The Executive Team

Mark Brand
Mark BrandDirector and Principal Consultant, Board QATSIF
Mark Brand is a Director of Turning Point Partners and RavenHouse Asia Pacific, previous Director of Donington (QLD), and a highly experienced Business, HR and Sales Consultant.

With over 20 years experience in business development, career transition and performance management, Mark has helped some of the largest and most iconic brands in Australia including Virgin Australia, Thiess, Komatsu, Queensland Rail, Suncorp and several Australian Government agencies, through critical periods of transition and growth by managing change, optimising business performance, transitioning staff, and increasing sales.

Known for delivering fresh expertise, accurate insight, and best-practice processes, Mark is dedicated to helping businesses both large and small grow revenue and improve profits by engaging their staff, improving their service delivery and enhancing customer satisfaction in an ever changing business environment.

Mark is also on the Board of the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation, which provides secondary education scholarships to Queensland ATSI students. The Board is appointed by the Queensland State Government and provides advice and governance to the State’s Public Trustee.

Trudi Woodhead
Trudi WoodheadProject and Business Manager
Trudi is the Project and Business Manager at Turning Point Partners and an expert in customer service and relationship management.

With over ten years experience in client retention, business support and project management across a wide range of industries, Trudi inspires and motivates both staff and customers to reach their full potential, providing a warm, inclusive, respectful environment for working in.

Known for her bright ideas and uncompromising work ethic and integrity, Trudi brings her customer-centric focus and superior organisational ability to everything she does, from working on proposals and presentations, to managing clients, meetings, seminars and training events across the Turning Point Partners network.

When Trudi isn’t busy going above and beyond, she loves cooking, eating, catching up with friends and exploring the Queensland beaches with her British husband and children.

Stephen Harris
Stephen HarrisDirector of Client Services
Stephen is the Director of Client Services at Turning Point Partners, a highly experienced business manager, consultant and deliverer of value to organisations and their people.

With firsthand experience in navigating career change and over 30 years in business and people development, Stephen is passionate about helping our clients thrive as they experience periods of change, transition and as they pursue important goals.

Affectionately known as ‘make it happen’ Harris, Stephen has helped hundreds of businesses experience significant year on year growth as a result of his involvement and has helped even more individuals live a fulfilled and purpose-driven life.

Enjoying a fluid work-life balance, when Stephen isn’t busy developing and enhancing client relationships, he consumes books, researches and writes about lessons learned, new thinking, and where the Australian work landscape might be heading (holding a position as Research Director for Business Acumen Magazine) and after all that Stephen loves to spend time with his wife and the kids when they are around.

Theresa Bowers
Theresa BowersFinance Manager
ACCA Professional Qualification
Advanced GNVQ Business & Finance

Theresa is the Finance Manager at Turning Point Partners and a specialist in financial diagnostics, cash flow management and accounting

As a qualified accountant and fellow of the ACCA, Theresa has over twenty years experience in commercial and private accounting and extensive knowledge in financial reporting, account reconciliations, stock control, account review, management and maintenance, financial modelling, and month-end and year-end financial accounts.

Known for her methodical approach to businesses financials and her love of order, Theresa still gets a thrill every time the balance sheet balances. Believing that actions speak louder than words, Theresa’s work speaks for itself with her knowledge, skills and experience playing a pivotal role in the formation and ongoing growth of Turning Point Partners.

When she isn’t busy with numbers, Theresa loves spending time with her three children, dancing the night away doing Latin or Ballroom Dancing, working out, reading and visiting the theatre.


Anne Poole
Anne PooleConsultant
Masters HR, Diploma in Business Management

Anne is a highly experienced HR Consultant and expert communicator. With over 20 years experience within the Australian and global resources sector, Anne offers clients innovative, process-driven solutions to a wide range of HR issues.

Understanding the role corporate culture plays in developing successful, productive organisations, Anne protects our clients’ employment brands by supporting and assisting transitioning staff as they experience periods of significant change.

Committed to positioning participants for success, Anne provides both the emotional support and career coaching participants need to have an edge in the job market.

Taking a balanced approach to life, when Anne isn’t busy coaching and consulting she is kicking up her heels on the dance floor doing the Argentine Tango or exploring and hiking through the great outdoors.

Dawn Hills
Dawn HillsAssociate Consultant – Townsville
Dawn has several years’ experience in the recruitment and employment sector. Prior to joining Precruitment/Turning Point in Townsville. Dawn was a successful Recruitment Manager in the UK.
Dawn has worked closely with candidates, identifying their needs and providing regular feedback and assistance through each part of the employment process. Which are key components of transition. Dawn has expertise on coaching and mentoring candidates with their interview skills and resume preparation, assisting them identify individual strengths and a suitable career strategy.
Dawn is experienced to equip candidates with relevant skills and preparation so they are fully prepared to be confident and ‘wow’ at interview. Dawn is very much a “people person” who thrives on helping others fulfill their goals and career aspirations.
Diana Holloway
Diana HollowayAssociate Consultant
Diana is a highly experienced HR and Business Consultant with over 20 years experience in human resources and business management.

Over the course of her career, Diana has worked with some of Australia’s most iconic brands including Virgin Australia, Qantas and QUT, bringing a wealth of knowledge to organisations in the areas of recruitment, employee engagement, career transition, corporate governance, business development, reputation management and positioning.

Following her mantra that everyone has a story to tell, Diana goes above and beyond to uncover it, identifying the passions and motivations of participants to transition them into the right role, in the right organisation.

When Diana isn’t busy coaching and consulting, you will find her nose buried in a great book.

Gayleen Toll
Gayleen TollAssociate Consultant
Fellow of the RCSA

Gayleen’s recruitment career began in the high-tech heartland of the USA’s Silicon Valley, where she worked for the world’s largest employment services company. This initial Assistant Consultant position was the start of an exciting career change for the former BHP Cost Accountant, who now consults to a range of national and international organisations across the technology and bio-technology sector, as well as government-owned corporations and institutions.

John Clements
John ClementsAssociate Consultant
John’s extensive career includes over 25 years working with the ColesMyer Group of companies, working in a shared services environment supporting Coles Supermarkets, Coles Liquor businesses, Kmart, Target, Officeworks and Myer through periods of significant change.

John has the specialist experience and exemplary communication skills necessary to manage the most complex and sensitive restructuring and change management issues. He embraces the importance of the educative aspects of the role that sound HR, employee relations and people management can play and the value this brings to businesses.

John also lectures in business and project management at Victoria University and takes a keen interest in assisting and advising students on their career options.

Kingsley Gainsford
Kingsley GainsfordPrinciple Consultant New Zealand
Grad Cert. in Career Development Retention
Certified In Birkham

Kingsley has a career spanning over 20 years in Facilitating, Training, Recruitment and Career Development Consulting working with some of Australasia’s leading Companies, including Recruitment, Search & Selection, Skills and Culture Fit and Outplacement, Career Analysis.

Kingsley’s Career Development & Transition experience involves completing an outplacement project during the closure of a regional branch affecting 87 staff, and a 4 year project within the Financial Sector.

He has supported Staff, HR and Boards through Mergers, Buy-Outs, Restructures and Closures of Businesses Nationwide.

Martin Nally
Martin NallyAssociate Consultant
Bachelor of Economics and Business Studies
Chartered Member of the Institute of Company Directors

Martin has been a HR practitioner for over 30 years. He is an Executive Committee member of Australian Senior HR Roundtable (ASHRR), Chair of ACU’s Advisory Board of Management and he is Chairman of the Board at St Kevin’s College, Toorak. Martin is also Deputy Chairperson and Director with Aspire Learning. Since 2011, he has lectured Masters Level students at Melbourne University.

Martin’s many and varied HR roles range from the Resource to Retail sectors. Common across each of them is Martin’s passion for improving the people dimension of business.

Ranee Wheat
Ranee WheatAssociate Consultant
Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology and Sociology

As the founder of Rockhampton Psychology Services, Ranee leads a practice skilled and experienced in the personal issues surrounding ‘change’. Over the past 10 years, the practice has developed a detailed understanding of the industries operating across the diverse business landscape of Central Queensland. Ranee and her colleagues provide TPP’s clients with clinical expertise and support for individuals, families and organisations as they manage the effects of transitioning.

Michelle Bentley
Michelle BentleyAlliance Consultant SA
Masters of Business Administration
Bachelor of Education and Diploma of Teaching
Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment (MARC)
Director on the Board of the SACE Board of South Australia
Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Michelle’s leadership and management experiences focuses on improving professional and personal outcomes. She challenges and supports people to heightened levels of understanding and delivery. Michelle’s coaching and facilitation style quickly identifies the core issues for individuals, teams and clients. She is a person who maintains integrity as her guiding principle, and strongly believes in the ‘power of teamwork’ and lifelong learning.

Renee Henville
Renee HenvilleConsultant
Bachelor of Business (HRM & Business Psychology)
Dip Bus (HR)
Cert IV training & assessment,
Cert OSH

Renee Henville is a highly experienced HR Consultant. With over 12 years experience in Human Resources working across a wide range of industries including motor sport, construction, entertainment, retail and finance, Renee has helped numerous businesses gain, train and retain the right staff.

Known for her open, honest and supportive approach, Renee helps clients successfully transition staff and build resilience in survivors using her skills in coaching, recruitment, training and development.

When she isn’t busy coaching and consulting, Renee loves getting outside, visiting the beach, playing with her two young sons and cooking up a storm.

Tony McDonald
Tony McDonaldConsultant
CertIV in Workplace Training

Tony McDonald is a highly regarded Career Transition Consultant. With over 28 years working in senior HR roles within government-owned corporations, Tony provides invaluable insight and on-point advice when negotiating the intricacies of organisational structures and the personal and professional development issues they present.

Known for his practical, hands-on approach to supporting transitioning employees, Tony helps participants uncover hidden skills and attributes and transform their thinking to see change as an opportunity.

As a mad sports buff and 15 year Broncos Season Ticket holder, when Tony isn’t busy inspiring participants, you’ll find him catching a game of Rugby League.

William (Bill) Joris OAM
William (Bill) Joris OAMConsultant
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)
Post Graduate Diploma, Accounting and Financial Management

A senior career transition and outplacement consultant with 18 years’ experience, Bill’s core competencies include: business coaching, workshop facilitation, on­-site support, line manager training, plus team and practice management. Bill’s experience spans a wide variety of industry sectors – and is under­pinned by his strong interpersonal skills gained at both operational and executive levels.

Yvonne Lambert-Smith
Yvonne Lambert-SmithPrincipal Consultant Singapore
Bachelor of Social Science (Management and Psychology)
Member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches

Having spent the last seven years in Singapore, Yvonne’s understanding of the region’s employment marketplace is second-to-none.

Prior to moving to Singapore, Yvonne ran a successful HR consultancy in New Zealand focussing on recruitment strategies, career planning and management.

Now, Yvonne uses her specialist expertise and stellar local network to coach and support expats relocating to Singapore, enabling a successful transition into one of the world’s most dynamic economies.