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Our People

CPM comprises a group or network of 16 senior consultants, most of whom have their own independent consulting businesses and yet who work under the CPM umbrella. All have either previously worked as senior public servants or, prior to joining CPM, consulted extensively to the public sector.

Kerry Juknaitis

Kerry Juknaitis' background in social psychology has shaped her interest in leadership and management, performance and influencing skills. Kerry has over 20 years’ experience as a consultant and has worked across all portfolio agencies in the APS. more...

Rod Morrison

Rod Morrison's key areas of focus are leadership, negotiation, performance, project management and business planning. Rod has consulted to numerous public sector agencies and private sector companies (domestically and internationally) over the past 15 years. more...

Dianne van Meegen

Dianne van Meegen is a highly experienced and skilled facilitator and coach in areas such as leadership, learning, organisational and personal development and stakeholder engagement. She has over 20 years’ experience working with the public and private sectors.more...

Kate Neser

Kate Neser specialises in executive level professional capability development with expertise in executive coaching, interpersonal communication and leadership and management development. Prior to joining CPM Kate was a senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in the public sector. more...

Nick Thomson

Dr Nick Thomson has been providing management training and consultancy services in the areas of strategic management and team leadership to a wide range of public sector organisations since 1990. Areas of specialisation include performance management and strategic development. more...

John Castellari

John Castellari specialises in the development and delivery of communication-based programs and facilitates business and strategic planning. John has worked as a consultant, facilitator and trainer since 1987, across a wide range of public sector departments and agencies. more...

Rob Brennan

Rob Brennan has over 25 years’ experience as an Executive Coach, Group Facilitator and Mediator. His professional interest is in generating productive working relationships; and identifying and managing people with difficult behaviours.

Christian

Christian Pitsopoulos has worked globally as a leadership development specialist and coach for over 16 years. He has worked extensively in the private and public sectors at executive and senior executive levels.

Renee Mack

Renee Mack is a Senior Consultant with CPM and has worked to build APS management and leadership capability over the past ten years.

Marg O'Malley

Marg O'Malley specialises in creating high performance teams and positive workplace cultures. Margaret’s career spans people management, policy development, change management, stakeholder engagement, education and training. more...

Barry Poppleton

Barry Poppleton specialises in leadership development with a strong interest in executive coaching, mediation and individual performance. He has over 15 years’ consulting experience and was formerly an SES officer in the South African public service. more...

Vanessa Fanning

Vanessa Fanning specialises in coaching executive level staff across the APS. Vanessa was previously CEO of Health Services Australia, a Government Business Enterprise (GBE). Prior to that she was an SES officer in the APS and also held senior private sector positions. more...