Our People

Chris Nguyen
Founder and Director

Chris is an influential leader of business improvement consulting, blending his business smarts and practical experience with qualifications in psychology. Chris is experienced in advising, designing, and delivering strategic interventions across a diverse range of industries and sectors.

Jill Lever

Jill is a highly experienced HR professional with a track record of supporting organisations through periods of change and transformation. She has worked with major companies in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia Pacific in all stages of the business cycle as an OD leader, executive coach, manager of broad-ranging HR service delivery and as the People and Culture leader on executive teams. Jill is passionate about development of talent and maximizing team performance and has a long-standing interest in flexible work practices, diversity and inclusiveness as drivers of organisational success.

Sarah Mallory
Director Operations / Principal

Sarah is a Principal Consultant at Curve Group, specialising in Change & Transformation. With extensive Organisational Development, Change Management and Learning & Development experience, Sarah is strategic and results driven. Over the past 11 years Sarah has delivered strategic organisational development initiatives, managed multiple integrated change management programs and is an experienced facilitator.

Sarah is our certified Prosci® Change Practitioner and has proven experience in Agile principles, waterfall project principles and the Kotter change model. Sarah’s experience spans both domestic and international markets where she has demonstrated her ability to successfully impact any business transformation activity.

Melissa Brennan-Brown

Melissa brings over 15 years of industry and consulting experience, working for diverse organisations, spanning government, health, higher education, utilities and professional services. In particular, she brings experience and agility working with organisations undergoing transformation. Melissa has a broad skillset with particular strengths in leadership development, capability development, culture change, change management, and strategic talent management.  Commercially focused and pragmatic, Melissa brings an authentic, engaging client-centered approach. She is constantly looking for fresh ways to partner with organisations to design fit-for-purpose solutions which deliver lasting value.

Liz Morrow Foley
Principal Consultant

Liz is a purpose driven organisational development professional – passionate about designing and managing people and change strategies and programs that make a difference to individuals, businesses and communities.
An effective communicator, Liz is highly skilled in partnering with clients to identify and address stakeholder needs. She has worked across a range of sectors delivering employee engagement and inclusion strategies, change management, leadership and team development, and social impact initiatives - including Al Gore's Climate Leadership Corp.

Phoebe Cohalan

Phoebe is an Undergraduate at Deakin University who is doing her Internship through Curve Group. Studying Psychological Science with a major in Organisational Studies, she offers a fresh perspective on management styles, employment relations and HR fundamentals, along with an understanding of social behaviour from a psychological viewpoint.

Phoebe is experienced in management/leadership roles whilst working in diverse organisations including non-English speaking and disability focused corporations.

Hayley Hewitt

Hayley brings experience from across a range of industries, including holding Operations Manager roles in various start up organisations and leading People Experience at an organisation that won AFR Boss Best Places to Work. This has created strong commercial acumen and comfort working in fast-paced environments. Hayley brings deep expertise in employee experience, diversity and inclusion and brings a human centred design approach to all areas of her work. Hayley holds a Graduate Diploma in Psychological Science and a Bachelor Degree in International Development Studies. When not at work you will find Hayley challenging herself physically, normally on a road bike and always in the mountains.

John Chan
Director, Asia

John is a well-rounded and experienced leader with significant experience across HR, Marketing, Manufacturing, Planning and Finance. He brings to his consultancy and coaching assignments a strong expertise in diagnosing organisational issues and implementing strategic improvements.

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