Our Team

People, knowledge and experience, at your fingertips

Led by Allan Ryan, a highly respected thought-leader, facilitator and innovation coach, our team includes experts and partners with a passion for innovation, people and ideas, and the expertise to back it up.

With experience working in and with leading organisations and spanning innovation, collaboration, digital collaboration, leadership, diversity and strategy across diverse sectors and industries, we have the people, knowledge and experience to help you make change happen.

It all starts with a conversation, so just say ‘HI‘.

Our Experts

Allan Ryan

Allan Ryan

Founder & Executive Director

+61 418 614 243

Allan’s an educator, facilitator and coach who enables teams and organisations, both in Australia and internationally, to deliver real competitive advantage through innovation.

Meet Allan
Tess Julian

Tess Julian

Principal Consultant

+61 412 044 184

With over 15 years of experience in organisational innovation, Tess knows that innovation is all about people. Her expertise spans all the elements that underpin innovation capability and culture, including diversity, mindset, collaboration and recognition.

Meet Tess
Sandra Loader

Sandra Loader

Member Advocate (Victoria)

+61 413 452 484

Sandra’s a professional executive director focused on making a difference as a leader when it comes to innovation, technology, and protecting our environment.

Meet Sandra
Leisl Kimber

Leisl Kimber

Member Services

+61 411 578 519

Leisl’s an extremely capable process innovator and skilled administrator with a passion for community, collaboration and innovation. Our admin queen, Leisl coordinates our Hargraves community and shares DIY tools for everyday work.

Meet Leisl

Our Partners

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Dr Christian Stadler is a professor of strategic management at Warwick Business School, global thought leader, author and well-renowned expert on strategic innovation. He is particularly passionate about “open innovation” and how organisations can grow and adapt to achieve sustainable competitive advantage.

More about Dr Christian Stadler and Open Strategy


CCS Corporation is an Australian company well known in training and development circles as the creator of the image-based communication tool, the Compatibility Communication System, or CCS Cards. CCS Corporation has partnered with Hargraves to produce the team collaboration tool known as, Collaborizza®.

More about CCS

Logo Designing Collaboration

With digital collaboration tools at their fingertips – Microsoft 365, Yammer, Microsoft Teams, etc – today’s teams are expected to collaborate effectively online. In fact, it’s now critical to success. After years of research, the Designing Collaboration team (Andrew Pope and Alister Webb) understand that it’s not about collaborative tools; it’s about collaborative people.  That’s why they’ve partnered with Hargraves to deliver digital collaboration resources including a handbook, playbooks, digital cards (Digital Team Builder) and physical cards (6 TeamPlays).

More about Designing Collaboration (previously Innosis)

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Ricky Nowak is a highly versatile, talented and entertaining female speaker, facilitator/trainer and Emcee with over 25 years’ experience working with high-performance individuals, teams and businesses. Ricky has partnered with Hargraves to produce leadership tools including the Leadership in Three Words deck.

More about Ricky Nowak, Leadership is Individual

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The Centre for Social Purpose is a collaborative forum to address the sector’s challenge of becoming more commercial without losing what makes us unique. Their focus is to assist Not For Profits and provide a voice on matters affecting the sector’s ability to deliver its purpose sustainably.

More about the Centre for Social Purpose

SWOOP Analytics helps organisations become better and faster at collaborating. They provide analytics for Microsoft Teams, Yammer and Workplace from Facebook with a focus on online behaviours, enabling you to measure and improve employee engagement and collaboration.

More about SWOOP Analytics


ImagineNation™ is a global network of future thinking innovation leaders, experienced in designing and delivering a wide range of programs and tools that help you to discover how your organisation can create and deliver sustainable innovation through innovation culture, leadership, coaching and teaming.

More about ImagineNation

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