Peter Mellalieu is a creative designer and implementer of tertiary education and professional development programmes. Specifically, he focusses on developing the natural, unique strengths of innovators, intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs, strategists, and those who work in their teams. His distinctive role is contributing his flair for rapid learning, strategic insight, new venture team building, and ‘path-blazing’ new directions.
Peter’s early career as a bio-industrial engineer focussed on improving the long-term business perfomance of significant New Zealand agribusiness industries including dairy processing, apple and pear, and wheat. Following training in military engineering (best sapper!), diplomacy and public policy he later taught adventure-based team learning, entrepreneurship, and military strategy at Massey University.
His current development themes at Unitec Institute of Technology include: Coaching students to improve productivity and innovation through the ‘greening’ of business; Drawing lessons WITH exemplary IT-enabled new ventures; Deploying ‘Learning Analytics’ for rapid/early identification of failure prone and high performance students; and promoting the adoption of ‘Integrated Reporting’ (IR) strategic development frameworks.
Specialties: Business productivity improvement; Enterprise development; Strategic thinking; Strengths-based approaches to coaching; Personal and professional coaching of innovators, entrepreneurs, and strategists; Business case history writing; Transmedia production; Operations research; Learning Analytics; Programme evaluation and design; New pedagogy development and implementation.
In-country experience in southern Africa (Botswana), Belgium, United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand.