Neil has graduate and post graduate degrees in Business Administration, technical and engineering qualifications, as well as accreditations in Executive Coaching and Workplace Profiling.
He has had the privilege of leading and working with culturally diverse teams in national, regional (Australasia), and global organisations, as well as managing large infrastructure projects in remote areas of Australia.
Neil had overall responsibility for construction materials extraction and supply to the installation of major infrastructure at the Century Zinc mine in the Gulf of Carpentaria from 1997 to 1999. and was an Executive Manager of the “River First” consortium bidding the Traveston Dam project in 2008 – 09. He was also Vice President – Construction (Australasia) for the global mining industry supplier Metso Minerals from 2010 to 2014.
He is the inaugural Chairman of The Alliance for Leadership Learning.
Stakeholder Engagement & Facilitator
Valmae has worked primarily in the human service field in a range of policy and practice roles across Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory.
She is a trained auditor, participatory process practitioner, and accredited facilitator of ABCD. Highlights of her work in recent years has been the engagement of 1500 people around the Blue Skies Vision for an Inclusive Community (2009), coordinating the delivery of numerous state-wide sector development and policy change implementation initiatives, and contributing to a more collaborative culture within the community service sector. After several years managing National Disability Services in Queensland and two years working at the Queensland Council of Social Services on trying to influence public policy around poverty and disadvantage, she returned to direct service provision, managing a tertiary child safety/family intervention and counselling service at Kallangur.
Curriculum Development / New Business
Ken’s 30-year management consulting, HR leadership and academic career has extended across Australia and internationally, consulting for organisations such as British Airways, TAFE Queensland, Optus, ANZ Bank, Dulux, Lend Lease, TAC Insurance, VicHealth and the Northern Territory Employment & Training Authority. He is a former Chief Human Resources Officer for two State Government Departments.
His academic career expands over 20 years with the Australian Graduate School of Management’s EMBA program teaching and course leading in the Graduate Diploma of Management and the Graduate Certificate in Change Management. He also taught executive programs for RMIT University.
Ken’s consulting expertise is in the area of organisational culture and change, leadership and management development, service management, strategic human resources and organisation design.
He was the founder and first National Vice-President of the Australian Customer Service Association.
Principal & Facilitator
Before leaving the public service, Jan Archer was the Deputy Commissioner for Fair Trading in Queensland.
She had previously completed significant reform agendas within the criminal justice system, most recently with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, but also with the Department of Corrective Services and the Queensland Police Service.
Jan’s experience includes other significant change management responsibilities including the amalgamation of two local government councils into one new entity; the establishment of new Divisions and transitioning of organizations as part of major government restructures; and the creation of new shared service models and integrated corporate service delivery for four government departments.
Much of Jan’s work in the university, public and community sectors has focused on innovation, reform and the ways in which leaders of public, private and community organizations can engage in adding value to their enterprises.