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 an Organisational Psychologist and innovation workshop extraordinaire. She is passionate about the crucial role that the science of psychology plays in creating 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.
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).
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!).
Faustina is a registered Psychologist with clinical training. She’s passionate about understanding factors that trigger innovation and how to implement, measure, and replicate robust results. This includes using hard science to tap into our innate ability to be creative, enhancing resilience and wellbeing.
Faustina is a published author, has conducted research and taught across multiple domains, including Melbourne Business School, MGSE, MCRI, and RMH. She’s moonlighted as a Bladesmith and was born in Japan.
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.
Gabby takes care of all things event related and is the Manager of The Odd One Out, our creativity boosting event space. She studied Event and Tourism Management and has spent a number of years travelling and working in hospitality all over the world. Gabby has a strong customer service focus and loves bringing new events to life.
In her spare time, Gabby likes to check out Melbourne’s new cafes or organise her next adventure.
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.