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Suzie Bourne

Senior Consultant

Suzie is an experienced organisation development, change and communications consultant with over 18 years facilitating and implementing organization and cultural change in large, complex organisations.

Suzie started her career in public relations and held key employee communication roles at BHP Billiton (Australia and Canada) and later at NAB. Through her interest in organisation dynamics, she moved into change management and transformation roles, initially at NAB and then for other consulting clients in the financial services and construction industries.

Suzie designs and implements communications, change management and organisation development strategies.She works with clients to translate their strategic visions into practical actionable change in ways which engage them. Her systemic perspective means that she is continually looking out for and raising to the surface underlying cultural dynamics which can help or hinder projects.

Suzie has excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative and engaging style and, as an artist, brings creativity and imagination to complex organization challenges. She has always been curious about how artistic processes might be used to enhance individual, team and business performance and has just completed her Masters of Therapeutic Art Practice (MIECAT) with the intention of bringing these insights into her consulting practice. In the meantime, in addition to her consulting work, she works therapeutically using arts-based processes at one of Melbourne’s private mental health hospitals on a casual basis.

  • BA (Public Relations)
  • M (App Sc.) Organisation Dynamics
  • MTAP (Therapeutic Arts Practice)

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