Rachel Kemmis

Rachel Kemmis

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Rachel offers expertise in organisational transformation and performance, with consulting skills honed over 20 years. She specialises in organisational design (including work systems and operating and service delivery models) and transformation pathways, so that leaders are better positioned to enact strategy. Rachel offers a deep understanding of how to enact change in complex systems. She works with clients to establish the conditions for ongoing improvement by developing strong working relationships, maintaining process discipline and providing timely, trusted advice to leaders.

Influential work

  • Helped a utilities organisation’s CEO determine the organisational structure’s optimal design and required capability
  • Co-designed a new function for a government department within a tight timeframe
  • Led the review and redesign of the administrative services of a large municipal council through targeted data gathering and engagement across broad stakeholder groups
  • Advised on a large defence organisation’s transformation, playing a critical role in the organisation’s redesign and supporting the Executive and Transformation Office in positioning the organisation to enact the new centralised services operating model and structure
  • Led the design of a global defence and commercial contractor’s new operating model and aligned organisation structure following Nous’ refresh of the organisation’s growth strategy.

Outside of Nous

As well as holding internal advisory and management roles in IT&T, Rachel has worked in consulting organisations in Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle, advising clients across Australia and New Zealand.

Rachel holds a Master of Business Administration (Macquarie Graduate School of Management), a Diploma of Neuroscience of Leadership (Managerial Resource Training) and a Bachelor of Arts (Australian National University). She has level two coaching accreditation (Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership) and is a certified career path appreciation practitioner (BIOSS). She is accredited in the use of the Centre for Creative Leadership’s 360° suite, DiSC® behavioural model and Saville & Holdsworth’s occupational testing and personality instruments (including OPQ and MQ). She also holds a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.

In her spare time...

Rachel enjoys being outside – hiking, climbing and bouldering, camping, mountain biking, swimming, skiing or rowing – and enjoying Melbourne’s arts, culture and food.