BEng, MBA (Melb)
Doug Flynn has held CEO and senior management roles and directorships in major companies in Australia and overseas including Aegis Group plc, Rentokil Initial plc and News Corporation.
From 1994 to 1999 he held senior positions in News International plc and from 1995 onwards was Managing Director of the group. In 1998 he joined the Aegis Group plc board as a Non-Executive Director. Aegis Group is a marketing services company operating in some sixty countries. He left News Corporation in 1999 after being appointed Chief Executive of Aegis Group. Doug was instrumental in doubling the size of Aegis Group and established a global market research business Synovate and internet services business Isobar.
In April 2005 he joined Rentokil Initial plc, a global business services company, as Chief Executive and after an extensive restructuring of the company’s portfolio and balance sheet and organisation left the company in 2008. From 2008 to early 2012 he was a consultant to and a director of Qin Jia Yuan Media services Ltd, the leading private television company in China.
In mid-2008, Doug returned to Australia and in August that year he became a director of West Australian Newspapers Holdings Limited. From the second half of 2010 to deal completion in 2011 he was Chairman of the Independent Directors and led the negotiation on their behalf for the $4.1b acquisition by WAN of Seven Media Group from Seven Group Holdings and KKR. The end result was the creation of Seven West Media Limited.
Doug graduated in chemical engineering from the University of Newcastle, New South Wales. He received an MBA with distinction from Melbourne University in 1979. During his university years he had a number of scholarships including Commonwealth, Commonwealth Postgraduate and Steel Industry Scholarship. He has an active interest in a Kimberley region cattle station, Youga Walla, in Australia’s north west.
He provides corporate financial advice to a number of private and public companies.
BA, LLB UNSW, GAICD
Tony is the Independent Chairman of accounting and advisory firm Grant Thornton Australia. He is also Chairman of Heart Research Australia. Tony has had an extensive career of over 30 years with leading Australian commercial law firm, DLA Phillip Fox. As a partner for 25 years, he served as that firm’s Chief Executive between 1999 and 2010 and prior to that, Chairman of its Board. Amongst other achievements, Tony led the national integration of the firm in 1999 and, in 2010, the pathway to international merger with DLA Piper.
BEc (Syd), MSc (Lond), FCPA, GAICD
Philip spent 10 years in the general insurance industry and is a member of the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance. Since 1985, he has held a number of senior management positions as a technology executive and was President of Computer Science Corporation (CSC)’s Financial Services Group in Asia Pacific, a position he held until 2001. Prior to CSC, Philip worked for Continuum and was responsible for their operations in Asia Pacific between 1993 and 1996. Formerly, Philip worked for Paxus Corporation where he headed up their European division from 1988 to 1993 and led their expansion to become the leading provider of insurance software in Europe. Philip is a Director of Pillar Administration, a State Owned Corporation that provides back office administration services to superannuation funds, FINEOS Corporation, an Irish software company.
Group Chief Executive Officer
Damian was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Konekt Limited Pty Ltd in April 2012. Prior to this he was the Chairman and Acting CEO from September 2011 to April 2012.
Damian’s career spans over 20 years across Australia in a wide variety of roles in the banking and finance sector.
Damian spent 15 years, from 1994 to 2009, with Westpac Banking Corporation where he led several businesses within the Institutional Bank including Equities, Financial Institutions, Health and Government and Transactional Banking. Prior to leading these businesses, Damian was Head of Payments and Head of Telephone Banking in the Retail and Business Bank.
Before commencing with Westpac, Damian joined Citigroup and WR Grace straight after completing his university degree in Bachelor of Economics.
Group Chief Information Officer
Peter started his career at CSIRO in Melbourne, working in plasma physics and robotics. He then worked in Medical Imaging for companies including General Electric, Seimens, and Phillips, working on equipment such as MRIs, CT scanners and linear accelerators. Peter moved to Perth and started his own company, providing health IT solutions to general practitioners and specialists across WA. In 2008, he sold his company to Primary Health Care Ltd, joined them as their Head of IT and moved to Sydney. Peter joined Konekt in 2014 as the CIO and Head of Product, and following the merger with Konekt Employment became Group CIO.
Group Executive, Shared Services
At Konekt Hugh is responsible for the Shared Services function, which encompasses responsibility for marketing, legal, premises and facilities, fleet, risk management, and procurement.
Hugh has had over 20 years of experience working in senior finance and commercial roles across a variety of market sectors and geographies, and worked for Serco Group plc for 18 years across Australia, the UK and the Middle East. Prior to joining Konekt Hugh was the Chief Financial Officer of Konekt Employment (formerly Mission Providence) which was acquired by Konekt in 2017.
Hugh is a results orientated leader with a proven track record of delivery in revenue growth, operational efficiency and business transformation He began his career working with Ernst & Young in the UK and the Netherlands, where he qualified as a chartered accountant.
Chief Executive, CommuniCorp
Adrianna is a registered psychologist with more than 15 years’ experience consulting and leading high performing teams. She is passionate about the power of organisational psychology in elevating human potential and wellbeing at work, and positively driving business outcomes.
With her roots in complex, large-scale organisational change; she offers breadth and depth of experience, agile thinking, and an ability to demystify psychological concepts so that they are meaningful and relevant for her clients. Other areas of expertise include mental health and employee wellbeing, leadership and team development, executive coaching, change management, and psychometric assessment for selection and development. She has held senior leadership roles in a number of global consulting organisations, and has run her own psychology consulting practice.
Adrianna has advised, coached and facilitated for small and large organisations across all industry sectors including- Qantas, IBM, AECOM, Pfizer, NSW Fire and Rescue, FACS, ANZ, NAB, Boral, AFL, Australia Post, Uniting and HCF. She is regularly invited to speak at conferences, both domestically and internationally, and to deliver expert commentary by the media.
Adrianna’s well-honed ability to blend her psychology expertise and commercial acumen enables her to identify opportunities to transform culture, performance, and implement robust, practical and sustainable solutions. She is recognised by her clients for her energy, dynamism and capacity to challenge them to think about common workplace challenges in a novel way.
Group Executive, People, Performance & Culture
Geoff is responsible for the Group functions including human resources policy and procedures, workforce strategy, group culture development, WHS and workforce planning. He is also responsible for recruitment, performance reward and recognition, HR advisory and consulting.
Geoff is an HR leader with extensive experience gained in the workplace injury prevention & management, career transition, employment services, insurance, and banking industries. He has led national HR teams supporting client groups of up to 2,100 employees. Consulted to and have worked closely with all levels of leadership including Publicly Listed Boards, Group CEO, CFO, CIO, CRO and Executive General Manager level. Geoff has extensive transformational experience through restructuring and redeployment, off-shoring, M&A integration, rollout of visions and values, culture change and recruitment function redesign. An expert in career management and career transition including onsite work, 1:1s and workshop design and facilitation. A passionate leader who has shaped and built HR capability to align with organisational needs. Commercially astute, with a background in relationship management to corporate clients in banking.
Chief Executive, Konekt Workcare
Lylea joined Konekt in March 2018 as Chief Executive of Workcare. Prior to this she was at Serco as the Service Solution Director involved in the development and delivery of Serco Citizen Services Strategic Plan and market position.
Between 1998 – 2015 Lylea has held various leadership roles in HR and Project Management across Health, Manufacturing, Mining and the Retail industry.
Lylea was a Member of Parliament in NSW representing the electorate of Shellharbour and Parliamentary Secretary and sits on the board for Jaye Radisich Foundation as a Non-Executive Director.
Lylea is a very proud University of Wollongong Alumni having completed her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Commerce covering economics, industrial relations, management.
Group Chief Financial Officer
Commercially and strategically focused senior finance executive with over 15 year’s experience gained working in both a corporate environment and for leading professional services companies in Australia and the UK.
An experienced CFO and Company Secretary of ASX Listed businesses with an extensive background in due diligence and capital markets projects. Able to operate at all levels, taking a hands-on approach when necessary, but with significant influence at Executive and Board Level.
Chief Executive, Konekt Employment
Adam Collison is the Chief Executive of Konekt Employment, one of Australia’s leading providers of government funded employment services.
Early in his career, Adam spent over ten years working in employment services, commencing as an Employment Consultant assisting long term unemployed jobseekers on their path towards employment. Adam enjoyed a number of roles within the employment services sector, culminating in national leadership roles with substantial responsibility for staff, financial and program performance management before leaving to work in the broader community sector.
Spending close to the next decade working with Australian’s experiencing housing stress, homelessness and mental health concerns in General Management roles, Adam was continually reminded of the power of employment in providing a pathway towards a better future, and chose to follow his passion for employment services, joining Konekt Employment as General Manager Operations until being appointed Chief Executive in early 2019.
As Chief Executive, Adam is responsible for all facets of the employment services business and for ensuring that Konekt Employment deliver their purpose to make a difference by helping Australians into work, back to work, and be well when at work, to maximise workforce participation.