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

Mr David Heap
David is a leading organisational and coaching psychologist with over thirty years of professional experience. He helps people to create better lives and careers for themselves. His long held motivation has been to help people and to do good. His clients develop insights into their key strengths and passions and then align these to improve their leadership and executive performance whilst leading a happier, more successful and fulfilling life.

In one client’s words “he meets you where you are, then takes you where you need to go”.

He also consults to organisations on leadership, change, teams and resilience.

Chair-Elect

Mr Hayden Fricke
Hayden Fricke is the founder and Managing Director for Steople, a global consulting business operating across Australia, New Zealand and USA. Steople focusses on driving long-term positive behaviour change for individuals, teams and organisations and delivers a very broad range of services across the Organisational Development area. On the COP committee my role is focussed specifically on running a project to Enhance the Reputation of Organisational Psychologists across Australia. I’m extremely passionate about this project and understand it will take at least a 3-year focus and beyond to achieve successes. Beyond running Steople, I am an avid sportsperson, regularly running, swimming, bike riding, working out, surfing and playing tennis. I’m a very proud father of 3 incredible children who are in their late teenage years.

Chair-Elect

Position vacant

Secretary

Ms Georgena Watt

Acting Treasurer

Ms Georgena Watt

Bridging Research and Practice Lead

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.

Policy and Consultation Lead

Dr Matthew Henricks
Phone: 0280613918
As the CEO and Founder of Henricks Consulting, the Helping Hands Program and Water Works Program, Matt's passion is helping companies change the way that employees engage with their work. Matt is an expert in the field of Organisational Change and has run successful consultancy business since 2006. He is a registered and endorsed Organisational Psychologist and author of the book "The Inspired Workplace: Organisational wisdom from the most unlikely of sources." His PhD investigated employee attitudes toward change, the malleability of those attitudes, and their relationship with transformational leadership. Matt is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales, where he is working on two research projects investigating Adaptive Performance and Employee Attitudes Toward Change.

For further information see Matt’s Linkedin Profile here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-matthew-henricks-aa967a2/

Member Engagement Lead

Mr Philip Slade

Committee Member

Mr Matt Saxinger
Provisional Psychologist currently studying the Master of Organisational Psychology at Macquarie University.

I am also a sessional tutor for the Department of Psychology, and Mathematics and Statistics at Macquarie.

Keen interest in leadership, teams, culture and big data

CPD Co ordinator

Mr Peter Kellaway

Early Career Representative

Miss Katherine Hobday

Committee Member

Ms Vicki Kavadas

Chair
ACT

Mr Warwick Graco
I previously worked in Defence, Health and Revenue Collection. I am semi-retired and spend my time working with others in an analytics shed to explore ideas and to develop innovative products and services to assist with analysis and decision making. One of the shed’s current focal areas is deception and the detection of insider threats in organizations. My interests include analytics, use of digital assessments to measure human capabilities, organizational learning, organizational decision making, and innovation and disruptive change. My specialist skill is digital profiling -i.e. using a combination of machine learning and human judgment to profile people of interest such as fraudsters, security threats, dangerous drivers, captains of industry and political leaders.

Chair
NSW

Mr Warwick Graco
I previously worked in Defence, Health and Revenue Collection. I am semi-retired and spend my time working with others in an analytics shed to explore ideas and to develop innovative products and services to assist with analysis and decision making. One of the shed’s current focal areas is deception and the detection of insider threats in organizations. My interests include analytics, use of digital assessments to measure human capabilities, organizational learning, organizational decision making, and innovation and disruptive change. My specialist skill is digital profiling -i.e. using a combination of machine learning and human judgment to profile people of interest such as fraudsters, security threats, dangerous drivers, captains of industry and political leaders.

Chair
QLD

Mrs Emily Douglass
Emily currently runs her own consultancy business, GRIT Consultancy and is focused on building resilience in leaders, teams and individuals. She enjoys a mix of coaching and facilitation within the business.
Prior to becoming an Organisational Psychologist Emily had a career as a logistics officer in the Australian Army. It was here that she developed a strong sense of what it takes to lead people through difficult situations, something she now applies in her current work.
Emily is grateful to have the opportunity to support the organisational psychology community through her work on the committee.

Chair
SA

Ms Angela Haydon
Angela is currently Organisational Development Manager at Advanced Plastic Recycling - an organisation that manufactures products from recycled plastic and wood. She currently has a focus on strategy development and organisational growth. Prior to this, Angela worked as a Consultant for a number of years and has experience in a broad range of industries.

Chair
VIC

Ms Rita Newman

Chair
WA

Ms Pauline Willis
Phone: 0477794699
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. From 2017 to 2020, I served as a Judge for the Workplace Excellence Awards in the areas of workplace wellbeing & performance, emerging directions, coaching & leadership.

Chair
WA

Position vacant