Performance ​Activation ​Specialists

Providing systemic solutions to simplify ​complexity and optimise energy ​enabling our clients to deliver ​successful projects and programs

Wh​o we are

Who we are

Systemix's performance activation ​specialists provide systemic solutions to ​simplify complexity and optimise energy to ​enable our clients to deliver successful ​projects and programs.

Our core values are creativity, collaboration ​and clarity and our vision is to see ​businesses thriving, projects excelling and ​people being energised, engaged and ​expressed.

We see projects and businesses as human ​activity systems and by helping our clients ​get the most out of the interplay between ​people, process and structure, we can move ​these human systems from blocked, stuck ​and flat to vibrant, flex-flow, high-​performance environments.

How we can help you


We work closely with CEOs ​and GMs to help them ​define, implement and ​operationalise business ​strategy through a focus ​on change leadership and ​continuous business ​improvement processes. ​Our work includes business ​health and maturity ​diagnostics, strategic ​facilitation workshops, ​change management, ​leadership, culture, ​knowledge and learning ​systems, and continuous ​improvement.

Leadership is at the heart ​of everything. We coach ​leaders on projects and in ​business, and develop ​bespoke leadership ​frameworks and ​programs.



We have a proven ​track record in ​developing high-​performance cultures ​supported by a range ​of tools, processes and ​techniques. We ​understand human ​systems and combine ​the “hard edge” of ​culture with energising ​engagement ​strategies.


We offer specialist ​services in developing ​and implementing ​performance ​frameworks using ​balanced scorecard ​approaches and ​incentivised KRA/KPI ​framework ​methodologies. The bulk ​of our work is focused ​on attaining the ​desirable levels of ​performance on these ​metrics through our ​strategy, leadership and ​culture-based services.

Our Offerings

With a holistic approach to business and ​project excellence, Systemix draws on a ​wide and integrated range of expertise ​areas that address change, performance ​and sustainability from multiple angles.

Tender Success Strategies


Are you looking for the winning edge in a major bid?

We understand the key elements underpinning what it takes to be successful when tendering for ​complex contracts i.e. when there’s more involved than “comply and be the cheapest”. We have ​assisted hundreds of successful tenderers to design and/or implement their tender success ​strategies, which ideally commence well before the owner publishes any tender documentation and ​ties back to good business strategy, marketing, business development and pre-contracts practices.

Our track record includes selection process for alliance contracts (single and twin TOCs), ECI’s, ​incentivised cost reimbursable contracts, PPPs, collaborative D&C and construct only hard money ​contracts. Our approach is to work with the key players to design the winning strategy then support ​and challenge the team across the key success streams to develop and communicate the most ​compelling offer possible. We put our money where our mouth is by offering fee at risk / incentivised ​arrangements for these assignments. Talk to us about an upcoming tender you are considering, about ​one you’re in the middle of now and need urgent support or about tendering in general and we’ll ​quickly let you know if and how we can help.

Whole-of-Life Delivery Support


What are you doing to manage project performance?

Delivering a major contract can be more complex than running a business: there are increasingly high ​levels of ambiguity, technical complexity, commercial pressure, people and cultural dynamics, ​procedural hoops and significant stakeholder and communications challenges compounding the ​“normal” project delivery challenges of time, cost and quality considerations.

Nowhere is this more evident and critical than during the project-defining mobilisation period where ​challenges and expectations are maximal, and maturity and capacity are fledgling. This can often ​result in projects being born with very significant challenges from which they never recover or, at ​best, consume enormous resources to regain an acceptable outcome.

Systemix has been active on countless projects throughout the lifecycle – often commencing in the ​tender or procurement stage transitioning into mobilisation and completion.

We offer high-impact project facilitation services to ensure the leadership and governance groups ​have understood the challenges and defined a strategic success plan. From this point, we offer ​services including project and culture health checks; strategic facilitation; coaching and mentoring; ​behavioural-based safety programs; lean construction / continuous collaborative improvement ​methodologies; leadership development; mediation and conflict resolution services; and various skills ​development programs including time management, conducting effective meetings and ​communications.

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Business Excellence Consulting


Are you struggling to navigate

organisational transformation?

Most of our clients are project-based businesses ​delivering excellence in infrastructure; however, many ​are less experienced at delivering high-impact business ​change and are often frustrated at the lack of progress in ​this area. We work closely with CEOs and GMs to help ​them define, implement and operationalise business ​strategy through a focus on change leadership and ​continuous business improvement processes. The scope ​of our work in this space includes up front business ​health and maturity diagnostics, strategic facilitation ​workshops, business program change management, ​leadership, culture, knowledge and learning systems, and ​continuous improvement.

Our recent clients

  • Australian Rail Track Corporation
  • Department of Transport Victoria
  • Downer Group
  • Fulton Hogan
  • John Holland Group
  • Laing O'Rourke
  • Level Crossing Removal Programs
  • Major Road Projects Victoria
  • Melbourne Tunnel Project
  • Metro Trains Melbourne
  • North West Program Alliance
  • Parrammatta Light Rail Project
  • Public Transport Victoria
  • Rail Projects Victoria
  • South Eastern Program Alliance
  • Sydney Light Rail
  • Sydney Light Rail – PPP Facilitation
  • Sydney Metro City and South West
  • Sydney Metro City South West
  • Sydney Metro North West PPP Facilitation
  • Transport New South Wales
  • Yarra Trams

Feedback from Clients

Why you should hire Systemix.

"Your guidance and ​connection with our ​purpose and what was ​initially a business plan ​and transition phase, has ​delivered for us the ​cornerstone of the SEPA ​Triangle, our vision, brand, ​enablers and way of ​working"​

- Andrew Ackerman,

South East Program Alliance

I have been delighted in ​Systemix's approach and ​delivery of promised ​positive outcomes in a ​challenging and complex ​issue.

They demonstrated ​credibility, reliability and ​absolute integrity to ​achieve those outcomes ​for Yarra Trams.

- Adele McCarthy

Yarra Trams

We engaged Ken and the ​Systemix team to launch ​our 10-year relationship ​with Rail Projects Victoria ​(RPV) at the start of the ​Melbourne Airport Rail ​(MAR) Project... the ​sessions were productive ​and engaging, and a ​perfect way to kick-start ​the relationship

- Matt Glowaski

Metro Traims Melbourne

Our Leadership Team

Ken Lowe

- Managing Director

Ken’s personal focus is in the ​area of the “human contract” ​bringing out the best in people, ​teams & organisations. Clients ​find his provocative, practical ​style to be highly engaging and ​effective for clarifying and ​addressing unique challenges ​and opportunities.

He has a background combining ​engineering, strategic planning, ​projects advisory services, and ​cultural and leadership ​development.

Bray Cohen

- Consulting Director

Bray creatively supports leaders ​in facing the challenges of ​contemporary times. He has a ​strong ability to bring diverse ​leadership and cross-functional ​groups together, and galvanise ​them quickly with deep ​engagement to work ​productively and effectively on ​complex projects.

Anne-Marie Bowen

- Business Manager

Anne-Marie is an experienced ​dynamic administrator and ​project manager, with ​experience gained in numerous ​marketing, communication and ​innovative engagement ​projects in the financial ​services, legal, health and ​sporting industries. She is ​experienced in coordinating ​project schedules, resources, ​equipment and information.


Aled Roberts

Aled is an experienced ​consultant and Chartered ​Accountant, with a wide ​range of international ​experience supporting ​large and complex ​projects. He has delivered ​training, coaching, ​facilitation, ​program/project ​management and ​consulting services in the ​areas of Change ​Management, Continuous ​Improvement (Lean & Six ​Sigma), Facilitation Skills, ​Leadership and Strategy.

Sarah Valentine

Sarah Valentine has over 25 ​years’ experience in ​Behavioural Profiling, ​Coaching, Training, ​Facilitation and Leadership. ​Sarah works with leaders ​equipping them with the skills ​and capabilities to become ​high performing leaders. Sarah is an accredited ​Thought Code Profiler, ​Extended DISC Behavioural ​profiler, coach and trainer.

Sarah creates a safe, open ​and trusting environment for ​the real stuff to be dealt with ​while effectively holding ​people accountable.

Matt Shanahan

Matt is a highly ​experienced consultant ​with over 20 years of ​hands-on work ​designing, shaping and ​facilitating personal, ​team and organisational ​development programs. ​He also specialises in ​leadership development, ​cultural change, ​communication and ​engagement skills.

Richard Bowen

Richard is a driven, accomplished ​and authentic leader with over 20 ​years of C-level management ​experience. He has developed a ​broad range of leadership and ​change management skills - from ​community to government to ​large corporates - in operations, ​IT, supply chain, finance, ​marketing, risk, governance and ​program management. Richard ​brings a thoughtful, considered ​style that stakeholders find ​highly engaging and supportive.

Ka​ren Luu

Karen is a highly ​motivational Facilitator and ​Business Development ​Strategist, specialising in ​design thinking and human ​centred design. She has ​trained business owners ​and start up entrepreneurs ​in developing innovative ​businesses that stand out ​from competitors through ​their operating model, ​strategy, marketing and ​branding.

Contact Us

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22 Gareth Ave


+61 (0)411 136 489

Office Hours

Monday to Friday

9:00 am to 5:00 pm