Tristan is highly experienced in the delivery of professional services to businesses, through consultancy or end to end business process outsourcing. He has worked with small startups of only a few people up to global organisations such as Samsung, Accenture and NXP Semiconductors. Tristan is highly involved in the startup ecosystem both in Australia and across Europe, organising local and international events like Startup Weekend and Startup Olé, coordinating pre-acceleration programs, coordinating the Startup Europe University Network and Accelerator Assembly community, and presenting at international startup events.
Prior to his European experience, Tristan studied Psychology at ANU and Education at University of Canberra. As a result, he has a great understanding of the issues facing young people as they leave education and seek to develop their careers, and also what engages, inspires and supports them in that journey. He also understands commercial realities and what businesses need. He is as comfortable working with senior executives of large organisations as he is with new graduates and his skills in identifying needs and solving problems are well developed. He is particularly adept at putting people in touch with one another, and organising events and activities that are well managed, engaging and achieve results.
Peta is currently CEO at WDScott, Australia’s longest established, boutique consulting firm; helping clients achieve operational excellence for over 75 years.
With over 20 years of experience as a management consultant across government and the finance industry, Peta has a broad area of practice, with a focus on strategy, business transformation and program design and delivery. She enjoys both designing outcomes and seeing an initiative through to delivery. Her project list includes some of the most significant transformational changes in government. She has worked across a number of sectors including technology procurement, health, international aid, the environment, and operational improvement for some 30 government agencies.
Prior to WDScott, Peta was a consulting director with Oakton and was responsible for large scale implementations of government mandated programmes. Her work included creating the blueprint for Aged Care reform through to transformation of a state community sector and redesign of service delivery for two lead agencies. As a consultant with her own firm, she initiated two COAG reforms demanding extensive stakeholder consultation to deliver outcomes of a scale and impact never previously considered. Her work has been recognised as best practice by her clients, auditors and even achievement of ACT Export of the Year when she was General Manager of a software products company.
As a change practitioner and working with the local ACT Chapter of the Change Management Institute, Peta is passionate about improving how government, society and business drive change to achieve strong social outcomes, and using technology to achieve a sustainable, liveable future.
With over 30 years’ experience in Defence, government, education and the community sector, Joyce brings a wealth of experience to Founded. Joyce has particular expertise in assisting organisations to clarify strategic direction and turn ideas into practical programs of work and activities that achieve results. Her role with Founded is to ensure it delivers on its goals and objectives and operates under sound governance and business principles.
Over the last 12 years Joyce has been a Senior Manager and Associate Director with KPMG, a lead consultant for organisational change management with SMS Management and Technology, an Associate Partner with a boutique consulting company and run her own business. As part of these roles she has provided advice and managed projects for a range of government departments, particularly around business planning, organisational change management and knowledge management.
Joyce has also undertaken a range of roles with not-for-profit organisations, including being a Board member and President of the YWCAs of Canberra and Australia, which are a major provider of community services and a leading women’s advocacy organisation respectively. She was previously an educator and consultant in the Victorian Education Department, where she had a particular interest in the education of women and girls and other disadvantaged groups.