Consultants

Our Consultants:

 

Denise Goldsworthy
Denise Goldsworthy – Owner and Managing Principal – B.Met (Uni of Newcastle, Hons + Uni Medal), FAIM, FTSE, GAICD

Over the last 2 years, Denise has successfully transitioned to the third phase of her career – as a Non-Executive Director and advisor on research, technology and innovation. As the founder of Alternate Futures Pty Ltd, a company that connects solutions to problems by addressing knowledge, cultural and system barriers, Denise and her team connect Australia’s research organisations, tech start-ups and industry to deliver results and proactively manage disruptive technologies.Denise is also Chairman of ChemCentre WA; an NED for Export Finance and Insurance Commission (EFIC); a member of Council and Chair of the Quality, Audit and Risk Committee at Edith Cowan University; a member of the Commercialisation advisory Board for Curtin University; a trustee for the Navy Clearance Diver’s Trust; a judge for the Prime Minister’s National Science awards and advisor to Prof. Ian Chubb, Australia’s Chief Scientist, on national Energy and Resources Research priorities; and participant in AusTrade International Trade Delegations aimed at promoting Australian research, technology and METS companies to the world.

Denise started her career at BHP Steel Newcastle, with 17 years in leadership roles in both operations and technology for Ironmaking and Steelmaking. Following this, Denise worked as an executive for Rio Tinto for 15 years, with roles including CCO Autonomous Haul Trucks, Managing Director of Dampier Salt, Managing Director HIsmelt and Director Major Projects. Among Denise’s honours is being named the 2010 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year.

 

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Wendy Clarke – Senior Project Manager

Wendy has 19 years’ experience as a team and stakeholder manager – 6 years in the mining and oil & gas industries specialising in business improvement, cultural change, and production supply chain management, 14 years within government organisations and 20 years in agriculture. Wendy specialises in developing cross functional teams across industry and business units bringing together technical and practical applications to provide innovative solutions. Within the mining industry Wendy implemented a new production supply chain highlighting value stream management and analysis. Developing relationships and bridging cultural gaps between government departments and the broader community within regional Western Australia has given Wendy the valuable skill of understanding the necessity to concurrently consider the impact on communities and commercial outcomes. With a collective 20 years’ experience, and training in change management, facilitation and communication, Wendy has experience in pulling together projects from feasibility through to the development and implementation of procedures and the ensuing auditing process.

  • MBA (Social Impact)
  • B.Bus.St (Management), B.Bus (Supply Chain & Logistics), AFAIM, GAICD
  • Cert IV Training & Assessing
  • Member, Australian Institution of Management (WA)
  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors

 

Regina Flugge

Dr. Regina Flugge – Principal Project Manager

Regina is a strong leader with proven ability to deliver on a vision by inspiring people to work together towards a common goal and building effective teams to collectively achieve organisational outcomes. With over 25 years’ experience in environment and sustainability, she has worked in education, government, not-for-profit and corporate sectors, including for RAC WA, the Chamber of Minerals and Energy, and Office of the Chief Scientist of WA and Rio Tinto.

In addition to her executive experience, Regina has served on a number of Committees and Boards, including currently serving on the Conservation and Parks Commission and Chair of the Rangelands Natural Resource Management Co-ordinating group, and previously on the governing Council of the West Pilbara College of TAFE. Regina was a WA finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in 2014 and 2015.

  • DBA (Curtin), MMgt (USQ), MBA (Deakin), MSc (UWA), B.ApSc (Curtin)
  • AFAIM, GAICD
  • Member of the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand and the National Environmental Law Association

Associated Consultants:


Matthew Coomber – Principal Communications Consultant (Little Fish Consulting) – Matt brings more than 20 years’ professional external affairs and communications experience to the table. Degree-qualified in construction engineering, an accomplished technical journalist, and an experienced communications specialist with solid experience in government and the resources sector, he works at the intersection of technical, creative and management roles, dissecting and interpreting technically complex ideas, simplifying or aggregating them for less technical audiences, or those with a different focus.


Fern Dyball – Principal Consultant (PitCrew Consulting) – Fern has 23 years of mining industry in iron ore and diamonds, with experience covering commercial, sales, business analysis, operations leadership, financial services, operations planning, business improvement and business strategy. An experienced mentor, she describes one of her leadership strengths as ‘recognising when and how to ask the ‘dumb’ questions to assist those with the core expertise to solve their own problems and
develop their capacity’.


Captain Michael Edwards, OAM – Senior Maritime Consultant (Oropesa Holdings) – Having successfully operated in world-wide operations whilst leading and managing teams of 15-350 personnel, Michael brings to the fight a range of experiences and breadth of knowledge that have the capacity to strengthen any commercial project or operation. A professional mariner with over 30 years’ experience in both Naval and Commercial operations, where driving innovation and efficiency were paramount to successful business outcomes. In the last 10 years the provision of technological and process innovation have delivered outstanding results in efficiency and commercial advantage to a major resources client in Western Australia. Dip.App.Sci.(Maritime Operations); Licensed Pilot by WA Dept of Transport; ISO 9001 Lead Auditor; Member International Tug Masters Association (ITA) and Nautical Institute (NI).


Liz McKenzie – Principal Organisational Consultant (McKenzie Associates) – With a background in both organizational and counselling psychology, Liz has been running her own consultancy for over 20 years. She works with both public and private sector clients including global companies to build leadership and executive capability. Liz has a strong commitment to building the resources and reliability of the client and to developing the organisational capacity through involvement of all people in the organisation. Liz also has expertise in areas of cultural aspects of safety, strategy and organisational redesign (including mergers).


Captain Adam McPhail – Senior Maritime Consultant (Oropesa Holdings) – With a professional maritime career spanning 30 years across defence and commercial industries, Adam brings a broad perspective and significant depth to the variety of influences challenging the business of maritime operations in the modern economy. Having spent the last 15 years as a commercial Marine Pilot, Marine Surveyor, and Port Operations Contractor, Adam has provided services to industry as lead consultant on green field port design and existing port operational efficiency management and review. Focused on the engagement of leading edge technology to maximize the safety and efficiency of today’s port functions, Adam has delivered advantage to various projects in coastal development and port operations. In an environment of dynamic commercial, regulatory and economic factors, a holistic outlook coupled with visionary ambitions has ensured the delivery of industry leading outcomes across all endeavours. B.Bus (Maritime Management), Dip.App.Sci.(Maritime Operations); Licensed Pilot by WA Dept of Transport; Cert in Marine Surveying; ISO 9001 Lead Auditor; Member of the IHMA extreme weather conditions and safe mooring policy work group; Member of International Harbour Masters Association (IHMA), Australasian Marine Pilots Institute (AMPI), International Tug Masters Association (ITA), Company of Master Mariners Australia and Nautical Institute (NI).


David Shoebridge – Principal Mining Logistics (Strategic Bridge) – is a highly experienced Mining Professional who has developed and implemented significant strategic infrastructure systems within the resources sector in Australia and Africa. He understands and translates best practice into operating processes and infrastructure that work effectively in both greenfield and brownfield projects. He has a proven aptitude to fully comprehend the interactions across the whole mining value chain – from the in-situ resource to the ship; identifying constraints, and assessing the effect of contributing factors on business risk.

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