Professor Declan Fitzsimons

Professor Declan Fitzsimons

Leadership Development, Organisational Development

Declan Fitzsimons is Adjunct Professor in Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. He specialises in Leadership Development and is an Organisational Development consultant based in London, UK. His teaching, consulting and research focus on distributed leadership, unconscious processes in groups and organisations, experiential and action learning, and organisational change. He has contributed to open and in-company Leadership Development programmes including the full time MBA programmes at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, and at IMD in Switzerland.

From the mid-90s, Declan worked extensively with several telecommunications joint ventures in Eastern Europe, Russia and Kazakhstan, developing expertise in the design and implementation of organisational development projects that integrate leadership development initiatives with corporate strategy. These programmes took place within complex stakeholder environments involving the state, corporate foreign investors, and international regulatory institutes, as well as within a broader context of rapidly changing social and economic conditions in the post-Soviet era. He currently consults to corporations from a wide range of sectors including energy, pharmaceuticals, FMCG, banking, paper, and precision engineering.

After graduating in Economics from Birmingham University and then taking a Diploma in Education, Declan worked in Japan for three years before returning to the UK to train in psychotherapy at the London Gestalt Centre. He later earned a Masters in Management Development at Lancaster University (UK) and a Masters in Advanced Organisational Consulting jointly offered by the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations and City University in London. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Executive Learning at Cranfield Business School, UK. Declan is a member of the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA), the Organisation for Promoting Understanding of Society (OPUS) in the UK, and the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems in the US.