Dr Mark Strom

“Arts of the Wise Leader.”


Mark unique learning experience for CEO’s – Arts of the Wise Leader.


Mark studied theology, philosophy and history in Australia and the USA culminating in a PhD in the history of ideas through the University of Western Sydney. He is the current CEO of Second Road.

Mark’s research constituted a major study of the roots of modern leadership complexities in the traditions that shaped western thought and society. His doctoral mentor was Edwin Judge, the renowned Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at Macquarie University.

Mark has consulted to corporations and government bodies on systems thinking, cultural change, learning and leadership. He played a significant role in the renewal of some public schools. Thousands of leaders have heard his keynote addresses or participated in his leadership seminars in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Belgium, Canada and the USA.

Mark’s three-day workshop, Arts of the Wise Leader, is a unique learning experience acclaimed by leaders in many sectors. Mark is well-regarded as a speaker, teacher, adviser and historian of ideas grounded in personal CEO experience.

Prior to Second Road, Mark was CEO of Laidlaw College where led the most far-reaching changes in vision, strategy, operations and culture since the college began in 1922.