As a diverse team of Organisational Psychologists, Molecular Biologists, Engineers, Entrepreneurs and Management Scientists, our real skill is in making science practical.
Dr Amantha Imber is a best-selling author, founder of Inventium, and co-creator of the Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies list. In 2016, Amantha was inducted into the Australian Business Women’s Hall of Fame.
Her thoughts have appeared in Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, Forbes, and Fast Company and she is the author of “The Creativity Formula” and “The Innovation Formula”. She was also the under 13’s state table tennis champion in Victoria.
Linda’s passion for innovation began when she was marketing biotech products and services across the Asia Pacific region. As new business challenges emerged, due to changing global market dynamics, innovation became key to driving success.
Linda is business and science savvy, with an Executive MBA from Melbourne Business School and a PhD in molecular biology. She also loves meditation and mindfulness, and hanging out with her border collie, Zeus.
Zoe’s love for innovation was ignited when she spent three years in Switzerland working in the Global Innovation Team at Mondelez, responsible for coming up with weird and wonderful ideas for new chocolate products.
Here, she saw first-hand the value of putting the customer at the heart of the innovation process to drive long-term, sustainable growth. Outside of Inventium, Zoe is very partial to an Espresso Martini.
Charlotte is a registered Psychologist specialising in Organisational Psychology. She is passionate about how the science of psychology can help to create organisations where innovation thrives.
Charlotte has a wealth of experience working with clients across industries such as legal, property, FMCG and government. She dreams of one day living in Italy where she will be able to speak Italian like a local and survive on coffee, gelato and pizza.
Imogen’s focus is working with organisations to develop staff capability in actually delivering on innovation. She has trained and mentored teams globally, and is most satisfied by delivering sustainable programs that leave clients fully equipped to tackle innovation opportunities themselves.
Imogen has a background in science communication and had her innovation epiphany during a stint working on a natural hazard warning system in the South Pacific. There she realised the importance of being truly customer led when designing new products and services – and she hasn’t looked back ever since.
Nick’s main focus at Inventium is to help organisations achieve their innovation missions. He does this by using his superpowers in technical analysis, research and application of the latest scientific findings.
As a qualified chemical engineer, Nick previously worked as a consultant in the chemical, mining and oil industries. Outside of Inventium, Nick can be spotted standing at the back of groups hitting his head on things (he’s really tall!).
Helping organisations evolve from talking the talk to walking the walk when it comes to innovation is how Nick describes his role to friends and family. An experienced advisor to the corporate world, Nick’s experience comes working with finance and strategy executives across the APAC region.
His work with clients strives to make the complex, simple. In his spare time, Nick can usually be found exploring the hills of the South Coast on a bike or teaching his kids where food really comes from (not the supermarket).
Mish is Inventium’s true generalist, having worked across all aspects of the business at operational and strategic levels. Her current role sees her driving strategic initiatives and transforming Inventium’s marketing efforts, applying the same experimental and creative thinking that we teach our clients.
She’s also passionate about innovative people practices, pioneering our ‘Be Your Own Boss’ structure and leading our recruitment. Outside of Inventium, you’ll find her completing her MBA (Technology) at UNSW or teaching her sausage dog Rory, new tricks.
After studying PR initially, Georgia quickly discovered a passion for process management and creating workplace efficiencies. This set her on the path to Finance & Business Management and working with progressive and innovative enterprises, both in terms of what they offer customers, and how they manage themselves internally.
A successful weekend for Georgia is characterised by completing the Good Weekend quiz with hubby, while juggling two gorgeous (but demanding) children.
Alex is Inventium’s Digital Products whiz, among many other things! After moving from Canberra in 2012 to study a Masters in Social Science (International Development) at RMIT, Alex worked for a women’s development agency and funded her life through working in the finance sector.
Alex can also be found hanging out in a park playing frisbee, catching up on a week of political analysis and sitting at a cafe doing a crossword.
Sarah is our AFR Most Innovative Companies List extraordinaire! She ensures that the highly prestigious List, for which Inventium is the research and methodology partner, runs without a hitch.
She also manages our creative space – The Odd One Out. Sarah went to uni in sunny QLD where she majored in Event and Sport Management. For fun, Sarah loves to explore Melbourne and bake – given her surname, it’s meant to be!
Working remotely from the Philippines, Elaine’s objective in Inventium is to lighten everyone’s load by assisting with anything that is virtually possible. Elaine draws on skills she has accumulated in her experiences as an Economist, Events Manager, and Virtual Assistant.
Outside work, Elaine is a certified foodie who loves cooking, trying out restaurants, and traveling to enjoy local food. She can also be seen joining different organisations to reach out to struggling communities.
With a varied background centred around all things logistics and administration, it is fair to say that Kerry likes things to be organised! Her role at Inventium is all about providing project support to our clients, keeping our team in order and maintaining a strong focus on process and efficiency.
On weekends Kerry can be found checking out Melbourne’s restaurant and bar scene with her hubby who works and plays in the craft beer industry.