Founder of TWO Consulting & LEAN dot Group, Director at Transformation HQ
Tim is an experienced business excellence professional who cares deeply about challenging the status-quo in pursuit of business excellence and sustainable growth.
With extensive end-to-end experience using proven continuous improvement, innovation and organisational development methodologies, Tim is as proficient as he is passionate.
Spending his pre-entrepreneurial career with a global industry leader, Tim worked his way up from the shop floor to leading improvement projects in over 25 independent operations resulting in millions of dollars in savings and increased levels of quality, safety and customer satisfaction.
Tim holds a leading professional certification, ASQ Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence, demonstrating his knowledge, proven application and operational excellence leadership abilities to a global standard.
Immediate Past President
Explicador at Protyponous
Barry's career highlights include Plant Manager and Continuous Improvement Manager at Goodman Fielder and his most recent position with Toyota. Barry has worked with the Manufacturing, Sales and Corporate Arms of Toyota in Australia.
With a grounded engineering background Barry has also implemented continuous improvement in food processing, manufacturing, packaging, printing, and front of house food service and management.
In addition to the practical experience Barry has completed a Master degree in Applied Positive Psychology, Graduate Diploma in Business, Diploma of Training and Assessment, Diploma in Competitive Systems and Practices. Interestingly Barry’s first degree was civil engineering.
AME National Manager
Laura has more than 25 years experience in business and event management with expertise in office management, event management, membership, marketing and account management. Her experience has covered a broad range of industries including sports, healthcare, education, not for profit and hospitality. As the National Manager Laura plays a critical role in managing the day-to-day running of AME. Laura is responsible for the general management of the Association, including membership development, communications, events, partnerships, and special projects. This includes overseeing the operations of the Association's Board.
Founder and CEO at Mitty
Mitra was introduced to Lean in 2004 when she started at Kenworth Trucks. Since then, Mitra has expanded her expertise in Lean through building capabilities & PDCA thinking in a number of organisations. Mitra's most recent role was National Lean Supervisor at Australian Red Cross Blood Service where she was responsible for development and deployment of the national strategy to embed Lean culture throughout the Blood Service.
AME National Treasurer
Principal Consultant at Business Improvement People, Teacher at RMIT Business
Andrew commenced his career in accounting before moving into more diverse roles like business planning, business strategy, capability development and training. As a Toyota certified trainer in TBP he had the privilege to train many team members and management in Toyota Australia. The training focused on improving business processes, employee capability and organisational capability.
Director - Niwaki
Rebecca has over 20 years’ experience in facilitating and supporting organizational transformation. She has particular interest and expertise in working with leaders to understand and improve their impact on culture, enabling sustainable, people-centric outcomes for organizations.
With a Masters degree in Organizational Psychology, and advanced study in lean, Rebecca has worked in Senior Management roles in the Food Industry, and most recently as a Director of niwaki. This role has taken Rebecca around the world, working with organizations in enterprise-wide transformation across various industries, including manufacturing, retail apparel design and supply chain, education, warehousing, and food processing.
AME NSW State President
President & Founder of CTPM – The Centre for Australasian TPM & Lean
Ross founded CTPM in 1996 after more than 20 years of manufacturing and operational experience covering maintenance, production, operations and executive roles along with 5 years of international consulting experience. Ross has been actively involved with Lean since 1985 and the application of TPM since 1990. In 1998 he developed and launched CTPM’s Australasian TPM Methodology. In 2007 he developed and launched CTPM's Australasian TPM & Lean Methodology. He is recognised as Australasia’s leading authority on TPM and Lean.
Ross has assisted sites throughout Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand and China to strive for and achieve Operational Excellence. His sector experience includes Manufacturing, Mining, Process Industries, Utilities and Services.
In August 2017, Ross published his first book "Understanding, Measuring and Improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness: How to Use OEE to Drive Significant Process Improvement".
AME QLD State President
Director at Evolve Business Consulting and Coaching
Simon’s interest in continuous improvement was sparked during his 21 year career with the RAAF. He completed his Master of Business Administration whilst he was part of the Air Force Improvement Team, before joining Rio Tinto as the Lean Improvement Specialist in the coal division. He consulted to Chevron and Conoco Phillips whilst being part of the Canadian based RLG International, before joining Darwalla as the Business Improvement Manager in 2017.
Productivity Expert, Speaker, Author
Ishan Galapathy is a renowned Operational Excellence expert in the food industry. He provides straight talk to leaders in the food sector who are challenged with the task of driving their company’s profitable growth. Ishan has worked with global ‘big boys’ such as Campbell Arnott’s and Kellogg’s for over a decade, harnessing hidden opportunities and making the most of their existing people and processes. He has demonstrated with these food giants, simple and effective ways to maximise profitability. He now shares his expertise and insights with businesses wanting to grow and become a dominant player in this sector.