KATE MORRISON | Partner
Kate has a strong and successful track record in innovation. She’s advised start-up, small and large firms, as well as public policy agencies, and has managed mission-critical projects for clients including IBM, Bank of New York, Philips and PwC in Europe and Australia. She has been actively involved in consulting for fifteen years and has experience in technology and management consulting. She’s worked across various sectors including financial services, food, energy, manufacturing, healthcare, software, electronics, tourism, engineering and government.
Kate holds a first class Honours Degree in Economics and subsequently received two post-graduate scholarships to engage in research, including one from the Australian Centre for Complex Systems. She is published in several academic journals and has served as co-editor of the journal Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice. She was the primary researcher and analyst for two major Queensland Government reports on industry and innovation. Kate has also represented Australia at the APEC Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit (2010) hosted by the United States Government in Japan.
A.PROF TIM KASTELLE | Partner
Tim is a long-time innovation authority, advisor and advocate. His blog The Discipline of Innovation is read by more than 2500 people a day, he boasts a Twitter following of 12,000 and he has made the top ten of the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers on multiple occasions. Tim is Associate Professor in Innovation Management at The University of Queensland Business School (UQBS) and Academic Advisor for the Global Consulting Practicum program, which UQBS facilitates in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School).
Tim is committed to translating his research and teaching into practice, so he actively engages with industry. He is in high demand as a consultant, and has completed work for a range of organisations including Merck, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Lorna Jane, BlueSteel, Laing O’Rourke, GroundProbe, Brisbane City Council, Ergon Energy Corporation, Queensland Health, GHD Engineering, Fairfax Digital, Rio Tinto and Hatch Engineering. Tim holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and PhD (Business).
JACQUI WALTERS | Partner
Jacqui is a management consultant who has held senior roles with advisory firms in Australia and internationally. She has designed and implemented a diverse range of programs for public and private sector clients including. Lego, Cathay Pacific, Indian Railways, Carlsberg Tetley, Royal Bank of Scotland, JP Morgan, Compaq, Hewlett Packard and Local, State and Federal Government organisations. Jacqui’s strengths lie in assisting leadership teams to break down and solve complex business challenges and engage their teams in implementing those solutions. She now works with clients to build innovation capability and align that capability to the strategic priorities and performance of the organisation.
Jacqui’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Accounting and Finance, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a Trustee of Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). Jacqui held a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) qualification for 12 years. She is also an Advisory Board Member with a social enterprise and an Independent Board Member of Building Queensland.
Jack Andrews | Innovation Consultant
Jack began his career in the employee engagement space, where he advised both private and public organisations at a strategic level. Jack has worked across a broad spectrum of industries, including some of Australia’s largest hospitals, helping them to drive corporate strategy, minimise inefficiencies, develop novel solutions to complex problems, and effectively manage their human capital. He is also an experienced qualitative researcher, having successfully managed diverse research teams on projects of national significance.
Jack holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts with concentrations in Philosophy and Literature. He brings his passion for deep thinking and creativity to the Era team
Amanda Mead | Innovation Consultant
Amanda has spent the majority of her career in the leadership development and corporate education sector where she has held a variety of roles in strategic marketing, communications, events and project management. As a program coordinator for a large not-for-profit organisation, she has designed experiential learning activities for senior managers and executives from the financial services, property development, human services, tourism and government sectors.
Most recently, Amanda held a senior marketing and project management role in one of Australia's largest tertiary institutions where she was responsible for the development of marketing, engagement and partnership strategies, including high-impact brand campaigns.
Lisa McKellar | Innovation Consultant
An accomplished science and business management professional, Lisa has a background in agricultural economics addressing issues of economic and environmental sustainability in Australia's rural and regional landscapes.
Her strengths include client engagement, resource management, strategic and operational planning, and she is skilled in translating ambiguous situations into concrete projects for delivery.
Lisa holds a first class Honours Degree in Agricultural Science (BAgrSc(Hons)), a PhD in Natural and Rural Systems Management and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The University of Queensland.