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.
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!).
Jez is passionate about creating experiences that impact groups and foster high performing teams. He has been facilitating all sorts of groups for 19 years and loves it when people have their ‘lightbulb’ moments. His work is quite often described as being transformative, inspiring & terrifying; usually at the same time.
He’s had a rather random career that has seen him be a Mixed Martial Artist, Sport Scientist and even stand up comic. He now spends most of his spare time chasing after his dog Taco, and trying to stop him from eating the couch.
Curious and curiouser about customers and keen to help solve their problems, Martine has immersed in the world of innovation for the past 15 years. She loves the stimulation of never being quite sure where the next challenge will take her, and is always hungry to learn new things.
Martine’s contagious energy and focus mean she has a reputation for working people to hard to make new things happen whilst having fun and laughing lots at the same time. Outside of Inventium Martine is often creating things – knitting, painting, jewellery. She’s always up for knitting a sweater!
Driving innovations in the pharmaceutical industry for the past 20 years, Joey cannot help but inspire new possibilities through deep engagement, and use his own brand of colour, fun and passion to bring it to life.
With an Executive MBA and Bachelor of Pharmacy, Joey loves to fuse science and creativity to develop evidence based solutions which make an impact in the world.
When not reading about strategy and innovation, Joey is either eating, planning what to eat, travelling or planning where to travel to sample diverse food, cultures, architecture and the natural beauty of the world. He might also have an addiction to shoes!
Mish took the CEO reigns from our wonderful Founder, Amantha, in 2019 and is now passionately leading Inventium to achieve broader reach and impact with clients while ensuring that Inventium remains the absolute best place to work. She continues to be amazed at how a relatively small team can achieve so much in such little time…
Mish is passionate about innovative people practices, pioneering our ‘Be Your Own Boss’ structure and leading our recruitment. An avid learner, Mish has an MBA specialising in technology and innovation from UNSW (AGSM), a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and is a qualified pilates teacher. Outside of Inventium, you’ll find her teaching her gorgeous 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.