Dr. Geoff Wells
PO Box 55 0409-671-151 (m)
Burnside SA 5066 firstname.lastname@example.org
TERTIARY EDUCATION: ADMINISTRATION, TEACHING & RESEARCH
University of South Australia, International Graduate School of Business
Course Development & Discipline Leader
Development of Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business
Development and teaching: „Fundamental Concepts of Sustainable Business‟; „Foundations of
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.
Promotion of GCSB in national media.
SA Water Corporation: “Valuing Catchments as Assets”.
Manager, External Relations, Division of Business
Responsibility for division relations with industry and alumni
Developed strategic plan for the Divisions external relations
DBA program: „Change in Business & Organisational Process‟
MBA programs: „Leading & Managing People‟; „Leadership Dynamics‟.
Inaugural International Graduate School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award, 2005.
MBA programs in „Leadership Dynamics‟.
2002-2003 Flinders University, School of Commerce Adelaide SA
Research and grant development in environmental economics, environmental accounting, and
environmental finance, including sustainability strategy and financial modelling, with particular
reference to social and environmental accounting theory and practice, and the theory of the firm.
1982-1995 International University of Management Iowa, USA
Academic Dean, Professor, and Department Chair
This international University of Management, based in Fairfield, Iowa, USA, is a private tertiary
institution, established in 1971, which has drawn students from 59 countries, and from 48 states of the
US, and faculty from Europe, Australia, and Canada, as well as the USA. It is increasingly recognized
as an innovative centre of academic excellence, and is accredited to the doctoral level by the North
Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS), Chicago (see www.mum.edu).
1984-1995 Academic Dean, Department Chair
Senior member of Academic Council
Overall academic and financial planning and development of the university.
Chairman or member of many of the committees of the Faculty Senate
Graduate studies, Academic Standards, Undergraduate Curriculum, Evaluation, and Library and
Accreditation Committee, consisting of senior Deans
Four accreditation visits held by NCACS in the period 1982-1990.
Co-author of the university self-study on each occasion (principal author 1990).
Author of many administrative documents, including undergraduate and graduate teaching handbooks.
1983-1984 Dean of the College of Continuing Education and International Programs.
Developed and implemented a new structure of the university‟s external programs, administered and
expanded the university‟s international offerings.
1985-1995 Interdisciplinary Studies
1982-1983 Research Fellow
In 1985, founded a new academic department to teach an interdisciplinary program, a research specialty
of the university.
Chairman of the department from its founding.
Established academic programs at the Bachelor‟s, Master‟s, and Doctoral level
Guided these programs through the accreditation process.
Taught all courses in the department over the succeeding 10 years.
Directed 22 students in the doctoral program, and supervised a number of empirical dissertations.
1983, 1984, 1986, and 1987 received the Outstanding Educator Award, voted by the graduating
undergraduate and graduate students.
1990, co-recipient of the Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership
Lectured widely to academic audiences in the United States (including the Western Regional
Conference of the National Association of Education), the United Kingdom, and Australia, on
educational and interdisciplinary topics.
1986-1990 Co-Founder and Executive Editor of the university‟s interdisciplinary journal.
University of Adelaide, Department of Geography
Taught and tutored in undergraduate course in Aboriginal studies.
Member of the Institute of Management Consultants, Australia
1999-2005 Dr. Geoff Wells Australia
Strategy and change management: clients include
2008 Eastern Regional Alliance of Local Government Adelaide
2008 Workskil Inc Adelaide
2003-2008 The Teleran Group Adelaide
2006 J. & A.G. Johnston Ltd. Adelaide
2004-06 StudyGroup Australia Pty Ltd Sydney
2005-07 Virotec International Ltd Brisbane
2004 Retail Brands Group Adelaide
2003 Games Workshop Sydney
2003 Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science Adelaide
2003 Grounds & Gardens Adelaide
2003-06 Playford Capital Pty Ltd Adelaide
2002 The Australian Teenage Cancer Patients Society Ltd Sydney
2002-03 Medvet Science Pty Ltd Adelaide
2002 Ericsson Business Phone Pty Ltd Sydney, Brisbane
2001-02 Michell Australia Adelaide
1999-2001 Longevity Management Systems Pty Ltd Sydney
Resource speaker to CEO members of The Executive Connection Pty Ltd on „CEO Thinking‟,
Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney (30 presentations and workshops).
1999-2001 Strategic Financial Modelling Australia
Consulted to major aged care development project in NSW on financial modelling.
1995-2000 Strategy and Leadership Consulting USA, Australia
Developed training course in leadership for both corporate and non-profit environments; taught the
course to over 200 participants.
Advisor and strategy resource provider to fifteen CEO‟s in South Australia, through The Executive
Connection Pty Ltd. and directly, as an independent consultant.
Recent strategy and advisory work in aged care development (NSW), wool processing (Adelaide),
business phones (Australia-wide), medical science (Adelaide), food testing (Adelaide), grain
industry (Adelaide), IT industry (Adelaide)..
1993 American Arbitration Association USA
Arbitrator (Chairman of Panel)
Arbitrated dispute in options pools industry
1988–1995 University Laboratory School USA
Chairman, Board of Directors
Oversaw development of School from 100 to 600 students
Managed all areas of finance, accreditation, human resources, academic planning.
1971-1992 Planning Consultancies Australia, USA
Standing Rock College, Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota USA: academic planning and
curriculum development (1988).
Yankalilla District Development Association, SA: Heritage auditing and economic development
SA Council of Educational Planning and Research: Education resources in the life sciences and history
of Fleurieu Peninsula (1976).
Nature Conservation Council of SA: Native vegetation and planning of North-Central Mt. Lofty Ranges
SA Parliament Select Committee: The Greek marketing gardening community of Virginia-Two Wells.
Australian Media and Arts Organisations
Book reviews for Canberra Times, Sunday Australian
Column commentary on US affairs, Hobart Mercury
Assistant Editor, NSW Dept of Education, School Magazine
Scriptwriter, ABC Educational Television
Arts Council of Australia Writer‟s Fellowship
2005-06 ImperativePlus Pty Ltd Adelaide SA
Sustainability advisor and consultant to government and private industry : Recent projects include:
o South Australian Housing Trust: facilitation of four workshops on the SA State Greenhouse
o South Australian Water Corporation: advisor to Biosequestration project, sustainability
modelling and business case.
o Goodman Fielder Pty Ltd: Environmental Impact System & Performance Review.
o Schefenacker Vision Systems Australia Pty Ltd: Environmental Management System Review.
o Virotec International Pty Ltd: Development of Sustainable Enterprise Valuation Framework.
2003 Medvet Science Pty Ltd Adelaide SA
Group Business Manager
Contract consulting position to implement strategic initiatives developed in a private consulting
capacity over the past six months
2001-2002 Michell Australia Adelaide SA
General Manager, Strategy & Business Development
Establishment of company-wide marketing strategy and business development function.
Trained members of strategy group in techniques of strategic marketing analysis.
Established database systems for collecting and organising strategic and industry intelligence.
Managed implementation of strategic marketing diagnostics, scenario and business modelling, and
financial modelling of wool and leather businesses.
Developed an environmental accounting project, in collaboration with RMIT.
Worked closely with CEO on a wide range of high-level strategic and operational issues.
Coordinated strategy marketing work with the company-wide re-engineering.
Mentored line managers on approaches and techniques in strategic focus groups.
Advised and educated Board members in strategy marketing work and strategic outcomes of diagnostics
Established business development function, and carried out analysis of new business potential.
Reviewed current practice and recommended new strategic analysis and modelling guidelines for all
capital expenditure and investment.
1998–2000 AgPura Pty. Ltd. Adelaide SA
Founding MD and Director.
Developed business concept and secured initial financing.
Developed strategic marketing alliances with Elders Ltd and the SGS Group to source and supply
value-added grain commodities to Europe and Japan.
Developed Code of Practice with SGS for identity-preserved supply chain management.
Comprehensive review of existing Codes of Practice in the international food industry.
Co-author of Non-GM Code of Practice
Developed AusIndustry R & D grant proposal, with Transport Systems Centre, University of South
Australia, in mathematical modelling of identity-preserved logistics
Worked with major industry players at all levels of the value chain in Europe, Japan, and SE Asia.
Major European retailers and manufacturers
Japanese trading houses
Australian exporters and European importers and crushers
Rice exporters, Government organisations in Thailand
Australian agricultural services companies, farmer organisations, bulk-handlers
Consulted on strategic and market analysis of the GMO issue to private companies, government
organisations, and non-profit organisations in Australia, UK, and SE Asia.
PIRSA, Food for the Future, Tasmanian Food Council.
Public exposure on the GMO issue:
Spoke at numerous industry and government conferences
Published articles in Bangkok Post, Australian Financial Review
Numerous radio and press interviews.
Developed all operational and financial management systems for the business.
1997-1998 Telegroup Network Services Pty Ltd Sydney, Australia
General Manager Asia Pacific
Managed the Australian & New Zealand subsidiary of Telegroup Inc. (USA).
Redesigned back-office support functions, including network support, call centre, financial systems.
Developed and implemented nation-wide marketing and sales strategy.
Re-engineered organisational structure.
Consulted with parent company on strategic directions and management of subsidiaries world-wide,
particularly with respect to Asia-Pacific region.
Managed marketing, sales, operations, human resources, finance and phone card strategic partner.
Represented the company in its interface with other telecommunication companies and with industry.
1996-1997 Genetic ID, Inc. Iowa, USA
Founding Director and General Manager
Pioneer in the genetic testing of foods and crops.
Developed comprehensive technical competency in the theory and laboratory practice of gene
technology, and in the theory and practice of testing genetically-modified organisms.
Consulted with company scientists in the development of the testing technology.
Pioneered solutions to issues of tolerance levels, quantification, statistical treatment of samples,
extraction procedures, and representation of statistical error analysis to the industry.
Marketed testing technology successfully to major food companies in Europe and Japan.
Worked with international certification companies TNO (Netherlands) and SGS (North America).
Developed strategic and market analysis of the emerging industry around the GM issue.
Developed new techniques of strategic and market analysis.
Implemented comprehensive program for building, analysing, and applying market intelligence.
Developed and implemented financial systems and financial management.
1995-1996 HR Soft, Inc. (USA) Iowa, USA
Consulted in the development major software product in the human resources sector.
Re-designed and implemented financial management systems.
1995-1996 Enlightened Audio Design USA
Consulted on manufacturing systems and operation; designed and implemented MRP II interface.
Designed and implemented cost accounting, budgeting, and planning systems.
Designed and implemented human resources systems.
1970 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA
B.A. Hons. (First Class), Human Geography
1984 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA
Doctor of Philosophy, Human Geography
Australian citizen, born 18th April, 1949, married, with five children.