeybee & Locust Approaches, co-authored with Harald Bersgteiner, was published in the USA by Routledge in 2011 and in Chinese by CEIBS Publishing in 2013. 

Prof. Avery has designed and taught extensive management development and leadership programmes for corporate and government clients, including: Abbott, Allianz, AMP Capital Investors, ANZ National Bank of NZ, Australian Securities & Investment Commission, Audit Office of NSW, Aussie Home Loans, Avant, B Braun, Committee for Economic Development of Australia, Covance, Delta Group, Deutsche Bank, Lumley, McDonald’s, Munich Reinsurance Australia, NSW Sport & Recreation, Pacific Wine Brands, Pfizer, ProVision, Qantas, Rail Access Corporation, Reserve Bank of Australia, Shanghai Hospital Pharmacists, Xian-Janssen Pharmaceutical, Siemens, Sun Microsystems, Tamworth TAFE, TMP, Thomson’s Publishers, Westpac Banking Corporation, Woolworths and etc. In China she has delivered leadership programmes to China Development Bank, Zkung Fu, Shanghai GM and CSPC.

She also has extensive experience working in government, private enterprise and universities in Europe, Australia and the USA. She is an entrepreneur, General Manager, Professor, Applied Researcher, Author, Convention Speaker and Consultant to government and private enterprise.

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