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Our Global Management Consultancy Team


Executive Chairman

Ralph Kerle, Sydney, Australia

Named as one of IBM's 100 Global Creative Leaders, Ralph Kerle, Executive Chairman, the Creative Leadership Forum, is an internationally respected thought leader on creative leadership and management innovation.

His official appointments include Council Member of the Creativity Association of Asia, a Chinese Government initiative; member of the Australian Federal Government’s Roundtable Review Panel on the OECD Innovation Strategy; a Leader in the US Creative Problem Solving Institute and a Fellow of the US-based think tank, the Center for Cultural Studies & Analysis and is a former Board Member and a member of the International Committee of the US Creative Education Foundation.

His academic appointments have included faculty adjunct at the Banff Centre, Banff, Canada as an Innovation Coach in their Leadership Development Programme and an International Thought Leader in their Leadership Learning Lab and a member of the Advisory Board of Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management and Technology, Utter Pradesh, India and Programme Director, the AGSM Executive Education Programme, University of NSW, Sydney Australia.

His 30 year commercial experience in creativity and innovation includes founding in 1992, Eventures Australia Pty. Ltd., a company he built into one of Australia's leading experience design companies working as Creative Director with such Fortune 500 companies as Caltex, Fosters, Dairy Farmers, Foxtel, General Motors, Hewlett Packard, Kraft Foods, Nestle, Rolls Royce, Peugeot, Toyota, Telstra, Walt Disney, and Yellow Pages.

He is a former Associate Director of the Sydney Theatre Company; a drama graduate of the University of Melbourne, the Victorian College of the Arts Faculty and holds a Masters Degree in Creative Industries.

Director, Strategy, Creative and Marketing

Scott Cressman Calgary,Canada

Scott is an innovator, creative thinker and award-winning communicator, with expertise in integrated marketing and communications. 

Scott Cressman leads NATIONAL Public Relations' Online Communication practice and creative team empowering companies to achieve their communications and marketing goals through the creation of meaningful ideas and results-driven experiences.

Driven by a need to understand people, brands and technology, Scott innovates and delivers. For over 17 years — with start-ups and large companies alike — he has listened to and collaborated with Canadian companies, understood their challenges and helped them stand out.

Scott is an agile, multi-disciplined, and forward-thinking creative with experience and recognition in creative strategy, design direction and project management for prominent organisations in diverse markets across Canada.

Prior to NATIONAL, Scott served as an art director in the stock photography industry with Getty Images, EyeWire, Adobe, and Image Club Graphics developing and implementing marketing strategies for North American, European and Asia Pacific markets. There he developed projects for Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and Apple. Scott began his career with Western International Communications as an art director, working with BCTV Vancouver, CICT Calgary, ITV Edmonton, and CHCH Hamilton. 

Scott is a founding member of the Creative Skills Training Council and volunteers for The Vimy Foundation and United Way. He is an avid photographer and is a regular contributor to Photoshop Magazine.

Director, Operations and Production, Statistical Analyst

Sara Dunn, Chicago USA

Sara obtained a BS in Economics and a Certificate in Quantitative Methods and Analysis from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1999.

She was the Director of Online Inventory Management for Better World Books (USA) managing all pricing strategies and sales through multiple international marketplaces. She worked as the Assistant Fisheries Economics Data Manager for the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (USA) assisting the National Marine Fisheries Service in estimating various economic trends in the American West Coast fisheries. She served the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (USA) as the Western Regional Support Manager for the Bureau of Primary Health Care’s Health Disparities Collaboratives. She later worked as the Technical Services Coordinator for the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association providing data quality improvement and statistical analysis for Pacific Northwest Community and Migrant Health Centers. She has worked as a statistician for several organizations including her own consulting business and the Texas Education Agency Student Assessment Division. She has also worked as a Database Administrator and Report Developer serving such clients as Sony, Pfizer, Apple, and Bayer. Her published works include Staff Compensation in Region X Community/Migrant Health Centers.

Director, Research and Surveys

Ed Halteman, PhD, Colorado, USA

Ed took his first survey methods course in 1978 and has been designing and analysing surveys ever since. He holds a master’s degree in applied mathematics, and a Ph.D. in  statistics. Through research in graduate school and 20 years in industry, Ed has designed and analysed surveys across a wide variety of disciplines including social science, manufacturing, quality, sales and marketing, opinion research, sociology, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction and more.

Ed worked with Rockwell International and StorageTek (recently acquired by Microsystems) and established SurveyDNA in 2003. Ed is a published author in respected academic journals and is the resident design expert for Survey Gizmo, one of the world’s leading on-line survey platforms.

Director, Executive Coaching and Public Programmes

Warren Kennaugh, Sydney Australia

  • High Potentials Leadership Program (Harvard Business School),
  • Director of Executive Coaching (former) and Lead Executive Coach, Melbourne Business School
  • Executive Coach and Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Masters of Complexity, Chaos & Creativity (UWS),
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (WSI).

Warren has conducted over 8,000 hours of development with senior executives in Senior Executive Coaching & Development, Advanced Leadership, Human Capital Due Diligence, Strategic Planning, Team Building, Sales Strategy Development, BPR and Generation Y.

His core capabilities include business acumen, grounding plans into action, enabling insight in others, the ability to get to the ‘seed’ of an issue and an accurate predicator of behaviors and outcomes..

His clients include ANZ Bank, AMP, ARU Wallabies, Asgard Financial Services, Aussie Homeloans, AXA, Bank West, BT Financial Group, Burson Marsteller, Caltex, Challenger Financial Services, Colonial First State, Compaq, CSC, DMO, Fairfax, Flight Centre, Future Flow, Genesys Wealth Advisors, Genworth Financial, Hewlett Packard, Hudson, Human Synergistics, ING Group, Janssen-Cilag, Johnson & Johnson Medical (Australia & AsiaPac), KPMG, Lachlan Catchment Management Authority, Manpower Services, Macquari Bank, Melbourne Water, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Mortgage Choice, Pfizer, PwC, Parson Consulting, RAMS Homeloans, SA Health, Smith & Nephew, Snowy Hydro, St George Bank, Sinclair Knight & Merz, Sydney Airport Authority, Toyota Motor Company, TransGrid, 3M, Westpac Banking Corporation.

He has written numerous articles and a book on the psychology of golf and is the Profiling Consultant to the Australian Rugby Union Wallabies & NSW Waratahs.

Senior Commercial Consultant to the Creative Leadership Forum

Matthew Ayres, Sydney Australia

Matthew is a recognized expert in innovation, entrepreneurial growth and scenario based strategy development. Previously, he was Group Director of Strategy and Innovation for Lend Lease, working across a business portfolio including Property Development, Construction and Investment Management in over thirty countries. He has experience working across blue chip multinationals such as AMP, General Electric and Associates First Capital.

Matthew holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) and was awarded the Alumni Association prize for the most consistently high level of achievement across the country. Matthew is the President of the Australian School of Business Alumni Association, University of New South Wales (UNSW).