Name: Graeme Phillips
Position: Head - Leadership
(Graeme passed away from a 14-month battle with cancer on 27 May 2011. As a respected and much loved member of our team we wish to honour Graeme’s memory for the remainder of 2011).
Graeme has immense experience in leading people in challenging situations.
Before joining Beyond The Break Graeme served in several capacities in the United Nations. During 2003 he was posted to Italy where he developed the leadership and communication skills component of the inaugural UN Peacekeeping Management Course (PMC), and the inaugural Rapid Deployment Team Training Course (RDTTC). Graeme was highly sought after for his skills in identifying and developing programs that met the consistently challenging needs of the UN during his time in Italy.
Between 1983 and 2000 Graeme served as an Officer in the Australian Regular Army. He worked closely with General Peter Cosgrove in his role as Operations Officer, UN Transitional Authority East Timor (UNTAET). He was also the Senior Leadership Instructor at the Royal Military College of Australia (Duntroon).
Graeme's passions are developing leadership skills, developing effective teams and improving communication. Since retiring from the Army, Graeme has worked with private corporations and the United Nations in the areas of leadership development, organisation change, planning and communications skills. He has designed, implemented and improved mid-level leadership and management programs for mid level UN peacekeepers. This has been coupled with coaching and mentoring programs, including being a mentor for a number of corporate and UN leaders.
Graeme has worked with oil & gas organisations since 2009. He has contributed significantly to leadership practice and team development through safe operations in The Bass Strait and remains a considerably respected facilitator of leadership practice.
Graeme holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and a Masters of Business Administration. He is a Fellow of the Fairfax Fellowship and a Director of the Yarrabin Wilderness Lodge where he is actively involved in the development of young people.