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Mawson Consulting assists businesses in establishing the right organisation structure and roles, so the goals of the business can be achieved.

Shane Hughes

Shane Hughes

Shane is a Principal of Mawson Consulting.  Shane worked for Hamersley Iron, Comalco and Virgin Blue and has consulted to a range of resource and industrial companies in Australia and overseas since 2002.  He has extensive experience in the areas of organisational change, employee relations and workplace culture.

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Sam Brayley

Sam Brayley

Sam is a Principal of Mawson Consulting. She worked for Rio Tinto in the Iron Ore, Aluminium, Diamond, Alumina and Bauxite business Units. She has consulted in the private and public sectors across a range of industries including manufacturing, resources, finance and airlines over the past 8 years. Sam consults in all aspects of organisation development and has particular expertise in the areas of organisation structure/design, capability and talent management and organisation system design/implementation.

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Joe Grimmond

Joe Grimmond

Joe is a Principal of Mawson Consulting. He has been involved with people factors and issues in the mining and minerals processing Industries for over 30 years both within Australia and overseas. Joe held senior employee relations positions at Hamersley Iron, Century Zinc, and Kaiser Aluminum in the USA, and has been a consultant for 10 years.

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Nicola Puharich

Nicola Puharich

Nicola is a Principal of Mawson Consulting. She has a background in resource management law, before taking up a management position at New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Limited. Nicola has consulted since 1998 to a number of sectors including resources, smelting and finance, and has been instrumental in developing successful programmes in safety leadership in various operations.

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Barry Sadler

Barry Sadler

Barry is a Metallurgist who worked for Rio Tinto Aluminium Smelting and Iron Ore Mining businesses for 20 years in Research, Production, Technical Management, and Organisational roles.  Since 2002 he has consulted internationally on technical and business improvement, and how organisational principles can be applied to accelerate progress in these areas. 

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Jeremy Brown

Jeremy Brown

Jeremy Brown is a passionate leader with a specialty in people and organisation strategy development; combined with strong Operations (Mining & Metals), Project Management and Mega Project delivery expertise. He is a proven performer in Tier 1 Multinationals with more than 15 years hands on experience across broad portfolios, business units, geographic locations and commodity groups.  Jeremy has held General Manager roles across Human Capital Planning, Organisational Development, Industrial Relations, Portfolio/Program Management, Project Delivery & Assurance, Operational Readiness and Performance Improvement.  Jeremy has a strategic, risk / value focus and is recognised for his thought leading insights and ability to build effective relationships with his highly developed engagement skills, business acumen, systems thinking and practical approach to delivery.

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Karl Stewart

Karl Stewart

Karl is a mining engineer who has worked in underground and open cut mines, and in the aluminium smelting industry, and was for 4 years an internal consultant for CRA. Karl is one of the co-authors of “Systems Leadership: Creating Positive Organisations”.

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