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The Ignition Institute Facultii™ is comprised of the highest pedigreed consulting and corporate executive-level professionals.
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  • Dr Kathryn M. Ritchie

    Founder and CEO

    Dr Kathryn M. Ritchie

    Dr Kathryn M. Ritchie

    Founder and CEO

    The Ignition Institute Facultii™ is comprised of the highest Founder and CEO of Ignition Institute, Kathryn is a master strategist, executive and C-suite consultant, facilitator, leader, change-agent, and entrepreneur. Her passion for business and people ignite her ability to enable optimal performance while empowering leaders to shape and create environments where people thrive and grow. This passion has helped transform start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, including AIG, CBA, Macquarie, ASIO, and Australian Federal Government. consulting and corporate executive-level professionals.

  • Dr Christina Kirk

    Principal Consultant

    Dr Christina Kirk

    Dr Christina Kirk

    Principal Consultant

    Dr Kirk partners with CEOs and leaders embarking on complex business and cultural change to deliver on the organization’s transformation strategy. With approximately 65% to 70% of large-scale change not fully delivering on its promise, Chris is passionate about ensuring that change programs relentlessly focus on realizing their committed benefits – in a sustained way. Clients include: Woolworths, Commonwealth Bank, Qantas, Myer, Fonterra, Coles, Aurecon, ACT (USA), Selfridges (UK), Safeway (UK) and Marks & Spencer (UK).

  • Cameron Hope

    Principal Consultant

    Cameron Hope

    Cameron Hope

    Principal Consultant

    Cameron brings a rounded set of disciplines to his strategy development practice, including business, innovation, and educational experience. If it is to be executed, strategy must be grounded in the external and internal environment. Cameron facilitates teams to create simple, striking, and effective strategy. He works thoroughly to facilitate the right conversations and align action.

  • Rose Crane

    Principal Consultant

    Rose Crane

    Rose Crane

    Principal Consultant

    Rose is a talented observer of the individual and group in action. Her capacity to unpack language, non-verbal communication and nuance and translate them into usable insights, is core to her coaching practice. Rose blends the strategic, structural, group dynamic and personal to work in concert in order to produce rapid change. Rose has delivered cultural change to large and small organizations, is an accomplished producer and media professional and has provided media training and presentation skills to executives.

  • Kelly Zirilli

    Operations Manager

    Kelly Zirilli

    Kelly Zirilli

    Operations Manager

    Kelly supports the team with logistics and operations globally and is the backbone for day-to-day operations. Kelly has over 20 years’ experience in marketing, video creative and management and has worked with a number or large corporations.

  • Peter J. Fitzpatrick

    Master Facilitator

    Peter J. Fitzpatrick

    Peter J. Fitzpatrick

    Master Facilitator

    Head of Ignition Institute’s executive FacultiiTM, Peter Fitzpatrick brings a wealth of corporate experience and an excellent consulting track record. From his time as HR Head at AIG (US), Coles Myer (AU), Pacific Dunlop (AU), and London Stock Exchange (UK), to CEO of Gunderson Partners, Coghill Global, and more, Peter has been instrumental in delivering the highest level of performance at every tier of organizational development.

  • James Hamilton

    Principal Consultant

    James Hamilton

    James Hamilton

    Principal Consultant

    James is a knowledge-driven, respectful and strategic culture change leader with deep subject matter expertise in succession planning. Through a tailored program, James creates safe environments for having ‘tough’ conversations. He helps generate and explore all options, reaching agreements that ensure the previously unsaid is heard, dealt with, and a new future is stated, agreed upon, and well planned.

  • Gai Roper

    Principal Consultant

    Gai Roper

    Gai Roper

    Principal Consultant

    One of the Ignition Institute’s leading cultural change consultants and transformation navigators, Gai thrives on building change confidence in others, inviting and facilitating self and organizational awareness in order to build sustainable, high performance cultures. Gai works with senior executives, change leaders, leadership teams and organizations who make a genuine effort to create long-term, positive transformation. Decades of immersion in learning, personal development, and social ecology is distilled into Gai’s insightful, practical, effective approach to organizational change and adaptation.

  • Christine Narramore

    Principal Consultant

    Christine Narramore

    Christine Narramore

    Principal Consultant

    Christine is a passionate change maker, a corporate translator, and a master at making the complex simple. Uniquely qualified to navigate and guide through complex change at all levels, Christine brings a wealth of capabilities including employee engagement, change leadership, communications, community engagement, project management, governance, facilitation, and creative conceptualism, all with infectious curiosity and enthusiasm. Past roles include: Manager Corporate Services Redesign Commonwealth Bank, NBN, SBS.

  • Lily Manoharan

    Principal Consultant

    Lily Manoharan

    Lily Manoharan

    Principal Consultant

    Lily has worked and lived in nine cities across four continents and has led and facilitated in a range of organizations. She effectively connects multi-level stakeholders to forge international and multi-industries collaborative partnerships and projects, and led new business unit that brought in over 1.2 USD million in the first year and double in the second year. She has served key clients including Apple Inc. in partnership activation, strategic advisory, project leadership, organization coaching. Lily received two Bachelor degrees from University of Pennsylvania (School of Engineering, and the Wharton School), and earned her Master of Education from Deakin University.

  • Lewis Rentschler

    Consultant

    Lewis Rentschler

    Lewis Rentschler

    Consultant

    Lewis helps organisations design and implement operational improvements to meet strategic objectives. His consulting experience includes validation and refinement of business strategy, future state design for Operations, transformation program design, and selecting and applying analytical approaches to drive operations improvement. Lewis has consulted to the private sector in financial services, manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, and information technology. He has consulted to the public sector in transport, regulated licensing, education, utilities, mining and resources.

  • Peta Guy

    Consultant

    Peta Guy

    Peta Guy

    Consultant

    Peta works at senior levels with a specialisation in Business Transformation. Over the past 25 years she has driven a range of high profile Government reform initiatives, including major structural adjustment, Machinery of Government changes, corporate business transformation, several COAG initiatives and International Aid Programs. Peta’s experience spans programme and project management, audit assurance, business change adoption, stakeholder engagement, training and strategic communication. She has also played a major role in sales and marketing.