Outstanding careers at executive level in large and small organisations have endowed our core consulting team with enviable reputations for succeeding in all manner of demanding environments and successfully taking on challenging projects that others prefer to avoid.

 

 

GARY KELLAR PSM

After a long and fulfilling career in local government Gary has established a successful Consultancy, whereby he continues to pursue his abiding interest in helping managers implement continuous improvement in their organisations.  This interest is now pursued on a wider canvass including other levels of Government as well as the Private Sector. Although still strongly focused on local government Gary now enjoys a variety of work involving such areas as Governance, Strategy, Operational Effectiveness, Systems Reviews, Business Planning and Executive Mentoring and Development.

 

GRAHAM WEBB PSM

Graham is a well-respected and experienced Senior Executive with over 35 years’ rewarding service as a local government CEO and senior executive in Public Sector organisations. His most recent roles as Policy Adviser to the Queensland Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience and Director of Regional Development with the Queensland Government Coordinator-General’s Office illustrate Graham’s strong orientation toward strategic leadership roles.

CAROLYN JOHNSON

Carolyn is a highly experienced local government manager in the community services sector of the industry. She has built a distinguished professional career of nearly 30 years firstly in building and operating library services followed by significant achievements in the health and regulatory services field, with a particular orientation to animal management.

Carolyn’s strong leadership capability demonstrates an effective mix of strategic focus in planning and practical implementation of change through participation and engagement with both staff and stakeholders. Above all, her common sense approach to developing policies, procedures and work practices based on realistic but demanding timeframes together with budget adherence encourages a “can do” workplace culture and positive accountability values.

Always mindful of local government’s closeness to the community, Carolyn has a customer centric focus and a highly developed sense of using media and marketing opportunities to promote public awareness and appreciation of the service areas she manages.

Business planning and project management are particular strengths Carolyn possesses and have featured significantly in her carriage of numerous Library and Pound construction and improvement projects. As a highly effective communicator Carolyn seeks to ensure all those involved in matters within her jurisdiction are informed and consulted in decision making. Her articulate report writing provides clarity and a professional foundation for Council and executive management in their deliberations.

Carolyn has a well-earned reputation for taking on challenging tasks and getting the job done.

Qualifications:

Associate of the Australian Library and Information Association ALIA  1972 – 2008

Skills and Attributes:

People orientated skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Collaborative and team building focus
  • Leadership by example
  • Effective negotiator and mediator
  • Values diversity and culturally sensitive
  • Client focused
Professional skills
  • Innovator and solutions focussed
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong budget development and management skills
  • Strong analytical business focussed skills
  • High quality written communication
  • High organising and task execution skills
  • Highly effective media management skills
Technical skills
  • Corporate Governance – incl. Risk and Issues management
  • Develops compliant internal controls across financial and management environments
  • Business process and work practice analysis
  • Strategic planning and business planning skills
  • Library Management
  • Animal Management practices
Personal attributes
  • Creative, innovative and strategic thinker
  • Positive and optimistic
  • Flexible and adaptable to client needs and changing circumstances
  • Constructive and professional in all circumstances
  • Persistent in the face of adversity
  • High standards and ethical values

Career History:

  • Consultant (Current)
  • Logan City Council: Manager, Animal and Pest Services (2008 – 2016)
  • Logan City Council: Manager, Libraries and Cultural Services (1991 – 2008)
  • Redcliffe City Council: City Librarian (1978 – 1991)
  • United World College of South East Asia Singapore: Librarian (1974 -1977)
  • Various Municipal and School librarian roles (1963 – 1974)

 

 

     

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