Providing systemic solutions to simplify complexity and optimise energy enabling our clients to deliver successful projects and programs
Who 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.
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.
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.
Business Excellence Consulting
Are you struggling to navigate
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
John Holland Group
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
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
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
- 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.
- 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.