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Who we are

Lighthouse is a Leadership Strategy and Training specialist firm that empowers leaders to navigate strategic and cultural change and deliver exceptional results. Our core focus is developing leadership strength at all organisational levels for our clients. We have been in operation since 2003 and have offices in Sydney and Melbourne. We are a team of leadership and management specialists. We utilise world leading IP from Europe and the US to ensure that our customised programs are best practice solutions for our clients.

Managing Director

Managing Director

Peter Nankervis

[email protected] | +61 419 823 969

Peter is the Managing Director, Knowledge of Lighthouse. Prior to this he was the National Consulting and Training Manager for a major National Human Resources Consultancy and before that successfully held State Management positions in NSW and WA. Peter has also had international experience throughout Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East as Regional Manager for a Worldwide Manufacturer and Supplier of Hotel Consumables.

Peter has an undergraduate degree in Economics (Major in Economics and Business Law) and a Masters in Human Resources and Executive Coaching through Sydney University. Peter was one of the first academically qualified people in Executive Coaching in the world and received the Sydney University Beta Gamma Sigma award for academic excellence.

Peter is most often described by customers as having a very good understanding of their business, flexible to adapt to their needs as a facilitator and a natural dynamic presenter of training material. He is a very good listener with an ability to develop practical and simple solutions to complex problems. He uses his strength in communication to help his clients engage their key stakeholders. Peter’s core purpose is to Create Inspirational Results with People.

Mark Emerson

Mark Emerson

Managing Director

[email protected] | +61 419 869 675

Mark is the Managing Director- Consulting with Lighthouse. He is responsible for the operation of the Lighthouse business as well as being the lead Relationship Manager with a range of key Lighthouse customers. Mark is a highly experienced senior executive with an impressive record of leading service businesses from start up to consolidation and maturity.

After building a solid foundation of experience with two of Australia’s largest corporates, Mark set up a human capital business in partnership and led it from day one to successfully completing the sale of the business to an International firm sixteen years later. In addition to building his own business which merged with Lighthouse in 2010, Mark has served as Chairman or board member with a number of professional services and not for profit enterprises.

Mark has particular capability in leading high performance teams, developing strategy and turning it into profitable outcomes and applying rigour and discipline to lead team decision-making.  Mark is ideally suited to working with business leaders or management teams to drive higher performance across their business. Whether it be analysing the business and developing strategy, coaching the partners on their management and leadership roles or contributing at board level, Mark makes a significant contribution to his clients businesses.

Eric Miller

Eric Miller

Sr. Partner and Leadership Team Navigation Expert

[email protected] | +61 439 659 593

Eric is a Sr. Partner with Lighthouse and the “go to” person for our Leadership Team Navigation practice.

Prior to this he enjoyed a long career with Accenture helping clients plan, execute, and operate their most important business and people-related transformations.  Eric combines 20 years of Management Consulting with fresh insights from a Master’s Degree to help clients discover, deploy and develop their talent to achieve measurable business outcomes.

Eric has an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M and a Masters in Executive Coaching through Sydney University. Eric has been an ICF Accredited Coach for 11 years and is deeply passionate about helping individuals, teams and organisations meet their goals.

Eric works closely with his clients to co-develop solutions that will enable sustained improvements in performance.  He enjoys building relationships that help him tailor solutions to exactly meet business needs.  Eric enjoys all forms of teaching and facilitation and brings personal and business examples to help embed learning

Tim Chilvers

Tim Chilvers

Facilitator & Program Manager

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A leader who believes that sustainable performance comes from a strong culture aligned with a purpose-led strategy. Tim has led a diverse range of businesses spanning small and complex teams in global organisations to large divisions of commercial banks with more than 500 people and $500m in revenue.

Tim also has many years of experience working with customers of all sizes finding solutions to their largest challenges. He sees his future working with people and organisations determined to realise their potential – those prepared to act decisively and with the conviction required to bring that potential to life.

Brian Renwick

Brian Renwick

Facilitator & Program Manager

[email protected] | +61 421 618 487

Brian is an experienced senior business manager with highly developed commercial acumen and a unique combination of commercial skills combined with a strong finance background. His passion for lifelong learning is central to his own personal development from a highly competent finance professional into a strong and broadly experienced commercial operative now delivering value added Consultancy Services across a range of activities in the Healthcare and Life Sciences sector.

A strong record of career accomplishments reflects a comprehensive depth and breadth of operational and commercial expertise developed in leading organisations such as CSL Limited, Symbion Healthcare, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sara Lee Corporation and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In addition Brian has senior management public company experience with Ascent Pharmaceuticals Limited and Advance Healthcare Group Limited.

Rod Power

Rod Power

Facilitator & Program Manager

[email protected] | +61 432 523 224

Rod is a consultant trainer and coach with Lighthouse. Prior to this he was the European Managing Director of a media sales consultancy generating approximately $150m in annual sales for his clients, and has an extensive background in business management, leadership, and executive development. Rod’s passion is the creation of high-performing teams and cultures through effective leadership. He has been a key-note speaker, executive coach and consultant throughout Australasia, Europe and North America.

Because of his outstanding communication skills, Rod is often described as an inspiring leader. Whether it is as a training facilitator, executive coach or keynote speaker, he knows how to work with and bring the best out of people. A hallmark of his customer satisfaction is the number of times he is invited back. He has working relationships with some clients stretching for over ten years.

Andrew Gemmell

Andrew Gemmell

Career and Talent Development Specialist

[email protected] | +61 414 011 726

Andrew is a Career and Talent Development Specialist with Lighthouse, focusing on talent development, team development and career & business transition.

Andrew is a seasoned professional recruiter who founded Gemmell Ovenden Walsh (GOW) successfully in operation for 19+ years. Andrew played a significant role in taking GOW from start up to one of the prominent banking and finance recruitment firms in Australia.

Holding diverse roles during this period including establishing and growing successful operations in Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore – managing all aspects of set up, internal systems, technology, compliance, commercial arrangements, innovation, client relationships, business development and people management processes developing a foundation for sustainable best practice and business growth.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Accountancy and is currently undertaking accreditations in coaching.  He combines 23 years in recruitment and 19 as a business owner and investor, with coaching and facilitation to help people set the direction and realise their potential within organisations.

Stuart Findlay

Stuart Findlay

Facilitator & Program Manager

Stuart has enjoyed a dynamic and successful career in the accounting profession, financial services industry and management consulting field as a leader, practitioner, facilitator and coach. He has held senior leadership positions in Westpac and BT Financial Group, run small and large functional areas with great success and led the cultural transformation of sales teams on several occasions during his 30 year career. In recent years, Stuart has developed a passion for the development and implementation of practical, relevant and commercially effective professional development programs. Combined with his astute business acumen, energized facilitation approach and executive coaching skills, these programs have generated enormous cultural and commercial benefits for his employers and consulting clients.

Having worked across the small business, mid sized corporate, government and institutional sectors, Stuart brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in how organizations succeed and fail. He is particularly passionate about the importance of developing better leaders at all levels as well as improving the self-awareness, knowledge and skills of the entire workforce as a pathway to greater engagement and fulfillment. Stuart believes that by knowing thyself and the broader purpose and functions of your employer and customers, one is in a stronger position to achieve mastery, be self directed and to answer the critical questions that drive motivation and performance.

For Lighthouse, Stuart is a specialist consultant for the Building Business Acumen program.

In his spare time, Stuart volunteers his time as a mentor to three younger professionals, is a passionate sports fan and drives his two children around Sydney to attend a vast range of sporting and social events.

Michelle Redfern

Michelle Redfern

Facilitator & Program Manager

Michelle leads the Advancing Women in Leadership portfolio for Lighthouse.Michelle is determined to contribute to achieving global gender equality in her life time, with particular emphasis on the sporting sector. She is an advisor to boards and leaders, a speaker and MC at conferences, leadership forums and diversity events. She also facilitates female leadership programs and mentoring groups.

Michelle has held executive leadership roles for blue chip global companies such as NAB, Telstra, Serco and Aegis. Michelle is well known for her passionate leadership on creating high performance, inclusive workplaces, is a collaborative and engaging leader, as well as being an operating model performance turnaround specialist.

Michelle is an experienced non-Exec director who holds board roles with Williamstown VFL Football Club and Good Shepherd Microfinance. She has previously held board positions with the Gippsland League, the AFL’s largest Victorian regional league, Swinburne University’s Business Without Borders social enterprise & the Highvale Netball Association Inc. She is a panel judge for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards and for the Telstra Business Awards.

Michelle is a Graduate of the AICD, holds an Executive MBA (Distinction) from RMIT and is an IECL qualified organisational coach.

Margie Ireland

Margie Ireland

Partner | Leadership Coach | Psychologist

[email protected] | +61 418 734 425

Margie has been coaching and consulting to organisations for 15 years. Margie is creating a new path for individuals, leaders and organisations to connect and engage with their people in a more effective, unique and meaningful way. Margie’s approach to providing support offers a commercial and psychological lens to your people and teams. Her coaching methodology is evidence-based using business and psychological principles, from her personal experiences in career transition and transformation lessons learned overcoming obstacles in her own business ventures.

Margie’s qualifications include Bachelor of Behavioural Science Psychology – QUT Bachelor of Behavioural Science-Honours (2015), Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS), Member of Organisational College of Psychology (COP).

Elayne Verner

Elayne Verner

Senior Consultant

Elayne is a Business Acumen and Advancing Women in Leadership Specialist with Lighthouse

Elayne has extensive senior-level, global experience, across a broad range of companies in healthcare, FMCG, retail and hospitality. This diversity gives Elayne deep appreciation of organisational challenges and opportunities, enabling her to understand and partner closely to deliver high-impact people solutions in leadership development, executive & team coaching, learning & development strategy, high-performance, change leader & innovation capability development. She is also passionate about career planning and maximizing potential of young talent and women in leadership.

Prior to consulting, Elayne was most recently Johnson & Johnson Global Head of Learning Strategy Emerging Markets and APAC Learning & Development Director, where she established strong reputation for accelerating development of people and talent, in multiple businesses and cross-cultures.  In addition to a number of executive leadership & learning development roles, Elayne has also been responsible for managing the strategic commercial business direction of 5-star hotel and strata organisations.

With a Masters of Management and substantial general management experience, coupled with wide ranging organisational development accreditations, Elayne brings both high-level strategic approaches and pragmatic, business-minded coaching and consulting.

Elayne is passionate about helping people and organisations grow and navigate changes, to reach maximum performance, now and for the future.

Carolyn Thomas

Carolyn Thomas

Marketing Communications Manager

[email protected] | +61 400 784 643

Carolyn’s human resource experience spans the last 15 years, working in recruitment and consulting. Prior to joining Lighthouse, Carolyn worked with Talent2 and was involved in the implementation and roll out of the Telstra Careers Centre, working particularly with Telstra Business and Telstra Enterprise and Government. Prior to this, Carolyn worked for a major recruitment agency in London, recruiting into first tier financial institutions such as Deutsche Bank, UBS, Barclays and Merrill Lynch.

Carolyn has previously worked on several multi-faceted organisational development projects specialising in progress tracking, communication and stakeholder management.

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