Andrew Oliver (On Leave 2018)
Andrew is the Managing Partner and has set up a number of successful companies in his career. He has consulted with and advised many well-known public and private leaders. In 2003 Andrew published his book “The Working Journey” and in 2013, a second book Organisational Design - What your University Forgot to Teach You. Andrew is a panel member for the General Monash Foundation and CEO of The Centre for Transition. In 2013 Andrew became an ambassador for the Global Ecovillage Network for Australia and New Zealand. He has a strong interest in entrepreneurship, sustainability and works in a number of countries at senior levels.
Verena became involved in the work of Elliott Jaques through Professor Gillian Stamp and was one of four original CPA trainers worldwide. Verena is an associate of BIOSS Australasia, EDAC and a senior partner of The Working Journey. She is highly regarded by colleagues, clients and friends with extensive knowledge and understanding of the complexity based assessment methods. Verena was Talent Manager for the international communications company MTN and used Levels of Work and Capability mapping for managing and planning talent pools across a number of countries.
Adam brings his experience to play in a refreshing approach to the practical applications of practice and theory to organisational structures, people and talent management. Recent work has seen the restructuring of a business in need of refreshment and the implementation of management principles which saw customer numbers triple, a six-fold increase in profit, sustainable growth achieved and most importantly, employee morale reach record levels. Notably, this occurred using existing talent within the business. Originally educated in Economics and Law, as well undergraduate teaching in Organisations, his career has been in both Australia and the UK, working initially in the fields of education, law and insurance. While holding a variety of operational, strategic and project-based management roles at Executive level, his ability to visualise the effect structures and systems will have on culture and individuals has been the hallmark of his work.
Tim specialises in partnering with organisations and business units to better organise themselves so that they can deliver their plans with people who are engaged in their work. Tim works with all levels of a business to ensure an integrated and supported approach to delivery, tailored to the specific needs of the organisation and its business units. He does this with an emphasis on Org design and work system design, talent identification and development as well as building leadership practices that enable the business. Growth and development occurs in the business while working on the business, thus helping to realise organistional goals. Tim has extensive experience in Organisational Development and the introduction of Requisite Principles across the Private, Tertiary and Government sectors. Tim has extensive background in organisational change, specifically in Program and Project Management as well as Change Management.
Brent has been designing and delivering Strategy, Culture and Organisational Development work in corporate environments since 1998. He combines Requisite Organisation principles and Gestalt Development practices to produce business transformation capability. Brent’s approach combines interpersonal skilling, education in organisational and psychological frameworks, self-development and self-awareness practices, Gestalt group-process and real-time, intact-team group dynamics, as well as advice on review, design and integration of Requisite work-systems and organisation structures. Brent has significant experience creating longitudinal development pathways that support transformative change in individual and organisational effectiveness. His industry and sector experience is in mining and metals, energy (generation and distribution), banking and finance, health and community services, NFP (education, technology, Aboriginal issues), and hospitality, leisure and tourism.
Dr. Bruce Whitby
Bruce is an experienced IT business executive and consultant with more than twenty-five years of technology, senior business and boardroom experience across the Financial Services, Telecommunications, High Tech, Media and Systems Integration Industries as well as Academia. His leadership experience spans business, IT strategy development and consulting, Organisational Design, IT governance and hands-on business management with international experience in Australia, UK, France and South Africa.
Nicole will be heading up The Working Journey's SDG awareness and action projects. Nicole has experience in the development of social change initiatives. In 2002, following an extensive feasibility study and securing seed-funding, Nicole established a registered charity that supports young people to design and deliver change projects in their communities. As a tutor and Action Learning Facilitator with the School for Social Entrepreneurs Australia, she worked with social entrepreneurs leading projects at various stages of development (from start-up to scale). Through her current facilitation and consulting practice, Nicole continues to work with individuals, organisations and groups that are seeking to make progress on seemingly intractable social problems.
Jack has had a successful career from shop floor to boardroom, developing a strong set of leadership values and approaches resulting in a broad career balancing directorships with consultancy practice, coaching and mentoring. Particularly interested in complexity and human cognition. He developed ‘soft’ aspects of international strategy - originating the concept of an integrated Company Charter embracing Governance, Strategy, Values and Behaviours. From industry, he was seconded for one year to the UK Home Office to support an extended planning review, particularly involving management of Prisons and Passport agencies. In May ’96, Jack led 215 workers in a £1.4m employee buy-out from British utility company, having been asked originally to close the unit, which, at the time, was losing £1m per annum. Six years later, with a dramatic culture change and employee numbers doubled, the workers shared the £21.7m proceeds when the highly profitable company was sold. Was previously the MD of Bioss Ltd – a global talent and OD advisory group
Yasmin has 9 years’ experience in HR, Organisational and Talent Development. For the past two years she has been working in the field of Business Development and Operations in the Fin-tech industry. She has worked in Southern and Central Africa, as well as the Middle East and United Kingdom, in the NGO (Peacebuilding), Finance (Investments, Reinsurance, Trading) and Manufacturing sectors. Yasmin’s experience spans from being (involving systems implementation and training) on the factory floor in Africa, to negotiating with a Lebanese Board on strategic and operational issues. This required functioning on both sides of the spectrum. She has designed and set up HR systems, departmental restructuring; including participation in Change Management initiatives. With a MSc. from Kings College London in affiliation with Oxford University. Her degree was awarded with Distinction and top of class honours, including being selected to be published in the Kings College and Oxford Libraries: “The Concept of Having a Career Calling and its Relation to Work-Related Outcomes: Study in an International Non-Governmental Organisation”.