About Us: Our Team

Lisa Koch

Director

Lisa has over 15 years experience in the area of organisational development and procurement, particularly in the government sector. Fyusion’s focus on People, Systems & Processes embodies Lisa’s distinctive vision and she is passionate about helping her clients succeed.

Lisa Koch

Lisa has over 15 years experience in the area of organisational development and procurement, particularly in the government sector. Fyusion’s focus on People, Systems & Processes embodies Lisa’s distinctive vision and she is passionate about helping her clients succeed.

Her outstanding ability to relate to and understand her clients’ needs, coupled with her strategic vision and practical application of business solutions, has resulted in a remarkable 97% return business rate and ensured Fyusion’s growth and success.

Prior to establishing Fyusion, Lisa ran and managed the consulting practice Business & Procurement Consulting, as part of the NSW Department of Commerce. She has also worked at the Australian Expert Group in Industry Studies, ran the consultancy group of a small management consultancy practice in Melbourne, and lectured and tutored at both Monash and Melbourne Universities in the discipline of Sociology.

Qualifications
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Commerce) focusing on Knowledge Management in the Public Sector (current),  UTS
  • BA (Hons) Industrial Sociology and Psychology, Monash University
  • DiSC Behavioural Profile Administrator, Integro Learning
  • Human Synergistics LSI, GSI and OCI tools
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

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Amy Simpson-Deeks

Principal Consultant

Amy is a Principal Consultant with Fyusion. She has specialist expertise in the areas of research, process mapping, technical writing, procurement and facilitation.

Amy

Amy is a Principal Consultant with Fyusion. She has specialist expertise in the areas of research, process mapping, technical writing, procurement and facilitation.

She is also responsible for writing Fyusion’s proposals and tenders, conducting project research and analysis across a wide range of subjects, developing process maps, developing reports and discussion papers, designing surveys and facilitating workshops. She has a strong record of academic research, winning the UTS University Medal for her research in 2011. She has lectured in the undergraduate and postgraduate Writing programs at UTS since 2012.

Amy’s experience includes:

  • Developing procurement plans, policies, and manuals for a range of clients in the public and private sectors;
  • Restructuring and copyediting a wide variety of reports and business plans for government and private sector clients;
  • Providing strategic procurement advice and tendering support to public and private sector clients;
  • Conducting extensive stakeholder research, including in-depth interviews, focus groups and the facilitation of consultation sessions with stakeholders.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of International Studies and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Writing from the University of Technology Sydney.
  • Master of Creative Arts (Research) at the University of Technology Sydney.

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Rachel Bertram

Specialist Consultant – Research and Social Impact

Rachel is a Specialist Consultant with Fyusion. She holds specialist expertise in the areas of research, governance, strategic planning and implementation, social impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation, and process mapping.

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Rachel is a Specialist Consultant with Fyusion. She holds specialist expertise in the areas of research, governance, strategic planning and implementation, social impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation, and process mapping.

Rachel leads Fyusion’s research activities including methodology development, survey design and data analysis. She also facilitates workshops, seminars and focus groups, as well as coaching and leadership development activities.

As an outstanding communicator and leader helping clients to achieve organisational change and positive social impact, she was awarded the Mark Lyons Scholarship for NFP & Social Enterprise Management and has received an Order of Australia Certificate of Commendation. She has lectured in postgraduate Management programs at UTS since 2016.

Rachel’s experience includes:

  • Conducting extensive stakeholder research, including appreciative enquiry, social impact assessment, in-depth interviews, focus groups and the facilitation of consultation sessions with stakeholders;
  • Presenting publically and facilitating workshops on a range of topics including women in leadership, ethical governance and ethical supply chain management;
  • Researching and developing logical-frameworks and social impact assessment tools for clients in the not-for-profit sector;
  • Developing strategic plans, policies, and manuals for a range of clients in the not-for-profit sectors; and
  • Sitting on the executive board and multiple sub-committees including risk, finance and international programs, of an aid and development agency.

Rachel’s relevant project experience includes:

  • Research and development of an entrepreneurship strategy for the Vice-Chancellor’s office at the University of Technology, Sydney;
  • An audit and review of the volunteer policy and practices of TEAR Australia;
  • A social impact assessment and development of a logical framework for BMoLB, Bankstown;
  • Facilitation of an appreciative enquiry with the Customer Service Department at Sydney Water; and
  • The design and implementation of a communications and corporate relations plan for Sutherland Shire Family Services.

Qualifications

  • Masters of Management in Community and Not for Profit studies from the University of Technology Sydney;
  • Bachelor of Science with a double major in Psychology and Economic Geography from the University of Sydney; and
  • Bachelor of Arts in World Religion, from the University of Sydney.

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Dr Gillian McAllister

Principal Consultant

Gillian is a specialist in change management and organisational development with a PhD in organisation studies. Her thesis focused on change management in professional services firms and examined the management capabilities required by firms to implement programs of change.

Dr Gillian McAllister

Gillian is a specialist in change management and organisational development with a PhD in organisation studies. Her thesis focused on change management in professional services firms and examined the management capabilities required by firms to implement programs of change.

Over the past 15 years, Gillian has conducted a number of significant specialised projects for clients including The State Library of NSW, AEGIS Research Centre, the Australian Institute for Gambling Research, the Australian Law Reform Commission, the Centre for Legal Process and the Civil Justice Research Centre.

Gillian is a specialist researcher with extensive experience in stakeholder research, including in-depth interviews, focus groups and the facilitation of consultation sessions with stakeholders.

Gillian also actively participates in the research profession and recently presented a paper at the Association of Qualitative Research Conference in August 2011 entitled, ‘Managing a public research library in the age of Google: qualitative research as an enabler of strategic organisational change.’

Earlier in her career, Gillian worked as a lawyer within the NSW public sector and as in-house counsel for a telecommunications organisation.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Commerce) in Organisation Studies, University of Western Sydney
  • Masters of Policy Studies, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Sydney
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

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Andrew Fookes

Principal Consultant

Andrew brings to Fyusion more than 30 years of experience working with the Department of Defence, BHP Information Technology Limited and Computer Sciences Corporation, as well as several years of providing consultancy services to clients in the public and private sectors.

Andrew Fookes

Andrew brings to Fyusion more than 30 years of experience working with the Department of Defence, BHP Information Technology Limited and Computer Sciences Corporation, as well as several years of providing consultancy services to clients in the public and private sectors.

Andrew has extensive experience across a range of areas including: business planning and reviews; business process reviews and re-engineering; change and knowledge management; stakeholder consultation including workshops, focus groups and in-depth interviews; research, evaluation and analysis; and procurement advice and strategy.

Andrew’s key strengths include:

  • Planning, facilitation and evaluation skills
  • The ability to transfer knowledge and mentor people for development and business continuity
  • Significant experience in translating business requirements into specifications that are able to be delivered

Qualifications

  • A Juran Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Master of Letters in Philosophy, University of New England
  • Master of Science in Design of Information Systems, Cranfield University (United Kingdom)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, University of New England
  • Bachelor of Business Studies in Data Processing, University of Southern Queensland
  • Diploma in Administration Studies, the Royal Australian Air Force Staff College
  • Graduate Diploma in Strategic Studies, the Australian Joint Services Staff College

He is also a Graduate of the Australian Administrative Staff College, the Royal Australian Navy Advanced Supply Management and the Australian Joint Service Staff College.

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Dr Rachel Wilson

Principal Consultant

Rachel is an education academic with a focus on early childhood, higher education and the specialist field of evaluation research.

Rachel is an education academic with a focus on early childhood, higher education and the specialist field of evaluation research.

Rachel began her career as a teacher in the late 1990s in the United Kingdom and since then has established herself as a leading authority in the education sector in NSW.

Since 2003, Rachel has taught both qualitative and quantitative research methods and program evaluation courses in post-graduate degrees at the University of Sydney. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Research Methods / Assessment & Evaluation at the Faculty of Education & Social Work at this Australian university. During this time, she has also maintained close links with the NSW Department of Education, consulting on research and evaluation projects within the department; providing technical expertise in relation to large data sets and providing research review and reporting services.

Rachel has published books, book chapters and government reviews and reports in the area of education and has refereed many journal articles and conference papers.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy – Educational Studies, University of Oxford;Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education), Sydney University
  • Master of Science in Educational Research Methodology, University of Oxford
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Secondary Geography), University of Oxford
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Audiology, The University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology – double major), The Australian National University

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John Delf

Consultant

John provides research services including desktop research, analysis of data and presentation of findings. He also contributes to and edits Fyusion’s reports and reviews.

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John provides research services including desktop research, analysis of data and presentation of findings. He also contributes to and edits Fyusion’s reports and reviews.

John has completed a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney with a major in Political Economy. At Fyusion, he utilises his skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis, as well as in copywriting and editing to provide support on projects.

John has experience in the NSW public sector and as an advocate in the non-profit sector.

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Karena Thomas

Engagement Associate

Karena is skilled administrator and project manager, with experience in service delivery for clients that originate from a diverse range of cultures.

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Karena is skilled administrator and project manager, with experience in service delivery for clients that originate from a diverse range of cultures.

She is an effective communicator with considerable experience within the tertiary education, customer service and arts sectors. Karena delivers project support to the Fyusion team across a wide range of projects, including organisational review and design, implementation and change management. Her responsibilities include interview and workshop facilitation, focus group delivery, survey design, and report writing.

Karena’s project experience includes:

• Partnering with South Eastern Sydney Local Health District to develop safety and wellbeing leadership training for Residential Advisors living at University Colleges.

• Key facilitator and coordinator of a tertiary education Leadership Program, specialising in delivering training on Public Speaking, Emotional Intelligence and behaviour assessment tools including DISC.

• Project lead for Orientation Week at a major Australian university; responsible for essential communications and engagement events for over 15,000 newly commencing students annually.

• Has worked collaboratively on International Arts Festivals, with experience in volunteer management, marketing strategy development and targeting sponsorship opportunities at the local level.

Qualifications:

Masters of Creative Arts (Theatre Performance) at the University of Wollongong.

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Theatre Performance) from the University of Wollongong.

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Our Key Services

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    Consultation and Research

    Investigate and better understand critical issues through research, evaluation and stakeholder consultation.

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    Organisational Design

    Assess, review and redesign organisational structures, business processes and job roles.

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    Workforce and People Systems

    Enhance organisational capabilities through job design and analysis, training, performance assessment and skills development.

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    Change Management

    Manage and implement the technical and cultural aspects of organisational change with a program customised to your organisation.

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    Organisational Planning and Review

    Support your organisation to achieve its objectives by creating a structured strategic, business or marketing plan.

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    Procurement and Independent Expert Advice

    Engage an independent specialist to support procurement, change management and training projects and prepare reports and corporate publications.