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.
As Managing Partner at 460degrees, Thang oversees the Consulting & Promoters team.
With 15 years’ experience overseeing complex IT 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.
Partner, Marketing & Branding
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 IT 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 ICT, Jeny has worked with key clients in state and federal government, defence, higher education, banking, and finance, to deliver IT 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.
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.
Exceptional leadership, continuous innovation and rigorous governance are qualities Adam Hillary both brings to and promotes as the co-founder and board chair of ground-breaking expert management agency, 460degrees.
Adam has been a leader all of his professional life. Gaining valuable life experience and understanding of service as an officer in the British Army, he successfully transitioned into senior technology and management consulting roles in a corporate environment.
As a natural development of these interests, Adam established and grew his own entrepreneurial businesses, including information technology and telecommunications company Certatech, joining forces with CharterMason in 2016.
Adam’s entrepreneurial spirit is balanced by a foundation of disciplined thinking and understanding of best practice governance. He has demonstrated his ability to start, build and realise enterprise value, and continues, with 460degrees, to champion new opportunities to innovate, collaborate and grow the business. It is how he is able to attract, retain and promote the ‘best of the best’ talent for the group.
Adam enjoys spending time with his family, is a director of the Rotary Club of North Balwyn, Rotary International, and is an ambassador for Polished Man – a global campaign to end violence against children. Adam welcomes your support in his fundraising efforts. https://my.polishedman.com/adam-hillary
Champion: Smart Cities & 5G
As a former CIO of a large technology company, Barry brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role as an expert Champion of Smart Cities & 5G practice.
He has a Masters in Network Engineering and a professional background which saw him spend time at AT&T Bell Labs, IBM and Accenture. Barry is passionate about utilising digital disruptive technologies such as 5G, Cloud computing, big data, AI, IoT and smart city solutions to create new innovative solutions.
As an accomplished senior executive, Barry has led strategic initiatives to create new business opportunities in government, telecom, and ICT industries, and he has extensive experience across Asia-Pacific in the areas of strategic planning, policy development, ICT solutions and strategic infrastructure architecture.
However, it is Barry’s strong relationship management and networks across senior industry and government executives throughout Asia-Pacific – coupled with his understanding of what is needed to undertake a complete digital transformation – that is of significant value to 460degrees.
Since migrating to Australia from the USA, Barry has become an avid AFL fan and has given up his allegiance to the gridiron. He does volunteer work for many organisations that are based on improving one’s health and social betterment.
Client Account Executive
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 the expert Champion of 460degrees DevOps practice, Fabian believes that while technology is an awesome enabler, it is also essential to have the right people and an acute customer focus to produce the best results.
A well-known and respected member of the Australian DevOps community, he is an excellent motivator and enjoys building high-performing units with enviable team culture. Fabian has led and built teams that have undertaken entire operations and delivery transformations across the financial and university sectors.
He recently led one of Australia’s largest superannuation company’s infrastructure transformation program, which enabled the company to rapidly deliver and scale their master platform to 220+ micro services across multiple environments.
Always keen to promote the talent under his watch, Fabian credits achievements like this project to creating a sense of unity and collaboration across his team.
When he is not immersed in DevOps, Fabian loves tinkering with all things electronic, including the restoration of arcade and pinball machines. He also has a keen interest in music, paired with a large vinyl collection upwards of 5,000 records.
Champion: Self Sovereign Identity, Architecture & Payments Initiatives
An expert Champion at 460degrees, Jo’s work focuses on developing Self-Sovereign Identity solutions and leading the Architecture & Payments initiatives.
Initially from the UK, Jo has more than 30 years’ experience in financial services covering software design, bank architecture and strategy, consulting and solution-delivery across the globe. He’s delivered mission critical solutions for both sovereign nations and large financial institutions. He has led large, multi-located teams and has developed an extensive and active network.
Jo’s wealth of experience in building businesses, solutions and commercial products for banks and software suppliers allows him to guide and collaborate with innovative fintechs, banks, regulators, consulting organisations and product vendors in Australia and internationally.
Most recently, he led the ANZ Banking Group’s technical strategy, enterprise architecture and solution design function across 32 countries, specialising in payments, open banking, blockchain solutions, digital identity, transaction banking, compliance and messaging solutions.
Jo is a semi-professional French Horn player and regularly performs at prestigious venues in Melbourne in orchestral, operatic and chamber ensembles. He’s often found rowing on the Yarra River early in the morning.
Client Relationship Director & Partner
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.
Partner, Self-Sovereign Identity, Emerging Technology, Education
John Phillips is an expert in Self-Sovereign Identity and leads the 460degrees Ventures, Emerging Technology and Education practices.
John believes that Self Sovereign Identity represents a better model for digital identity for people, organisations, and things on a global scale. He sees SSI as a disruptive force for change for good, and wants to be a catalyst for that change, helping people and organisations navigate their way to a better future.
With over 20 years of international experience, half gained in high technology industries and half gained in management consulting, John has worked in 10 countries in sectors ranging from the Space Industry to Government, Finance, Utilities, Telco, Gaming, Retail, Engineering Services, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing and Distribution, and Higher Education.
A Partner in 460degrees and a highly capable communicator, facilitator and presenter, John has a collaborative style that together with his experience, natural curiosity and broad subject knowledge, allows him to work with teams and people at all levels.
Settled with his family in Australia since 1999, John became an avid, some might say addicted, cyclist.
Champion: Data Analytics & Business Intelligence
Richard, our expert Champion of 460degrees Data Analytics & Business Intelligence, brings with him more than a decade of experience in financial institutions, government and start-ups in both permanent and consulting positions.
His key areas of expertise include data analysis, data visualisation, business process improvement, system implementation and stakeholder management.
Richard has advanced skills in a range of leading data analysis and data preparation tools, including Tableau, PowerBI, Qlikview, SQL, SSIS, ElasticSearch, and Kibana.
He has a passion for producing actionable insight in a regular and sustained manner, which supports senior management teams with the successful running of their businesses. This is achieved through robust relationships that deliver consistent and simplistic advice.
Outside of the office Richard enjoys spending time exploring parks with his young son and wife. When time and weather permit, he can be found on the golf course or out fishing for snapper.
Champion: Smart Cities & 5G
As a highly experienced ICT strategy and business development executive, Sue’s clients benefit from her clear and insightful perspective as an expert Champion of 460degrees’ Smart Cities & 5G practice.
Sue has worked across government and telecom industry sectors, with a focus on applying new 5G technologies and solutions, IoT, big data, AI, and Cloud computing. She comes with a proven track record in identifying and producing new business opportunities and delivering ICT strategies in complex and dynamic business environments.
Underpinning Sue’s approach is her broad knowledge base and experience across the gamut of ICT disciplines including strategic planning and policy development, sales, marketing and market management, systems integration and outsourcing. Through these capabilities, she brings a unique blend of highly adaptable professional skills to the team at 460degrees.
With an increasing demand for big technological strategies that link cities, people and services together, Sue also draws regularly on her deep understanding of developing markets as well as her expansive network of senior industry and government executives across the Asia Pacific region.
Sue’s love of fast-tech helps her plan her next holiday destination and video chat with friends from all over the world.
Champion: Change & Training Management
Operating where leadership and creativity intersect, 460degrees’ Champion of Change & Training Management, Tim Wilson, lives by three core values: embracing accountability, placing the customer first and delivering at all costs.
With a 30-year career spanning financial services, systems integration, telco and IT, clients know they can trust Tim to initiate smooth and successful transformations.
Mobilising resources, establishing robust operating models, and producing impressive outcomes across clients’ most valuable strategic programs of work is his bread and butter.
Tim enjoys taking a systems’ view of training and change program delivery; finding opportunities to improve efficiency, deliver faster, continuously innovate and produce maximise value for business stakeholders and staff.
He cherishes time with the family, travelling and exploring new cultures, and immersing himself in creative challenges. Tim loves good books, great music, art and design, strong coffee and Kawasaki motorcycles.
Champion: Assurance Risk & Compliance
Ulrika is 460degrees’ expert Champion of Assurance, Risk & Compliance Practice, where her focus is to deliver crime compliance and risk management to large and small financial institutions.
Having spent two decades in the financial services industry, her expertise lies within the compliance and regulatory landscape, producing transparent systems and clear accountability.
Ulrika has been instrumental in leading a team to deliver Australia’s 1st Trade AML project for a ‘Big Four′ bank, which enabled the business to meet milestone commitments made to the regulator – both in Australia and internationally – ensuring full compliance.
She is well respected in her field and is keen to promote and share her expertise to the team she leads across the practice.
When not at work, Ulrika holds herself accountable through participation in various health challenges, mediation and watching Scandi crime thrillers.