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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.


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Jop Havinga

Interpreter of Practice I Brisbane I +61 432 702 256 | 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.


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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.  


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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.

 


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Robert Jan de Boer

Associate Consultant | The Netherlands | Email

Robert J. de Boer MSc PhD is currently professor of Aviation Engineeringat the Amsterdam University of Applied Science (Hogeschool van Amsterdam). His research interest focuses on human performance and process improvements in complex environments. Roberts 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 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.

 


Andrew White

Senior Consultant | New Zealand | Email

Andy is an award winning civil engineer, Antarctican, and postgraduate at the Griffith Safety Science Innovation Lab in Brisbane, Australia under the mentoring of Professor Sidney Dekker and Dr Drew Rae. Using his considerable experience as a leader and manager, Andy was pivotal in the development of a number of organisations that underwent significant growth during this period, supporting the emergent properties of safety, quality, sustainability and operational performance through the application of dialogic organisational development practices, and collaborative approaches that brought fresh understanding and a strengthening of interactions between parties.

Andy's broad understanding of business, project management, safety, STEM and the social sciences provides him with a unique trans-disciplinary approach to safety leadership in which he invites diversity and inquiry into our concepts of safety; whilst his personal and professional achievements offer a reassuring insight into the challenges faced by professionals engaged in transformational change, and practical solutions for ensuring success.