Dr Mark Strom
Mark Strom studied philosophy and history in Australia and the USA culminating in a PhD in the history of ideas. His research constituted a major study of the roots of modern leadership complexities in the traditions that shaped western thought and society. Mark helped found the renowned strategic design firm Second Road and served as its CEO. From 2005-10, Mark was CEO of Laidlaw College where he led the most far- reaching changes in vision, strategy, branding, stakeholder relations, operations and culture since the college began in 1922. His most recent experience was as Thought Leader on Innovation and Leadership for Accenture Strategy. His latest book is Lead with Wisdom (Wiley, 2014) and you can catch a glimpse of his iconic thinking and style in his TEDx talk in Geneva Switzerland. Mark is well-regarded as a strategist, designer, speaker, leadership adviser and historian of ideas grounded in personal CEO experience.
Mark’s recent clients include JPMorgan, Rio Tinto, Suncorp, Australian Taxation Office, Deloitte, Education Queensland, John Holland, Lend Lease, Main Roads Queensland, McKinsey, NSW Department of Education, Sydney Trains, Department of Health and Human Services (Vic).