You will benefit from being supported by a team of highly skilled facilitators who each have strong experience in working with a broad range of stakeholder groups. This has given us the language, knowledge and skills to bring together disparate and common views into meaningful, simple, clear directions.
As Principal Consultant, I'll be your No.1 'go to person'.
Here is the team that can deliver on what you want, where you want it and when you want it!
Andrew is an experienced facilitator and stakeholder engagement consultant with 28 years facilitation experience and over 22 years in business.
Which means that in this time, he has most likely worked with organisations, teams or communities just like yours to deliver facilitation, team development and stakeholder engagement services in a range of sectors right across Australia and overseas.
You’ll get the benefit from his practical experience that includes the delivery of over 1200 workshops using participatory approaches to actively involve all people in contributing to effective outcomes.
Andrew has also been a partner in two café businesses with his wife, Georgie, for almost 17 years. This has provided valuable hands-on experience in business management, promotion and management of staff that can be drawn upon in working with your team.
Will Bessen has been involved in facilitation and community engagement since 2007 as a facilitator, trainer and consultant. During this time, he has worked with community groups, State, Federal and Local Government groups, Not-for-Profits, stakeholder networks,
ASX listed corporates and Indigenous groups. His focus is on using practical skills and simple processes to help people to input to areas of interest or concern. He also draws on his communications background to assist participants in utilising new technologies and processes to have their say and make shared decisions.
Cath has extensive experience in facilitating groups, project teams and boards. Using highly developed facilitation skills, she has facilitated project and strategic planning processes, community consultation processes and stakeholder workshops, as well as project reviews, debriefs and evaluation processes.
Clients have valued her engaging communication style that generates shared understanding, forward thinking and practical planning. Cath is highly experienced in process design and facilitation of stakeholder and community consultation and engagement processes. This has included Citizens Jury processes for Infrastructure Victoria, regional community forums for Public Transport Victoria, as well as local Community and Stakeholder meetings for CMA’s, Councils, Education sector organisations, Vic Roads and Health sector organisations.
Becci is a highly motivated and energetic facilitator, consultant and coach with particular skills and experience in independent facilitation; strategy and planning; people, culture and leadership; and organisational and team development.
As an experienced engagement manager, Becci is proficient at managing multiple and varied stakeholder relationships at all levels of an organisation.
Becci is also an accredited business analyst with extensive experience as a business systems architect. Her career is built upon a strong academic background in languages and cultural studies, having attained an Honours Degree in Arabic and Persian and a Masters Degree in International Relations. Interestingly, Becci served 10 years as a Military Intelligence specialist in the UK Army.
Over the past 18 years she has worked as a practitioner, a consultant, a leader and a mentor for large government and private sector organisations, been a key component in the growth of small businesses and worked as an independent consultant. Becci holds professional membership of the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) and am accredited with the Australian Computer Society as an ICT Business Analyst.
Anna is known for her creative thinking and can-do approach and brings the added advantage of tertiary qualifications in Project Management, Community Engagement, Procurement and Contract Management, and Education and Adult Learning.
Anna’s background is in regional and community development. She has worked in a State Government development role focused on regional development projects, where she worked closely with regional and remote community groups and local governments to achieve better outcomes.
Maree has more than 28 years experience working with state government agencies, independent organisations, businesses and rural and remote communities across Australia.
Maree specialises in strategic business development, community and stakeholder engagement and facilitation. She has undertaken consultative research projects and co-ordinated specialised mentoring programs. She is a qualified trainer, which combined with a Masters of Business Administration; she designed and delivered training in strategic planning, strategic marketing, business development and leadership programs and cultural change within government agencies, industry groups and private business.
Maree has considerable experience in policy and planning through a variety of high level Ministerially appointed and private industry board roles. She has gained her experiences through her roles in transport, tourism, education, agriculture, business development, regional and community development.
Thea will provide you with insightful reports and analysis of key themes from your workshop or stakeholder engagement process.
Thea has over 14 years experience researching and locating resources for research and development organisations, writing consultation reports and undertaking research projects on a diverse range of topics, from history and archaeology, to environmental science and mental health.
Please refer to the attached CV’s for a full outline of our skills and expertise.
Richard has over 30 years of experience in a range of roles in the Western Australian agricultural sector.
In his more recent roles, Richard held senior leadership positions directing policy and strategy within the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and Department of Agriculture and Food WA. His work has included developing parliamentary reporting frameworks, leading the development of the agency's strategic plan; and leading the departmental response to an independent, strategic review.
Richard brings a strong analytical mind to the team, underpinned by a deep and thorough understanding of the inner workings of state and commonwealth government.