Jane is an accomplished sales and marketing executive who, within her own consultancy, engages her core expertise in innovation, change and leadership. As a corporate executive who has worked in different organisations—ranging from global to start-up—within the healthcare industry, Jane also understands complex and regulated markets. This includes Kodak, Johnson & Johnson Medical and Cochlear.
Jane focuses on delivering design-led innovation projects and building design-thinking capability within organisations. Coaching and training employees and executives to reframe problems and strategic questions, identify opportunities and embed innovation practices throughout.
Jane specifically works with organisations that want to explore the use of design thinking to survive, differentiate and grow through new products, services, processes and strategies.
Jane is an Industry Fellow in the Design Innovation Research Centre at the University of Technology, Sydney. She is also on the advisory committee for the HISA (Health Informatics Society of Australia) Digital Hospital Design committee.
Some of her recent clients include Agency for Clinical Innovation, Coca-Cola Amatil, Health Education Training Institute, NRMA, Roche, Selleys, Suncorp, Telstra, Mid North Coast Local Health District and Victorian Public Service.
In 1990, Ian established Ian Locke Consulting. Since that time, Ian has been employed on goal-specific projects that have clear milestones and completion dates. The significant breadth of Ian’s experience and knowledge have given him the attributes to both identify new business opportunities (product focus) and deliver successful outcomes (customer focus).
In these roles, Ian has travelled extensively and consequently has become well versed on the need to negotiate profitable and sustainable outcomes in diverse business arenas and cultures.
His depth of knowledge enables him to deliver significant outcomes on the opportunities and challenges found in supply and value chains, market entry, access and development, and in the delivery of innovation and collaboration.
Lynne is a personable and warm communicator, facilitator and researcher. With significant experience in consulting, professional services and implementing innovation, Lynne holds an MBA and graduate qualifications in Communication. She also has a strong background in technology commercialisation.
Lynne is skilled at eliciting, understanding and analysing stakeholder needs. Her experience includes roles in reviews of public sector healthcare and research; facilitating new partnership models between large and small innovative organisations; and in-house design for collaboration and new value-adding services. In a recent project Lynne presented innovation frameworks, facilitated discussions and gathered findings from program participants’ use of tools including business model generation, engagement maps and visualisations. This was consolidated with a strong research base in best practice, and action research into effectiveness and impacts on participants and outcomes.
Making connections and building relationships are, for Lynne, among the best and most rewarding ways of catalysing innovation. With a multicultural and multilingual background, Lynne especially enjoys working with organisations of high diversity and dynamism.
Specialising in regional development and engagement over the last 15 years, Niel encourages people to think differently by looking at their organisations and operating environment from a different perspective. Catalyst Exchange's innovation tools and techniques provide a powerful way to do this.
Niel believes that enterprising human ingenuity, generating new ideas, improving productivity, engaging and retaining talented people is the way forward for regional Australia. Coupled with mutual reciprocity, innovation encourages both individuals, and businesses and regions as a whole to realise their potential.
As the NSW Regional Catalyst Advisor, Niel connects with people at a different level. He aims to provide an engaging experience that encourages people to develop new approaches to their unique, local challenges.
John has operated at the executive level in both corporate and enterprise sectors. He is experienced in taking products to market, establishing new markets and with technology start-up companies. In these roles, he has implemented innovative cultures by engaging employees in the change process. These changes have turned the established businesses from returning flat-to-declining business results to substantial growth, all through changing the basis of competition around the core competencies and capabilities of the employees.
An extensive career with 3M where he rose to be Regional Technical Director while General Manager of the industrial markets sector, General Manager of Konica Photographics, CEO of Camera House (a co-operative retail chain) and COO of Fluorosolar Systems Ltd (a start-up company).
He lectures at the post graduate level on enterprise transformation, entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity at the University of Adelaide at their Adelaide and Singapore campuses.
He is the National Advisor for Catalyst Exchange.
What do I do for people? I connect people from the public, private, research and not-for-profit sectors who want to see real benefits from innovation. Outcomes include increased collaboration, which in turn leads to practical innovation and ultimately high performance.
Connected people who are supported in their efforts to learn are happier. Happy people consider innovation ordinary and by using it they strive for greater performance.
What do I do for organisations? I help them build and operate innovation initiatives that support innovative people. I have a great deal of experience doing this for the APS and a proven track record in assisting large bureaucracies.
My driver in all of this? Dr Seuss sums it up perfectly:
“Unless someone [an innovator] like you cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Dr Seuss, The Lorax.
James is also the housekeeper for the Collaborative Innovation Forum (CIF) in the ACT, which is an inclusive community of innovators.
Contact James on 0408 765 349 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.