Prior to joining Griffith in March 2018, Brad was Professor of Public and Community Leadership at Victoria University of Wellington, where he was the Head of School of Government and Head of School of Management. At the University of Auckland Business School, he was Co-Director of the New Zealand Leadership Institute and the Fletcher Building Education Trust Chair in Leadership.
Brad has published six books: Management Gurus and Management Fashions, The Hero Manager, Organisational Behaviour in New Zealand, A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Leadership, Demystifying Business Celebrity and Revitalising Leadership. He has also co-edited the Sage Handbook of Leadership and Major Works in Leadership Studies. He is a former co-editor of the journal Leadership, and the former Vice-Chair of the Akina Foundation and the International Leadership Association.
His current research explores the inter-relationship between leadership and governance practices in promoting and sustaining social innovation and the application of place-based approaches to foster cross-sectoral leadership development and education.