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Victoria appoints new Head of School of Government

Victoria appoints new Head of School of Government

Victoria University of Wellington is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Brad Jackson as Head of the School of Government.

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Victoria Business School, Professor Bob Buckle, says he is delighted that Professor Jackson will be returning to Victoria. Professor Jackson was previously employed at Victoria from 1999 to 2006, holding a number of roles, including Director of the Centre for the Study of Leadership and Head of the School of Management.

Description: Description: C:\Users\guenteta\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook\NX98FHU4\Brad Jackson Photo 2.jpg“Professor Jackson has extensive experience in leadership, both in an academic and a practical capacity, including extensive engagement with the public and private sectors. He has much to contribute to the School of Government and will make an excellent leader,” says Professor Buckle.

Professor Jackson has been the Fletcher Building Education Trust Chair in Leadership and Co-Director of the New Zealand Leadership Institute at The University of Auckland since 2006.

He has published seven books on management and leadership, and is co-editor of the journal Leadership. He is Vice-Chair of the International Leadership Association, as well as a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management and The Leadership Trust.

Professor Jackson says he is looking forward to taking up his new role.

“I am delighted to return to Victoria, which was responsible for bringing my family to New Zealand from Canada in 1999, and am looking forward to renewing many valued professional acquaintances,” he says.

“The School of Government is unique amongst New Zealand universities in its mission to serve the public interest through the combined efforts of its pioneering research, its impactful teaching and its role in bringing together leaders from across the sectors who are intent on improving the well-being of all New Zealanders.”

Professor Jackson will take up the position on 1 February 2014.

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