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Chris Betts
Chris Betts | Principal

Functional Specialist

Chris’s particular expertise is driving step change in organizations by improving structures and systems through deep people engagement skills. His international experience leading the development of greenfield operations, delivering asset management excellence and operational leadership underpins his expertise in driving transformational change.

Damien Brown
Damien Brown | Head of Consulting

Governance, Board, Organizational Effectiveness

Damien is driven by a passion for achieving effective cultural change, operational efficiency, and effectiveness. A talented executive with a deep understanding of government regulatory processes, Damien is proficient at establishing and maintaining strong stakeholder engagement, delivering practical organizational efficiency and effectiveness improvements.

Maria Fletcher
Maria Fletcher | Principal

Corporate Governance

Maria knows the importance of effective stakeholder management and consultation which defines her approach to guiding organizations through large scale change programs. With deep experience in strategic governance and associated implementation planning, she has effectively led teams to deliver innovative projects with long-term value.

Gavin Irving
Gavin Irving | Principal

Organisation effectiveness

Gavin is a systematic, diagnostic thinker who is motivated by achieving organizational simplicity and effectiveness. His extensive experience with business systems and processes across both government and industry is complemented by a simplicity mindset. He rapidly contextualises, identifying critical linkages, strengths and opportunities to enhance efficiency and performance.

Nicola Kleynhans
Nicola Kleynhans | Global Head of Cyient Consulting

Organizational, executive and Board effectiveness

Nicola understands how business operates. Extensive executive experience across human resources, industrial relations and corporate governance has seen her lead global multidisciplinary teams to deliver on transformational projects. It is Nicola’s articulate and deeply insightful approach that results in enhanced effectiveness of Boards and Executive Management.

Pieter Le Roux
Pieter Le Roux | Partner

Transformational change management and financial management

Pieter is a commercially astute transformational leader and change manager, who knows how to deliver value to business through people. His experience as a global executive brings expertise that spans finance, funding, governance, corporate strategy, commercial, and organizational development.

Jamie McCorkell
Jamie McCorkell | Principal

Process Improvement

Jamie is a highly experienced health, safety and environment (HSE) professional with a deep understanding of business processes who has delivered practical efficiency and effectiveness outcomes across multiple projects. He has successfully led major organizational, process improvement and infrastructure change projects spanning Defence, municipal water and sewerage services and resources.

Mark McGee
Mark McGee | Partner

Business Strategy and transformation

Mark’s commercial acumen and relationship-centric approach has enabled him to successfully lead business strategy, initiate and implement wide-scale change and deliver on business outcomes. Executive experience across mining and commodities, professional services, financial services and manufacturing means you can be assured of a strategic and innovative approach.

Caroline Raynes
Caroline Raynes | Principal

Business transformation and change management

Caroline, a commercially minded leader, is passionate about helping people to achieve their goals through values-based leadership. As an executive coach, she supports leaders in their change journey and brings an in-depth understanding of how to design and operationalize organizational models, and build leadership alignment to focus on the right things.

Subject Matter Experts

Bamlak Ashagrie
Bamlak Ashagrie | Business Analyst

Business and Finance

Bamlak’s strengths are analysing, problem-solving and proficient content development. As a business and finance professional she successfully identifies and seizes valuable opportunities for business innovation and expansion. Her passionate commitment to various volunteering programs builds her appreciation and perspective on social problems and their economic impacts.

Poppy Boras
Poppy Boras | Business Analyst

Process improvement and data analytics

Poppy’ strength is her ability to manage multiple stakeholders across various functions and levels to deliver on organizational strategic goals. With skills spanning multiple business disciplines including analytics, project management and procurement she is an adaptable and experienced professional.

Carlos Chiozza
Carlos Chiozza | Senior Consultant

Human Resources, Global Share services

Carlos is a results-oriented executive with extensive international experience in human resources, global shared services and global projects. He has a proven track record of building high performing teams, delivering business results through creating inclusive workplace cultures, developing leaders, and improving operational excellence.

Rob Fisher
Rob Fisher | Senior Consultant

Human Resources, business improvement strategist

Rob’s extensive international Human Resources experience spans commercial & operational support, project development, business improvement, crisis management, and Acquisitions & Divestments. He has led global teams undertaking large change programs, and has significant on-ground exposure within the rapidly-developing BRIC countries.

Michael Gibson
Michael Gibson | Business Analyst

Data analytics

Michael is passionate about using data analysis to develop insights that can drive intuitive solutions for a range of challenges. He strives to be a highly effective problem-solver and sees the opportunity to draw on behavioural economics to improve solutions efficacy.

Matt Rosam
Matt Rosam | Consultant

Data Engineer and scientist

Matt combines his technical skills with exceptional engagement capabilities to create a strong understanding of the stories being told by data and confidence that the subsequent decisions produce the best outcomes for the business. Working across various industries, he brings extensive knowledge leading and executing change initiatives, business improvements and enterprise-wide transformations.

Johnny Velozza
Johnny Velozza | Senior Consultant

Mining Engineering, strategy and operations

Johnny is an accomplished global mining executive. He has led large scale exploration projects, managed multiple stakeholders in complex operating environments and held single point accountability for the safe operations of one of Australia’s largest mining sites. He is highly regarded for operational and strategic consultation to the mining sector in South Africa and Australia.

Christopher Watsford
Christopher Watsford | Business Analyst

Research and business intelligence

Chris is a problem solver. He applies his research, business intelligence, project management, strategic planning and data analytics to support large global organizations drive improvement. In particular he has specialised capabilities analysing financial data to determine market trends which help companies maximize their profits.

Mel Whelan
Mel Whelan | Senior Consultant

Strategy, change management and human capital

Melissa is a systems thinker with a track record in achieving business change in complex operating environments across commercial and government organizations. Focused on results, her experience in strategy, change management, human capital and operations leadership has led to the delivery of large-scale strategic projects to achieve transformation at local and global levels.

Diane Wouansi
Diane Wouansi | Business Analyst

Finance and data analytics

Diane is self-driven, attentive to detail and committed to excellence in delivery. She combines her engineering and financial knowledge to support businesses through rapid growth and change, bringing exceptional competency in analysing data, developing models and reporting.

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