Dr. Byron Hanson has spent over 15 years facilitating, designing and delivering customised corporate consulting and education focused on solving strategic business problems. His passion area is leadership, change and team development, primarily the facilitation of learning towards achieving tangible organizational and individual outcomes.
Byron began his career working in an HR leadership role for Canada’s largest brewer, Labatt Breweries, providing facilitation, labor relations and employee development and strategy. He has also held various academic and consultant roles engaged in education and organisational development from an international perspective, including a managing director role in the United States for Duke University’s Corporate Education (the number 1 customized corporate education organization in the world).
Most recently, Byron has moved to Perth Western Australia joining Curtin University as an Associate Professor of Leadership at the Curtin Graduate School of Business and continues to be a member of the Global Learning Resource Network for Duke University. Byron has had the privilege consulting and educating in over 20 countries in Europe, North America, and Austral-Asia and his current and past clients include; Microsoft, Shell, HP, IBM, Altera, ANZ Bank, Rio Tinto, Wesfarmers, Transocean Asia Pacific, Woodside Petroleum, BHP Billiton, SCG Thailand, PGN Indonesia and New Zealand Telecom.
Byron’s current research interests are the macro perspective of employee development. Namely how do the main players in employee development interface towards creating meaningful and effective educational and developmental experiences that meet organizational and individual leader perspectives? He has been published in the Wall Street Journal, HR People and Strategy Magazine and the Journal of Business and Management. Byron received his PhD from the Curtin Graduate School of Business, holds a Master degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.