Richard Searle is a Consultant and Educator with wide experience in Australia and internationally. He specialises in executive and management development, with a particular focus on leadership, decision making and negotiation.
Richard is Director of management education consultancy Leaders & Searle and a long time Program Director and now Associate at Mt Eliza Executive Education, Melbourne Business School. He has also consulted widely to Executive Teams and Senior Management Groups in the private and public sectors. Consulting clients have included Orica, WMD Pty Ltd, Australian Institute of Police Management, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the International CFO Forum, St John of God Hospitals, Department of Justice NT, ProBuild, Aussie Home Loans, Maben Constructions, Department of Corrections SA, the Victorian Managed Insurance Agency, Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL), Greater Wellington Regional Water NZ and Synlait Milk Ltd NZ. Some of Richard's corporate clients at MBS are listed later.
Richard is recognized by clients and managers as an exciting and inspiring teacher who brings his whole self to the way he develops leaders – being open and challenging, embracing risk and finding the courage and compassion to deliver real and transformative outcomes.
Richard is Program Director for Mt Eliza's senior leadership program Leading for Strategic Success, guest facilitates with Professor Amanda Sinclair on her Leadership and Change Course for the Melbourne Business School MBA, as well as working with her on Mt Eliza's Mindful Leadership Program.
Richard writes extensively about leadership and negotiation and his articles appear regularly in Australian and international business magazines.
Richard is also an expert negotiator and is recognized by clients and managers for the energy, insight and humour which he brings to his consulting and teaching about negotiations. Richard has worked with hundreds of commercial clients and thousands of managers and he has also presented the Negotiation Course for the University of Queensland/Mt Eliza MBA which for five years consistently received the highest ratings for an elective. For fifteen years Richard has presented the Strategic Negotiations Program and the Negotiation Skills Program for Mt Eliza Executive Education, and he also presents the negotiation module for the Procurement Executives Program.
Richard’s corporate clients at MBS have included AXA Asia Pacific, Transurban, Australian Football League, Baulderstone, McNab Constructions, MAB Property Developers, Herbert Smith Freehills, Jacobs, Tassal, Pacific Brands, Honda, General Motors Holden, Australia Post, Telstra, Tanker Pacific Singapore, NAB, Hilton Asia Pacific, Methanex New Zealand, Bank of New Zealand, Australian Security and Investment Commission, Austalian Sports Commission, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Department of Human Services. He has delivered management development programs throughout Australia, and in the USA, China, Singapore, New Zealand and Fiji. Previous work projects have taken him to Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Richard lived in the USA for two years completing a mid-career Master of Public Administration from the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and engaging in a short work assignment with the World Bank in Washington, DC.
Richard was a Senior Ministerial Advisor to the Victorian Government for four years, engaged in the Ministerial Office in the portfolios of Housing and Construction, Education and Training, and Conservation and Natural Resources. Richard spent ten years as an Industrial Relations Negotiator, and he also worked in the community housing sector and with international development agencies.
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