Author, Lecturer and Consultant
Alasdair White was a management development consultant specialising in human resource management and organisational behaviour (HRM & OB) for over 20 years with an international practice covering Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Far East. He is currently a business school professor and faculty member of the United International Business Schools in Brussels and Antwerp, Belgium, where he teaches Behavioural Economics and related subjects on the graduate and undergraduate programmes. Prior to that, he was a faculty member at the United Business Institutes in Brussels, Belgium, a visiting faculty member at Hoa Sen University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and a visiting lecturer at the University of Winchester in the United Kingdom. Alasdair White also leads the Change Management team at Bizness Academie, a certified training organisation and consultancy based near Brussels, Belgium.
A frequent speaker on management development and much in demand as a seminar leader, he is the author of Managing for Performance (1995), Continuous Quality Improvement (1996) and The Essential Guide to Developing Your Staff (1998), all published by Piatkus Books. After conducting extensive worldwide research, he wrote From Comfort Zone to Performance Management (2009) and Managing Academic Performance (2010) both published by White & MacLean Publishing. In 2009, he published a thriller novel, Shadows, and a second thriller, Retribution, in 2014 both under the pen name of Alex Hunter (White & MacLean Publishing).
Born on 24 May 1952 in Shifnal, United Kingdom, Alasdair White studied education and physical science at King Alfred’s College, Winchester, England, (now the University of Winchester) gaining a Cert Ed from the University of Southampton before spending 18 months teaching English in Spain. He returned to the United Kingdom in 1976 to take up the role of managing director of a small holding company operating businesses in southern England during which time he also acted as a business journalist and newspaper editor. He became a management development consultant in 1984 and moved to The Netherlands in 1987 to set set up a pan-European investment consultancy. In 1989, he joined Citibank to conduct a a major change management programme and moved to Belgium in 1992 to establish Performance Management Solutions as a consultancy specialising in management development, executive training and research. He was appointed a Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society in 1995 and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2011.
Alasdair White is also a well known historian specialising in the Napoleonic period and has been a guide to the 1815 Belgium campaign battlefields since 1993. He is currently the Project Hougoumont Coordinator for Historical and Archaeological Research and the historical advisor to Waterloo Uncovered, a five-year Belgo-British archaeological project.
Managing for Performance (Piatkus Books, 1995),
Continuous Quality Improvement (Piatkus Books,1996)
The Essential Guide to Developing Your Staff (Piatkus Books,1998)
From Comfort Zone to Performance Management (White&MacLean Publishing, 2009)
Managing Academic Performance (White&MacLean Publishing, 2010)
June 1815 – the Belgium Campaign (Rennaissance du Livre, 2014) with photographs by Marc Fasol
The Road to Waterloo – a concise history of the 1815 campaign (White&MacLean Publishing, 2015)
Dancing in the time of war (White&MacLean Publishing, 2015)
Publications (fiction) as Alex Hunter
Shadows (White&MacLean Publishing 2009)
Retribution (White&MacLean Publishing 2014)
European Union’s Secret Service – Fiction or Fact (a 2010 film directed by Dieter-Michael Grohmann, and winner of Best Foreign Film at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards 2016)
Napoleon – deluded genius (film directed by Dieter-Michael Grohmann, 2014)
Version: January 2017