Specialist Areas: Leadership development, workforce change and contemporary strategic human resources. Experienced Non-Executive Director/Board Member.

Dr Theresa (Terri) Simpkin was previously the Higher and Further Education Principal at CNet Training and co-author of the world’s first and only Master’s Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management. She is a forward thinking academic and consultant with expertise across a range of industries including the digital infrastructure sector.

Terri has enjoyed a successful career which spans global academic leadership, general management and human resources management in the private sector. She has worked with SMEs, large corporate clients, industry associations and government agencies in Australia for nearly two decades. Managing complexity and designing business wide, integrated workforce interventions is a particular professional interest and capability. She is currently working within the digital infrastructure sector on workforce development, the diversity agenda and inclusion projects with a focus on emerging leadership challenges.

Terri has an earned PhD, holds qualifications in business management and degrees in both Human Resources Management and Commerce. Her current areas of interest are the business and leadership implications of the second machine age, gender issues in the workforce and emerging leadership paradigms. She is a chartered member of the CIPD and AHRI, a member of the Infrastructure Masons and a Churchill Fellow. Having been a member of various boards, she is currently a trustee of the Baker Dearing Trust.

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