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At Workplace Edge, our team of management consultants has the knowledge and experience to help you solve your workforce challenges.
Our consultants have a range of extensive senior executive, board and one-on-one experience. Our team includes experienced organisational consultants, management consultants, workers' compensation and rehabilitation specialists.
Not only are our team members experienced consultants, but they have run large organisations or chaired Boards, or have been Directors and managers in a variety of organisations in both the private and public spheres.
Our team includes:
A short profile of each team member is provided below.
Peter Mathews, Director
Peter Mathews is a management consultant who specialises in organisational and efficiency review, change management, strategic interventions, process review, governance, strategic corporate and business planning, market research and planning, regional development and transport economics.
Peter is also experienced in commercial negotiations, investigations, strategic HR, issues management, workshop facilitation and team building (Peter is an accredited Myers-Briggs facilitator) and strategic positioning of organisations in the market place.
Peter has over 25 years’ consulting and senior executive experience in the private and public sectors, specialising in major organisational reviews that lead to significant improvements in business and strategic performance.
Peter’s clients have included Queensland Audit Office, Rous County Council, Tweed Shire Council, Queensland Racing Integrity Commission, The Coroners Court, Department of Natural Resources and Mines, St Andrews Anglican College, Healthy Waterways, South East Queensland Catchments, Sunshine Coast Council, Torres Strait Regional Authority, Julalikari Corporation, Ergon, Barkly Shire Council, North Queensland Bulk Ports, Qantas, Energex, Powerlink, Queensland Rail, QR National, Aurizon, Fredon, RSL Care, Blue Care, Thiess TrackStar, TrackPower, Seqwater, Comalco, Crown Property Group, Stanwell Power Corporation, Multiplex, Consolidated Rutile Limited, Australian Reef Pilots, YBE Pty Ltd, Department of State Development, Department of Primary Industries, Queensland Transport, Queensland Law Society, Law Society of Northern Territory, Gladstone Economic and Industry Development Board, Brisbane City Council, Queensland Health, Department of Housing, Corptech / Queensland Treasury.
Paul Guyatt, Managing Director
Paul Guyatt is a Human Resources and Management consultant with over 20 years’ experience in the areas of workers’ compensation, rehabilitation, organisational review and change management, workplace investigations, managing the mix of health and performance management issues and provision of strategic HR and performance management advice. Paul is comfortable working with organisations at both the macro and micro levels.
Paul has over ten years’ experience managing the Rehabilitation, Health & Welfare function for a large utility, achieving excellent results in relation to workers’ compensation and rehabilitation and was also responsible for the implementation of an award winning employee wellness program.
Paul is experienced in the management of complex health related employment issues, code of conduct and grievance investigations and implementing conflict resolution strategies. Paul has developed strategies and coordinated processes specifically designed to address the underlying basis for problems affecting the work performance of individual workers.
Paul has consulted extensively to employers in the private sector and ‘not for profit sector’ as well as State and Federal Government organisations and Government owned corporations. Recent clients include Queensland Education, Department of Environment and Science, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Trade and Investment Queensland, Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors, Brisbane Youth Detention Centre, Toowoomba Catholic Education, Ready Bake, St Andrews Anglican College, Emmanuel College, Westpac, Qantas, Sunshine Coast Council, Healthy Waterways and Catchments.
Kylie Torrens, Associate
Kylie Torrens is a workers’ compensation and rehabilitation specialist with over 20 years of experience. Kylie has worked directly for organisations in the health, manufacturing, transport and utility sectors both the macro and micro levels.
Kylie has experience completing workplace investigations relating to code of conduct matters, grievances and suspected corrupt conduct.
Kylie has extensive experience as the Senior Rehabilitation Consultant at Energex, working in the areas of workplace health, rehabilitation, disability management, managing the mix of health and performance management issues, attendance management and loss management through workers’ compensation. Kylie is experienced in the management of complex health related employment issues.
Kylie has consulted extensively to employers in the private sector and ‘not for profit sector’ as well as State and Federal Government organisations and Government owned corporations, including conducting workplace investigations for a number of clients including Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane Youth Detention Centre and Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships. Kylie has also undertaken consultancies with Queensland Police Service, Powerlink, Ready Bake, Queensland Rehabilitation Services and FLSmidth Ludowici.
Peter Fletcher, Associate
Peter has extensive experience as a previous senior HR and ER Manager in the State Public sector and is well versed on the Recruitment and Selection Directive and conflict of interest issues. Peter has successfully case managed politically sensitive investigations involving conflict of interest matters involving a number of subject officers including complaints made against very senior officers.
Peter has a wealth of knowledge and experience in in managing complex and sensitive HR, ER and IR projects and issues. His background spans many years working across many industries and working across government, quasi government, private sector and not-for-profit entities and small businesses.
Peter has specialised in providing HR solutions that are tailored to your business and your operating environment. He has worked on start-up operations and also managed complex downsizing projects involving significant redundancies. He was consulted to a variety of industries in times of significant change.
Grant Barrow, Associate
Grant Barrow is a Human Resources and Management consultant with over 30 years’ experience in organisational change, workers compensation, staff culture programs, workplace investigations, underperformance and disciplinary matters, recruitment and onboarding, workforce development (including skill development workshops), staff recognition and reward programs, staff rostering, HR system implementation and enterprise agreement negotiations.
Grant has extensive experience at both the operational and strategic human resource level. He has held senior human resource positions at the Commonwealth and State Government level and in the private and not for profit sectors. He has worked as part of the Senior Leadership Group in many organisations and has considerable governance experience reporting at a Board level.
Grant has successfully worked as a General Manager, People and Culture and/or Human Resource Manager for organisations including the Department of Senate, National Library of Australia, State Library of Queensland, Australian National Training Authority, Masonic Care Queensland, Regis and Vacenti (previously Queensland Rehabilitation Services).
Grant has extensive experience developing and implementing practical people solutions to enhance the delivery of strategic business priorities. He is an excellent communicator and influencer of people and has strong investigative skills.
David Shoobridge, Associate
David Shoobridge is a management consultant who specialises in organisational reviews, policy development, change management, culture development, strategic interventions, tailored HR solutions, regional development, governance and process review.
Employed for over twenty years in executive management of various Northern Territory local government authorities, David specialises in community engagement and establishment of efficient service delivery in remote locations. In recent years David was the Chief Executive Officer of Barkly Shire Council in Central Australia and has prior experience in northern Arnhem Land and the Port Keats/Daly region. Previous appointments have included CEO of Councils in Goulburn and Croker Islands, Ngukurr and Daly River (Nauiyu).
During the initial years of the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) David was appointed by the Commonwealth Government as the initial Government Business Manager at Elcho Island before accepting an administrative role as Area Manager and GBM Mentor for the northern area.
Outside local government David has had extensive involvement in tourism development and the hospitality industry.
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