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Andrew Hutchinson

Founder, Executive Director

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 partners 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.
James Kelly

James Kelly

Managing Director

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.

Dawn Beesley

Executive Coach

Dawn Beesley is an experienced executive coach who specialises in change leadership and transformation. Dawn helps individuals, teams and organisations uncover what is getting in the way of their best performance and to identify strategies for successfully removing these obstacles. Dawn’s clients grow their confidence, courage, and ability to have powerful conversations with people at all levels, enabling them to effectively deal with the unexpected and often challenging situations that arise in the course of their work. Clients who work with Dawn discover and explore insights and actions that lead to improved outcomes.

Jim Mantle

Executive Director

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.

Andrew Stevenson


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.

Mandy Camilleri

Executive Assistant

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 more than 15 years and is valued by the team for the generous support she provides to all.

Warrick Hanby

Senior Consultant

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.

Will Minson


Will Minson is a consultant, facilitator, and coach of high performing teams. Will builds relationships quickly with his clients, and leverages this to create strong alignment and connection amongst the teams in which he works to support them in elevating their performance. Having worked across bid winning, procurement, project delivery and organisational strategy within the transport infrastructure sector, Will is well positioned to appreciate the full breadth of challenges and opportunities facing his clients. Drawing on his experiences as a professional footballer in the AFL for over 14 years, Will supports teams in making the performance improvements they are seeking in an engaging and enjoyable way, with attention to detail and discipline.

Michael Ward


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.

Matt Barron

Principal Consultant

Matt Barron is an adept construction and project management professional with over 15 years of experience in Australia's top-tier firms. Specialising in alliance contracting, he excels in roads, rail, and tunnelling projects. Known for his effective communication and interpersonal skills, he offers reliable, accountable relationships, and strategic thinking, ensuring successful project outcomes.
Matt Kerr

Matt Kerr

Director, New Zealand

Matt Kerr is a world class leader in human performance who has coached and trained over 10,000 people and hundreds of teams across 9 countries. He is grounded in transformational coaching methodologies that unlock people and teams to be bold, authentic and free to perform beyond the predictable.
Matt’s mastery of unlocking performance and engendering collaboration has naturally landed him many roles coaching teams seeking breakthrough performance and many executives seeking freedom and effectiveness beyond their habitualised ways of leading and managing. Working with Matt is for anyone willing to take themselves on a journey of discovery to find those things that matter more than anything else.

Gabrielle Tabron

Consultant, New Zealand

Gabrielle is a coach, facilitator and project management advisor with a 20-year track record in the infrastructure and architectural sectors working with public sector agencies and private sector companies.” From masterplanning to operations & maintenance, her diverse experience offers both big-picture perspectives and detailed planning expertise. Notably, as the Owner Interface Manager for the Kā Huanui a Tāhuna Alliance in Queenstown, Gabrielle played a pivotal role in integrating major project delivery, earning praise from the Alliance Programme Manager, for her leadership and influence at all organisational levels. Recognised as one of New Zealand's outstanding women leaders in 2023, Gabrielle continues her impactful coaching, emphasising lifecycle integration, EDI and ECI processes, and fostering a high-performance culture. Her genuine, caring approach extends from executive coaching to making a life-changing difference in the Otago Big Buddy Programme.

David Capps


David Capps is a seasoned leader adept at building and guiding high-performing teams to successfully tender, develop, and deliver major projects with precision and certainty for clients. Thriving in collaborative environments, he leverages excellent communication, stakeholder management, and client engagement skills to drive project outcomes.
Derek McCoy

Derek McCoy

Associate, New Zealand

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.
Chyonne Kreltszheim

Chyonne Kreltszheim


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.

Andrew (Andy) Steere


Andy Steere is a performance and relationship-driven project advisor and management consultant with a rare diversity of international experience across the military, business, and non-profit sectors. Andy sincerely enjoys both the "hard" (technical, financial and commercial) and the "soft" (leadership, stakeholder engagement, negotiation, and governance) aspects of organisations and people.