APS College of Organisational Psychologists

Committee Information

The following members of the National College Committee have been elected by the members of the College of Organisational psychologists. Please feel free to contact the College Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this College.


Ms Heather Ikin
Phone: 0407 714 187
Heather is a Registered Organisational Psychologist with over a decade of experience in consulting, organisational development, culture change, leadership, and health, safety and wellbeing. Heather currently works as People Engagement and Performance Manager for Relationships Australia Queensland. She is responsible for advising on and implementing strategies to enhance employee engagement, performance and wellbeing, building leadership capacity to effectively manage, develop and retain the workforce.

Heather has made a significant contribution to the College, having been a part of the COP Queensland Committee from February 2009 to October 2017, and holding roles including PD Coordinator, Secretary and State Chair. On joining the national committee, she started out as Qld representative, prior to taking on the roles of Member Engagement Officer and Deputy Chair at the national level. Heather is proud to serve as National Chair until July 2021.


Mr David Heap


Position vacant


Position vacant

CPD Coordinator

Position vacant

Office Bearer

Mr Peter Kellaway

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Ms Kellie Rigg

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Dr David Stevens

Office Bearer

Position vacant


Mr Warwick Graco
I have worked in Defence and Health. I currently employed in the ATO as a data miner. I am focused on the Whole of Government Data Analytics Centre of Excellence and how government departments and agencies use data and analytics to achieve government objectives. I am also working on workforce planning and learning and development requirements with analytics professionals. My interests include analytics, use of digital assessments to measure human capabilities, organizational learning, organizational decision making and innovation and disruptive change


Ms Lily Tran
Lily is a Registered Organisational Psychologist and a Board-approved Registrar Supervisor. She has worked across both the private and public sectors occupying a variety of internal and external roles which specialise in leadership development, corporate mental health, and career transition. Currently, she is specialising in Talent Acquisition at the Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment focusing on embedding diversity and inclusion practices throughout the career cycle.


Mr Matthew Neale
Matthew is a registered and endorsed Organisational Psychologist with many years of experience in private, public and academic organisations. He holds a Masters degree in Organisational Psychology from the University of Queensland and a PhD in Management from the Queensland University of Technology. His current interests include employee recruitment and selection, work attitudes, employee development and applied methods.


Ms Hayley Lokan
Phone: 0413316367
Hayley is an Organisational Psychologist and Director of Lokan Consulting. She works with a diverse range of clients to deliver services including psychometric testing, leadership development and coaching, organisational and business process reviews, change management strategies, training programs and employee surveys. Hayley applies the principles of psychology into the workplace to enhance the performance and potential of individuals, teams and organisations as a whole.


Mrs Tessa Dehring
Phone: 0419948301
Tessa is an organisational psychologist and Director at Nous Group, Australia's largest privately owned consulting firm. She works within Nous’ Organisational Performance and Leadership practice and leads Nous' Leader assessment and talent management offers. She works with senior leaders and their teams on key organisational issues primarily focused on supporting enhanced organisational performance and leadership.


Ms Pauline Willis
Phone: 08 9467 2218
As a provider of integrative, systemic solutions for individuals, teams and organisations, my professional practice focuses on high impact individual and team coaching and development solutions to board level in Australasia & internationally. Consultancy for strategic design & implementation of corporate coaching and mentoring programmes from c-suite to shop floor is a specific area of expertise. In 2017, I will be judging the leadership & coaching category of the Workplace Excellence Awards.