Robert Brodnax, Regional Manager, Planning Investment for the Waikato and Bay of Plenty region, New Zealand Transport Agency was our 2013 fellowship recipient.

Robert has worked for the past twenty years at the interface between communities, local and central government and the private sector in policy development and implementation. He has led both central and local government teams, working on complex, multi-agency issues, such as the management of unwanted agrichemicals, waste minimisation, contaminated land, water quality and allocation, spatial planning, and the co-management of natural and physical resources.

During his fellowship, Robert explored how public and private sector leaders in the United Kingdom and the United States configured their organisations to be effective in collaborative environments. Robert focused on how leaders collaborated effectively, created collaborative cultures, and developed their staff capability to work collaboratively across agencies.

You can read his paper or listen to his presentation on the topic along with the associated slides. 

Journeys in collaboration - Observations on leadership in practice in collaborative multi agency projects [PDF, 272 KB]
Journeys in collaboration: Slides [PDF, 1 MB]
Journeys in collaboration: Presentation Audio [MP3, 69 MB]