Andrew Oliver (Managing Partner)
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’s experience is in change delivery, with an extensive background in Project Management, Change Management and Organisational Development across the Private, Tertiary and Government sectors. Tim specialises in change leadership development programs that enable organisations to realise their intended benefits and develop ongoing change capability, assisting and developing leaders to deliver their plans and achieve their goals. Tim has worked with all levels of business to deliver change (structural, delivery model, marketing, IT, process or cultural change to name a few), working with organisations throughout Australia. Tim leads our online learning platform, ensuring that quality leadership development remains flexible, affordable, relevant and available to all organisations and individuals.
Samantha is our Office Coordinator and brings many years’ experience of both administration and clerical skills to the company.