Dr. Sydney Savion

General Manager, Learning, Air New Zealand

As General Manager, Learning for Air New Zealand Dr. Sydney Savion is instrumental in shaping an iconic workforce and workplace and enhancing its learning, development and measurement strategies in alignment with talent development and business goals. Throughout her dynamic career she has created and executed strategies for fostering an innovative learning culture and a high-impact learning organization.

Passionate about her research interests, she stands at the forefront of translating growing behavioral and neuroscience findings that link how people learn and learning interventions.  She has spent the past decade evangelizing the rich possibilities that behavioral and neuroscience research can provide to corporate education programs.

Dr. Savion holds a research-based Doctorate of Education in Human and Organizational Learning from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. She previously served in a range of corporate education roles at Dell Technologies, as a learning practitioner with Booz Allen Hamilton, retired US Air Force commissioned officer and has 20+ years of experience as a leader, practitioner and researcher in the learning and performance field.  She is a noted author with articles featured in the Chief Learning Officer Magazine, AI Trends, American Management Association Magazine, Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems and Forbes. Dr. Savion is a fellow of the Center for the Study of Learning, George Washington University, a valued speaker on the application of behavioral and neuroscience research to learning processes and has presented at Harvard University and Columbia University. Connect with her at: