Mark Strom studied theology, 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 has consulted to corporations and government bodies on systems thinking, cultural change, learning and leadership. He played a significant role in the renewal of some public schools.
Thousands of leaders have heard his keynote addresses or participated in his leadership seminars in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Belgium, Canada and the USA. Mark’s three-day workshop, Arts of the Wise Leader, is a unique learning experience acclaimed by leaders in many sectors.
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.
Mark is well-regarded as a speaker, teacher, adviser and historian of ideas grounded in personal CEO experience.