A Strategic Change Management consultant with an MBA and over twenty years management experience in Public and Private Sector organisations. Special interest is in helping organisations achieve strategic change and improve organisational performance.
Principal of Change & Perform since 1994
Since establishing Change & Perform Kerry has completed projects in Strategic, Business and Project Planning, Consultation and Communication,Organisational Review and Redesign, Management Development, Performance Development,Cultural Change and Mentoring. See details of these Projects here
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Permanent Senior Management Positions in NSW Public Sector
Internal Consulting positions at Sydney Water (5 years)
Held positions at the corporate, divisional and branch levels of Sydney Water. At the Corporate Level, Kerry facilitated program and strategic planning processes and developed performance indicators and program evaluation strategies for a diversity of organisational units, divisions and programs, trained managers and facilitated business planning processes for units that were undergoing commercialisation and project managed the introduction of Scenario Planning into the Water Board
From the Headquarters of Infrastructure Division, Kerry facilitated business planning processes, designed commercialisation strategies, advised on organisational development issues impacting on the division’s capacity to commercialise its activities and was on the Quality Assurance Implementation Team.
As a member of the Senior Management Team of Design Branch, Kerry was a major player in the development of the Design Branch Business Plan, was on the team that re-positioned the branch for commercialisation, advised on organisational design and cultural change, co-ordinated the implementation of the AQA quality matrix in the branch and oversaw the development of a Market Survey and Customer Satisfaction performance indicators for the branch.
Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation NIES (NSW) (2 years)
NIES (National Industries Extension Service) was committed to the task of making Australian manufacturing industry world competitive. It assisted manufacturing companies by subsidising private sector management consultancies. Kerry examined the appropriateness of current and proposed strategies to community needs and government priorities and the effectiveness and efficiency with which these were being implemented. Kerry also promoted industry assistance programs to targeted manufacturing companies at seminars and conferences and face to face interviews.
Senior Management Experience in the Private Sector
Quality Management and Technical Management positions in the Electronics Industry
Kerry held senior Quality Management and Technical Management positions in the electronics industry for companies employing between 50 and 200 people. In each company, Kerry reported directly to the CEO. She had control over up to 10 quality assurance staff and two laboratory staff and ‘dotted line’ control over up to 100 factory staff. As a member of Senior Management Teams, Kerry had prime responsibility for liaising with clients and suppliers on quality and technical matters and for interacting with the CEO and marketing and production managers to ensure that client requirements were met by the production process. For two companies, Kerry was the first person to hold my position and my first task was to set up a chemical and metallurgical testing laboratory
Chief Chemist of the Minerals Division of Steetley Australasia
Kerry ran a NATA registered laboratory which provided Quality Control of the Company's Mineral products and delivered Public Analytical Services to the mining industry.
Education and Professional Affiliations
- Master of Business Administration. Australian Graduate School of Management - Studied 1985-86
- Associate Fellow Australian Institute of Management
- World Competitive Manufacturing – Commercial Business Planning 1987
- Traineeship ‘Performance Management for Organisational Development’ - NSW Premier’s Department 1988.
- Five day Train the Trainer Course, Australian Institute of Management, 2000
- Results and Services Planning, IPAA, 2008
Referees can be provided
Kerry has access to a network of consultants with complementary expertise should these be needed to broaden the scope of consulting projects.