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Discovering the best people for growthcurv programs takes time; it feels great when you know you have the right team.


Providing strategic advice, process facilitation and people development in growth strategy, change management, organisation culture and leadership is specialised work - so we select only the best.  Our people and associates are:

  • recognised as leaders in their field
  • experienced in working with executives and management of global, regional and local companies
  • adaptable and can respond to any organisational situation they may encounter
  • and have worked internationaly and bring knowledge of the world and its cultures

growthcurv adjunct trainers and consultants

Pamela Young
Managing Director
Pamela has advised and supported boards, executives and managers across the globe for over 20 years. She delivers energy, creativity, focus and courage to every client assignment and development program and strives to achieve extraordinary outcomes for growthcurv and its clients. Pamela is a strategist, marketer, change agent, leader, entrepreneur, motivator and visionary.  She is also an accomplished tri-athlete, scuba diver, single engine pilot, adventurer, mother to Jack and master of two adorable Spoodle pups. For the full bio click here
    Rose Trevelyan
Adjunct Faculty, Organisation and Change
Australian Graduate School of Management, Sydney
  At AGSM, Rose runs MBA courses on organisational behaviour, change management and strategic implementation. She works across a broad range of AGSM Executive Programs, working with managers on cultural awareness and transformation, developing innovation, change management, decision making and performance management
    James Carlopio
Associate Professor of Management
Bond University, Queensland
  James was a member of the AGSM, University of NSW, from 1990-2007 and is now Associate Professor of Management at Bond University. James is an academic, facilitator, executive coach, strategist, author, father of two wonderful girls, and in his spare time he plays drums for a local band.

Young Leaders for Diversity guest speakers

      Gordon Cairns
Board Member for Westpac, Origin Energy and The Centre for Independent Studies
  Gordon started his career with Nestle, followed by Cadbury, the Imperial Group, and PepsiCo, where he worked for 10 years in three continents, in Marketing, Operations and Finance. He joined Lion Nathan, initially as the MD of their Australian beer business, and then as CEO for 7 years. During that period, the company was consistently recognised as a best employer, and he was awarded a “True Leaders” award on three separate occasions
   Elizabeth Broderick
Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner for Age Discrimination, Australian Human Rights Commission
  Elizabeth was appointed SDC and Commissioner for Age Discrimination in September 2007. Lawyer and businesswoman, Elizabeth was the 2001/2 Telstra NSW Business Woman of the Year and Australian Corporate Business Woman of the Year. Elizabeth is an advisor on women’s issues to the Australian Chief of the Defence Force, a member of the University of Technology Sydney Advisory Board, the Vic Health Advisory Board and the ANU Centre for Public and International Law
      Nareen Young
CEO Diversity Council Australia, member of the Community Advisory Group for AFL and a board member of The Institute for Cultural Diversity
  Nareen Young was appointed CEO for Diversity Council Australia (DCA) in June 2007 acknowledging her as one of Australia's thought leaders on diversity.  She was the Director of the NSW Working Women’s Centre from 1998 to 2005. In 2003 she was nominated for a Human Rights Award and Medal for her leadership in developing and implementing activities so that the Centre could play a significant role in employment matters in NSW.  Prior to that she was a trade union official and during this time served in female affirmative action positions on the executive of Unions NSW and the Australian Council of Trade Unions.

  Helen Hughes
Advisory Board Member and Head of Indigenous Affairs, The Centre for Independent Studies. Professor Emeritus, the Australian National Uni and Senior Fellow at CIS
  Widely published on a range of topics and regularly interviewed in the media, Professor Hughes has recently focussed on issues of development in the Pacific and Australia's remote Indigenous communities. Her recent work has included numerous Issue Analysis papers and press articles.

Areas of specialism include the Australian economy, economic development and aid, international trade, Indigenous affairs and capital flows.

      Penny de Valk
CEO of The UK Institute of Leadership and Management, London, UK (via satellite)
  "The biggest challenge for managers and leaders is to master the broad range of skills required in the modern workplace as well as maintain the personal and professional resilience to thrive in this new environment. We need to do this if we are going to bring out the best in ourselves, our people and our organisations" Penny de Valk

      Steve Mele
Global Director of HR, Towers Watson, Washington DC, USA (via satellite)
  Steve has nearly 30 years of experience managing corporate HR programs, including his senior HR position at Watson Wyatt at the time of its merger with Towers Perrin. Previously Steve was chief people and technology officer at Mercer HR Consulting. Prior to that, he held senior-level HR positions in the UK and Continental Europe at Prudential International, Standard Chartered Bank, Clearstream (formerly The Cedel Group) and Schlumberger
      Dr James Fitzpatrick
Winner Young Australian of the Year 2001 and Project Manager, The Lililwan Project, Nindilingarri Cultural Health Service
  James currently manages an innovative Indigenous community development initiative in the remote WA Kimberley region’s Fitzroy Valley.  This involves working with the 40 Fitzroy Valley communities to develop and implement an holistic strategy to overcome the devastating effects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, which threaten to destroy a culture that relies on the oral passage of culture and tradition

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      "Pamela has a clear outcome orientation, strong business skills and insights into organisations, and unfailing relationship building skills, making her a formidable and effective change agent and leader"
      Penny de Valk, Managing Director UK
      Ceridian Performance Partners

      "I was impressed by Pamela's detailed attention to the strategic and commercial aspects of the business"
      Evelyn Bourke, Group Finance Director
      Nascent, UK

      "Pamela's great strengths are her energy and enthusiasm. She relates well to people and has great personal charm...with an ability to succeed in any endeavour and market"
      Kathryn Roberts, Partner
      PricewaterhouseCoopers, New Zealand


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