Apricot’s podcast, Inside Healthy Teams, is pleased to share with you our conversation with Scott Powell, Regional Director for New South Wales for Aurecon. Aurecon is a global engineering and infrastructure advisory company ...
Through his considerable experience and extraordinary professional network Derek influences organisations by leading programs and ideas that bring openness and transformation.
He founded Apricot Consulting in 2003 following a distinguished career in the not-for-profit and business consultancy sectors. During this time he was part of the executive team of Medibank Private (Australia’s largest Health Insurer) as well as conducting consulting work for other major Australian corporations and not-for-profits. He was appointed CEO of the Australian Football League (AFL) Foundation from 2006 to 2008.
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Derek studied at Monash University, earning his undergraduate degrees in Theology and Economics and a Master’s degree in Sociology. Derek moved with his wife, Brenda, to New York in 2008 to develop Apricot Consulting in the USA.
COO of Apricot Consulting brings expertise in strategy, team and leadership development, change management, and culture transformation. James’ background has included senior roles in corporate and not for profit settings. He also has experience working with large global clients. James has an Executive MBA (Distinction).
Head of Operations & Consulting at Apricot Consulting brings over 20 years experience in delivering projects. Jocelyn is an experienced consulting manager and project management professional with an extensive delivery record within Australian and international consulting organisations.
Rebecca has more than 10 years in HR across industries ranging from financial services, non-profit and most recently as Group Executive for a high growth technology company. Her passion lies in building highly engaged cultures and environments that embrace new ways of working and enable people to flourish. She has a successful track record of delivering creative people solutions, leading and managing the people elements of transformation change and designing employee experiences that attract and retain a millennial workforce.
Organisational Development Consultant of Apricot Consulting brings expertise leadership and team development. He has had experience in managing teams and coaching leaders across industries. James has a Degree in social work.
Working to support management, Asha brings a wealth of professional planning and organisational skills to the team. Asha has experience working in various operations and administrative roles in the not-for-profit sector and is near completion of a Graduate Diploma in Psychology at Monash University.
Prior to working at Apricot Consulting Avril was the Change Lead at Chemist Warehouse. Avril brings behaviour change, digital transformation and human resource management expertise. Avril has 10 years experience in professional services, utilities, education and retail. She spent 7 years of her career working with PwC in their human resources and change consultancy.
Prior to working at Apricot Consulting Felicity was HR Director at Wesley College. Felicity brings expertise in organisation development, team and leadership development, talent management, strategic workforce planning and human resource management. Felicity’s background includes working in global and national organisations across a range of sectors including Banking, Oil and Gas, Education and Not-for-Profit.