Our innovative operating model is reflected in our ‘flat’ structure and collaborative approach. We are a self-directed and multi-disciplinary team that rallies in support of every initiative, comprising Producers, Promoters, and Expert Services.
With a global view, the 460degrees senior leadership team understands the challenges you face in business. Working with considerable grounding in professional services across digital, management consulting and sales, the Producers drive the engines that lead strategy, create solutions, nurture talent, and unify teams.
Brett originally joined 460degrees as the Talent Lead, where he was responsible for finding and fostering our pool of expert consultants. Now, in his current role, Brett is assisting the Sales Team to undertake its very own transformation in promoting the capabilities of our uniquely skilled expert Champions via the business’ expert management agency model.
Originally trained as an accountant, Brett moved into financial software systems before joining CA Technologies as a consultant, after which he moved into pre-sales, sales and, finally, sales management roles.
With more than 25 years in the software and services industry, his long-term success is based on goal achievement, strong relationships and consistently producing work with integrity, honesty and reliability.
In fact, it’s Brett’s innate ability to understand people represents great value to 460degrees. His extensive experience has taught him that success comes from having a team of expert, ethical and enthusiastic players who work in unity to understand and achieve success for their customers.
Brett and his wife Deb are keen cyclists and surfers, and on weekends you will often find them at their holiday house in Sandy Point, or on their bikes in the Dandenongs or down Beach Road.
As founder and executive chief of the first true expert management agency, 460degrees, Werner is deeply motivated by the opportunity to champion disruption in the management consulting market.
Originally from South Africa, Werner enjoyed quick success on arriving in antipodean Australia, becoming a multi-organisation founder, which led him on his path to this venture: representing Australia’s absolute apex of technology experts.
An accountant by qualification – starting with Price Waterhouse Cooper in 1986 – and an entrepreneur of considerable experience, Werner knows when to take the right risks and how to make them count. He is renowned for spotting a gap in the market, creating a new practice and using that practice to deliver exponential value for his customers.
For Werner, professional services start with relationships and a commitment to producing results that will provide significant value beyond the inked deliverables. His specialities include: practice strategy, design, leadership and execution, introducing and operating network-based organisational models, continuous innovation and the incubation of professional services firms.
Werner has a keen interest in all sports, plays golf and tennis and has a real passion for travelling and the study of human behaviour.
With two decades of corporate experience in executing B2B sales strategies, leading high performing teams and cultivating long term executive partnerships, Jeny is a partner, heads up marketing and branding, and spearheads 460degrees’ major client partnerships.
An established artist with an undergraduate in psychology, Jeny also channels her natural creativity, curiosity and keen human interest into this results-driven environment.
Jeny’s past experience includes leading corporate sponsorship for the NBL’s South East Melbourne Magic basketball club. She also has extensive management consulting experience, during which she earned the trust of various CEOs of digital start-ups as part of Innovation City Victoria – a government-funded initiative – helping to produce business plans, raise capital investment, and secure cornerstone revenue.
Transitioning into digital communications, Jeny has worked with key clients in state and federal government, defence, higher education, banking, and finance, to deliver digital and Cloud-based technologies and solutions. She possesses specific specialties in data engineering and development including business intelligence & analytics, applications development, DevOps, automation and artificial intelligence.
Jeny is a keen observer and sometimes participant of many forms of motor sport. She is also passionate about AFL, travel and family – both the two and four-legged kind.
Partner, Marketing & Branding
As Managing Partner at 460degrees, Thang oversees the Consulting & Promoters team.
With 15 years’ experience overseeing complex digital transformation projects for ASX200 and global companies, he has established himself as a leader, team maker and a business builder with the experience and skills to tackle complex projects. Clients simply trust he will get the job done.
Prior to his current role, Thang was responsible for successfully delivering transformation strategies that enabled clients to both achieve commercial goals and fulfil company vision.
His focus now is to ensure both the expert Champions 460degrees represents, and corporate clients using the consulting service, complete highly successful engagements. A key part of this is helping the experts develop their capabilities and solutions to be market-ready. Ultimately, Thang’s role is to actively encourage innovation, engender a sense of unity across a project and obtain the best quality outcomes for all.
When not engaged in the rewarding challenges of work, Thang can be found honing new skills in the kitchen, cooking for his family.
Fast on their feet, the Promoters bring deep knowledge of what makes our experts tick. They promote the best approach to your initiative by uniting insight into your business objectives with our Experts’ exceptional skills.
The Expert Services
From Finance to Marketing and Culture, the Expert Services team offers robust, specialist support to our Experts. They integrate with your business systems and are the powerhouse of the 460degrees Expert team.
With equal passion for recovering projects in distress and capitalising swiftly on fresh opportunity, Krishaan, excels in delivering optimal expert solutions from 460degrees’ vast talent pool.
Krishaan received his wings, literally, spending two decades as a pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force before grounding his consulting skills and experience as a senior manager at one of the Big 4 consultancies. Ahead of joining 460degrees he held an executive sales role with a managed security services provider.
In his time at 460degrees, Krishaan has led major strategic projects for the National Security Cabinet, assisted the NSW Government in finding future-proof data solutions and managed the divestment of a fintech’s IT portfolio through a de-merger.
Whether he is working with a government department or an agile-modelled fintech, Krishaan believes in a human-centric approach; he sees great results as not just delivering beyond a brief’s expectations, but helping clients unlock future opportunities for their businesses.
Life is also agile at home. A busy dad to five children, Krishaan achieves downtime by drumming with his band, surfing and relaxing with his collection of vintage vinyl. Krishaan is also a proud foundation member of the GWS Giants.
As one of 460degrees’ Client Directors’, Phil is focused on developing new and existing client partnerships across the technology space; he’s dedicated to building long term relationships, getting to know businesses inside-out and being on hand to provide solutions for numerous problems clients may encounter.
Prior to his role at the agency, Phil spent five years recruiting in the technology space. His first two years were back home in his native Ireland, before moving to Melbourne three years ago to build a DevOps and cloud engineering desk from scratch.
Phil is in his element developing close relationships that enable him to be the trusted ‘go-to’ person for clients and he enjoys having the depth of talent available to him at 460degrees.
He strongly believes the best solutions are provided when teams are built in a bespoke manner, based on need and specific experience.
A massive sports fan, Phil spends a lot of time participating in recreational activities outside the office. In addition to playing the Irish sport of hurling and running marathons, he spends his weekends barracking for the mighty Geelong Cats.
As Client Account Executive, Daniel is responsible for building long-lasting relationships with 460degrees’ new and existing clients to produce outstanding results.
From his time as a player in the professional AFL system he knows how to extract the best out of himself and those around him, and approaches everything he does in life with hard work, dedication and passion.
Daniel was a permanent member of the North Melbourne Football club over a ten-year period. After two seasons with the Gold Coast Suns, he finished his career on 160 AFL games having held leadership positions at both clubs.
Five years ago, Daniel joined 460degrees via the AFL Career Pathway Program, refocusing his energy on forging a professional corporate career whilst leveraging many of the skills he perfected over a long and distinguished sporting career.
Daniel prides himself on being a dedicated family man with an unassuming approach. His reputation among his peers is second-to-none and built on a foundation of honesty and trust.
As a business partner and our Client Relationship Director, Joe maintains a continuous understanding of current challenges and disruptive changes in the market to ensure 460degree client partners stay ahead of the game.
Joe’s sweet spot is translating company strategies into program activities that will achieve outcomes and deliver impressive commercial benefits.
With more than 20 years’ industry know-how and having extensive experience, Joe feels fortunate to have been trusted by his clients to provide the best solutions for delivering core projects.
Joe has worked on significant business and technology transformations across many different sectors, including telecommunications, utilities and government. These projects have incorporated Cloud computing, DevOps, the introduction of next generation technologies and utilising business agility for new ways of working.
Joe’s favourite activities have a distinctly cosmopolitan flavour: tinkering with his coffee grinder and coffee machine to make perfect espressos and riding his motorbike. On weekends he loves getting out on the park playing football.
Desire is responsible for all aspects of 460degrees Finance, including contract management. She loves how no one day is ever the same and enjoys our hardworking environment, tackling new challenges and finding solutions.
Desire’s passion for accounting and finance has inspired a long career in the sector. She started as a junior Auditor in 1995 at KPMG South Africa, where she completed five years of articles. In 2000 she moved to the UK, where she worked in a Finance role in Telecommunications.
In 2012, Desire moved to Australia and started with CharterMason as an Accounts Assistant and has been with us ever since.
When not at 460degrees, Desire enjoys spending time with her family, keeping busy as a mum and wife.
As 460degrees’ detail-oriented Accountant, Joanna is responsible for any finance tasks that are required on a daily basis: payroll, payables, Amex transactions, month-end transactions, and liaising with employees and 460degrees team.
Joanna’s accounting journey started in 2010, when she was finishing her degree and also working with small accounting firm, WiseAccounts. She started contracting in 2012 with CharterMason, eventually joining the 460degrees team full time in 2018.
She promptly attends to employees’ queries: processing all transactions, payroll, and cash payments, and ensures all statutory requirements are lodged and paid on time.
While Joanna’s adopted family in Australia is close to her heart, her overseas family is very important to her. She likes staying fit, swimming and long walks, and recently discovered the world of sewing as a hobby.
Talent Acquisition Lead and Brand & Marketing
Haridini showcases the expertise of 460degrees in her role as Head of Talent Acquisition as well as promoting the expertise of the organisation through Brand and Marketing.
When going to market to engage new Experts, Haridini is the go-to person to advise them on their 460degrees journey. She uses her extensive professional networks as well as our external partners to uncover what she calls the ‘one’; later gaining satisfaction from seeing how well the team works together in-house and on client sites.
Haridini feels her dual Talent and Marketing roles at 460degrees complement each other. Both centre on sharing the strengths and the unique benefits of our world-first Expert Management Agency.
Haridini’s eye for talent comes from more than 15 years’ experience in the digital recruitment market in both Australia and the United Kingdom. She also holds an MBA in Marketing. Haridini has been part of the 460degrees family since 2017, first as an external consultant, and since 2019 as part of the core team.
Alongside talent management and recruitment, Haridini’s marketing activities include event management, content creation, website design and development, and social media marketing. When it comes to managing her own social calendar, Haridini is all about her family, including her husband and children: from being a ‘Mum taxi’, to getting out for walks with the fur baby. She also manages to fit in gym sessions and bingeing on her favourite indulgence – Bollywood films.
Talent Consultant, People and Culture
Working in 460degrees’ Talent and People & Culture team, Kayla helps people build great relationships and deliver meaningful work that has a lasting impact.
She scouts talent, first connecting with people to understand their journey, then connects them to the 460degrees culture, people and projects.
Whether working with potential Experts, existing Experts or stakeholders, Kayla gets the most satisfaction from knowing her actions have given meaning to that person. For her, a great result for a stakeholder is when they see the strategic value a potential Expert has on their business – and the excitement in the connection.
Prior to working at 460degrees, Kayla lived in Toronto, Canada. She worked within the Talent Acquisition team at a big four Accounting Firm, sourcing talent nationally at the Executive level. Kayla joined 460degrees in 2019, working on Talent initiatives, and now People & Culture as well.
As a relative newcomer to Melbourne, Kayla also enjoys exploring different parts of her new city: hiking, doing yoga and going for Sunday brunch. She loves to travel and looks forward to exploring more of Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Operations & Sales Support Lead
As Operations and Sales Support, Pam is an invaluable lynchpin in 460degrees’ client and staff liaison.
Essential to maintaining relationships both in-house and externally, Pam is readily available to assist any of the team members or for client requests.
Pam brings a wealth of experience to her role, with over 37-years as an Executive Assistant in large organisations including Cadbury Schweppes, Mentone Girls’ Secondary College, HP, and Telstra. She was also owner of a sports store franchise for five years, then moved into Certatech and 460degrees as Operations and Sales Support.
She is involved in onboarding and offboarding, keeping staff informed of OHS obligations, and is the Integrated Management System representative – ensuring all internal audits are ready for major external ISO audits.
In her spare time, Pam is a keen golfer and renovator, who also loves to try her hand at art.
People & Culture Lead
As our 460degrees People & Culture Lead, Angela works to empower genius within a values-driven culture.
She drives a connected, collaborative, and self-directed workplace, where alignment between the business and the Experts’ ‘why’ is crucial. In understanding what makes our Experts tick she creates trusted relationships, removing the noise so Experts can stay focused on what gives them meaning and purpose.
While Angela has worked with 460degrees since early 2020, she also worked with many of our team members in 2008 at CharterMason, where the idea of the world’s first expert management agency was born. Why did she come back? It’s simple – to work alongside talented and inspiring thought leaders and to become a part of the world’s first EMA. Angela’s career has been built on connecting and leading people working across industries such as management consulting, recruitment specialising in IT, retail, and law.
Day-to-day, Angela loves helping people focus on what matters most so they can live fulfilling lives and achieve their aspirations. For her, a great result is when our Experts have a deep connection to their workplace and people and feel a sense of achievement.
When not focused on the world of 460degrees, Angela loves being with her family and friends. Angela’s happy place is being at home on her farm with her husband, two beautiful daughters, goats, sheep, horses and a ram.
She is a self-confessed ‘coffee snob’ and food and wine lover, travel doer and dreamer, wellness fanatic, Simon Sinek buff, kitchen dancer, Wiggles and Frozen expert, and all-round happiness addict.
Marian ensures the smooth running of our Accounts department: helping consultants where she can to achieve the 460degrees goals and deadlines.
Marian is responsible for timesheets, liaising with Telstra, invoicing and Fieldglass timesheets, debtors, onboarding and offboarding.
Her background in computer programming and insurance has given her a solid grounding in working in our busy accounts department. When not at 460degrees, Marian is devoted to a busy family life, with two young kids and a puppy.