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.

Chair

Dr Timothy Bednall
Dr Timothy Colin Bednall is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management and Marketing at Swinburne University. He previously worked at the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales. He has also worked in industry for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and Chandler Macleod. Dr Bednall is the National Chair of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists. His broad research area is employee learning and innovation, and charitable behaviour.

Deputy Chair

Ms Heather Ikin
Heather is a Registered Organisational Psychologist with over eight years of experience in consulting, organisational development, culture change, leadership, and health, safety and wellbeing. Heather currently works for the Office of Industrial Relations in Queensland, specialising in the facilitation and practical application of research to improve organisational performance and effectiveness in the regulation of health and safety legislation. Her primary areas of interest include psychosocial hazard management and the prevention and management of workplace bullying.

Heather has made a significant contribution to the College, having been a part of the COP Queensland Committee since February 2009, and has previously held the roles of PD Coordinator and Secretary.

Secretary

Mrs Martha Knox-Haly

Treasurer

Ms Karen Whittingham
Dr Karen Whittingham provides bespoke OD, L and D and strategic planning advice to ASX listed companies and public sector organisations. She is well versed in a variety of interventions including executive coaching, training and facilitation and assessment. She is currently the Treasurer of the College of Organisational Psychology.

Membership Engagement

Ms Heather Ikin
Phone: 0407 714 187
Heather is a Registered Organisational Psychologist with over eight years of experience in consulting, organisational development, culture change, leadership, and health, safety and wellbeing. Heather currently works for the Office of Industrial Relations in Queensland, specialising in the facilitation and practical application of research to improve organisational performance and effectiveness in the regulation of health and safety legislation. Her primary areas of interest include psychosocial hazard management and the prevention and management of workplace bullying.

Heather has made a significant contribution to the College, having been a part of the COP Queensland Committee since February 2009, and has previously held the roles of PD Coordinator and Secretary.

Marketing and Communications

Miss Diya Dey
Diya is an experienced senior consultant and registered organisational psychologist with a passion for helping individuals, teams and organisations work at their best. She works with a wide range of clients, in both the public and private sector, who span across several industry sectors including financial services, emergency services, corrections, education and human services.

Diya's been involved with the College for over 6 years now in various capacities and is excited about having the opportunity to work on the Communications portfolio for the College.

She would welcome any ideas or suggestions from other members looks forward to working with the Committee over the next few years.

Industry and Stakeholder Engagement

Miss Courtney Wurth
Phone: 0425 739 655
Courtney is a Registered Organisational Psychologist with over five years of experience in coaching, psychological assessment, conflict resolution, mediation and facilitation, and return to work planning. Courtney currently works for Counselling Appraisal Consultants, demonstrating a strong professional focus on organisational psychology, with significant engagement within planning and facilitation of training programs for corporate and blue collar workforces, showcasing stress management techniques, peer support, and performance improvement. Her primary areas of interest include the prevention and management of workplace bullying and work-related stress.

Courtney has made a significant contribution to the College, having been a part of the Victorian COP Committee since 2014, and has previously held the roles of Secretary, Treasurer and State Chair.

Supervision Coordinator

Mr Elliot Wood

Chair
ACT

Mr Warwick Graco
Phone: 02 62162646
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

Chair
NSW

Dr Ben Searle

Chair
QLD

Mr Matthew Neale
Matthew is a registered and endorsed Organisational Psychologist with 14 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.

Chair
SA

Mr Mark Douglas
Phone: 0418846343
Mark (first name Donald) is Director of Ethos Consulting providing strategic and leadership development services to universities, the private sector, Government agencies and the not-for-profit sector

Chair
VIC

Dr Renee Tunney

Chair
WA

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.