Our People

At CIS we pride ourselves on the quality of our team, which brings a unique diversity of corporate experience and technical skills to ensure high-quality, customised solutions are delivered to our clients on each and every project.

Profiled below are the firm’s key client engagement personnel, who have been attracted to CIS due to our practical approach to consulting and the opportunities to deliver tangible results to clients.

Greg Spinks

Managing Director

Greg has nearly 20 years of management consulting experience. He has consulted in the United States for nearly 3 years to predominantly Fortune 500 companies reporting directly to the Presidents of each client. He has worked for KPMG’s Advisory arm and since 1996 has been the Founding Director of CIS.

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Bernadette Spinks

Director

Bernadette is a specialist management consultant who has assisted private and public organisations in various capacities for over 15 years. Projects have included State and Federal grant applications, organisational reviews, implementation and change management, and business plans.

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Mike Pepperell

Managing Consultant

Mike Pepperell has almost two decades of management consulting experience. He commenced his consulting career at KPMG where, as a Partner, he led the national Business Transformation and Change practice for almost ten years. This role has given him considerable breadth of consulting experience which includes leading large scale restructuring projects and hands on implementation of organisational change.

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Dr Janine Pickering

Senior Consultant

Janine’s work focuses on organisational redesign and the implementation of strategic initiatives. An experienced HR practitioner, she has led or contributed to a wide range of CIS projects including over 30 organisational reviews. She has expertise in change management, governance, stakeholder engagement, workshop facilitation, management coaching and career counselling.

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Jennifer Lieu

Senior Consultant

Jennifer has strong financial and commercial analytical ability and experience across a broad range of disciplines. She has a diverse professional background including management consulting, accounting and corporate finance to the public and private sectors.

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Dr Carthur Wan

Consultant

Carthur brings a distinct mix of skills combining a background in medical research, not-for-profit leadership roles and broad commercialisation skills. He has a passion for bringing industry and academia together to both improve students' connectedness with industry and to support industry-focused research projects.

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Hannah Hammerschlag

Consultant

Hannah is our key resource for commercialisation projects in the food and agriculture sector. She has held senior positions in the food sector including being the co-founder of In a Pickle and Head of Business Development for Yume Food.

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Russell Shields

Consultant

Russell is an experienced national project manager in the community and social enterprise sector. He has expertise in stakeholder relationship management, internal and external communications, program evaluations, impact modelling and operations management in the not for profit, corporate and higher education sectors.

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