Bob MacKenzie

About the author

Bob MacKenzie, D Phil, Fellow CIPD, is an independent organizational thinker, consultant, coach, mentor, facilitator and writer. His strategic uses of writing, and the conversations he facilitates, promote the interaction of rigorous thinking and practical application. In this way, he informs, refreshes, energises, inspires and encourages others to go on and do something new and satisfying. Previously, he gained wide ranging professional and managerial experience in the public, private, not-for-profit and higher education sectors. Bob is a Director and Council Member of the Association for Management Education and Development (AMED), and Principal Consultant with Bob MacKenzie Associates. He is also Professor of Management Learning with the International Management Centres’ Business School, and Set Adviser on their Senior Executive Action Learning (SEAL) doctoral programme. His work and travels have taken him to Africa, India, Europe and the USA, as well as throughout the UK. Bob is currently working on a book called ‘Writing as Strategy’.

Some recent clients

  • Brent NHS PCT
  • The British Association of Medical Managers
  • City College Southampton
  • East Dorset District Council
  • FT Knowledge
  • Haringey Borough Council
  • J Group International
  • Leaders UK
  • Pearson Education
  • Tactics
  • The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva


Writing in Leadership and Change (2008). Special issue of Organisations and People, Vol. 15, No1, Feb 2008. Association of Management Education and Development. (Joint editor and contributor with Vicky Cosstick).

The Role of Critical Friends in Supporting Explication. (2006). Organisations and People, Vol 13, No 3, August

The Shared Creation of Management Development Strategy (2002) London: CIPD Flexible Learning Programme, February (multimedia package)

Collaborative Management Development Processes to Meet Future Management Needs (2002) London: CIPD Flexible Learning Programme, March (multimedia package)

UNHCR Management Learning Programmes: Impact Evaluation. (July 2003) (with Dr Heather Lussey).   Geneva: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Staff Development Section and Evaluation and Policy Analysis Unit.

The Decline of the Professor: The Impact of Higher Education Change on Academic Roles. (2002). In: D. Preston (ed) The University of Crisis. NY: Rodopi, October, pp 1–19.

International Human Resource Management: An Introduction (2001) Harlow: Pearson Education, October (online and CD-ROM)

The Concept of the Excluded Past. (1994). In P. Stone and R. MacKenzie (eds), The Excluded Past: Archaeology in Education, Routledge, London (1990), pp 1-14


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Areas of expertise

  • Action Learning
  • Change
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Facilitation
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Learning in Organisations
  • Mentoring
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Writing