With a professional mantra of evidence-based best practice, Dr. Malcolm Johnson is a practitioner academic, with a robust background in commercial business planning, turnarounds, business start-ups, and organisational change.
A Distinguished Principal Research Fellow - Human Capital with The Conference Board (New York) www.conference-board.org and Member of the Expert Panel, The Tertiary Qualification and Standards Agency (TEQSA) www.teqsa.gov.au, Malcolm has influenced thought, provided strategies and led or contributed to change at universities and in the private sector. These include: University of Queensland Business School, UQ Faculty of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Griffith University, and Australian Institute of Management (AIM).
Complementary to academic practices, Malcolm has also been actively pursuing improvements in business practices for the past two decades. Over time, he has provided many innovative and pragmatic solutions to issues confronting his clients. Malcolm has also established, grown and driven consultancy businesses that have consistently succeeded in the face of exceptionally difficult local and global financial conditions.
Malcolm is a leader in strategic thinking, skilled in getting to the core of complex problems to devise programs and practical business solutions. He is focused on delivering mutually beneficial outcomes for stakeholders across a range of commercial and education settings.
Ph.D (University of Queensland)
MBA (University of Queensland)
UQ Business School, The University of Queensland
Accounting, Finance & Economics, Griffith University
Subjects taught include:
National Head of Research & Thought Leadership, Australian Institute of Management
National Academic Director (Interim), ABS, Australian Institute of Management.
Distinguished Principal Research Fellow, Human Capital, The Conference Board (New York)
Managing Partner, Brisbane, Vine Investment Planners.
CEO, Enstil Financial Strategies
Marketing Manager, Reliance Manufacturing Company
Administration Manager, Queensland, Shell Company of Australia
Senior Analyst, Marketing Planning & Economics, Shell Company of Australia.
Area Manager, Shell Company of Australia
Australian Institute of Management (AIM) – Fellow
Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia) – Fellow (past)
New Venture Start-ups
Building and selling two financial planning firms both ranked in the Australian Top Ten for the AMP Financial Planning Group.
Securing an Australian Innovation Patent for a goal-mapping tool.
Recognised by The University of Queensland for the first Australian Doctorate in the area of Behavioural Finance.
Appointed as Distinguished Principal Research Fellow in Human Capital (The Conference Board, New York). www.conferenceboard.org
Member of the Expert Panel, The Tertiary Qualifications and Standards Agency (TEQSA) www.teqsa.gov.au
Past-Member, Mater Prostate Cancer Capital campaign Committee, Mater Foundation.
Johnson M. (2015). How is your Career Capital trading in today’s market? Salient Insight
Johnson, M. (2015). Career Crossroads. Australian Institute of Management.
Johnson, M. (2015). Australian Management Capability Index. Australian Institute of Management.
Johnson, M. (2014). Australian Management Capability Index. Australian Institute of Management.
Johnson, M. (2014) Beyond Belief: The management reality of generational thinking. Australian Institute of Management.
Collaborative research with The Conference Board (New York) on CEO Challenge 2014; 2015; and 2016.
Following are some of the projects undertaken by Dr Malcolm Johnson in his role as Principal of Salient Insight.
Riverside Marine Pty Ltd / Fantasea Cruises Pty Ltd
Proposed venture in marine eco-tourism for the Whitsunday Region
Evaluation of market potential to launch an experiential marine research/eco-tourism business within Riverside Marine’s subsidiary Fantasea Cruises; National Geographic have subsequently launched a similar cruise operation. The proposal examined how to leverage Fantasea’s substantial marine infrastructure with the excitement of field research to be undertaken in joint venture with local and international universities. The business plan also sought to leverage relevant government initiatives including the R&D tax incentives, ARC Linkage Grants and the Export Market Development Scheme.
Stewart Financial Services
Business Plan and Presentation to CVC Venture Capital
Preparation of a Business Plan for an innovative financial product that provides loyalty rewards for people investing in Superannuation. The product received ASIC approval and has recently achieved international and Australian process patents.
O’Rourke Pty Ltd
Strategic Review and Business Plan for a leading financial planning firm
Business diagnostic and preparation of a Business Plan
Flinders Beach Marine Laboratory
Proposed venture in marine eco-tourism in Moreton Bay
Preparation of a business plan following field research to marine laboratories and related tourism ventures in the United States; Scripps Institute, San Diego; Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi; Mote Marine Laboratory, Florida; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Strategic review of CITEC’s operations and strategic direction
Preparation of a strategic review and organisational restructuring presented to the Director-General.
The University of Queensland
Postgraduate Education in Vietnam: Evaluation of market opportunity and proposed entry strategy. Presented to Prof Callan (Head, Business School) and subsequently DVC Prof Grigg.
Faculty of Biological & Chemical Sciences
Executive Dean Prof McManus
The University of Queensland
· Strategic Plan 1999-2003;
· Business Development Plan 1999-2003 (incorporating marketing plan for a variety of activities including academic and professional development courses);
· Business and Marketing Diagnostic: Stores & Purchasing Function;
· Business Plan and Proposal to establish the Centre for Marine Studies presented to Vice Chancellor Prof Hay (incorporating domestic and international marketing strategy); and
· Business Diagnostic and Economic Evaluation of Proposed Capital Expenditure: Central Animal Breeding House.
Executive development programs
Executive development programs encompassing business and marketing planning seminars to managers of contestable business units and the Senior Executive Group.
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Associate Supervisor