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“He adds value beyond the expectations of the engagement"

Martin Lombard Partner

Martin’s 20 year professional journey has encompassed senior executive roles in global organisations including Anglo American Coal, SAB Miller, Volvo, Hyundai, Bosal, and World Vision. His extensive management consulting experience extends to organisations including Mars, Peabody, Toyota, Xstrata, Sun International and the Queensland Government.

Martin is a true global citizen having worked in no less than 42 countries on four continents. As Global Vice President of Human Resources for World Vision, he had responsibility for 96 countries across the world.

Martin has coached CEOs and senior executives all over the globe, has been a strategic advisor to dozens of executive teams, and facilitated countless executive workshops in his stellar career. Martin’s many executive roles make him uniquely placed to advise senior leaders grappling with the complexities of change in the modern business environment.

Prior to joining TAP, Martin was a Partner in a prominent management consulting business focussing on leadership impact, business alignment and transformation. He has extensive expertise in organisational alignment, strategy, leadership, culture, public affairs, learning and development. He believes in the principle of lifelong learning and has an extensive global network of CEO and executive relationships that he continues to nurture from Australia.

Martin holds a Bachelor of Economics from Stellenbosch, a Bachelor of Commerce with honours in Industrial Psychology, and a Masters in Industrial Psychology from UNISA in South Africa. He has completed the Senior Executive Program at Harvard Business School, and is accredited in Human Synergistics tools, as well as a wide range of psychometric instruments including DISC and TAT.

Testimonials

“Martin understands and enhances my thoughts and ideas and translates them into practical and effective interventions. Martin is a true team player, demonstrating exceptional team leadership as well as team membership abilities.”

Eric Ford
Global COO, Peabody


“Martin Lombard has been a passionate advocate for our business and has demonstrated significant flexibility in working around our commitments to deliver extremely high levels of service and support to all 45 of the Senior Leaders involved directly in the transformation effort.”

Sylvia Burbery
General Manager, Mars Petcare Australia


“During a significant turnaround challenge, Martin helped find and build a leadership team who had the capability to lead the organization in this tumultuous time. He was a key change agent and strategic advisor in structuring and aligning the operations with the strategic intent. He remains a personal confidant and trusted partner.”

Reinhard Kuenstler
Global CEO, Land Rover & European CEO, Jaguar


“Martin is a global citizen who understands governance, change management and leadership. As part of World Vision, Martin led our global HR leadership team to align strategy and drive performance outcomes and culture change. His extensive experience and strategic thinking add value to any organisation.”

Dean Hirsch
President, World Vision International


“Martin Lombard is earnest, enthusiastic, positive, and attentive.”

Rob Setter
Director General, Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries


“I found Martin an excellent sounding board and advisor when opening a new entertainment complex and creating an organisation of 2400 persons from scratch. He was a vital part of combining a new and disparate executive management team into an effective leadership group and ensuring that the entire organisation achieved a set of common goals.”

Brian Morris
Chief Executive Officer, Melboune Olympic Parks


“It is rare to find someone like Martin with the capability to translate theory into practice. He adds value beyond the expectations of the engagement.”

Darren Scott
Director of Economic Development, Gold Coast City Council


“Over nearly 25 years as an HR leader and having worked with some of the most prominent names in the world of Executive Coaching and Team/Organization Effectiveness, I can say without reservation that Martin Lombard is truly a master of his craft. I have never worked with a partner more in tune with realities and complexities of being a high-level executive than Martin. Most importantly, Martin has helped me find my unique and distinctive leadership voice. This is invaluable and will serve me well for the rest of my career and throughout my life."

Jack Roddy
SVP Human Resources, America, Luxottica