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School of Management

Impact. Innovation.


Mr. Peter Nixon

Adjunct Faculty

Country: Canadian / Hong Kong

Expertise: Dialogue, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, Business Development for Service Professionals, International Leadership, School Governance

Degrees:  BBA (Bishop’s, Canada), GDPA (McGill, Canada) MSc (Leicester, UK)

Qualifications: FCPA (Hong Kong), CPA-CA (Quebec, Canada)Accredited Mediator (Hong Kong)

Research Interests: Dialogue, Conflict, Leadership Development, Negotiation

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Professional Experience

  • Founder & Managing Director, Since 1994, Potential Limited, Potential Dialogue Institute, PDIOnline, Potential Dialogue Center

  • Honorary advisor - Ignitor Fellowship by the Nobel Peace Center

  • Founding course director - Financial Controllers’ Programme (HKICPA)

  • Directorships: Discovery Bay International School; Bishop’s University Asia Cabinet, McGill’ University Martlet Foundation; member Royal Geographic Society in HK

  • Visiting professorships (current & past): HKU Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health; Chinese University (MBA); PolyU: McGill; SFU; Bishop’s; Royal Roads: Tsinghua; Fudan; SUFE; UIBE: Webster.

  • Former trustee Outward Bound HK; governance committee member UNICEF HK; Speaker’s Committee Chair Canadian Chamber of Commerce; British, American, French Chambers of Commerce in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

  • Auditor, Coopers & Lybrand (PwC) 1984-1993: Montreal, Geneva, Hong Kong


Professional Recognitions

  • Asia HR Community Award (2019) for “his key role in building human capital expertise and high impact individuals and organizations through innovative and pathbreaking consultative work and people engagement”.

  • Top 10 Change Management Consulting Services Companies in APAC (2019)

  • Best Independent Change Management Consultant (2018)

  • TEDx HKUST (2014), Colgate President’s Award (winner), HKMA Training Award (nominee)


Selected Publications

  • We’re F*cked: Nine hurdles to success in the post-Covid era, Kindle, 2020

  • Change Manager’s Casebook, Kindle, 2020

  • The Business Developer’s Playbook, Routledge Taylor Francis, 2019

  • Dialogue Gap, Wiley, 2012 

  • Negotiation: Mastering Business in Asia, Wiley, 2005

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