Gartner Expert

Aaron McEwan

VP, Advisory

Aaron McEwan is a behavioral scientist, psychologist and futurist and was recently named a Top 100 Global HR Influencer and one of 5 HR Leaders to Follow in 2022. As VP, Research & Advisory for Gartner's HR Practice, Aaron provides strategic advice to the world's leading companies on the future of work and talent and helps leaders manage their most critical relationships across the c-suite and board. Alongside his current role, Aaron is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute, serves on the national committee for the Australian Psychological Society's Interest Group in Coaching Psychology and is an Associate of Macquarie University's Centre for Workforce Futures. He has lectured at Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong, University of NSW, University of Queensland, Griffith University and the Australian College of Applied Psychology and was a member of Innovation Nation, a cross-industry initiative sponsored by the Office of the Prime Minister to elevate Australia's reputation for entrepreneurship and innovation.

Previous experience

Previously, Mr. McEwan held a variety of leadership and senior consulting positions at human capital firms including the OPIC, Hudson and Lee Hecht Harrison. He has worked in leadership and strategy consulting, executive coaching, succession management, leadership development and psychometric assessment.

Professional background

OPIC Leadership

Director, Northern Region

Hudson Global Resources

Director, Talent Management

Lee Hecht Harrison

General Manager, Professional Services

Areas of coverage

CHRO Effectiveness

Future of Work

Future of Work Reinvented Resource Center


Master of Science, Coaching Psychology, Sydney University

Graduate Diploma, Psychology, Griffith University

Bachelor of Behavioral Science, Griffith University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Preparing for the Future of Work, Automation, AI, and Digitalization

2Building and maintaining critical relationships with the CEO, C-Suite & Board

3Improving Chief Human Resource Officer Effectiveness and Impact

4Establishing scalable, repeatable Strategic and Scenario-based Workforce Planning capabilities

5Fostering Innovation, Creativity and Wellbeing across the enterprise

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