People changing their world
 

Our Board

 
 

D R   L A U R I E  H A M M O N D

C H A I R M A N  &  N O N - E X E C U T I V E   D I R E C T O R

Laurie has over 20 years' experience as a research director and scientist (biology and environmental science), and 10 years as chief executive in a number of organisations in Australia and New Zealand. He holds multiple national board and advisory roles for innovation policy and programs, and pursues research interests in early-stage equity capital markets and impact of public investment in research.

He is currently an investor and manager of investments in early-stage technology-based companies through  iQ Capital Management, of which he is Founder and Director. He also consults to technology companies and public sector clients on commercialisation and management of intellectual property through his advisory business, the KNODE Partnership.

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D R   J O H N   P I C K E R I N G

C E O  &  E X E C U T I V E   D I R E C T O R

John is Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Behaviour Innovation Pty Ltd. 

Prior to founding Behaviour Innovation in 2016, Dr Pickering was based at The University of Queensland (UQ) where he led the establishment of the Triple P Innovation Precinct - a unit dedicated to investigating the application of behavioural change principles at a population level.

Dr Pickering is an Industry Fellow at the UQ School of Business, served on the The University of Queensland Senate in 2014 and was also appointed to the inaugural Entrepreneurial Education Working Group. 

 

F I O N A   N I C H O L L S

N O N - E X E C U T I V E   D I R E C T O R

Fiona is an experienced executive and non-executive Director on public company, private and not for profit boards with a successful track record of adapting change management principles to deliver sustained outcomes in large scale, multidisciplinary and geographically diverse internal and external stakeholder groups. Building on tertiary qualifications in natural resources and business over 30 years, her experiences developed from field work to the executive committee in the resources industry. 

Fiona is the Executive Director of F.N. Sustainability, and through it, seeks to provide sustainability support to businesses, implementing practical solutions that are innovative, effective and scalable.

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D R   G E O F F   G A R R E T T   A O

N O N - E X E C U T I V E   D I R E C T O R

Geoff has recently completed six years as Queensland Chief Scientist. He previously led, as Chief Executive, two of the world's major national science agencies, the CSIRO in Australia (2001 to 2008) and CSIR in South Africa (1995 to 2000).

In his Chief Scientist role he was accountable for science policy, and providing strategic guidance across a range of Qld government departments. A Cambridge graduate (in metallurgy) he was also a University Boxing Blue. He was an academic for 13 years.

Geoff is a recipient of the Centenary Medal for service to Australian society through science, and was named by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s 2008 ‘True Leaders’.

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R H Y L L   G A R D N E R

N O N - E X E C U T I V E   D I R E C T O R

Rhyll is an accomplished professional director with a background in finance, banking and investment.  Rhyll’s expertise at the board table encompasses finance, strategy, mergers & acquisitions, governance, risk management, people and culture across a diverse range of organisations.

Rhyll’s current portfolio includes directorships of Foresters Group, Innovation & Business Skills Australia (IBSA) Ltd, The Blue Space Ltd and Expressions Dance Company. She is a past director of QueenslandSymphony Orchestra, St. Margaret's School and the YWCA.

Rhyll holds qualificatons of Bachelor of Commerce (UQ), Bachelor of Economics (UQ), Masters of Applied Finance (MQ) and an Executive Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.  She is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

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P R O F  M A R K  D O D G S O N

N O N - E X E C U T I V E  D I R E C T O R

Mark is Professor of Innovation Studies at the University of Queensland Business School, and Visiting Professor at Imperial College London. 

Mark has advised numerous private-sector companies, and to UK, US, Australian and Asian government departments and agencies. He has researched and lectured widely throughout Europe, North America, Australia, Asia and Latin America and have been an invited participant at international conferences in over 60 countries.

Mark has written or edited 16 books and over 100 academic articles and book chapters on innovation. Mark has been a Board or Advisory Board member of two multi-billion dollar companies and three start-ups. He has advised numerous companies and governments around the world and has researched and taught innovation in over 60 countries. His website can be found at www.markdodgson.org

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Our Team

 
 

D R   J O H N   P I C K E R I N G

F O U N D E R  &  C H I E F  B E H A V I O U R A L  S C I E N T I S T   

PhD (Psychology) • BPsycSc (Hons)

John is the founding Chief Executive Officer and Chief Behavioural Scientist of Behaviour Innovation. John is a behavioural scientist with over 10-years’ experience in the analysis, design, delivery and evaluation of behaviour change programs for large scale and complex problems. He is the Project Director of multiple projects, including Project Cane Changer, one of Australia’s largest agriculture behavioural change initiatives. John also plays an active role in BI's many other projects, including extensive travelling for field work and engagement. 

Contact John
E: john@behaviourinnovation.com
T: +61 407 007 744

J I N N Y   H O N G

C O - F O U N D E R  &  C O O

BPsycSc

Jinny is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Behaviour Innovation. As Head of the Operations team, her daily aim is to make BI an excellent place to work, and an excellent company for others to work with. 

Jinny also has a background in psychology and is experienced in the analysis, design, delivery and evaluation of behaviour change programs for large scale and complex problems. Jinny continues to have an active role BI's projects, and regularly undertakes field work.

Previously, Jinny held positions at The University of Queensland's Parenting and Family Support Centre for several years, where she assisted with the development of an innovation lab based around the globally acclaimed Triple P-Positive Parenting Program.

 

M I C H E L L E   A M I E S

F I N A N C E   M A N A G E R

BBus (Accty) • CA

Michelle has over 20 years’ experience as a chartered accountant working in both domestic and international corporations in varying industries and assisting medium sized business with their financial and taxation issues.

As Finance Manager of Behaviour Innovation Pty Ltd, Michelle provides the CEO with advice and guidance in the company’s overall strategy in financial management and compliance in taxation and corporate governance.

K A T R I   H A A N T E R Ä

S E N I O R  B E H A V I O U R A L  S C I E N T I S T

BBusMan (HR) • BA (Psychology, Hons)

Katri has a background in psychology and business management from the University of Queensland. As a Senior Behavioural Scientist, Katri is responsible for the design and delivery of behaviour change strategies that our projects are based on. Her primary area of focus is the creation of training programs aimed at enhancing the productivity and efficiency of teams through behavioural and psychological skills. Her work focuses on identifying skills gaps and opportunities and synthesising data to develop training programs relevant to individuals and groups. Katri specialises in consultation and on ground engagement.

 

T O N E Y A   M C I N T O S H

S E N I O R  B E H A V I O U R A L  S C I E N T I S T

BSc (Hons) • BA (Psychology, Hons) 

Toneya McIntosh is a behavioural scientist who specialises in the design and delivery of behaviour change strategies. Her area of primary expertise is in behavioural analysis and the creation of science communication materials that promote skills development and attitudinal change. Toneya is the Project Manager of Cane Changer where she leads the engagement activities and implementation of workshops with cane growers and industry groups across the region.

G U Y   P R E S T O N

S E N I O R  B E H A V I O U R A L  S C I E N T I S T

BPsycSc (Hons)

Guy Preston is a behavioural scientist who specialises in the design and delivery of behaviour change strategies. His area of primary expertise is in the behavioural analysis and the creation of materials used for various projects, including the development of a suite of videos and other resources informed by psychological research to create or facilitate change.

 

E R I K   S I M M O N S

S E N I O R  B E H A V I O U R A L  S C I E N T I S T

PhD Candidate (Psychology) • BA (Psychology) 

Erik is a behavioural scientist and PhD candidate at The University of Queensland. His area of primary expertise is in the behavioural analysis and the systems thinking of large and complex problems. Erik is currently working on an international, interdisciplinary collaboration within Indonesia. Erik and his team design, construct, implement, and evaluate behaviour change programs as interventions to modify maladaptive behaviour toward marine ecosystems and enhance desirable behaviours. Beyond instilling core psychological competencies, the program primarily focuses on behaviours regarding waste management and the empowerment of women. Further, researchers seek systemic, holistic approaches to improving global issues such as marine degradation through psychological methods and strategies.

I R E N E   W I N   L A W

S E N I O R  B E H A V I O U R A L  S C I E N T I S T

BPsycSc (Hons)

As a behavioural scientist, Irene has the core responsibility of informing the development of behavioural science strategies for our many projects. She has an Honours Degree in Psychology from the University of Queensland.

Irene is the central manager of all internships and placement programs hosted at BI. BI currently offers placement positions for fourth-year students of UQ, as well as and annual summer and winter internships for undergraduate students and new graduates of psychology. Our Summer internship is one of our most popular programs and attracts over 50 applicants from major universities all over Brisbane.

 

S A M   M O O R E

B E H A V I O U R A L  S C I E N T I S T

BPsycSc (Hons)

Sam is interested in applying insights from behavioural science to achieve meaningful behaviour change at a population level, particularly for issues affecting the environment or health. His background is in social psychology and group identity, placing a specific focus on how this manifests in behaviours such as motivation and performance. He has specialist skills in behavioural analyses and identifying the underlying psychological and behavioural factors required for behaviour change. Samuel provides support with communications and media strategies, gathering and synthesising data and psychological literature to inform the evidence base of strategies designed, as well as preparing project work for publication and proposals.

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S A L L Y   P R I W I T Z E R

B E H A V I O U R A L  S C I E N T I S T

BPsycSc (Hons)

Sally is a behavioural scientist who specialises in the design and delivery of behaviour change strategies. She has specialist skills in behavioural analyses and identifying underlying psychological and behavioural targets for change. Sally provides support with analysing and synthesising data and psychological literature to inform the evidence base of strategies designed, as well as preparing project work for publication.  

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