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Organisational Development Professional
LTP Consulting Services

Dean is an organisational development professional, who holds a number of formal qualifications. He has held various senior positions both in Australia and overseas during his career and has vast experience in the knowledge dissemination and learning space. He has been a senior concept and policy writer in Japan, through to course coordinator and lecturer at Universities. 
He specialises in organisational learning, safety, customer centricity and culture development, who believes that through effective leadership and development - an organisation is better able to manage the internal and external risks to a business.


Abhijit Raha 

Ex-CEO BNP Paribas Bank. Wealth Funds and Investment Portfolio Fund Director

Abhijit Raha has been a career banker with over 30 years of experience in Investment Banking, Equities, Foreign Exchange Trading and Asset Management having worked with globally renowned institutions.
Until recently he was as at BNP Paribas Securities, first as CEO India to start up the business and subsequently CEO Singapore responsible for the ASEAN markets.  Prior to this he co-founded a Long Short Equity Hedge Fund in partnership with Bank Julius Baer. Earlier he spent 10 years at CLSA in various roles including Member of the Exco, CEO Singapore & Malaysia and CEO India, having started the business there. He also serves as an Independent Director on the Boards of a large local charity and a well known Hedge Fund.   
Abhijit’s long association with the region underpins his strong local network and in depth knowledge of the economic and political dynamics of this part of the world. He brings with him a reputation as a well respected professional with a track record of having built and led teams, often from scratch into highly profitable businesses for most of his career. 

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Beatrice Alba

Lecturer, School of Psychology,

Faculty of Health, Deakin University

Dr Beatrice Alba is a lecturer in the School of Psychology at Deakin University. As well as teaching psychology at the undergraduate level, she supervises fourth-year and masters research projects. Her current research focuses on the outcomes associated with experiences of sexism in workplaces and personal relationships. Prior to working at Deakin, she was a research fellow at La Trobe University, where she researched the health and well-being of older LGBTI Australians. She has published in international peer-reviewed journals, and has written for the general public in The Conversation, SBS Voices, and The Guardian.


Sion Jones 

Principal, Consultant & Managing Director,


Sion works with companies to find out what they want sales people to represent in their organisations. He get people to believe in the pulse, passion and culture and delivers results.
He has worked in many fields, but a great deal of his time has been spent in the Automotive Vehicle and finance industries. Clients have included Ford Motor Company, London Transport, Toyota, Games Workshop, FIAT/Alfa Romeo. He has travelled the world delivering unique innovations, passion and enthusiasm 
Sion’s approach is to go to the root cause of the differentiating issues and better understand why. He works across many industries and helps them deliver better ways to communicate, engage and achieve real positive outcomes for clients more consistently. This results in better customer experience and better company sales - especially brand loyalty.
His findings are simple, less talking more listening. Engage rather than tell the sales teams how to better interact with consumers using simple exercises, developing real understanding of how customers want to interact and be engaged in today’s linked in society. Understand the customer rather than practice exercises to convince them, travel their journey rather than the one you want them to travel. Results have been overwhelming for many of his clients.



Principal Architect

TIBCO Software Inc.

An IT professional consultant with over 30 years’ experience, Henry Mendes is currently the Principal Architect with TIBCO Software Inc. 
His core skills are in in software design with a broad experience in various software technology areas - integration architecture, security design, cloud platforms and data analytics. 
His extensive solution design experience includes Telecommunications, Financial Institutional, Insurance, Retail, Transport, Energy, Health and Logistic companies, as well as in leadership roles that include IT strategy development and team mentoring.  His vast experience involves conducting numerous courses on Enterprise System Architecture (ESA) and Solution Design Practices.


Melo Calarco

Mindfullness facilitator and performance

As a certified mindfulness facilitator and performance coach, Melo has the unique ability to bring the best out of the people, and the companies, he works with. He has studied and taught mindfulness and meditation for well over 25 years and his results-based work is grounded in neuroscience, mindfulness, human behaviour and other unique tools to help his clients find self-awareness, clarity, focus and ultimately success.


Melo learned to manage highly challenging and stressful situations, build mental endurance and rise above adversity from his life lessons on the road where he cycled, trekked and travelled over 30,000km’s around the planet on his mountain bike. He traversed Africa, Asia, India, Nepal, Europe and North America, along the way he had to overcome many obstacles and demanding encounters, including near-death experiences. While travelling he has also immersed himself in the meditative and spiritual practices from the remote corners of the globe.


He now shares that deep experience working with many global Fortune 500 companies, corporate CEO’s, managers and directors, as well as sporting professionals, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and individuals that want to be the absolute best at their craft.


His work has been described as ‘truly transformational’!


Felicity Jordan

Safety and Wellbeing Advisor

Felicity is a Safety and Wellbeing expert who brings with her a background of working as a Registered Nurse working in Australia’s busiest Emergency and Trauma Department. This experience lead her to studying Occupational Health and Safety, an area she has since worked for over 15 years. 

Felicity spent a number of years working in OHS for Victoria Police and more recently within Local Government. Felicity is a highly passionate and strategic OHS  professional. Felicity enjoys training and educating employees about the importance of OHS and coming to work fit and healthy and going home the same way.


Beth Scott

Principal Outcome Specialist

Quality Service Improvement

With over twenty years experience in the Health and Community Aged Care sector, Beth Scott is committed to the delivery of high quality care, and she supports businesses to develop staff and high performing cultures in her collaboration with The Big Canvas.  

Beth shares her core strategic and operational strengths with services through her delivery of training, coaching and evaluation. Her expertise encompasses government, non profit and profit organisations. 

As Principal Outcome Specialist at Quality Service Improvement, Beth delivers performance development and support, coaching, and a range of targeted people+solutions in the areas of workplace culture, accountability and improvement. Her skills and passions are focussed on Engagement, People Performance and Evaluation - 
‘…getting these right gets you better outcomes’.

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