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.

Brigid Hardy : Company Director

Brigid Hardy

Company Director

Serial traveller and explorer of the world, always in pursuit of mindfulness, improvement and growth, eternal optimist and deeply grateful for all of the joys and challenges in life.

Favourite TedTalk: Why we all need to practice Emotional First Aid

Full resume available here.

Kylie Ochsenbein : Chief Operating Officer

Kylie Ochsenbein

Chief Operating Officer

Kylie dreams of travel and enjoys planning epic journeys to far flung locations, considers 'being organised' a perfectly acceptable hobby with some off the charts spatial skills and is a serious speed reader, often reading entire books in a day. When not reading she can be found pursuing mindless entertainment via Netflix, walking the dog or cooking up a storm.

Full resume here

Jenny Price : Business Development Manager

Jenny Price

Business Development Manager

Loves humour and dreams about cheese.  When not carrying her tame cockatiel Neddy around on her head, Jenny can be found singing, reading, drinking chamomile tea, watching The Drum or planning her next adventure.  She is persistent beyond belief, brave, authentic and caring.

Favourite TedTalk: The Happy Secret to Better Work

Leanne Elliott : Principal Consultant

Leanne Elliott

Principal Consultant

Absolutely committed to lifelong learning, Leanne keeps her skills up to date by attending all the workshops, reading all the books, and testing out new approaches in her facilitation's. She frequently uses her British Shorthair cats as management metaphors. She will never argue with you. Her patience and collaboration skills make everything seem easy.

Full resume available here.

Michelle Henderson : Principal Consultant

Michelle Henderson

Principal Consultant

Purposeful and an advocate for those who serve others. Michelle is passionate about values based leadership and is always on the look-out for those who lead with compassion and generosity. Michelle loves wide, open spaces – an opportunity to roam physically and in her imagination. Her family, pets and junior sports fill her life with chaos and love.

Favourite TedTalk: How great leaders serve others

Full resume available here.

Erin Riley : Principal Consultant

Erin Riley

Principal Consultant

Always optimistic, really enjoys helping others to become their best! Avid traveler, loves learning about other cultures, people, new ideas…. the list is limitless,  just as happy cooking up a storm in the kitchen with an appreciation for good food and wine! Finds a sense of calm and happiness being with family and friends and skiing in the Mountains.

Favourite TedTalk: At Last Free

Erin's full resume is found here

Karen van Geelen : Principal Consultant

Karen van Geelen

Principal Consultant

Writer and dreamer (and apparently occasional philosopher!), lover of miniature of dachshunds and rainy days, trying to balance a creative soul with a curious and analytical mind; a nomad who sees the road less travelled being paved with promise.

Favourite TedTalk: How to start a movement

Full resume available here.

Kate Erickson : Senior Consultant

Kate Erickson

Senior Consultant

Don’t tell Kate it can’t be done! Always curious, always wanting to understand the why and the how… Always buying books and reading whatever she can lay her hands on. Life goal – to be the eternal student! Kate is in her happy place making life easier for others…or cooking!

Favourite TedTalk: The era of blind faith in big data must end

Full resume available here.

Jill Kneebone : Office Manager

Jill Kneebone

Office Manager

A student of continuous self improvement, Jill loves working with the cohesive team of people at Interaction, sharing her compassion for others and reminding us to look after ourselves. She is our queen of accounts and a numbers whiz,  always paying the bills on time and keeping us in line.

Favourite TedTalk: The power of vulnerability

Katie DeLeeuwen : Project Officer

Katie DeLeeuwen

Project Officer

Katie will say that she is ‘just Katie’ but we know that she is an expert wrangler when it comes to looking after the Interaction consulting team. She is the queen of juggling and a multi-tasker of extraordinary skill, who we cannot live without. Katie is always planning a new adventure, loves a good party and dreams of summer lasting all year long.

Kimalee Ramsden : RTO & Administration Support Officer

Kimalee Ramsden

RTO & Administration Support Officer

A serious people-person who is energised by being with and talking with her people, Kimalee is a fountain of ideas combined with a fearless give-it-a-go attitude – fueling her lust for home renovations and workplace innovations. New to tea drinking (2 years in) she loves nothing more than spending time with the girls over a posh cheese and charcuterie platter. Her CrossFit gym and people are her home away from home – otherwise she can be found being a busy Mum to three darling boys.

Lesley Richards : Associate Consultant

Lesley Richards

Associate Consultant

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.

Full resume available here.

Michael Wilson : Associate Consultant

Michael Wilson

Associate Consultant

Originally trained as an opera singer, Michael still occasionally yearns for the stage lights and the smell of grease paint. He also has a deep passion for deconstructing contemporary public policy dilemmas and is fascinated by the calamitous mistakes of history.  Michael draws inspiration from observing how different people and cultures interact in the world.

Favourite TedTalk: Trusting the Ensemble

Full resume available here

Lorraine Johnson : Associate Consultant

Lorraine Johnson

Associate Consultant

Lorraine, easily distracted by travel, wine, good friends and a challenge! My passion is people, seeing them learn, making it easy for them to learn, seeing them reach what may have felt like unattainable goals.

Sean Wood : Associate Consultant

Sean Wood

Associate Consultant

Prior to becoming an Interaction Associate Consultant Sean was the Chief Operating Officer. Sean is an accredited coach, LSI Practitioner and management consultant. Sean's background is as a highly experienced corporate and shared services professional. He has worked in private sector enabling services functions in small and medium entities, as well as leading the Asia-Pacific and Middle East property portfolio of a multi-national corporation.

Full resume available here.

Shane Redfern : Associate Consultant

Shane Redfern

Associate 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.

Julie Nagle : Associate Consultant

Julie Nagle

Associate Consultant

Julie is a highly experienced coach, mentor, trainer and facilitator with considerable experience in the government and community sectors. Her experience has a strong focus on building the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Full resume available here.

Christine Ellis : Associate Consultant

Christine Ellis

Associate 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.

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.