As a leader in his field, Jonathon is also formally recognised as a:
- Fellow (and) Certified Practitioner, Australian Human Resources Institute
- Graduate and Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Accredited Psychometric Test Assessor (Psychology & Organisational Development)
Accredited Practitioner, Lumina Spark psychometric assessment
- Registered Industrial Agent (WA Industrial Relations Commission)
- Member of the Industrial Relations Society of WA
Jonathon Woolfrey, Managing Partner
B.Psych., MBA, EMPA, FCPHR, GAICD.
office. +61 8 6244 3222
mobile. +61 477 314 016
talenting. was founded by Jonathon Woolfrey and he leads the West Australia Office as State Director (West).
Throughout his career, Jonathon has held executive and leadership roles across many sectors and industries, including Commonwealth and State Governments, large and medium not-for-profit organisations, and corporate organisations, making a strong professional contribution to the services these organisations deliver. From leading teams delivering strategy and service to workforces of over 12,000 staff, to delivering on projects for small and medium enterprises, Jonathon has a proven track record in delivering end-to-end solutions.
Jonathon is also currently serving as a Commissioner and Deputy Chair for Catholic Education WA Limited, a Non-Executive Director overseeing a $1.6b system of 162 schools with 12,000 staff across Western Australia.
Jonathon is State Director (Non-Executive Director), WA State President and a Fellow of the Australian Human Resource Institute, the national association representing human resource and people management professionals with 20,000 members from Australia and across the globe.
Jonathon is also on the Edith Cown University’s Centre for Work + Wellbeing Strategic Research Centre advisory board
In addition to his executive and leadership roles, Jonathon has lectured at the Curtin University’s Graduate School of Business and at Edith Cowan University’s School of Business and Law, in subjects including Strategic Human Resources and Employment Relations.
Jonathon was on the Board of Hope Community Services Ltd for 6 years, including 4 years as Chair. Jonathon was also on the Board of Holy Rosary School Doubleview for 6 years, including 4.5 years as Chair.
In addition to his work at talenting. Jonathon is currently also Academic Coordinator for the Australian Human Resource Institute’s Practicing Certification Program.
Jonathon has complemented his executive experience by completing a Master of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Psychology degree from Curtin University, Western Australia. Jonathon was also selected (through scholarship) to undertake an Executive Master of Public Administration, jointly through the Australia New Zealand School of Government and the University of WA’s Faculty of Law.
With his strong networks, Jonathon works with some talented partners to help deliver holistic strategy and solutions to his clients
Jonathan Peach, Partner
BA(Hons), MCCJ, EMPA
office. +61 2 5117 3000
mobile. +61 435 341 944
Jon joins talenting. to lead the new East Australia Office as State Director, East), based in the Australian Capital Territory.
Jon is a highly motivated and outcomes-oriented professional, with more than 12 years’ experience of developing and leading high performing teams as a Senior Executive within the Public Service.
Jon has an enviable record of setting clear organisational vision and direction and achieving the delivery of organisational and Government priorities through empowering and developing teams. As a transformational and authentic leader, Jon has led significant programs of reform at Divisional and Organisational level across some of the most heavily regulated ‘people’ industries within the Public Sector.
Jon’s ability to drive and foster organisational change is supported by a strong grounding in corporate management, collegiate practices, and extensive demonstrable experience in embedding strong governance. His communication and engagement skills are of the highest order enabling him to influence and achieve trusting and meaningful stakeholder relationships.
With a strong policy development and advisory background, he is routinely required to provide advice to Government on a wide range of policy issues, including criminal justice, emergency management and national security policy and has appeared before numerous Government Committees in support of his respective Minister, including Estimates, Annual Report and Standing Committee Hearings.
He enjoys a strong national and international presence and network, having driven collegiate approaches to complex national and international issues working with my counterparts across Australia and New Zealand including the provision of advice to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and have provided advisory services globally and to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
His leadership and resilience have been proven continuously throughout the COVID-19 pandemic where he has led ACT Corrective Services both strategically and operationally through one of the most prolonged challenging periods in corrections history.
Jon has held the following roles:
- Member of the ACT Victims Advisory Board (Ministerial Appointment)
- Member of the Correctional Services Administrators Council (National council of all Heads of correctional service jurisdictions for Australia and New Zealand)
- Chair of the National (ANZ) Custodial Operations Working Group.
- Member of the ANZ Prisoner Management Working Group (sub committee of the ANZ Counter-Terrorism Committee)
- Current Member of the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) and presenter at the 2019 Annual Conference in Buenos Aires “Establishing Human Rights Guidelines in the ACT”.
- Member of the ACT Reducing Recidivism Committee
- Master of Applied Organisational Psychology
- Accredited Practitioner, Saville Assessments, psychometric assessments
- Accredited Coach
Licensed DISC Consultant
Tara Roopra, Consultant
BA. Psych., MA. Applied Organisational Psychology, ACC.
office. +61 8 6244 3222
Tara brings her background & postgraduate experience in Organisational Psychology, providing a strong understanding of what motivates and drives people. Tara’s strengths-based approach is underpinned by positive psychology, which focuses on growing what is working well.
In addition, she brings with her managerial experience in a fast-paced corporate sales environment. This experience adds to her insight in assisting clients with the bigger picture strategic planning and capability reviews. Her authentic, friendly and passionate professionalism stands out when dealing with her clients.
Tara has a contemporary background in psychology and is up to date with emerging evidence-based practices. In addition to her work at talenting, she is involved in research in implicit bias, leadership and organisational intervention. Through her work experience, she has become skilled at encouraging successful, inclusive and diverse business cultures.
Tara has experience working on government and private personnel selection, assisting with end-to-end recruitment processes, such as developing position descriptions & selection criteria, advertising, interview questions & assessment methods, shortlisting, psychometric testing & reporting, structured interviews, referee and pre-employment checks, selection reports and on-boarding. She understands the importance of reducing selection bias and the value of tailoring recruitment to the needs of the position and organisation.
She is an accredited coach and accredited in multiple psychometric assessment tools, with a fundamental understanding in their administration, debriefing as well as the benefits to organisations in the recruitment process, on-boarding and individual & team development. With her coaching background, she is skilled at encouraging growth and high performance for individual, team and organisational success.
Tara is passionate about empowering organisations, teams and individuals to practically apply evidence-based solutions that enable workforces to thrive.
Paul is also formally recognised as:
- Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
- Network Convenor, South-East Metro, Australian HR Institute.
- Member of the Industrial Relations Society of WA.
Paul Harrison, Consultant
Paul is a Human Resources Industrial Relations specialist with over a decade in management with expertise in coaching and mentoring, human resources development, and not-for-profit leadership.
Paul is passionate about delivering exceptional customer service and has previously managed for some of the major retail brands in WA. Paul is a subject matter expert for developing leadership programs, team building and group dynamic workshops. Paul’s work experience and his lifelong journey as a Scout has allowed him to specialise in training, learning and development. This has developed his expertise in human resources development, as well as mentoring and coaching at both a national and international level. Paul applies a holistic approach to human resources management with a focus on effective and robust performance management systems. Paul has designed and implemented several solutions where fairness and equity are at the centre of building a strong system to bring out the best performance of team members.
Paul is a qualified Employment Relations/Industrial Relations specialist with honours including legal areas such as Employment Law, Contract Law, and Health, Safety and Environmental Law (HSE). Paul’s honours research involved exploring ‘Why Small Businesses Dismiss Employees’ by examining the events preceding dismissal, the reasons for dismissal, the processes used by small business for dismissing and employee, and how small business owners interpret, understand and use the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code. Paul is fully capable of providing compliance support for all areas of human resources including recruitment and employment contracts, performance management and appraisals, termination and ending employment. Further, he can assist with the interpretation of the modern awards and the complexities of enterprise agreements, grievances and dispute resolution, conciliation and Fair Work compliance, disciplinary matters, workplace health and safety policies, and other Fair Work and Industrial instruments.
Paul’s experience in the not-for-profit sector includes Employment Relations for both paid employees and volunteers, organisational governance and policy development, international industrial relations, and human resources management for non-government organisations. Paul has served on several boards and leadership teams with directorship in the not-for-profit sector and brings his experience in coaching and mentoring international teams of all age groups and backgrounds through effective strategic planning. Paul has worked with organisations around the world including online gaming communities, video game publishers, Scouts and Girl Guides. Paul has a strong network of strategic partners to help deliver solutions to complex issues such as employee investigations, qualitative analysis of human resources, and legal advice for serious workplace issues to support his clients and their employees for the best possible outcome.
Paul has a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations from Curtin University, Western Australia. Paul is a mid-senior level member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and is progressing towards his academic membership, and a member of the Industrial Relations Society of WA.
Sonya McGrath, Senior Consultant
office. +61 8 6244 3222
Ninka James, Senior Consultant
B.Sc (Health Promotion), Cert IV (Frontline Management)
office. +61 8 6244 3222
Ninka brings her background in not-for-profit (NFP) organisations, government (local and state) and health to talenting. with particular capability in NFP strategy, governance and program review.
Ninka combines her experience with a Health Promotion degree and a Certificate 4 in Frontline Management. She has successfully secured funding for local government and not for profit organisations through a variety of funders as well as administered grants and sponsorship programs. As a team leader she has developed and implemented comprehensive operational plans for projects valued over $5.5m. She has a high level of consultation and negotiation skills and has demonstrated an ability to develop strong partnerships with key stakeholders and community based organisations across challenging and complex projects.
Ninka has a deep commitment to the work of community-based organisations, and has a track record of ensuring the sustainability of organisations with which she works.
Leila Morgenroth, Senior Associate
MSc Psychology, Registered Psychologist
office. +61 8 6244 3222
Leila, based in Germany, works with talenting. on significant projects, bringing her expertise in Leadership Development, Coaching and Mentoring, Talent Identification, Competency Assessment, Psychometric Assessment and Change Management.
With her background in Organisational Psychology and diverse roles both in Europe and Australia in Government as well as the private sector over the last four years, Leila has a strong understanding of the people factor in the workplace. Focused on strong relationship-building, Leila has consulted and delivered projects for a range of clients across industries.
Leila is passionate about problem-solving in the workplace in relation to any Human Resources challenges and innovations. She has designed and delivered solutions in leadership development, change management and enhancements of recruitment processes, including psychometric and other assessments. Leila understands how to understand a client organisation in detail to then tailor or design solutions in the HR space, including leadership initiatives such as leadership trainings or coaching, ensuring engagement of staff and leaders in times of change and designing practical tools across the HR disciplines. Further, she is accredited in multiple psychometric assessment tools and is highly experienced in advising as well as administering and debriefing assessments and bring results to life by relating them to the organisational context and role description.
As part of her roles over the years, Leila has fostered a highly engaging facilitation style, adhering with adult learning principles, tailored to the stakeholder cohort, from general employees and emerging leaders to senior executives.
In her free-time, Leila is driven to make a difference in the space of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. She has held an advisory role for the City of Perth Access and Inclusion Advisory Group as well as for a client organisation that works with councils in Germany, in the effort to help make cities more inclusive, by raising awareness for inclusive thinking in the communities and in society. Leila brings sensitivity for cultural awareness and challenges that are unique in each community, city, workplace and team.
Leila also holds the following:
- Master of Organisational Psychology
- Registered Psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency)
Accredited Practitioner, Lumina Spark psychometric assessment
- Dual Diploma Business & Management (with strong focus on HR and OH&S training)
- Committee member of the City of Perth’s Access and Inclusion Advisory Group
John Wilson, Senior Associate
B.HR., M.Couns., MAHRI.
John works with talenting. on significant projects, particularly in the Human Resource Technology space, utilising his expertise as Chief Executive Officer of Eppione Australia, an international HR technology company, to bring an HR edge to the use of technology to build people capability.
John is a Human Resource professional, with over 20 years’ experience across a unique portfolio of roles, including human resources, strategy, and business management. John brings a unique skillset, combining his managerial and leadership experience, with his human resource experience to deliver solutions that work, and builds upon his strong academic pursuits, including a Bachelor of Human Resources, and a Master of Counselling.
Throughout his career, John has built significant capability and credibility as a human resource practitioner, having worked extensively in key areas including HR strategy, Industrial Relations, Organisational Culture, and Talent Development. John has implemented highly effective organisational initiatives across this range of disciplines.
John has also dealt with the plethora of HR matters that include dealing with everything from grievances, conciliation, award/agreement interpretation and application, performance reviews and disciplinary matters, policy development, developing employment strategies, programs and initiatives, designing and facilitating training programs including mentoring and employee development programs.
During his career John has been appointed to key statutory positions including Registrar of the Equal Opportunity Tribunal, Registrar of the Gender Reassignment Board and Registrar of the Mental Health Review Board.
John has recently led some major HR reform projects, including HR information systems and their application in the business environment. He has a particular interest in the value of HR reporting metrics, as tools for management and when used to promote staff engagement, learning and development.
With his strong networks, John works with some talented partners to help deliver holistic strategy and solutions to his clients.
John also holds the following accreditations:
- Member, Australian Human Resources Institute