of the Year
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, Managing 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), selection and recruitment 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. He has held senior executive roles in rail, shipping, transport, ports, marine, and consulting businesses.
Paul Guyatt, Director
Paul Guyatt is a workers’ compensation, rehabilitation and HR specialist with over 18 years of experience working with organisations at both the macro and micro levels. Paul has extensive experience in the fields of workplace investigation, workers' compensation, workplace health, rehabilitation, disability management, managing the mix of health and performance management issues, attendance management and loss management through workers’ compensation.
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 and work groups.
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.
Allan Holz, Associate
Allan Holz is an Organisational Consultant with 25 years of experience working with organisations at both the macro and micro levels. At the broader organisation level, Allan has worked at a team, section and divisional level to assess performance and programs across a number of areas but particularly where there is a history of suboptimal functioning.
At the broader organisational level, Allan has also undertaken reviews of organisational and program performance in the fields of workplace health and safety, performance management, attendance management and loss management through workers’ compensation claims. This work involves designing effective, targeted solutions and often includes the management of issues adversely affecting the work performance of individual workers. When this need arises, Allan develops strategies and coordinates processes specifically designed to address the underlying basis for these problems.
Stephen Lonie, Associate
Stephen Lonie is a Management Consultant who specialises in the areas of Board governance, strategic and business planning, corporate decision making and governance, corporate management and leadership structures, organisational reviews and development, business management, commercial negotiations and the management of strategic initiatives.
Stephen's expertise stems from his more than 30 years' consulting experience in Australia and the United Kingdom with the professional services firm KPMG, where he was a Management Consulting Partner and subsequently Managing Partner of KPMG Queensland.
Stephen holds a number of senior Board positions and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland’s Business School. He has particular experience in the management of professional service firms, property development companies, construction and mining companies, energy, tourism and leisure enterprises, agribusiness and technology start up entities.
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.
Kylie Torrens, Associate
Kylie Torrens is a worker's compensation and rehabilitation specialist with over 20 years of experience. Kylie has worked directly for organisations in the health, manufacturing, transport and utility sectors at both the macro and micro levels. Kylie has extensive experience in the fields of workplace health, rehabilitation, disability management, managing the mix of health and performance management issues, attendance management and loss management through workers’ compensation.
Kylie develops strategies and coordinates processes specifically designed to address the underlying basis for problems affecting the work performance of individual workers.