Mr Max Zornada
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Max Zornada is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Adelaide Business School and the Director and Principal Consultant of Australian based Management Consulting and Education firm Henley Management Group, which he founded in 1991.
Max is a world recognised thought leader in Business Improvement, Operational Excellence - including Six Sigma and Lean Thinking, Maintenance Management and Project Management. He has been a consulting Master Black Belt to major organisation in various sectors including, financial services, telecommunications, aerospace and mining.
Max has extensive experience teaching MBA, Executive Education and Management Development Seminars and as a hands-on practitioner, consulting to major corporations on a range of Operational and Strategic issues, throughout Australia, the US, Middle East, UK, Western Europe, China and Asia.
Prior to founding HMG, Max spent several years with the London based international management and technology consultancy PA Consulting Group, after holding various managerial and professional engineering positions in the chemicals processing and petrochemicals industry with Adelaide and Wallaroo Fertilisers, ICI and Santos.
QualificationsBachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Adelaide), Honours in Automatic Control (Adelaide), Master of Business Administration (Adelaide)
Max teaches the Business Performance Improvement and Operations Management subjects in the University of Adelaide Business School MBA Program. He teaches the Business Fundamentals module in the Executive Education Unit's Professional Management Program and presents the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (Advanced), Green Belt and Black Belt programs.
He teaches in the MBA program in Singapore, and has taught in Hong Kong, the Australian Graduate School of Management's (AGSM), University of New South Wales, Executive MBA and at the Consorzio MIP MBA in the Politecnico di Milano, Milan.
Max has also taught Project Management, Statistical and Quantitative Thinking, Management of Innovation and Technology and E-Business in the Adelaide MBA and in MBA programs in Hong Kong and Singapore.
He still teaches applied Project Management and Maintenance Management programs, customised to the needs of the petrochemical industry several times a year in Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.
Business Improvement Methodologies, Six Sigma, Lean Thinking and Toyota Production System. Technological Innovation, Design Thinking.
PublicationsE-Learning and the Changing Face of Corporate Training and Development, Managing Global Transitions, International Research Journal, Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 2005.
Development of a Knowledge Management Framework within the Systems Context,with Roberto Biloslavo Faculty of Management Koper, 5th European Conference on Organisational Knowledge, February 2004.
The Skills of a Leader, British Journal of Administrative Management, October/November 2005.
Stroke of Genius, British Journal of Administrative Management, June/July 2006.
Mobilising management and supervisor support for computerised maintenance - the Santos experience,1986 IES National Maintenance Management Conference proceedings. Melbourne and Sydney.
Implementing World Class Maintenance Management Practices - Manufacturing Industry, 1994 International Maintenance Management Conference proceedings. Sydney.
Professional AssociationsAmerican Society for Quality
Business Improvement Consulting,
Operational Excellence training and consulting, Six Sigma and Lean Thinking.
Innovation and Design Thinking
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Entry last updated: Friday, 3 Aug 2018
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