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Peter Gahan


As founder and director of the Centre for Workplace Leadership and Professor of Management at the University of Melbourne, it is safe to assume that Peter Gahan is passionate about all things ‘work’ related.

Peter began his career with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) at the University of New South Wales, and since then, has held academic positions at UCLA, Monash, Deakin, UNSW and The European University Institute.

He has added extensive hands-on experience in business management training to his CV along the way, including four years as director of Workplace Innovation in the Victorian Department of Industry, Innovation and Regional Development.

Peter’s published work encompasses over 70 journals, books and reports commissioned for both State and Commonwealth governments. His expertise covers high-performance work practices, managing conflict and negotiations, management and leadership, industry trends and labour markets, employment relations.

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