The knowledge, skills base and expertise of our consultants are significant, with achievements across a range of sensitive and complex consultancies in the public sector. All of our consultants have worked at senior executive and executive levels in the public sector. Our facilitators are energetic, innovative and highly regarded by our clients. They inject their public sector experience into their programs and work to make a difference to participants every time. When undertaking consultancies they draw on their experience to provide you with practical solutions.

Lesley Richards : Managing Director

Lesley Richards

Managing Director

Lesley is an inspiring leader who has worked in and with government for 36 years. She has significant expertise as a consultant, coach and mentor. Lesley leads the Interaction team.

Full resume available here.

 

Brigid Hardy : Director of Consulting

Brigid Hardy

Director of Consulting

Brigid leads the consulting team. She has been consulting to the public, private and non-profit sectors for over 10 years. She facilitates the development of innovative, bespoke solutions to business challenges, helping organisations and individuals to continuously improve and introduce positive and successful change.

Full resume available here.

Sharon Ingster : Business Manager

Sharon Ingster

Business Manager

Sharon joined Interaction in October 2015 after working in her own business for many years. Sharon's role includes the day to day management of the administrative and financial functions of the office.

Full resume available here.

Christine Ellis : Principal Consultant

Christine Ellis

Principal Consultant

Christine has 30-years working in, and for, the Australian and ACT Governments on a range of complex issues. She has also held senior roles in the not-for-profit sector focused on strategic direction setting, issues management, and marketing and communications.

Full resume available here.

Shane Redfern : Principal Consultant

Shane Redfern

Principal Consultant

Shane had a successful career in the Australian Public Service spanning 33 years including at the executive level. He has management experience across a range of disciplines including learning and development.

Full resume available here.

Michelle Henderson : Senior Consultant

Michelle Henderson

Senior Consultant

Michelle's public service career spans 23-years with Federal and Queensland state governments. She has broad experience across policy and program initiatives focussed on economic growth. Michelle has worked in Australia and overseas at executive and SES Band 1 levels.

Full resume available here.

 

Lucy Hutchens : Senior Consultant

Lucy Hutchens

Senior Consultant

Lucy joined Interaction in October 2015. She has worked in, and with the public sector for a decade in a range of policy, program and communications roles in several portfolios. Her experience spans across diverse and complex policy issues

Full resume available here.

Karen van Geelen : Senior Consultant

Karen van Geelen

Senior Consultant

Karen’s public sector career spans 25 years plus. Her diverse background encompasses human resources, workplace health and safety, learning and development, conflict management and dispute resolution, organisational change, leadership, ethics, and mentoring.

Full resume available here.

Kate Erickson : Senior Consultant

Kate Erickson

Senior Consultant

Kate recently joined Interaction after 13-years in the public service in a range of management, training, change and policy roles. She has worked on many complex national projects and created dynamic training packages to meet the needs of large organisations.

Full resume available here.

Tanya Dannock : Senior Consultant

Tanya Dannock

Senior Consultant

Tanya joined Interaction following a successful and diverse career in the APS, including five years at the Director level. Her APS experience spans 25 years, interspersed with roles across Canberra’s community and business sectors.

Full resume available here.

Jenny Price : Executive Officer, Consulting

Jenny Price

Executive Officer, Consulting

Jenny worked in the public sector for over 21-years, in both the Commonwealth and ACT Public Service. She has an extensive background in human resource management, policy and program development and delivery, legal practice management, business development, marketing and industrial relations. She has worked in many public sector agencies at executive level.

Jill Kneebone : Client Administration Supervisor

Jill Kneebone

Client Administration Supervisor

Jill joined Interaction in December 2016 after completing her Certificate IV in Project Management Practice . Jill assists our consultants by providing guidance and support to our Client Administration Officers and project managing the administration of each piece of work.

Tash Page-Murray : Client Administration Officer

Tash Page-Murray

Client Administration Officer

Tash joined Interaction in February 2017 on a traineeship program after completing Year 12 in 2016. Tash assists our consultants by managing the administration of each workshop.

Katie DeLeeuwen : Client Administration Officer

Katie DeLeeuwen

Client Administration Officer

Katie joined Interaction in April 2017 and is undertaking a 2 year traineeship. Katie is the newest member of our Corporate Support Team.