Team

Julie Sloan OAM FAHRI
Chief Executive Officer

Julie is the Chief Executive of Workforce Planning Global and a recognised international expert in workforce planning. Earlier in her career, Julie worked in the Australian Government sector. She also worked at the United Nations, Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs and at the International Atomic Energy Agency both in Vienna, Austria. In 2018, she was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to business, workforce planning and management. In 2017, she received the Standards Australia Meritorious Contribution Award - International for exceptional achievements of experts in the area of international standardization. She is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute (FAHRI). Julie is the author of two books on workforce planning 'An Introduction to Workforce Planning – are you ready for crunch time (2008) and 'The Workforce Planning Imperative' (2010), and contributor to ‘Human Capital Management Standards – A Complete Guide’ Chapter 3: Workforce Planning (Wong, Anderson, Bond UK 2019). She was recognised in the 2008 and 2015 South Australian Government Women's Honour Roll which pays tribute to South Australian women who have made significant impact on the community, women who are role models and leaders. She has provided advice and support with workforce planning in Europe, Canada, USA, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Bahrain, Malaysia, Fiji, Singapore, Ireland, England, Bhutan, China, Africa and Indonesia and throughout Australia. Julie was a member and active contributor to Standards Australia MB009 HRM committee for 12 years and to the ISO TC 260 Human Resource Management (HRM) Committee for 6 years.

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Quentin O'Grady FCPHR
Global Lead Analytics and Organisational Design

Quentin has 20 years’ experience in the Australian Government sector spanning both Commonwealth and state/jurisdictional perspectives. Of this, 17 years has been spent leading workforce planning and development initiatives and programs across the sectors including taxation/treasury, health, law enforcement and statistics. Quentin’s experience includes strategic workforce planning, operational workforce planning, workforce analytics, organisational, structural and job design, workforce planning solution development and management, remuneration management, and legislative reform. Quentin is the inventor and owner of the Workforce Optimisation Tool (WOT) which provides the platform for accessible, responsive, reliable and relevant workforce planning insights. In 2020 Quentin worked in Saudi Arabia as an advisor to NEOM $500B Giga Project Building City of the Future.

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Michelle Leek MBA, CFCIPD
WPG Lead Middle East and UK

Michelle Leek is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, with over 25 years, senior leadership experience that has seen Michelle delivering innovative and effective people focused strategies and services across a range of organisations and sectors.

Michelle has recently returned to the Middle East (Saudi Arabia) where she is working as a Global Consultant where she is bringing innovative HR/OD solutions to people related workforce challenges. 

On the executive team, Michelle was the Pro Vice Chancellor - People, Performance & Culture at the University of Cumbria. This builds on her previous role and experiences as Director of People (Staff and Students) where Michelle provided leadership to her teams (180+), who together delivered enriching, enabling and accessible services to both students and staff in an increasingly dynamic and competitive sector.

Michelle’s portfolio of responsibility included, Human Resources, Organisational Development and Design, Community Services, Careers and Employability, Student Support, Health and Wellbeing.

In recognition of her significant contributions to the University of Cumbria and to the UK University Sector as a whole, Michelle was awarded a Professor of Practice – People, Growth and Culture.

Michelle’s career, a progression from the oil and gas industry, contracting, waste management, through to higher education, working in research intensive universities within the UK and overseas, has been informed by the belief that people add value and drive success.  At each step of the way, business need and, people-focused service and innovation have been at the centre of her approach.

Inspiring others through insightful innovation and a reassuring approach, Michelle understands the value of embedding a progressive people centred approach.  She has worked in partnership with executive teams to develop organisational strategy ensuring people are at the heart of its development and delivery.

Family is important to Michelle, she has three adult children, and they all share a love for walking, cycling and skiing.

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Wilson Wong, PhD, MBA, MA (Crit Th), Barrister. Academic FCIPD, FRSA
WPG Futures Strategy and Research Lead UK and Europe

Wilson is a strategist, futurist, and data scientist and clients include the UNDP, UNEP, the Commonwealth Secretariat, Shell, Standard Chartered Bank, the Met Police, and Government departments in the UK, Singapore and Malaysia.  He represents the UK on human capital metrics at ISO/TC260 (HRM Standards) and is independent Chair of the Human Capital Standards Committee (HCS/1) and Deputy Chair of the Knowledge Management Standards Committee (KMS/1) at the BSI. He’s Visiting Professor at Nottingham Business School on the Board of IJHRDPPR, Editorial Board of HRDQ, and Advisory Boards at NBS and the Work and Equality Institute. His career has spanned academia, corporate finance and national technology for development policy working with clients like the Met Police, Department of Health, Standard Chartered Bank, Logica and various government departments in the UK, Singapore and Malaysia. His research interests include strategic futures, the psychological contract, fairness, and human capital development and measurement. He recently co-edited Human Capital Management Standards: A complete guide.

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