Dr Chris Perryer has more than twenty years’ experience as a manager in the private and public sectors. He lived and worked in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the United Kingdom, prior to becoming an academic and consultant in 2001. Chris teaches International Management, Applied International Business Strategy, and Business Ethics, predominantly to MBA classes. He has taught on the University of Western Australia’s (UWA) programs in Perth, Singapore, Jakarta, Shanghai and Manila, and until 2010 was Academic Director of the Singapore and Manila MBA programs. Chris has also taught at the Asian Intensive School of Advanced Management in Penang, on Curtin University’s MBA program in Perth, on Bradford University’s Executive MBA program in Manila, and at Jean Moulin University in Lyon, France.
In addition to his extensive teaching experience, Chris has also undertaken numerous consulting projects in the public, private and not for profit sectors in Australia (Australian and Western Australian Public Services, MacMahon, International Migration Partners, Slavin Architects, Australian Institute of Management, Australian Centre for Natural Gas Management, CBH Group, RACWA), the Asia-Pacific region (Fiji Employers Federation, Singapore Armed Forces, Colorlux Philippines, International Centre for Leadership in Finance Malaysia, Malaysian Ministry for Higher Education, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Malaysia, LG International, Vietnam, Vabis Group Vietnam, HSBC, Vietnam), and Central Asia (KIMEP University, Kazakhstan).
He is a founding director of Culture Bridge Australia Consulting (CBAC), a consulting firm specialising in assisting organisations in the execution of their business strategies. This involves a range of consulting activities relating to operational excellence, such as providing training to operational, middle management and senior management staff on working with cross-cultural workforces, providing management development training to senior technical staff, providing advice and assistance in business development in new international markets, conducting business process analyses, and advising on how best to implement strategy through business structures, systems and processes.
Chris is the co-author of two edited books on business in Asia. He has also published some 40 refereed journal articles, book chapters and conference papers on a range of current management issues, and has presented papers on his research at conferences in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia.
He is a Fellow (and currently President) of the Asian Forum on Business Education, an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, and a Member of the Institute for Operational Excellence, the Academy of International Business, the Australian and New Zealand International Business Academy, the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, and the Australian Institute of Learning Practitioners. His industry qualifications include workplace trainer and workplace assessor accreditation.
1993 – 1999 Centrelink (previously Department of Social Security), Perth
Customer Service Centre Manager
Business Development & Marketing Specialist
Financial Information Service
Manager, Learning & Development
Manager, Personnel Services
BCom MCom and MBA Programs in Perth, (and previously in Singapore, Manila, Shanghai, Jakarta.
Applied International Business Strategy, Introduction to Global Business, International Management, Ethical Dimensions of Leadership and Management
Cross-cultural issues, Business Ethics, Human Resource Development