ABOUT BILL MORTON
I went to the Melbourne University and did a three year course (full time) and graduated as a Bachelor of Commerce In my Commerce course.,
I took Psychology 1. I enjoyed it so I joined the Australian Army in the Psychology Corps and became a Captain. Thi s move allowed me to continue with the study of Psychology on a part – time basis.
In the army, I did quite a lot of work on the selection of Officer Candidates and that developed my interest in personnel selection. I used Group Select ion Procedure similar that used by the USA Office of Strategic Services (OSS)
After about three years in the Army, I resigned my commission and joined the Dunlop Company . I had hopedto go into the Industrial Relations Section, but I had to settle for theTime and MotionStudySection
. Later I decided to use my accountancy knowledge and became the Accountant of a small Dunlop subsidiary – a flooring company.
I next joined a small personnel consultant company and worked with John Coghlan an old colleague from the rmy. After less than a year we both left.
Next I decided to try to combine my Psychology and Accountancy. I joined another small consulting company and worked as a Cost Accountant again for about a year.
My next change involving joining the Shell Company. . I worked in the Audit and Methods Section
Later I transferred to a special project team to help improve productivity in Australia. Initially this project
involved a six
program in England
. The program included
British Post Office
ne project and then six weeks
working for Courtaulds
to Sydney to start his own consultancy
Eventually I left Shell and
started the Victorian Branch of J R Co
ghlan and Associates.
Some years later John Coghlan left the Company and Sam Cullen (in Sydney) and I
Company and the or
ganisation became Cullen Morton.
In my approach to consulting, I deliberately aimed to cover a wise range of
k an interest
and joined the Australian
. Over many years in this
the positions of (a) Victorian President for two years, (b) Australian President (two years), and (c)
Chief Examiner. Eventually the Institu
te appointed me an Honorary Life Member.
My marketing consulting
market research and questionnaire design.
conducted numerous courses in various aspects of management.
As a result of trying to help
Managers to manage better, I wrote many notes
on a variety of management topics
On the sporting side, I played field hockey for fifty years. Before finishing hockey I took up lawn
bowls and I still play.