Caroline Patton

Caroline Patton

Alter Ego – Diana Prince

A dynamic consultant with hands-on approach, Caroline is passionate about delivering quality outcomes for clients and providing people with a positive experience when it comes to change and transformational programs. She is an expert in strategy definition and execution, program and project management, implementation and release management and quality assurance.

Caroline is a sought after board member, as she brings not only an ICT but also a people focused change perspective. She actively seeks opportunities to share her knowledge with others, mentoring emerging business leaders and entrepreneurs or presenting at industry events and conferences.

Over the course of her career, Caroline has worked at senior levels in multi-national companies and has diverse experience across a variety of industries including: professional services and management consulting, finance, banking, insurance, superannuation, airline, petroleum, retail, logistics and telecommunications.

When she’s not in the office you can find Caroline playing a round of golf, training for her next marathon or spending time with her young family. In certain circles, her chicken and chorizo paella is legendary but she’s not giving up the recipe any time soon!

You can find out more about her @cpaccuteque on Twitter

Michael Jabour

Michael Jabour

Alter Ego – David Stratton from ‘At the Movies’

Mike is one of the fresher members of our team, but he has wasted no time making the Accuteque name more known in the advisory sphere than ever before.  Mike is a focussed, driven, reliable and innovative Project Director and General Manager with a strong technology focus, with many years of experience leading complex, rewarding and strategic portfolio of responsibilities and projects.

With extensive experience in a variety of roles including Program Management, Project Director, Product Management, Business Development and Vendor Management across a diverse range of industries including banking, government, telecommunications and mining; he truly is an asset to the team.

Not only is he championing change and project management from an Accuteque perspective, he is also currently working his magic at NAB. Based at the docks, he is responsible for the overall governance process for all NAB Wealth management technology suppliers, partners and vendors providing services to NAB Wealth.  He is also filling the principal advisory role to the NAB Wealth

With an additional role in the Technology Team in matters of vendor management, contract management and enterprise portfolio management, we don’t know where he has the time to do it all!

Mike is the resident film buff at Accuteque, and his photographic memory would blow you away. With the ability to quote every movie from American Beauty to any of the Zorro films, just don’t ask him to give you a review on any of Adam Sandler’s movies – he won’t be happy gilmore!

Lesley Thornton

Lesley Thornton

Alter Ego - Daria Morgendorffer

Lesley is an Associate Principal and Portfolio Manager of the Strategy and Transformation stream. She has substantial experience in Government at a senior policy level, with a strong track record in policy and program development to successfully bringing about change for improvement in the acute, sub-acute and community health sectors.

Lesley is able to think strategically and provide direction in line with the organisational vision and aims, demonstrating an excellent understanding of organisational dynamics, strategy development, project/program planning, implementation and evaluation. Her strong leadership capabilities ensure she is able to lead and support teams with diverse skills and staff, fostering learning and creativity to achieve organisational objectives.

Some of her most recent project work includes a stint at the International Women’s Development Agency, where she facilitated an organisational assessment of Feminist media organisation FemLINK Pacific. This was successfully conducted in the following key areas : purpose governance and structure; leadership and strategy; processes; human resources, and relationships.

Lesley has a proven ability to form effective relationships within government, health services and community organisations and collaborate with diverse groups to achieve outcomes. She has exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, as well as an aptitude for consultation and negotiations with people from different backgrounds and professions.

When she’s not in the office raiding the tea cupboard, Lesley is often planning her next travel adventure. A keen cyclist, she is usually planning her next cycle tour around Europe or South America and spends her weekends on the coast getting away from it all down the Great Ocean Road.

Simon Daniel

Simon Daniel

Alter Ego – Detective Del Spooner

Simon is a veteran member of the Accuteque Team having been with us since 2011.  He is a professional and motivated member of our team with extensive consulting experience in Test Management, Test Tools and Reporting, System Integration Testing, Functional Testing, End-to-End Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Defect Management, Release and Environment Management.

With an evangelistic passion for technology reinforced by dedicated study in the field of Robotics, Mechatronics and Computer Science; Simon believes in a future built on Automation. By enabling the world to achieve more in a lesser amount of time and with less manual effort, he believes we make it possible to dedicate ourselves to tasks of greater worth. In short: if it can be automated, it is a task not worthy of human effort. Simon brings this attitude to the workplace every day in an active search to utilise available toolsets to their greatest reward.

With an array of experience in a variety of industries including Financial Services, Life and General Insurance, Logistics and Government sectors, he is an asset to any project.

Simon prides himself on his ability to build teams and develop stakeholder relationships, derive, analyse and report on project metrics and his diligent innovative attitude towards enhancing project capability and communication.

When he’s not busy working away on client site, you can find Simon immersing himself in learning the ins and outs of the newest gizmo or gadget. If one day in the future the world faces a robot apocalypse, we know that Simon will be the one to save the day.

Simon Field

Simon Field

Alter Ego – Cadel Evans

Simon has many years of experience covering the design, management and delivery of products, systems and projects within the financial and professional services industries.

A valued team member at Accuteque, Simon is highly motivated and results-driven with a focus on efficient, effective and durable solutions.  He is a creative problem solver with the ability to get the best out of others.

He has local and international experience working for major banks and Big4 accounting. This covers process re-engineering and system assessment, design and delivery.

His project experience is vast, and his accomplishments have been many throughout his tenure at Accuteque. From managing and prioritising the wholesale product design and delivery for a major UK Bank, including technology budget to automating tax compliance processes at a major Australian accounting practice through technology and process re-engineering.

Simon is not only efficient in the workplace, but in his day-to-day life also. It’s not unusual to see him cycling around Melbourne to get from A to B, but you better look carefully – to the untrained eye, you might mistaken him for a blur on the side of the road!

Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor

Alter Ego – Brian the Dog from Family Guy

Andrew has been a member of the Accuteque family since 2011 and has spent a significant portion of his time working on client site where he concentrates on delivering the most business value for the least investment.  Andrew approaches these engagements with an almost child-like curiosity which he finds foster his creativity and innovative side.  Back in the office, he feels he is equally rewarded, as he feeds off the diverse range of colleagues who all bring different experiences and perspectives to the job – Andrew believes ‘they keep me energised and are a great source of peer support.’

One of Andrew’s biggest achievements at Accuteque to date has been his work in the insurance industry, on one of the organisation’s largest IT initiatives. A large Transformation Program, the brief was to replace the company’s core insurance underwriting system while simultaneously incorporating new functionality for document and work management. Its key dimensions involved 250 project personnel over a multi-year timescale, an investment of nearly $200M and a PCB chaired by the CEO. At the time Andrew joined the project, it had already run for over 2 years and was viewed as under considerable time pressure, as a result of the program missing key delivery targets, acknowledged immaturity in Agile Project delivery and the loss of key project resources and leadership.

Andrew was also a key player in the delivery and creation of centralised claims lodgement and fulfilment coupled with document management and archive solution.  This was a 2-year project that greatly enhanced the way claims were processed and vastly improved claim resolution for brokers. Andrew’s greatest strength has been his ability to excel and add value at Accuteque and Client sites by focussing on the Change Management and people impacts of projects.

If Andrew could be any animal in the world, he would be a dog. As someone with an incredible sense of smell (believe us, he can smell the burgers cooking at Royal Stacks all the way from the office!), and being the completely loyal, faithful and friendly individual that he is; the only thing missing is the half-finished novel to tie it all together.

Stewart Hamilton

Stewart Hamilton

Alter Ego – Rex Hunt

Stewart joined the Accuteque team in 2012 and is a highly certified and experienced testing professional and his testing experience covers a range of methodologies as well as different platforms, from web-based software to integration hubs for financial systems.

Stewart high-level computer skills give him the ability to translate highly complicated information into an understandable format. His professional demeanour is complimented by a warm personality that is easy to work with.

Stewart’s work on a variety of projects has gained him skills with many of the Quality Assurance tools available in the marketplace. His specialist knowledge is in the gaming, finance, resources and education sectors. Stewart is extremely personable, results focused and adapts quickly to new environments, systems and a welcome addition to any team.

One of Stewart’s most recent achievements has been his contribution to a large program of work at a major insurance organisation. The program of work delivered new insurance platforms as a replacement for existing PMS mainframe and supporting applications. The program also sought to replace like for like products and distribution channels and deliver major improvements and benefits in areas such as e-Business and data quality. Stewart’s role included defect management, creation and execution of test cases, deployment control, creation upkeep of automated test suites (Selenium), environment shakeouts constant status reports both written and verbal and deployment control.

You can often find Stew riding a wave at Phillip island, fishing down at Tooradin or spending his weekend flying the A-10 warthog in his living room.

Vy Pham

Vy Pham

Alter Ego – Sailor Jupiter

Vy has been with the Accuteque Team since 2009, with a significant portion of that time taking place on a number of client sites across a variety of industries including Insurance, Technology, Hospitality and Consulting. It still surprises her that despite heading down the science career path initially, she wound up in IT.

Vy has always been proactive in seeking out opportunities to participate in activities outside of her testing work; like tendering activities, client health checks, and training, all indicative of her ‘can-do’ attitude and team player work ethic.  

To date, Vy has improved a number of projects including working as a Test Analyst on the Apollo Claims Transformation and CUDOS projects at CGU; as Defect Coordinator on the Sysnet 7.1 Upgrade project at Australian Leisure & Hospitality; and as Test Analyst on the Global Internet Platform Rebranding, Alumni Redesign, Office Communications Served, and IT Telephony projects at KPMG. She feels that her biggest achievement working at Accuteque is gaining a wealth of knowledge through her colleagues and the projects she’s participated in. 

If Vy could be any animal, she would easily be a swan - she’s gentle, sophisticated and always enjoys pampering herself!

 

Kate Field

Kate Field

Alter Ego - Sue Storm

Kate has been with us since 2014 as Accuteque’s Finance Lead, and has extensive Finance experience predominately within Big4 accounting firms in the UK and Australia, specialising in tax and accounting technology solutions.  She has led the sales and implementation process of these solutions across a broad spectrum of FTSE100 and FTSE350 clients.

Kate has experience analysing a business’ needs, focussing on accounting and tax process technology.  She is experienced in translating these needs into real world solutions and coordinating the development, testing and delivery of software solutions to assist in the reporting process. Kate has experience delivering solutions under an iXBRL reporting framework.

Kate has worked in the tax compliance area in both Australia and the UK, completing tax returns for corporates, partnerships, trusts and individuals. She is not only working as the Finance Manager for Accuteque but also consults as a Business Analyst/Project Manager with Accuteque.

She is an effective communicator and team leader, provides implementation, training and ongoing support at client sites, has experience with full project lifecycle management, including gathering requirements, functional specification, development, testing, implementation and training.

When not in the office, you can often find Kate spending time with her family. If she could have dinner with anyone in the world, she would share a meal with all her family past and present.

Louise Brown

Louise Brown

Alter Ego – Gordon Ramsey

Louise our born and bred Scottish lass, moved to Melbourne in 2013 and has been a crucial player in the seamless running of Accuteque ever since.  She is our Business Services Team Lead and oversees the day-to-day activities that keep us running smooth and looking sharp.

From orchestrating our office relocation and negotiating a number of incentive inclusions in the contract such as the fit-out and flooring, to creating and implementing a number of policies here at Accuteque (such as our recruitment process and our health and well-being program), Louise is a go-to colleague – dynamic, delivery focussed and incredibly organised.

Prior to stepping into this role, she was the Executive Assistant to the Director and CEO at Accuteque. Within just 12 months of working for the company, she added winner of the Australian EA of the Year in 2013 to her long list of accolades.  It is not unusual to find Louise standing behind a podium or with a microphone in her hand, as she is a seasoned public speaker and has spoken on a range of topics reflecting on her time as an EA and encouraging others to be the best they can be. Louise’s passion for helping people and inspiring others to push themselves and step out of their comfort zone is evident – whether it’s in the workplace or beyond the realms of the office.

Since moving to Melbourne, Louise has found her niche amongst the foodie culture. From wandering down the restaurant and bar packed laneways of our city, to being the most indecisive colleague when picking our weekly Friday lunches, the range in choice is a welcome change from Haggis and Tatties! (Translation - Potatoes!) . 

Tess Roberts

Tess Roberts

Alter Ego – Kenneth the Page from 30 Rock

Tess joined the Accuteque Team back in 2014 as our Junior Office Administrator and has since become the Executive Assistant to the Director and CEO.  Alongside Angus, her additional position is as one of Accuteque’s ‘youth culture experts’ and makes it her duty to get some of the more life experienced members of the team educated on the lingo of today.

Being the warm and bubbly face that sits at reception, Tess enjoys the day-to-day greeting of people and welcoming them through Accuteque’s doors as it gives her the opportunity to meet many different individuals from all walks of life.

Since joining Accuteque, Tess feels that she has been given such a great privilege to learn many functions of not only a corporate advisory firm, but an innovative and creative IT company. In an age of Digital Disruption, Tess has come to learn since working with Accuteque that it’s important to be proactive when it comes to technology, to learn as much as you can about it and how to control it as opposed to being a passive recipient of the information it outputs.

Currently studying Psychology at RMIT University, Tess one day hopes to apply her aptitude for working with people and helping them achieve their goals to a career in organisational psychology or human resources.

Tess’ favourite travel destination is Yellow Spring, West Virginia USA. After spending 3 months there working as a Camp Counsellor and Lifeguard at Camp Rim Rock for Girls, she can’t hear any Shania Twain song or John Denver’s ‘Country Roads’ without flashing back to days of eating s'mores by campfire and line dancing with twelve year olds.

Angus Hall

Angus Hall

Alter Ego – Chandler Bing

Angus is the resident youth culture expert at Accuteque and made his debut on the team in June 2015.  He is a vital member of the BSU machine and has provided valuable support to the team throughout his tenure.

Since finishing his marketing degree at La Trobe University, Angus has had the chance to explore his inner Richard Hendricks and has taken a keen interest in the digital space.  In his first twelve months at Accuteque, he developed and released our internal HR System which the team rely on heavily for records maintenance, candidate and resource information. He also digitised our Performance, Evaluation and Progression Plan and turned what was once a multiple paged document, into a sleek and easy to use online form.

Angus has also had an opportunity to enhance his web development skills, and has putt together our sleek and shiny Accuteque website – be sure to take a look through and check out some of Angus’ handiwork for yourself He has also created and enhanced multiple sites for clients running on the NationBuilder platform.

When he isn’t riding his bike or in the kitchen cooking up a storm, you can find Angus watching the latest series of Silicon Valley.