Malcolm Jackson

Malcolm also saw someone using Action Meetings during the heady Y2K days when he was working at a telecommunications company. The meetings actually worked and this was a novelty in New Zealand at the time (and still is today in many organisations).

He had already met Dave some years previously when moving PostBank’s development shop from Auckland to Wellington. He needed someone to look after “stuff” in Auckland whilst the staff moved. Somehow, he convinced Dave that it was a really good job for a Wellington-based person to do. He has continued to con Dave for a further two decades!!!

Malcolm spent the first 20 years of his working life “travelling to exotic locations, meeting interesting people and shooting them”! Yes, he was in the British Army.

He then came to New Zealand and worked for PostBank and ANZ for about 12 years, including stints in Melbourne and Madras (now Chennai). He left the bank and went to Unisys for a few years before striking out on his own some 5 or 6 years ago.

Since then, he has worked at Telecom Mobile, Unisys (again), Telecom Mobile, Optimation and Unisys (yes, again). During all this time, he has often facilitated meetings on behalf of Action Meetings and uses the techniques in his other work, too.

Malcolm’s passion is successful Project Management and his dissertation for his Masters was called “Differing Perceptions of Success in a Highly Advanced Technology Project” and was a case study of the Telecom CDMA Project.

When Malcolm is not working (and that’s most of the time these days) he can be found wandering the world, eating and drinking - way to go!!