Bob Spence is a widely known expert in the development of e-learning and workforce strategies, the management of e-learning development teams, processes to enhance quality of e-learning content and the use of technology to enhance human performance. During his career Bob has been recognised through numerous awards, recorded interviews, journal articles and he has presented at more than 60 conferences in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, UK and USA.
After pioneering the use of Computer-Based Training at a major Australian Financial Institution in the early 1980’s where he led a team of 32 learning and graphic designers that developed hundreds of hours of computer based training on CD ROM, his experience was enriched when, in 1999, he joined a “top three” Professional Services Firm as Director, e-Learning Asia Pacific. After moving on to another large Australian Bank in 2002, he led that organisation’s successful and internationally awarded implementation of e-learning.
Bob advocates strongly for the development of people capability to enable the achievement of performance potential and since retiring from full-time work in 2007 he has shared his knowledge and experiences through a variety of mentoring, consulting and speaking engagements and through voluntary work in the community education sector.
Bob and was named Learning Leader 2009 at the Learrnex 2009 Conference and is currently a Co-opted Board Member of large and very active Community College. His qualifications include an MBA with a major in Human Resources from the University of New England.