Department of Business Strategy and Innovation

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Nick Barter is a Professor of Strategy and Sustainability. In this context, Nick helps executives and their organisations escape the myopia of conventional business thinking and embrace a Future Normal perspective. Future Normal organizations act meaningfully in their surroundings and purposefully to benefit society. He does this work through providing advisory services to organisations that are shifting to embrace the challenges of the coming decades. Alongside the advisory services, for the last decade he has taught MBA students sustainability and systems thinking on Griffith's world leading sustainability focused MBA.

Nick has been at Griffith since 2011 and held numerous roles including leading the University’s learning and teaching support unit and prior to this leading the University’s online presence and Griffith’s MBA. When leading the MBA, Nick moved it to focus on responsible leadership and sustainable business practices; a move that gave the MBA a clear purpose and positioning in the market. In addition he made it carbon-neutral, one of the first programs in the world and the first in the Southern Hemisphere to do so.

Prior to joining Griffith University, Nick gained his doctorate at the University of St Andrews in the UK. While there he also helped to launch a Masters in Sustainable Development.  Prior to academia Nick was a senior executive in industry and a strategy consultant for EY, gaining his MBA with Distinction from Warwick Business School and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Bath.

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