Tess has worked in the area of organisational innovation for the past 15 years, both in her own company and in partnership with leading companies. She spent six years with InnovationXchange (IXC) implementing systems for Open Innovation both here and internationally. She is now concentrating on building innovation capability in organisations, big and small, public and private, and is developing and implementing people-based innovation in a range of businesses and across a number of industries.
Tess believes that innovation is all about people, and she helps companies provide the opportunity, ability and motivation for employees to use their ideas to make the enterprise a great workplace and a good business.
Acknowledged as an expert facilitator, Tess runs interactive and practical sessions in innovation skills and innovation leadership. She also conducts research and evaluation into issues related to innovation, collaboration and skills and training needs.
Tess is responsible for designing and delivering many of our Hargraves tools and programs (including the Hargraves Innovator Awards) in collaboration with members and leading organisations.