Dr. Marianne Broadbent

Managing Partner, South East Asia

Marianne Broadbent is Managing Partner at NGS Global based in Melbourne, Australia. She has been working in the leadership, management and strategy areas for over 20 years, with a particular emphasis working with organisations to shape and develop their strategic executive and team capabilities. She is the author of the recently published book The Agile Executive: Embracing Career Risks and Rewards.

Dr. Broadbent’s background includes both global business executive roles and top-level Business School leadership. She previously served in two global roles at Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advice organisation. She was global Senior Vice President for New Product Development, and a key executive in the turnaround of the performance of Gartner’s Research business. Earlier she was Group Vice President for Gartner’s CIO Executive Programs where she led the global team responsible for developing practice-based advice and research for executives, and part of the team that sustained over 25% growth per year for five years. She was also named a ‘Gartner Fellow’.

Dr. Broadbent has been Associate Dean and Chair of Management at Melbourne Business School (MBS), University of Melbourne, visiting researcher at Boston University’s School of Management and completed ground-breaking industry-focused research on governance with faculty at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Her work has been widely published, and she is the author of two previous Harvard Business School Press bestsellers, including The New CIO Leader.

Dr. Broadbent holds a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Education from University of Sydney, a Master of Arts from Macquarie University, an A.Mus.A. (AMEB) and a PhD from Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne. She is a Distinguished Academic Fellow of Melbourne Business School, and has been a Finalist in the Telstra Business Women of the Year. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Library and Information Association and on the Board of The Conversation Media Group.