Our Team

Experts and partners to help you make change happen

Our Hargraves team is a powerhouse of diverse skills and expertise spanning innovation, collaboration, culture, diversity, leadership, and strategy. Each team member brings unique skills, experiences, and perspectives to help you tackle challenges and make change happen.

With nearly two decades of experience building a thriving community, conducting extensive research, and creating cutting-edge resources and tools, we understand the inherent links between collaboration and innovation, transformation and growth. This insight is at the core of our ‘People-First’ (Innovation and Tools) approach. An approach that places people, processes, ideas, and collaboration at the forefront of our strategies to deliver innovative, sustainable, and people-centred solutions.

Further, we recognise that collaboration is about achieving more together. As such, our collaborative partners share specific expertise to enrich the collective wisdom of our community.

Team - Allan Ryan

Allan Ryan

Founder & Executive Director
+61 418 614 243

Team - Tess Julian

Tess Julian

Principal Consultant
+61 412 044 184

Sandra Loader

Sandra Loader

Member Advocate, Victoria
+61 413 452 484

Leisl Kimber

Leisl Kimber

Member Services
+61 411 578 519

Meet our Collaborative Partners

Sandra D’Souza, CEO/Founder

Author, thought leader and advocate for diversity and inclusion, Sandra inspires organisations to create more inclusive workplaces through the power of social impact, gender equality, and leadership development.

Our collaboration shares our wealth of knowledge, research and experience facilitating diversity programs with Ellect’s clients. Customised programs for Ellect include Women@Ellect (Women@Work) and Lead Across Boundaries (Inclusive Leadership), together with developing collaborative initiatives to drive meaningful change.

Kate Molloy, (BA, Grad Dip (Ad Ed)), Director

WEIR specialise in addressing complex workplace issues and guiding leaders to cultivate a thriving and positive work environment. As a leading People and Culture consultant, Kate brings a wealth of experience and expertise in conflict management and cultivating a positive workplace culture. 

Our collaboration brings together WEIR’s workplace expertise and Hargraves’ cutting-edge tools to build strong team relationships and drive employee engagement and wellbeing.

Ricky Nowak, (MAICD, CSP), Executive Coach

A highly versatile facilitator/trainer and Emcee, Ricky also holds strong credentials as a Certified Speaking Professional, Stakeholder Engagement Coach and Certified Human Resource Professional.

Our collaboration brings Ricky’s extensive experience working with high-performing individuals, teams and businesses to our Hargraves community. Together, we’ve developed tools, including the Leadership Matters Toolkit and FLOW Conversation Cue Cards.

Dr Christian Stadler, Professor of Strategic Management, Warwick Business School​

Author, global thought leader and expert on strategic innovation, Dr Christian Stadler is particularly passionate about “open innovation” and how organisations can grow and adapt to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage, with a focus on innovation capability and diversification. 

Upon reading Christian's book "Enduring Success", I recognised a passionate innovator and kindred spirit. With a solid foundation of friendship and collaboration, I am delighted to welcome him as a collaborative partner.

Leonie Cutts and Craig Browne

Well-known in training and development circles, CCS pioneered the image-based communication tool, the Compatibility Communication System, or CCS Cards.

By bringing the cards together with our Hargraves Collaboration Framework, we created Collaborizza®, the self-managed team collaboration program – in a pizza box.

Andrew Pope

With digital collaboration tools at their fingertips – Microsoft 365, Yammer, Microsoft Teams, etc. – today’s teams are expected to collaborate seamlessly online. But after years of research, Andrew knows it’s not about collaborative tools; it’s about collaborative people.

Our collaboration brings digital collaboration expertise and resources to our community, including 6 TeamPlays and the comprehensive Digital Team Builder.

Cai Kjaer, CEO & Co-founder

SWOOP Analytics specialises in helping organisations measure and improve employee engagement and collaboration, including Microsoft 365, SharePoint intranet, Microsoft Teams, Viva Engage and Workplace from Meta.

A collaborative partner since our early days, Cai continues to share his expertise in social networks and mapping with our community.

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