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We have always had a genuine passion for developing people and driving high performance and prior to building BRS, Kym was frustrated by the process of engaging advisors. Those that excelled in operations and systems often fell down by not linking the plan to the people, while those heavily invested in developing people and culture lacked the commercial acumen and the insight to improve systems and processes to support and foster the desired culture. Together with my wife Nicole and our passion and understanding of both sides of the business, we found our niche and launched BRS.

Right from the outset, we made the decision to invest in all areas of our consulting firm. We wanted to build a sustainable practice, built around relationships with key individuals who would become advocates for our business. We are now a trusted advisor within our key industries and work with some of the largest organisations and high profile projects across Asia. We have also worked in Big Four accounting firms, global engineering professional services and the largest clinical research organisation in the world, which has allowed us how to build a consulting business the right way.

We know what it takes to become a great consultant in all areas from business development, commercial acumen and client relationships through to strategic planning. We have been in your shoes; we know what works. We have developed world-class consultants in our practice and our clients’ practices. We want to share our knowledge and expertise with you.

About Kym Williams

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Kym grew up on a sheep station in the mid north of South Australia, 400 km from Adelaide. With 5 sisters by his side with the nearest town with a population of just 50, it is true in his case that ‘from small beginnings come great things’!

In his 20s, Kym moved through accounting roles to senior positions in local government and the private sector and played a significant role in turning around and doubling the South Australian and Western Australian arms of a large infrastructure engineering consulting practice.

Today, this ‘boy from the bush’ is one of Australia’s top business leaders and consultants.

Kym is the managing director of BRS, a fast-growing SA-owned advisory firm that assists clients in the infrastructure, government and resources sectors achieve their desired objectives. Kym’s overarching role at BRS and easyconsult is to bowl clients over by bringing out the best in people, nurturing a team that’s empowered, proactive and committed with a focus on openness and integrity. Kym strengths are his passion, enthusiasm and energy to deliver outstanding results and services to clients, particularly in the fields of leadership, culture and high performance.

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About Nicole Williams

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Behind every great businessman, there is an even more savvy business woman!

Like Kym, Nicole is a farmer’s daughter from regional South Australia who has built a role and a career in consulting around her no. 1 love – her family.

Nicole’s entire career has been in consulting and prior to BRS she worked for the largest contract research organisation in the world on trials, teams and projects across all continents. Nicole is passionate about learning, educating others and encouraging them to be the best they can be. She is all about the detail and loves implementing new technology, systems, finding solutions and delivering great outcomes to our clients and our team.

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About Heath Colebatch

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Prior to joining BRS, Heath was the Manager Finance Reporting on the world's largest known uranium resource at Roxby Downs, South Australia. Previously, Heath also worked as Senior Business Analyst on a gold mine expansion (a $3 billion construction project) in Western Australia as well as Financial Accounting roles and Internal Audit roles for one of the world’s largest gold mining companies.

Heath is passionate about strategy, culture, high performance, commercial performance, process discipline, and staff development. Heath is an outcome focused strategic thinker with a passion for people and relationships. He believes passionately in a win-win and collaborative approach and in challenging himself and others to strive for continuous improvement.

Heath has worked extensively with government organisations in reviewing their commercial arrangements. This includes major contracts, new business initiatives as well as looking at opportunities to improve the commercial practices between service providers and government. The ability to drive improved commercial outcomes is critical for government as they are asked to continue to do more with less.

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About Kristen Martins

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Kristen’s career has seen her grab the opportunities presented to her, resulting in diverse experiences both locally and internationally.

Kristen has extensive commercial and project management experience within the infrastructure and resources industries. She has demonstrated experience in international development and operational management of large consulting businesses and an outstanding ability to understand clients’ business needs. Her 12 plus years of experience in these environments has given her insight into the challenges that businesses face and effective ways of addressing financial performance, strategy, project management and bid submissions. Reviewing organisational challenges and then helping to implement change is a real passion of Kristen’s and the consulting environment is where she is right at home.

Currently, Kristen is an Associate Consultant at BRS and is also an active member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) whilst working with a diverse range of clients on Human Resources and business improvement challenges.

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About Peter Lockett

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Peter has had 15 years senior management experience in the public sector, including more than 5 years as Chief Executive of one of the largest councils in South Australia. In this role Peter was responsible for fundamental changes in operating strategy, accompanied by significant sustained improvements in financial performance, service delivery, staff morale, retention and organisational culture. Peter has had extensive experience dealing with ministers in federal and state governments, boards, chief executives and senior management in business and the public sector.

After his many years of experience, Peter still enjoys working with clients to realise their ambitions by improving their ability to think, act, learn, communicate and engage.

Peter’s experience in working in all levels of government at senior levels is invaluable for our easygovernment members. Whether advising on how to manage Elected Members through to driving value for money outcomes and taking a strategic approach to running your government organisation, Peter is well placed to provide this. Peter will take a significant role in working through a range of tools, webinars and other expertise as part of the program to ensure you benefit from his expertise.

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About David Powell

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David has over 30 years of experience with 25 years in the Big 4, including 10 years as a partner consulting to clients in a range of industries on IT audit, risk management, internal audit, corporate governance and probity. In particular he has been involved with some of the largest corporate and government internal audit assignments in Australia providing advice to management and boards of major Australian enterprises in both the private and public sector. David also specialises in Strategic Reviews, Probity Advice and Audit, IT Security, Disaster Recovery Planning and China Strategy.

David chairs four audit committees in the Electricity sector (State Government) and Local Government. David loves the satisfaction of working with clients who value the insight and experience that he can bring to a client need. David gets a kick out of making risk management probity and internal audit interesting for his clients.

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About Darren Oemcke

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Darren started his career in agricultural development and found his way into management consulting via experience that has seen him as CEO of a product development company, advising governments on marine bioinvasions, R&D Manager of a multi-national company, Chair of South Australia's most exciting and innovative secondary school and helping businesses and government develop effective strategy, programs and projects.

For the last few years he has been working with not-for-profits, private companies and government on developing effective projects and project focused organisations, with a strong focus on the environmental, water, mining and agricultural sectors (the outdoors). He has a track record of exceptional results from large project teams, on tight turnarounds, establishing complex and innovative projects, re-aligning teams, working in complex policy environments, re-structuring, and building businesses, programs and teams.

In addition to his role in getting outcomes, he has a very strong interest in strategy and governance, as a result of which he has been Chair of one of Australia's most innovative high schools, Chaired an industry organisation, sat on the SA Premiers Wine Industry Council, Chaired the marketing committee of the Brighton Jetty Classic Swim, is a company director, has been a reviewer for the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (US), reviewed a University science degree program, and has sat on the boards of several research organisations and commercialisation bodies.

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About Scott Newman

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Scott has been part of our team as an associate at BRS since October 2013 and has taken on a valued role within easygovernment. Prior to this, Scott held General Management and Executive roles with engineering and environmental consultancy Parsons Brinckerhoff where he was responsible for leading over 500 staff and for delivering client and commercial outcomes including two business turnarounds at a state and national level. Throughout his career Scott has led large teams across numerous geographies with multiple technical capabilities and has extensive experience in many industry sectors.

Scott has extensive experience in working within and for Federal, State and Local Government. He began his career in local government in Hobart, Tasmania and was a pioneer in infrastructure asset management back in the 1990s. During the late 1990s and early 2000s Scott worked in lead roles with an outsourced multi-disciplinary contractor who provided services to the Federal Government and for the South Australian State Government. He has considerable strengths in strategic and business planning, all aspects of building high performance teams and culture and skills in business process improvement and the management of programs, projects, risk and opportunity and governance.

Without question, Scott’s passion is to help businesses deliver results through building better organisations. He gets a real buzz in working with leaders on what step to take next and how to do that through building better people, systems and processes. His experience in working for top tier firms and having lived in four states of Australia sees him very placed to guide organisations on how they can improve their efficiency and effectiveness.

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Our Team

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Our team at easyconsult is the same team that have built BRS who are an award winning, fast growing consulting practice located in Adelaide South Australia but servicing clients globally. We are all consultants who bring a range of unique expertise, significant experience and depth to our team. We know what it takes to build a sustainable consulting business and how to deliver outstanding value and success to clients.

We are all very excited to have the opportunity to share our knowledge and experience with other consultants within the easyconsult online coaching program. We share the same passion, values and enthusiasm and enjoy our entrepreneurial journey together. If you would like to learn more about our team, please visit our BRS website brs

When you become a member, you will also have the opportunity to interact and ask questions within our interactive forum directly with the members of our team.

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