Allan Mackenzie
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering Technology

Allan MacKenzie is an Assistant Professor of leadership and management at McMaster University W. Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology. He is a seeker and sharer of workplace ecology dynamics and how these can inspire authentic and successful organizations.

In conjunction with his academic role, Mr. MacKenzie is a Workplace Ecology Strategist at WorkScapeO2, a notion garage where the interplay of restorative workplace design, human well-being, and organizational enablers are explored. He advises and dialogues with progressive global business leaders and their teams to create workplace environments that foster more human engagement, health, and improved organizational capacity.

Allan has 25+ years’ experience as an organizational development educator and practitioner, including faculty appointments at various universities and colleges; advisor specializing in emergent talent management intelligence for leading firms in the pharmaceutical and technology sectors; Managing Director for a human capital management consulting firm serving mid-market enterprises; VP Operations for a training and development firm serving over 100 different corporations and non-profit organizations; and a number of years in talent management in the retail and adventure tourism sectors.

He has worked with leading organizations, such as Xerox Canada, BlackBerry, Connaught Labs, Novartis, Nortel, Hydro One, Cyanamid Canada, RCMP, SC Johnson Canada, Petro-Canada, Intrawest, Sportchek, and Mountain Equipment Coop; as well as numerous entrepreneurial and mid-sized companies. He has led dozens of workshops and seminars in organizational development, restorative workplace design, strategy, and leadership. He is known for his right-brain thinking combined with a pragmatism that guided organizations in articulating and implementing strategies which achieve results.

In his spare time, Allan has a great passion for the outdoors and is an avid cyclist, wilderness canoe tripper, and mountaineer. He and his spouse are currently hiking the 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks Mountains in upper New York State, USA to raise donations and awareness for—a non-profit organization helping to provide access to safe drinking water and sanitation to communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America.
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