Board of Directors

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Ross Rowe


Ross is a certified action learning coach and an accredited coach with the International Coach Federation. Ross loves to empower teams to dive beneath the surface problem to identify the core issue, identify exciting solutions and take action.

John Sautelle

Deputy Chair

Helping create exceptional leaders, teams and organisations gets John out of bed every day with energy and passion! John brings many years of legal and personal development experience to the Board. He is a senior action learning coach.

Leanne Elliott


Leanne was an early adopter of action learning in Australia introducing it the the leadership development program in a large government agency. Leanne brings a wealth or organisational talent and drive to the Board serving as Secretary and Treasurer.

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Helen Hawke


Helen brings public and private executive experience to the Board. A certified WIAL coach, she is passionate about unlocking each individual’s capabilities and developing new ways to interact for win-win solutions for local and global problems.

Greg Terrill


Greg’s skills and experience in managing teams and leading organisations in Australia and internationally draw on his amicable personality and strong interpersonal skills. With an senior executive role in the Australian Public Service, Greg sees enormous power in WIAL action learning for leadership development and organisational change.

Heather-Jane Gray

Director Strategic Partnerships

Heather-Jane brings Private, Public & NfP Executive insights to the Board with over 35 years of experience with international action learning teams. As an ICF PCC & trained WIAL coach, she is passionate about empowering people at all organisational levels to solve problems innovatively, whilst leading cultural change more effectively.

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Chris Gildersleeve

Director Memberships

Chris is passionate about working with leaders to create engaging workplaces, using Action Learning to drive insight.  Chris brings to the WIAL Board his passion for and qualifications in positive psychology and coaching, along with a 30-year private industry career as a HR leader.

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