Kristy McGrath

General Manager I Brisbane 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 | 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.


Charan Teja Valluru

Interpreter 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.



Robert Jan de Boer

Associate Consultant | The Netherlands | Email

Robert J. de Boer MSc PhD is currently professor of Aviation Engineering at the Amsterdam University of Applied Science (Hogeschool van Amsterdam). His research interest focusses on human performance and process improvements in complex environments. Robert’s previous experience includes operational and engineering management at Unilever and Fokker Technologies, where he was responsible for improvements in collaboration and the implementation of systems engineering based on Lean principles. Robert has given advice in this area to numerous national and international companies as a management consultant with A.T. Kearney, and continues to do so at Art of Work. Robert was trained as an aerospace engineer at Delft University of Technology, and received his PhD from the same university in 2012 on the co-operation of technical teams.

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Lucy Moxon

Service Delivery Coordinator | Brisbane | Email

Lucy supports the delivery of work across the business. She has a broad range of interests including acting, writing, sport and science, which means she is well suited to Art of Work. Lucy is a key team member working to integrate the needs of our clients with delivery from our business. 

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Chelsea Barnett

Executive Assistant | Sydney | Email

Chelsea holds a PhD in history and is a published author. She joins Art of Work as an executive assistant, using her advanced skills in writing, communication, and project coordination to meet the needs of our business and of our clients.