Dr. Tom Cockburn

Tom Cockburn obtained his first degree with honors from Leicester University, England, both his MBA and doctorate (in management education) were awarded by Cardiff University in Wales. Tom also has several professional teaching qualifications, including e-moderator certification and executive coaching qualifications from the UK Universities of Wolverhampton, Liverpool, and University of Ulster, the Waikato Institute of Technology, New Zealand, Hay Consulting (Australia), and the EdExcel Foundation in London. He is an Associate Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management and a member of the Cutting Edge Awards Committee of the US Academy of HRD.


Tom has extensive Management and Leadership consulting experience in the U.K. , New Zealand and Australia, working  with both public and private sector organisations of various sizes. His leadership  background includes 5 years’ board experience on the Executive of the Standing Conference of Welsh Management Education Centres and 8 years as Head of a Business school in the United Kingdom and a Deputy Head of School role in New Zealand. He has lectured at universities in the U.K. and E.U., New Zealand, Australia and S.E. Asia.Tom has recently joined the Board of Trustees of K’aute Pasifika, a Pacific Island Community NGO working in the Healthcare, Social Development and Education fields in New Zealand. Tom also has Associate, adjunct and Visiting E-faculty roles in the Henley Business School (United Kingdom) and Ulster University Business Schools’ MBA and MSc programs. He has published extensively on teamwork, organizational learning, business ethics, CSR and management education.


He has been a member of a number of editorial boards of international academic journals including the editorial board for the UK Journal of Further & Higher Education, Interface online journal (United States) and the Editorial Advisory Board for the Online Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies repository. Tom has co-written a new book on Leadership with Peter A.C. Smith, titled “Dynamic Leadership Models for Global Business: Enhancing Digitally Connected Environments”, available January 2013 from IGI Global; pre-publication details are available.