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Staff spotlight: Linzi Ebbage-Thomas, Organisational Behaviour Lecturer

Meet Linzi Ebbage-Thomas, who teaches Organisational Behaviour to our Graduate Diploma of Tourism and Hospitality Management students.

While she’s originally from the UK, Linzi has been in New Zealand for 20 years and joined the QRC academic team in January 2020.

Linzi is an experienced Human Resources professional with more than 25 years’ international experience in Organisational Development.  As well as teaching at QRC, she also runs a consultancy for a number of local, national and global organisations offering consultation, facilitation and executive coaching.

Through her experience and fresh, pragmatic delivery style, Linzi gives our students a sound understanding of how human resources practices can make a difference to an individual, team and organisation, at both operational and governance levels.

Linzi strongly believes to be a successful leader it is critical to have strong emotional intelligence and the ability to be agile in how you communicate with others.

More about Linzi

Linzi initially studied business with finance and tourism before completing a MSc. in Human Resources Development.  She is also an accredited Coach for the International Coaching Federation.

Her experience in various industries includes education, government, insurance, high performance sport, health, retail, utility, mining, service, and banking, as well as working with smaller businesses and start-ups.

In the UK, Linzi worked in Human Resources leadership roles for the British Army, a national UK recruitment company, a global investment bank and an international retail brand.

In New Zealand, she has successfully created and operated hospitality and food production businesses.

In her spare time, Linzi loves to walk in the mountains recently climbed Mt Kilimanjaro on a volunteer trip to Africa.  Her volunteer work is a major part of her life.  She currently sits on the Board of the Cancer Society for Otago and Southland, NZ and on the Consumer Group of Southern Cancer Network NZ.  She is also a Trustee for So They Can (NZ), an African charity that she supports.