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Meet the most loved team

Corrie Scheepers

We won’t mention that Corrie plays tennis at a professional level or his passion for cooking and singing – both at the same time. The only thing he is more passionate about is transformational change. Colleagues from Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Lion Nathan, Transport for New South Wales to name a few will all sing the same tune: he is a profound partner for driving business performance through transformation programs.
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Melissa Bell

Melissa is absolutely obsessed with long distance running and yoga. As such, most of her extended metaphors pertain to one or the other. And whether it's completing a marathon or helping restructure a business, Melissa believes most things are achievable with guts and persistence. Melissa's gutsy endurance has seen her travel the globe to support clients through complex change. She has advised clients such as Kuwait National Petroleum Company, BHP Billiton, South32, Rio Tinto and Deutsche Bank.
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Warren Burnett

Warren’s family is his whole world and he’s a dedicated youth footy coach too. Once a breeder of fish for wholesale stores, he had more than 100 fish tanks in his garage and today is a passionate member of the Shark Mitigation Systems project in Perth. Warren has extensive experience within the resources industry and across the rail domain which he combines to deliver fit-for-purpose, pragmatic business solutions.
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Chris Whelan

Chris is an organisational transformation specialist with 20 years’ experience advising Executive teams and Boards. A strategic thinker with demonstrated capability leading change, he is a futurist with a keen interest in city growth and differentiation. Capetonian by birth and Wellingtonian by choice, Chris leads The Terrace Initiative in New Zealand alongside his involvements in his family and community. In his spare time, he can be found in the hills and mountains surrounding Wellington, reflecting on creative client solutions!
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Damian Radford

Damian is passionate about driving business transformation and the innovation that technology can enable - he’s been doing this for over 15 years in the retail, banking, logistics and mining industries. Damian’s track record of bringing teams and organisations together to solve complex business problems is coupled with a firm belief that success - big or small - should be celebrated often. This is best done with cold beer or good Barossa shiraz.
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Llew Cross

Llew thrives on solving problems. He takes a pragmatic approach to projects, understanding both the seen and unseen consequences. While he prefers to sleep in a swag, spend all day in the bush, ride motorbikes on back-country dirt roads, or game fishing on open water, you will sometimes find him curled up on the couch with the next book he can’t put down. He loves all things barbecue and is working towards becoming the rib master of Perth. Don’t be fooled by his busy life; his targeted approach to client engagement will ensure he delivers.
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Mayur Jain

MJ oozes the vibrancy and character you would expect from the great great-grandson of a state jeweller honoured by the Viceroy of India. A spirited young man, he funded his degree doing door-to-door sales. His breadth of knowledge and diversity is apparent in the projects he is engaged in, from strategy to delivery, business process design, business analysis, project management, risk and financial management.
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Marcel Wilson

Marcel welcomes new and challenging environments - his work in Sub-Saharan Africa and Siberian Russia is its own testament. He has extensive experience leading diverse teams through complex problems, with unique perspectives obtained through a career ranging from engine overhauls to large scale change project delivery. Marcel is passionate about change, continuous improvement and delivering practical solutions. Be sure to expect references to Bruce Springsteen song lyrics along the way.
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Mandla Shonhiwa

When he receives a brief, he insists on reading it for the first time whilst doing a handstand. You know, to look at it from a different point of view. Being a gymnast for 8 years wearing the brightest lumo leotard will do that to you! That’s the kind of upside down topsy-turvy kind of unique creativity that Mandla is all about; looking at things from a different perspective. From a background of film direction to motion graphic design he joined TTI as a multimedia designer dipping his fingers in all the elements of design we create.
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Sally Seymore

Sally counts the beans and makes sure the TTI ship sails along smoothly when it comes to all matters financial. As a mother of three, she uses her strong power of persuasion to make sure that all is above board and our money is spent wisely. Sally hates cooking, loves dining out and going to the ballet, symphony orchestra performances or any other arty show.
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MITCHELL POTTS

Undeterred by his demonstrated lack of sporting ability, Mitchell took up distance running. He prefers watching sports from a safe vantage point with a spreadsheet, while crunching data. Mitchell’s love of arcane statistics led to degrees in economics, commerce and an MBA. Career highlights include working in sensitive risk, stakeholder and change management roles with Macquarie Group, Queensland Health and for a range of state and commonwealth government ministers and shadow ministers.
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Karl Holz

At the young age of 12, Karl built his first website to understand the concept of how hyperlinks work. It was at that moment that his quest for knowledge began; from reading programming books to building his first “Hello World” app. His passion isn’t limited to software - being an avid Formula One fan, Karl hopes to one day visit the track. Having worked in multiple industries such as tourism, finance, and advertising, Karl’s vision is all about building web-based applications that change the way audiences experience the internet.
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Dhugal Ford

Not a fennel man, Dhugal digs the beach and never owned the Spice Girls album (for the record). Thanks to the kind people at Hong Kong lost and found, Dhugal was reclaimed by his parents and is today a respected leader in our team. Excited by the most complicated and ambiguous problems of transformation, his clients marvel at his ability to push the boundaries and find a solution every time across the most complex and challenging change programs.
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Carlos Briñez

It’s hard to decipher whether his first love is fitness or food – let’s go with food based on his newborn baby-like routine of needing to eat every 3 hours and his passion for sports nutrition. Professionally pragmatic and persistent, Carlos is a driving force in finding solutions. He needs and loves a challenge and goes from big picture to detail with ease, he’s a great addition to any team.
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Jess Foster

Jess thrives on being thrown into the deep end. Her exceptional height means she can stand on her tip toes and avoid treading water. An analogy for her career, Jess is passionate and driven. Her strategic thinking and stakeholder management skills have supported a highly successful career with a focus in mining. Complex project management, strategic planning and execution are her forte. Ask Jess about her love for her Viola, growing up in the bush, gardening or her 40 thousand piece jigsaw puzzle. You’ll be hard pressed to curb her enthusiasm.
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Larron Hector

In any given situation Larron’s weapon of choice is his asthma pump, as everyday his wife takes his breath away and he literally cannot live without it – or her. In saying that, the three greatest things in his life is the love he has for his wife and child, singing out of tune, and getting to do the work he does every day. Larron’s passion for QA started with a movie called ‘Grandma’s Boy’. The comedic bond shared amongst colleagues, their drive to excel and the creativity involved are a few of the many qualities he found inspirational in pursuing this career.
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Erin Fox

It’s any wonder Erin has a keen interest in organisational transformation and change. Growing up with an Exploration Geologist for a dad she travelled between the bush and the big smoke, attending 9 different schools by the time she was 8! Change, licking rocks and meeting new people was the norm. The rock licking and passion for people has translated into her work with mining companies such as BHP, FMG and South32. Erin considers life to be better with options and is always up for a challenge.
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shannon black

Since his school days, Shannon he has been labelled a “coding ninja” that supposedly implemented the first version of the Matrix. He has never confirmed rumours but he definitely won’t deny them. Away from the computer screen he is diversifying his experiences - enjoying company in restaurants, on a mountain hike or as a couch potato – and knowledge. Shannon has lead complete software re-architectures alongside Unicorn CEO’s/CTO’s and specialises in pragmatic strategic thinking when it comes to optimising development cycles and system solutions.
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Bruce Henwood

Family is everything to Bruce and our fisherman friend is passionate about almost every other sport. A laid-back approach to life has translated in business to immense capability in the development of strong stakeholder relationships and delivery of effective, pragmatic solutions across a range of clients and industries. Passionate about delivering business value and projects that achieve what they were funded to deliver, he’s the business analyst you want on the team.
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Pari Shetty

Pari Shetty is someone who thought he was going to be a dentist, yet ended up with a Technology consulting career. Play some “Electronic Dance Music” and you needn’t to ask him to dance. Warning: in his quest to perfect a barbecue, he loves experimenting with spices. Pari’s belief in Service Culture - setting the right expectations before the start of a relationship and meeting them - are qualities his stakeholders greatly appreciate.
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Cameron Potter

A South African/American/Brit gifted with a foreign accent everywhere he goes, Cameron finds tranquillity in the quiet of nature with a passion for plants and gardening. His dream is to one day start an automated self-sufficient farm. When he is not growing plants he is growing he's knowledge (wink) in various fields including all things related to software engineering, with an interest in exploring the AI world. A wise man once said - "I don't know what to do with my hands"

Stephan van Rensburg

A business manager who is passionate about Information technology and how it can solve business issues. He’s a practical problem solver with a simple recipe, never give up, there is always a way. Exploring new recipes, Stephan shares his love of cooking (and his precious kitchen space) with his two teenage daughters who share his passion for food Stephan once made a brand new IBM computer go up in smoke, but that’s another story….
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Ellie Pietsch

A life saver – literally. Ellie is a volunteer, live-in caretaker at one of Sydney SLSC's most notorious surf beach. With a background in stakeholder engagement and organisational mergers at swimming, netball, AFL and surf lifesaving, the only constant in Ellie’s life is transformational change. She is the very definition of dependable and dedicated and this is evident in whatever cause or change program she is involved in.
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Scott Baker

Growing up on a farm, at age 10 Scott had lofty ambitions to be a clown. And the tractor incident had no impact on his sporting ability, competing at state level swimming and volleyball. Perhaps being run over by the tractor also played a part in the fact he is an experienced rail safety and risk management practitioner with strong change management and stakeholder engagement skills!
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Todd Nimigon

Todd is Canadian, is married to an American, served in the British Army, and now lives in Australia. He is our only employee to have spent most of his professional life dressed like a tree. He assisted in the liberation of Mosul from ISIS, has never owned a TV, loves blues music and has a beautiful collie named Birdie. Todd is a successful change management analyst, a logistics wizard, and an operations and communications pro.
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Brett Creedon

His physics grades ruled out becoming an astronaut, so Brett switched to Plan B: he had a microchip etched with his name and slung into orbit to chase the tails of comets, then tracked the adventure from Earth. Brett also designs and delivers award-winning programs transforming the way organisations and people work. It’s a challenge he’s been fortunate to share with incredibly talented people in organisations such as Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Suncorp, Energex and Queensland Government.
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Sondra Bellert

What do you get when you combine a triathlete, ballet dancer and project manager? Someone who can dance with poise through challenging situations and the endurance to keep moving forward one step at a time even through the painful points – meet Sondra. With experience across high profile work packages for Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Roy Hill and PTA, Sondra finds balance in yoga, meditation, the outdoors and green smoothies.
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Sophia Coombs

Sophia was once stung by a box jellyfish but if that didn’t stop her, you can imagine there’s not much that will. Sophia speaks several languages, teaches swimming, has competed in powerlifting, written a book, spent time in a buddhist monastery in Scotland and once spent two weeks tracing the southern tip of Tasmania with only a topographic map. Sophia has conferred with some of Australia’s most notorious criminals, worked on high profile legal cases, Human Rights and Royal Commissions but, legend has it, none of these are as daunting as the Surf Rescue Boat Drivers Course.
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Christian Marcus

Christian has a passion to plan, prioritise and entertain. He has the tendency to plan every weekend which consists of exploring new places and entertaining his friends and family. (Being a father of three, of course one would say you need to have planning and prioritising skills and be able to entertain!) Christian is a qualified Professional Accountant (SAIPA) with determination and ambition. He has a keen sense of planning and prioritising his daily financial responsibilities.
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MONIQUE THERON

Monique is highly motivated and passionate about anything to do with design. She stays focussed indoors by doing a lot outdoors and loves Pilates as much as mountain hiking. Apart from being a keen traveller, she is as creative in the kitchen as in the studio, but admits that some kitchen experiments sometimes goes wrong - very wrong! Monique has worked in Investment Banking, Real Estate, Mining, Solar Energy, Fashion and Retail industries and exhibits a wide variety of experience and skills.
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Elias Mata

Aside from a desire to play a new, fresh, bearded, boy-version of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz (with a tan and better moves), Elias has great passion for business change. He's an experienced process analyst with a strong background in software development, database admin, technology implementation, project coordination and budget management consistently driving successful outcomes. Elias is not a box-ticker. He's an above and beyond, exceed all expectations kinda guy.
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Chris Bell

Chris has rejoined TTI after a year of travel and working at one of London’s hottest startups and he is keen to bring the lessons learned back to TTI and our exciting projects. With experience in resources, healthcare and tech, Chris is passionate about new ideas and exploring the strategic possibilities that technology makes possible.
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Rob Kennelly

Rob gets the big picture. Perhaps he gets that from his background in economics or more likely his ability to talk to everyone and anyone, over a frothy, the golf, the footy – we could go on. He speaks plainly, he’s not afraid to ask tricky questions, and with his authenticity and humour you’d forgive him the trickiest. Rob’s background is in business analysis, product ownership and continuous improvement.
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Sally Hatter

Could be described as an outdoor girl – motorbiking at the beach, fishing, swimming in the dam, cooking bush BBQ’s, horse riding, surf club member, netball player – who also has a love for art, cooking and libertarian ideas and politics! Sally brings the same level of energy and passion to her role as a product analyst clerk.
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Rachel Whelan

Rachel’s heart is in Florence and if they played the Harry Potter series on repeat during the long haul flight, that would perfect the trip. Her passion for Florence is only matched by her passion for seeing organisations succeed through transformational change. Rachel’s energetic approach and ability to work with stakeholders at all organisational levels proved effective in implementing successful programs for BWS, Endeavour Drinks Group, Rio Tinto, and State Government.
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Kate Barker

Whether it’s being a mum, participating in sporting activities or cooking up a storm in the kitchen Kate’s holistic approach to life is represented in her pragmatic and energetic style of work. If its analytics, information technology or making sure a project runs on track Kate has a passion and broad range of skills to get her hands stuck into anything that comes her way.
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Yhana Duffy

Yhana is a keen hiker, a creative writer and loves curing and preserving food. Occasionally a little competitive, she is ranked in the top 100 for AFL Dream Team in Australia. She loves exploring ambiguous environments and has applied her expertise to organisational readiness projects for automation, data strategy and technology asset optimisation for clients such as Chevron, BHP and Rio Tinto.
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Briege Talmage

Briege is a true animal lover! And the proud owner of two well-travelled small horses - Rhodesian Ridgeback and Irish Wolfhound. These two go pretty much everywhere with her. She knows every pooch friendly beach, café, bar, restaurant and winery in WA (and they know her!) Briege has carved out a successful career in technology and has worked on a number of high profile application and infrastructure programs within mining, construction, banking and government. She is a seasoned Project Manager and has a wealth of experience in controls – she knows how to run a tight ship!
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Anina Pope

Growing up Anina wanted to become a kick-ass Secret Service Agent or an Indiana Jones type Archaeologist. Nowadays she is a bookworm and secret closet nerd who loves knitting! She describes herself as a Jack of all Trades and Master of a Few. Anina has proven to be a research wizard of note, personal relationship building natural and marketing and business strategist.
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Esro Van Huyssteen

Solving complex and challenging business issues creatively is something Esro relishes. Driving optimisation initiatives and technology-driven transformational projects for Tier 1 organisations such as BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and WorleyParsons is what keeps his fire burning. In his spare time Esro is an avid lead-guitarist where he practices his hammer-ons, pull-offs and two-hand tapping techniques. He also enjoys reading and a good round of golf.
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Shane Tyrrell

Whether it is travelling to new far-flung places or cheering his kids from the sidelines, Shane tackles life with relentless energy. With 20 years' experience with businesses across the globe, Shane is happiest working in challenging, fast-paced environments across IT, financial services, mining and consulting sectors. He thrives in diverse teams where he can enable real business and cultural transformation – and have fun along the way.
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Jay Williamson

Renowned for her incredible depth of knowledge in technology stacks, Jay is a master at driving technology driven, business change projects and has a wealth of experience across finance, insurance and resource industries. For Jay, access to music while working is a must, rum is a legitimate food group and the end of the football season is a crime.
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Simon Ponsonby

A keen cyclist, surfer, ironman competitor and back in the day 4th in Australia for backstroke, Simon is also passionate about photography and numbers -both in equal measures. As analyst and consultant at TTI, Simon excels in organisational change readiness and transformational change and has worked extensively with Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and RAC.
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Katie Turton

Katie’s idea of heaven is a cocktail party: it combines food, variety and connecting with people. She enjoys planning ‘off the grid’ camping expeditions as they challenge her to be even more resourceful. Four course meal by campfire? No problem! She can start up a conversation with most; crediting this to her country upbringing, which has also influenced her practical approach to solving organisational problems. Katie’s background has a strong research and communications focus in the not-for-profit and education sectors.
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Martin Klaasee

Not the loudest trumpet at a party but a keen observer of humankind, Martin is a legendary baker of cheesecake and is open and willing to sell his soul for anything containing dark chocolate. From a background in architectural design, Martin is the resident creative at TTI and runs the design and management of all company CI covering collateral, web, social and everything in between.
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Jemma Wilkins

Jemma visited 29 cities in 100 days and has the fridge magnets to prove it. She is the proud owner of Australia’s least obedient miniature schnauzer notorious for chewing and destroying valuable possessions only. Jemma is perpetually seeking new ways to improve business processes through the effective use of HR technology and reporting and she is passionate about true collaboration to drive successful business outcomes.
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It's not a career,
it's a lifestyle

The difference is in our people. We did not come together through traditional methods and we don’t operate in a traditional consultancy framework. We are all masters of our domain, there are no jack of all trades - only subject matter experts. 

Our structure, unique development programme and dating approach to recruitment is what sets us apart. By dating rather than interviewing, we really get to know the person - the real human! We don’t believe a boardroom and an hour's interview is the right way to select the people that we need.

Our talent collective is not just based on having the leading industry experts, they share our values, they spark with energy, they innovate naturally, drive deliberately and have a sense of fun that is infectious. Our people are excellent humans. We operate a structure and range of programmes to reward and enhance this – there is as much opportunity to grow professionally as there is to grow personally at The Terrace Initiative.

We are always looking for people to join us, so please get in touch if you have the drive and desire to be the best you can be.

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