MComm, BBus, PhD
Dan has over 20 years of experience in key management positions, including directorships, general manager and senior advisor positions, in a variety of industries. He has held teaching and development roles and is particularly interested in corporate strategy, motivation, building high performing teams and an emerging field known as the "Corporate Athlete", lessons that senior executives can learn from the way elite athletes prepare for an event. He holds a PhD in International Business Strategy, has extensive lecturing experience and is a published author.
Since moving to the UAE in 2005, Dan has worked and travelled extensively throughout the GCC and wider MENA region. He now speaks, reads and writes Arabic conversationally (Level 5 Berlitz) and has enjoyed developing an understanding of the local cultures. He was previously Chairman of the Australian Business Group Oman (ABGO).
Dan has developed an excellent rapport with people of all ages and backgrounds and has become a highly regarded motivator. He is an Ashridge Executive Coach and has worked with GCC and expat leaders at the highest level. His coaching style draws on a range of psychological theories and methods and also incorporates his insights from elite sports performance. He is a certified Hogan Assessment practitioner. Outside the office, Dan is a former professional athlete in boxing and basketball and continues to train today.