Articles by Dagmar Parsons
In a career spanning 20+ years, Dagmar has gained considerable experience in transforming and growing complex businesses across diverse corporate, operational and entrepreneurial roles in Australia, Asia and Europe. She has worked with major national and multinational entities to drive critical market success by providing strategic direction, visionary leadership and innovative thinking. Dagmar started out as a project engineer in the German petrochemical industry prior to coming to Australia in 1991 on an eight months assignment.
Articles by Helga Svendsen
Helga is a connector – ideas to strategy, strategy to action and people to each other. She revels in assisting individuals, organisations and communities to engage effectively and gain clarity on their role in making the world a better place. Helga specialises in strategy and planning, governance and stakeholder engagement. Building on her extensive leadership roles in government, not-for-profit and membership organisations, Helga is a dynamic facilitator, a supportive and challenging coach, an effective trainer and an engaging speaker.
Articles by Malcolm Garrow
Malcolm is an Executive Director in the Consulting team, providing critical expertise in the areas of strategy, collaboration and partnership, as well as stewarding people development within the team. He has worked on a number of high profile projects since joining SVA, including the merger between House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation to create the largest disabilities service provider in Australia. Prior to joining SVA, Malcolm was a partner at Strategy& (formerly known as Booz & Company and now part of PwC) where he worked across a range of industries including energy, utilities and banking on business strategy, organisational transformation and performance improvement projects.
Articles by Marcia Pinskier
Marcia Pinskier brings her personal sense of values and integrity to her work within the Not for profit sector. She is a consultant with expertise in governance, leadership, board development and policy production. For a number of years Marcia was a guest lecturer on the subject of Governance in the Not for profit Sector at Monash University. She has served on numerous boards, including at state and national levels, commonly chairing governance committees.
Articles by Greg Smith
Greg Smith is the Chair of the Board of The Junction Works Ltd joining as a Director in 2012, and Chair of TJW’s subsidiary, Share Care Disability Services Ltd. The Junction Works is a not-for-profit provider of disability, youth, community and children’s services within South West Sydney. Greg is a CPA with extensive executive management, leadership and project delivery experience and knowledge of local government, electricity and the not-for-profit sectors. He has been responsible for strategic, operational and service delivery functions and has a proven track record in initiating and delivering business change through strategic corporate projects, service delivery reviews, business process improvements and innovation through ICT and partnerships.
Articles written By James Beck
At the time of writing James was Managing Director of Effective Governance, an advisory firm that provides expertise and assistance on corporate governance, strategy and risk in Australia and New Zealand to a wide variety of clients including public and private companies, not-for-profit organisations, associations, co-operatives and government owned corporations.
Articles by Marie-Claire Ross
Marie-Claire Ross is the founder and Chief Corporate Catalyst at Trustologie. She is a workplace sociologist, speaker, and author focused on helping organisations create an environment where people can rely on each other more to work on the right things. With her powerful proprietary SUCCEeD Together Trust Framework®, Marie-Claire helps boards and leadership teams understand the steps required to unite people to do their best work. If you want to know more about how to turn your existing organisational trust levels into a high performing asset, take the complimentary assessment at http://www.
Articles by Dr Mark Lock
Dr Mark J Lock - BSc (hons), MPH, PhD – is a descendent of the Ngiyampaa people (a tribe of Australia’s First Peoples), English and Scottish Convicts on the First Fleet (the Lucas Clan), Latvian immigrants, and Australian free colonists. His grandmother, Marjorie Woodrow, encouraged him to become educated and make changes for Australia’s First Peoples, as he wrote in an award-winning article for the Medical Journal of Australia’s Dr Ross Ingram Memorial Prize.
Articles written By Shane Rendalls
Shane Rendalls is a social worker with a background in hospital and community health, disability service, housing, child protection and community development. He has a Master’s research degree in patient satisfaction and is an Associate Lecturer with the St Vincent’s Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. Shane works in the area of service improvement, consumer engagement, quality and safety.
Articles by Cathy Humphrey
David Curd has over 20 years’ experience in the government, business and community sectors. David is the founding member and Managing Director of the Community Solutions Group Ltd, an innovative and diversified community service organisation, which amalgamated with Endeavour Foundation in October 2014. David is a Director of Job Futures Ltd and a member of the National Disability Service (NDS) State Committee. He was awarded the Medal for Management Excellence at the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Management Excellence Awards 2012.