Collene has some 30 years’ experience as a management consultant, executive and manager in financial services, and as a company director.
Her professional experience includes 8 years as Executive General Manager, Strategy and Marketing for GESB, a large public sector superannuation fund. She had overall responsibility for strategy, brand, research, products, marketing, sales and on-line for this significant Western Australian financial institution. During this time, Collene was also an Executive Director and Responsible Officer of GESB Wealth Management Pty Ltd.
Until 2001, Collene spent 7 years as a consultant for Barrington Consulting Group, specialising in strategy and planning. In the early 1990’s, Collene was head of product management for personal superannuation, life insurance and savings plans at AMP (Australia). Prior to this, she spent 6 years with Challenge Bank as Head of Market Planning and Development, over-seeing strategic planning, product development, pricing and marketing strategy. Collene was also a member of the bank’s Assets and Liabilities Committee.
As a senior management consultant for Barrington Consulting Group, Collene currently works with Executive teams and Boards, leading and facilitating the development of strategic options, growth strategies and strategic plans for medium-large corporate and not-for-profit clients across a range of sectors.
Collene trained in dance for 13 years across a range of genres through the CSTD curriculum, and is engaged with the dance sector through her daughter’s dance training and performance.