• Managing Director

    Werner Spies

    An accountant by qualification and an entrepreneur by experience, Werner Spies knows how to take the right risks and make them count.

    Initially a trainee accountant with PwC in 1986, Werner has made bold career moves that have taken him from South Africa to Australia, to multi-organisation founder in late 2004 and beyond.

    Werner is renowned for spotting a gap in the market, creating a new practice, and using that practice to create value for his customers. Professional services to Werner mean an offering to a client that is significant beyond the ink on the contract.

    His latest venture is in founding the first Expert Management Agency, 460degrees. Representing Australia’s leading experts, Werner finds excitement in leading disruption in the management consulting market.

    Specialities include: Practice Strategy, design, leadership and execution, introducing and operating network-based organizational models, innovation, and 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 behaviours.

  • Managing Partner - Consulting

    Thang Huynh

    As Managing Partner, Thang has established himself as a leader and highly capable business builder at 460degrees.

    Thang is responsible for successfully delivering what our clients need to implement their vision and strategy. With 15 years under his belt overseeing complex IT transformations for ASX200 and global companies, Thang’s clients know he gets the job done.

    In current and previous roles including Senior Manager at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Thang has managed projects across telecommunications, financial services, service management, manufacturing, retail and distribution.

  • Managing Partner: Client Relationships

    Peter Grigg

    A highly motivated Managing Partner, Peter Grigg has significant experience in building and leading high performance teams in the IT and telecommunications market.

    Peter jumped on board the 460degrees vision (as a part of the former Certatech) in mid-2009, and has considerable senior management experience across the Australian industry.

    His career has spanned a wide range of Finance, Sales & Marketing, and Executive Advisory roles in Telstra, and beyond here Peter has held a number of senior executive roles in the broader IT & T industry (Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computers, Marconi Plc and Ericsson).

    Peter holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting from Monash University, and has also completed a range of Sales Excellence and Leadership training, including at the London Business School.

    With an unrelenting passion for understanding and meeting the needs of his customers, Peter sees great importance in developing solutions relating to the many disruptive changes they are facing in the market today.

  • Head of Talent

    Brett Lindstrom

    Brett’s extensive experience has taught him that success comes from having great ethical people who are team players, working enthusiastically to understand and achieve success for their customers.

    Originally trained as an Accountant, Brett moved into Financial Software Systems where he joined CA Technologies as a consultant, then moving to Pre-Sales, Sales and finally Sales Management.

    Totalling 25 years in the Software and Services industry, his long term success was based on goal achievement, strong relationships and always with integrity, honesty and reliability.

    Brett has since joined 460degrees as the Talent Lead, responsible for ensuring we foster, grow and maintain our great and talented Consultants, and pro-actively working to find more of them. His understanding of people is a great value he brings to organisations – and is also why he holds this role with an ever-present smile on his face.

    Outside of work Brett and his wife Deb are very keen cyclists, as well as loving surfing and windsurfing from their holiday house in Gippsland’s Sandy Point.

  • Head of Finance and Operations

    Leanne Nicholson

    Every business needs a strong woman of action – and Leanne has mastered the implementation of a clear and strategic business vision.

    Completing her articles at Grant Thornton, Leanne is a qualified accountant with over 20 years of Finance and Accounting experience. After 6 years teaching Maths and Accounting to high school students, she returned to the Accounting profession and expanded her skills into Operations.

    Since then Leanne has played key roles in taking organisations to the “next level” when going through a transitional period or acquisition by improving processes, procedures and reporting.

    Leanne is a passionate person who thrives on change and enjoys a challenge. A coffee snob and foodie content amongst friends and family, she loves travelling and visiting as many islands on her bucket-list as possible.