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Kelvin Genn

Managing Director I Melbourne I +61 418 380 436 I Email

Kelvin worked for Sinclair Knight Merz as the Global General Manager for Safety and Wellness to deliver an international leading program for health safety environment and community (HSEC) in the engineering and project management business. He has worked with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care to develop the national accreditation system for all health care providers across Australia. Previously, Kelvin was the Director of Clinical Quality and Safety for NSW Health, responsible for clinical health care safety and quality through provision of expert advice to the NSW Health Management Board and the NSW Minister of Health. Kelvins safety career began working in the military aviation environment for 10 years for the Royal Australian Air Force. Following this, for 10 years, Kelvin led a systems and risk management program across Asia Pacific and Europe with Compass Group Plc, the world’s largest support service company.


Marc McLaren

Executive Director | Sydney | +61 412 677 232 | Email

Marc began his career working with not for profits and large private and public sector organisations facilitating performance improvements, focusing on strategy, people engagement and enabling leaders. Creativity and different thinking have been at the heart of building more effective leaders and teams. Marc has founded and led several successful ventures, including an incubator for small business start ups, a large national workplace psychology and organisational practice and a thriving Workplace Health and Safety consulting to high risk and complex organisations. Along the way Marc has completed a Bachelor of Social Studies, covering psychology, sociology and political science, a Masters in Occupational Health and Safety and is currently undertaking research into organisational decision making and performance. Marc is recognised as a highly skilled
safety and work practitioner, facilitator, and is the Chief Enabler at Art of Work. 


Kristy McGrath

General Manager I Brisbane I +61 418 731 123 I Email

Kristy McGrath has 13 years of management experience within organisations such as General Electric, Queensland Rail, Aurizon, The Royal Bank of Scotland (London) and Primus Telecom. She studied Business Management and Economics at Monash University and is currently completing an MBA through AIM. Kristy's passion lies in business strategy and is accomplished in Six Sigma, Lean and Prince 2 methodologies.

Hendrik Lourens

Senior Consultant I Sydney I Email

Hendrik has extensive experience in leadership positions within the manufacturing sector as well as in consulting in mining and manufacturing. He has turned many declining businesses around by quickly shifting productivity and profitability performance. The Theory of Constraints and Complexity Theory provides him with a framework to identify and manage leverage points and to unshackle frontline employees and middle management from the prevailing best practice paradigms.  His strengths lie in improving quality and productivity and increasing leadership effectiveness. Hendrik's experience is underpinned by a Masters in Polymer Science, Honours in Chemistry, an MBA and certification in the Theory of Constraints.


Jop Havinga

Interpreter of Practice I Brisbane I Email

During his bachelor and master in Psychology, Jop focused on human factors and usability. While originally focused on human machine interaction, he noticed this often captures a limited picture. Jop is also completing a PH. D. through the Safety Science Innovation Lab at Griffith University where Jop is looking beyond machines to take a broader view of people at work.



David Porteous

Senior Consultant I Sydney 

David Porteous has a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science with honours. He is an experienced Health and Safety Manager with substantial experience in the heavy manufacturing industry in both OHS and line management roles. David build's innovative safety systems that enable 'freedom within the framework' and has a wealth of experience across all aspects of contractor management.


Kristin Hughes

Administration Assistant I Brisbane I Email

Kristin Hughes has eight years experience working in Safety, Human Resources and Administration.  She has a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) which cemented her passion for helping others achieve their goals.  Kristin is driven to providing excellent service to both our clients and the Art of Work team.  


Beata Komarnicka

Marketing Coordinator I Brisbane I +61 435 026 502 I Email

Beata is the company's Marketing Coordinator. She has brought with her a wealth of experience and a massive energy rocket launcher. She is passionately spreading messages to people in ways that are meaningful to them, and in letting them know about the fantastic stuff that we are doing moving forward. Beata has 8 years of experience in marketing and communications, she has a Bachelor of Marketing and holds a Master of Journalism from University of Warsaw in Poland.  


Charan Teja Valluru

Enabler of Practice | Brisbane |  Email 

Charan is currently a candidate for Ph.D. at Griffith University’s Safety Science Innovation Lab, where, he is working on understanding subcontractor related safety issues in high-risk industries in Australia. He holds a Master of Science in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor in mechanical engineering from India. He has been part of research projects focusing on human factors and submitted a thesis on manufacturing industry employees’ safety perspectives.