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Shawn Mathis

Programme Instructor, The Board Directors' Programme

Shawn Mathis

Dr. Shawn Mathis is an experienced healthcare executive with over 30 years of corporate experience and has held pivotal roles, including board director, CEO, non-executive director and chairman.

He is Professor of Global Healthcare Leadership and Innovation, Director of the Postgraduate Programme in Transformative Healthcare Leadership and Senior Editor at The Harbinger Press at The Harbinger Institute in Nashville, Tennessee. He leads The Harbinger Institute’s initiatives in partnership with the Protestant University of Congo for advanced training of physicians and healthcare leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Additionally, he collaborates with WHO in the Federal Republic of Somalia for advanced training of healthcare leaders.

In addition to his role at Henley, Shawn also serves as the Executive Chairman of the Global Healthcare Leadership Institute and Principal at Rippyl™, a firm specialising in leadership and organisational development. He is also the general editor of a forthcoming volume titled Navigating the Organisational Landscape: A Practitioner’s Guide to Effective Leadership and is actively working on another publication, ‘Readings in Global Healthcare Leadership’.

He has a Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Leadership from Saïd Business School and is currently finalising his dissertation for an MSc in Global Healthcare Leadership from the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and Saïd Business School.

He has also completed a programme in values-based leadership at The Aspen Institute, demonstrating his commitment to ethical and practical leadership practices.

Shawn has a Master of Arts in Religion from Lipscomb University, focusing on classical writings and the Koine Greek language and a Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities, specialising in Renaissance philosophy, from Faulkner University.