mel cowan - Managing Director at Mel Cowan Consulting

Managing Director at Mel Cowan Consulting

Nationality

Irish

Work category

Other

Education

Masters/PostGrad

Mel has excelled in a stellar career spanning two decades working with CEO’s and executives on strategy, leadership, cultural change and organizational alignment. He has worked in Europe, the US and in Australasia with and for large consulting agencies. Some of the many private sector clients include Caterpillar, Fujitsu, Thiess, CSC, David Jones, Suncorp, SMS Consulting, Springfield Land Corporation, Warner Brothers, Zurich Insurance, Conrad Hilton and Kentz Corporation Limited

Mel’s public sector experience is equally impressive with clients in over 24 different agencies at all levels of Government. Many of the interventions with government clients were focused on managing staff through major industry restructuring including Energy, Water and Education. Mel has also been heavily involved in partnering and alliances between private and public sector organisations.

mel cowan's Professional Experience

2008 - Present

Mel Cowan Consulting - Managing Director

MCC is a strategic consulting business advising CEO’s and their executive teams on leading rapid transformational change.

2008 - 2009

TAP - Partner

Boutique strategic consulting firm working as CEO Advisors on strategy and organisational change. World class results using Human Synergistics tools.

Key Skills
strategy
2006 - 2008

PCD - Account Director

PCD Boutique strategic consulting business that worked as CEO advisors on strategy and organisational change

Key Skills
strategy
1998 - 2006

Enterprise Partners Consulting - Managing Director

Leading management consulting firm specialising in Leadership and Culture change and Partnering

1998 - 2005

SMS Consulting - Consultant and Client

Principal consultant for large organisational development change projects. Created constructive strategic context for effective IT implementation.
Lead 3 year culture change project for Education Queensland

Key Skills
Organisational Development
1999 - 2001

GBST - HR Director and External Change Agent

Strategic HR Advisor and Change Agent for rapidly growing global software business

Key Skills
Hr Advisor
1994 - 1998

DNR & DPI - HR Director & OD Director

HR Director in large government corporatised department during period of sea change of industry

mel cowan's Education and Qualifications

1991

Masters/PostGrad - Grad Dip, HRM

Queensland University of Technology

1980

Bachelor/Degree - BA Psych, Psychology

The University of Queensland

1976

second level/high school education -

St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace

mel cowan's Additional Information

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Interests

Irish Whiskey, Formula 1, Rugby, Rowing

Memberships

Institute of Management Consultants - Ireland
Irish Whiskey Society