TEC Chair: Chief Executive Program
I work to make others successful.
With almost 28 years’ experience in the delivery and leadership of management and leadership consultancies across a broad range of industries. I specialises in the design and implementation of organisational change—including leadership, strategy, communications and team development—through engagement with the CEO or business owners. This may range from leading a strategic team to working one-to-one with executives.
My value to clients is based on three areas of experience:
I’ve worked as a senior business consultant
As an executive consultant over the past 6 years I have provided organisational reviews for Woodside, Amana Living and Therapy Focus. I’m a licensed Argenti facilitator, working with executive teams to develop outstanding strategic plans. I’ve provided executive coaching for the leaders of a range of Perth businesses including Brightwater, Capricorn Society, CBH Group, KPMG, iiNet, Northerly, CCIWA and QBE. And have led IT consultancy projects in several public sector agencies.
From 1999 to 2003, as Strategic Consultant for global IT provider Computer Sciences Corporation Australia, I provided consultancy in organisational change management, business requirements definition, process mapping, business process improvement and re-engineering for Alcoa, BHP Billiton, Department of Justice, Department of Land Administration, WA Health Department and the Water Corporation.
From 1997 to 1999 I provided organisational change strategies, facilitation, BPI and BPR for the Water Corporation, Tenaga Nasional of Malaysia, Skipper Mitsubishi, Westrail, MBL Food Services Co-Operative, Alcoa Kwinana Refinery, Bethesda Private Hospital and Sealcorp. In 1994 I provided organisational change for St John of God Hospital, Subiaco and market research for AIM in Indonesia.
I’ve worked as a CEO
From 1988 to 1993 I was CEO of Curtin Consultancy Services where I managed income generation activities, managed and led staff, marketed the company’s services locally and internationally, reported monthly to the Board and performed the Company Secretarial duties. For 2 years prior to this, I was the company’s Manager of Education and Training services.
I’ve worked as a business developer and manager
From 2003 to 2005, as Practice Manager in Perth for global IT recruitment company Hudson, I led the HR consultancy operation in strategic HR, psychometric assessment, outplacement, career design and retention strategies. I provided business development, overhauled the consulting activity and led and managed the HRC operation. I also provided executive coaching to clients.
From 1995 to 1997 as Project Director at the Australian Quality Council I marketed consulting and training expertise, made public presentations about quality management and products, negotiated, designed and managed organisational improvement projects and led staff.
My career began with training in journalism with The West Australian, after which I worked as an advertising copywriter in Perth and Melbourne and also reported for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Hobart. In the mid-1970s I trained as a teacher and worked for 8 years in primary and secondary schools.
- Diagnosing performances of leaders, teams, businesses
- Writing reports, proposals, articles, books
- Leading major change initiatives
- Facilitating strategic plans through ResultsWise