Dr Terrance Fitzsimmons

Snr. Lecturer in Leadership Theory

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law


Terry is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience. He is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the University of Queensland Business School working with the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital researching newcomer and leadership transitions. He recently completed a PhD Thesis titled ‘Navigating CEO appointments: Do Australia's top male and female CEOs differ in how they made it to the top?’ Terry is also a management consultant, public speaker and lecturer in the areas of leadership, strategy, gender diversity and management. He consults to the Education Departments of Qld, NSW & Victoria in the delivery of the National History Curriculum and is currently National President of the Australasian Living History Federation representing over 2500 members and 170 Associations. He has formerly sat upon Listed Public Company Boards in Australia and overseas.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Masters in Business Administration, The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor