portraitdom Dom Meli has held senior human resources and industrial relations positions within the public and corporate sectors for organisations such as BHP and the Ambulance Service of NSW, during which time he successfully managed the resolution of significant disputes, the negotiation of employee agreements and drove performance improvement and change programs. Over the past 10 years, Dom has established himself as a trusted adviser and innovative consultant helping leaders and organisations to develop, define and deploy strategies which have inspired sustainable improvements. Many of the initiatives that Dom has introduced were inspired by studies in the USA, where he examined employee involvement in change programs, non traditional approaches to workplace organisation and management communication programs.  During this time Dom spent time at Harvard, MIT, Caterpillar, Pacific Bell, Du Pont and IBM.  Dom holds a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University along with certifications in EI, personality assessment, coaching, CBT, ACT, and whole brain thinking. Dom has also studied stress management techniques and is a member of the International Positive Psychology Association and alumni of Mt Eliza Business College.

 

portrait-peter Peter Barraket is an experienced professional development facilitator and coach with over 20 years’ experience in management and leadership roles.  Peter was the General Manager Commercial at St John Ambulance and brings sound business acumen to his role as a consultant.
Peter holds an MBA and Masters in General Management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management and has qualifications in Executive Coaching with the Institute of Executive Coaching. He is also a certified practitioner of Herrmann’s HBDI Whole Brain Thinking and Genos Emotional Intelligence. Peter’s passion for developing people has led him to working with executives and emerging leaders at BHP Billiton, Xstrata, 3M, Ernst & Young, Fox Sports, Telstra, Ausgrid and the Australian Gift & Homewares Association.

 

portrait-bree1 Bree Hutchinson is a communications specialist who has delivered high profile programs both in Australia and abroad.  Bree is an experienced leader having held management roles at the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet, APEC 2007 Taskforce, Perth International Arts Festival and the Australian High Commission in London.
Whilst at Prime Minister & Cabinet, Bree was responsible for the production of the strategic and operational guide for nations hosting the APEC Leaders Meeting.  Bree teaches Communications Strategy at the University of New South Wales. Bree was a commissioned  officer in the Royal Australian Air Force attaining the rank of Squadron Leader and deployed on active duty to the Middle East in 2002 as Senior Public Affairs Officer at the Australian Headquarters.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Communications from Bond University.

 

Mark-Jones-image Mark Jones is a seasoned executive with a passion for entrepreneurship. Mark has over 15 years’ experience in building digital-based businesses in a range of roles. He has worked with the largest online portals from Ninemsn and Telstra and worked at a Director level with News Corp in Australia where he led the migration of their Australian newspapers online, increasing revenues 10-fold across 130 titles. Most recently as Digital Director at Fox Sports he introduced numerous on and off screen innovations that remain today. He is a proven leader in transformational change and overcoming cultural barriers.
Mark directly led a central team of up to 50 staff and indirectly a further 100. He drove change remotely and sustained these changes with specific programs to ensure long term adherence and adoption. Mark combines his commitment to innovation and his skills in digital communications to enhance the business operations of his clients. With his strong marketing background, Mark ensures that clients pursue strategies which better serve their customers. With only 15% of businesses currently using digital technology to enhance operations – Mark is uniquely placed to help organisations to ensure that they are getting the most from their digital investment. Mark holds a Bachelor of Marketing from QUT and a Masters in Business Technology from UNSW.

 

David Fox has been in the Human Resources field for over 15 years. In that time he has worked with many clients to assist them with their HR requirements whilst working with organisations such as SHL, Hudson, Maximus and Talent Edge on leadership assessment and development assignments. David is a registered organisational psychologist with a Masters Degree in Psychology and he has a passion for helping organisations align their people with their Vision, Mission, Values and Objectives.
David’s particular areas of focus and expertise are Psychometric Testing, Performance Management, KPI alignment, Values and Culture, Competency Development, Management Coaching and Employee Relations. In addition, David has experience in sourcing and implementing various human resource information systems including online performance management systems.

 

Paul-Higgins-photo-V21 Paul Higgins has successfully lead business transformations, developed high performance teams and coached emerging leaders.  Paul has the rare ability to combine leadership, strategy, entrepreneurial flair and high performance delivery discipline to bring significant value to his clients. Paul draws from his rich business experience spanning eighteen years at Coca-Cola Amatil where he has a proven track record of leading teams and delivering significant financial results amid complex and challenging environments.
Paul has a burning ambition to support emerging leaders through today’s complex business world. He looks through the eyes of the client and has a keen appreciation for some of the challenges that may lie ahead. Paul also leverages technology to deliver flexibility and immediacy that creates a point of difference for his clients. He has two degrees, one in Marketing and one in Accounting, he sits on two advisory boards and is a member of the International Positive Psychology Association, Australian Institute of Management and Australian Beverage Council.