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Boyden's Leadership Series Features Dr. Ross H. Millikan

The education expert and author discusses the road to better schools, effective teaching and why academic leadership must be multi-faceted in today’s worldd

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Melbourne and Sydney, December 6, 2011 – Boyden, a global leader in executive search, today released its latest issue of the Boyden Leadership Series featuring an in-depth interview with education expert Dr. Ross H. Millikan, who recently released the publication “Authentic Educational Leadership in Schools.”

In the interview, Dr. Millikan discusses the importance of putting effective teaching ahead of administrative efficiencies, why successful educational leaders must be multi-faceted in today’s changing world and the need for parents and communities to assert stronger voices in shaping the future of our schools.

“Dr. Millikan’s deep understanding of education is invaluable to build better schools and teaching for future generations,” said Michael Catlow, Managing Director of Boyden Australia.
Dr. Millikan was educated in both government and private schools, and later completed B.Mus.Ed. and B.Ed. degrees from the University of Melbourne. He began his teaching career and was appointed Director of Music in a government Special Secondary Music School, prior to going to Edmonton, Canada, where he earned both M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Alberta.

Dr. Millikan has been a secondary teacher, and was Principal and CEO of Carey Baptist Grammar School -- an International Independent Co-educational K-12 School in Melbourne for twelve years. Other appointments have included: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Sub-Dean in the Education faculty at the University of Melbourne; Acting Regional Director for theInternational Baccalaureate Organisation’s Asia-Pacific Regional Office in Singapore;a National and International Educational Consultant, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

The full interview with Dr. Millikan is available at

Previous issues of Boyden’s Leadership Series include interviews with Jaime Rivera, CEO of Bladex, Svein Rennemo, Chairman of Statoil, Albert Neupaver, President and CEO of Wabtec Corporation, Kristin Skogen Lund, Executive VP and Group Director of Telenor, Michael DeNoma, President and CEO of Chinatrust Commercial Bank, Sasha Bezuhanova, Hewlett Packard’s Director of Public Sector, Central and Eastern Europe; Brian Schipper, Head of Global HR for Groupon and former Senior VP of HR at Cisco; Ümran Beba, Region President for Asia Pacific for PepsiCo; David Gergen, Director of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership and a former presidential advisor; Robert Reich, currently Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and a former US Secretary of Labor; and James E. Lillie, CEO of Jarden Corporation. All are available on Boyden’s website.

About the Series

The Boyden Leadership Series is an ongoing publication that highlights the views of high-profile business leaders on issues relevant to leadership, management and talent acquisition. The series’ editors conduct interviews with heads of corporations and other key organizations across the globe to further growth and the exchange of ideas.

About Boyden World Corporation

Boyden is a global leader in the executive search industry with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries. Founded in 1946, Boyden specializes in high level executive search, Interim Management and Human Capital consulting across a broad spectrum of industries. For further information, visit the firm’s website at