As Alchimie's Founder and Executive Chair, Andrew is a strategic advisor and consultant of considerable experience and reputation in Australia. Andrew has been at the innovative edge of major and mega projects and of crystalizing collective leadership of major organisations, through periods of major change or growth. Andrew supports strategic client parters to mobilise and govern mega projects, to lead strategic and business planning, and to execute strategy and change in organisations. Andrew provides unique perspectives and strategic advice to Executives and Boards to mobilise their organisations and achieve the futures they want.
Executive - Organisational Development
Dawn Beesley is an experienced leadership and organisational development specialist who is passionate about delivering pragmatic solutions that deliver real results for individuals, teams, organisations and projects. She has worked extensively for over 20 years on activities that develop the insights, confidence and capabilities of individuals, teams and organisations. During her career, Dawn has partnered with internal and external clients, both in Australia and internationally, across numerous industries. Dawn is a behavioural specialist, who has a deep understanding of how to bring about insights that drive sustainable change.
Jim Mantle brings to Alchimie over 25 years of professional services, projects and business leadership experience to our clients. Jim has extensive experience in many infrastructure markets, in particular in gaining an understanding of key drivers for the clients in each market, and how these drive the procurement solutions to manage delivery risks. Key markets which form part of Jim’s business portfolios and interest in project delivery procurement / commercial alignment and contractual approaches include building and civil infrastructure, Alliances, Power, Water and Environment, Mining, and Oil and Gas.
James brings an extensive industry track record in working with leaders and leadership teams to produce superior results. James has also led organisation-wide change initiatives from within large corporations. James works with leaders and managers in projects and organisations to support them to achieve their business results, develop their people and develop aligned highly committed teams. James’ focus is on the people aspect of organisational performance and generating authentic commitment in leadership and management teams to achieve breakthrough results.
Andrew has over 25 years’ industry experience and has led numerous project teams that have delivered over $1B of infrastructure below budget and ahead of time. Andrew knows what it takes to deliver exceptional projects that exceed client expectations, and how important the procurement is to great program outcomes. Andrew has wonderful insight into the procurement phase of programs and projects and has assisted clients to procure large infrastructure programs and projects over the past decade and led and coached more than 30 proponent teams across Australia and New Zealand.
Celia has over 20 years’ experience as a leader across the public sector in 4 Australian jurisdiction. In the past 10 years she has worked at Executive level with a number of large and complex public sector organisations helping leaders at C-suite and Board level to improve their organisational performance. Celia has deep expertise in organisational and Board governance, strategy and risk through experience as a non-executive Director of a number of not-for profit organisations.
Chyonne is a consultant, facilitator, coach, and qualified lawyer who is passionate about helping clients to build their capability in leadership, collaboration and resilience. For over 16 years, she has been working with and for organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Chyonne has deep expertise in negotiation, influencing and conflict resolution and spent the first 12 years of her career practicing as a lawyer, accumylating extensive negotiation experience, especially in the context of major infrastructure projects.
Elie works within Alchimie’s procurement and strategic division and brings over 21 years of experience in the infrastructure industry to his work. Elie has worked on a range of engagements delivering strategic procurement, consulting, bid strategy and facilitation services. Having worked on all sides of the fence, with both contractors/consultants and clients, Elie is unique in this field as he brings valuable insights to support the development and implementation of procurement strategies, bid strategies, and ongoing project support/facilitation services. Elie’s approach not only ensures that the immediate issues are addressed, and proposed actions aligned on, but also seeks to achieve higher levels of ownership by the collective to drive for outcomes that are sustainable.
Over Warrick’s lengthy career, and through his varied roles, he has developed a wide skill set including change management, talent management, strategic business partnering, industrial relations, executive coaching, performance management systems and delivered a wide range of training & training systems. Warrick has a passionate belief in challenging thinking and inspiring excellence, helping facilitate strategic and operational clarity, consistency and commitment. He works with people and teams in projects and organisations to co-create pathways for high performance strategy and implementation.
Michael has built expertise in improving businesses and projects, and managing the change. His focus is a behavioural and systems approach to organisational, team and individual coaching and development, leveraging more than 30 years in engineering, project management through the delivery of major projects, and maintenance services. He is an experienced relationship and performance coach and has provided successful coaching and facilitation for a range of organisations and teams. Michael offers strategic and commercial advice and is an experienced facilitator of risk and value engineering for high-performance outcomes.
Emily Phillips is a seasoned Program Director and expert in the delivery of Projects and Change, and knows what it takes for organisations to create a culture and capability that enables agility and speed. Emily has over 20 years hands on experience of embedding large scale complex transformation in a sustainable way across Business and Technology, and has led national and global programs with budgets in excess of $400m in critical start up and rescue situations. Emily enables people at all levels to build their confidence to remove constraints and see what is possible with a can-do attitude, and is highly skilled in training and coaching teams and individuals to grow internal leadership skills and strength in the delivery of projects and change.
Graham has over forty years’ experience as a consultant and offers a proven blend of technical and commercial skills. These skills are based on a strong analytical approach to problem solving, an inherent ability to determine strategic directions, and allow the overview position to be retained and enables him to contribute effectively to the clients and projects with which he is involved. His management experience and membership on boards and committees have in turn provided him with broad experience in a variety of governance, management and commercial fields.
Director, New Zealand
Matt Kerr is a world class leader who has coached and lead to over 10,000 people across nine countries. He is grounded in transformational learning methodologies that produce sudden and permanent shifts in performance for both individuals and teams. Matt focusses on how people and teams actually perform in reality, not on how much they know conceptually. He can be counted on to engender genuine high performance. Matt’s natural ability to bring out the best in people is powerfully complemented with his mastery of distinctions that enable leadership, performance and creativity.
Mandy manages the Alchimie office and provides executive administration support to all our consultants in service of our clients. Mandy is the first point of call and co-ordinator for many of our clients and does a fantastic job of ensuring all our consultants are in the right place at the right time, with the right materials they need to deliver exceptional service to our clients. Mandy has been with Alchimie for 15 years and is valued by the team for the generous support she provides to all.
Derek McCoy is a Senior Infrastructure Planner and Engineer with over 40 years’ experience. He has been extensively involved with major infrastructure project procurement, design and delivery in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, including membership of project management boards and governance groups. He has also participated in wider industry initiatives, including Infrastructure New Zealand and the Association of Consulting Engineers of New Zealand (ACENZ). Derek has strong analytical skills and extensive facilitation experience, to support clients develop and implement complex infrastructure programmes, change management processes and new business strategies.
Kathryn is a highly motivated ‘People Professional’ with significant experience within the corporate environment that incorporate HR, recruitment and consulting roles. She is passionate about working with businesses to understand and improve their people management practices and supporting clients to create confidence, career success and resilience through careerbalance Ltd coaching programmes. Kathryn is a strengths-based, solution focused Behavioural Coach who uses a blended approach of coaching and consulting to influence change.