Dr Geoff Wells is an internationally experienced corporate and education leader and advisor. After doctoral work in social science in Australia, he worked for 15 years, through the 80s and 90s, in the United States before returning to Australia in 1997. He has founded and managed companies in a range of industries, including corporate sustainability, sustainable agribusiness, molecular biology and telecommunications. He has consulted widely in both countries as a corporate advisor to CEO’s and Boards of Directors, in strategy development, strategic financial modelling, organisational development, leadership and governance. He is a Member of the Institute of Management Consultants, Australia, and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) under the framework of The International Council of Management Consulting Institutes, which has its headquarters in The Netherlands.
Geoff has researched and taught in a number of universities. He is a former Dean in the Division of Business, founding Program Director of the graduate program in Sustainable Business at the International Graduate School of Business, and Senior Research Fellow at the University of South Australia. He is an active researcher in sustainable business. In 2006 he was awarded the IGSB Inaugural Excellence in Teaching Award for his teaching in the School’s leadership and organisational development programs, at the MBA and DBA levels. He has also been Executive-in-Residence, Flinders University, South Australia; and Professor and Dean at Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, an innovative and highly-accredited institution with students from over 50 countries.
Geoff is an experienced mentor and advisor, and a much-demanded speaker and presenter to groups of CEO’s throughout Australia. He provides strategic and sustainability advice to major international corporations and organisations in both the private and public sectors. He has pioneered the application of valuation techniques to sustainability challenges in natural resources policies and in companies. Most recently he has been a senior member of a research team that conducted two substantial Federally-funded research projects on climate change, asset management, and policy decision-making for local government. He continues to research, write and consult in sustainable business and sustainability areas.