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The TEMI Advantage

We are often asked “what career options do I have in the ‘Employee Workforce Management’ field?”

Through TEMI Advance we will seek to guide you on your individual journey.

We do this be offering bespoke training and learning opportunities that you will simply not find elsewhere.

Our programs are designed and built by seasoned professionals, drawing on their years of industry and consulting know how. They are designed to kick start your career and push you towards your goal, be it a transition into industry, an overseas assignment, or an entrepreneurial adventure of a technical specialism.

Your first step is to get involved.

We believe Global Workforce Management offers extraordinary career options and we are here to make sure you reach your full potential.

Unsure what that potential might be? Well we can help with that too through our coaching program.

Ask some of the TEMI community about their careers …

Ulrike Fisher
Senior Manager, Global Mobility & Policy

Ulrike Fisher’s experience spans over 20 years in General HR and Global Mobility Management in Europe and Australia with leading organisations in the services, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors. 

Ulrike holds Degrees in English & Politics as well as an MBA in Human Resource Management. Since moving to Australia in 1995, her professional focus has been on international assignment management and immigration law.

Ulrike has led Mobility functions for 3 leading Australian companies. More recently her responsibilities have expanded to also include Diversity management and Job Evaluation programs.

Ulrike has been a member of TEMI since inception and serves on the Steering Committee.

Contact Ulrike

Margot Andersen
Owner & Principal Consultant, Talentinsights Australia

As a careers and leadership expert, Margot is passionate about building agile global workforces. She works with organisations at each stage of the mobility lifecycle to ensure that career development and talent planning is a fully integrated and practical component of their people strategy.

Margot is a regular writer for TEMI Insights, The CEO Magazine, Success and various other print and online leadership publications.

Contact Margot

Colin Beames
Managing Director, Advanced Workforce Strategies
BA(Hons)Qld, BEng(Hons), MBA, MAPS

Colin Beames is a corporate psychologist, author, and formerly an engineer where he worked in senior management roles in the resources sector. He is recognized as a global thought leader in Strategic Workforce Planning and human capital, with a deep and expansive knowledge of these topics.

Colin is the Managing Director of Advanced Workforce Strategies, a firm that provides consultancy services in the above-mentioned areas. He has presented Strategic Workforce Planning workshops in the UK (including the Corporate Research Forum that included +150 HR Directors and Managers from UK National and global firms), South-East Asia and throughout Australia to HR professionals. Advanced Workforce Strategies’ client base extends from “blue chips” through to SMEs, both in the public and private sectors, including Not-For-Profits (NFPs).

Colin has recently released his new white paper entitled “Identifying Critical Roles, Easier Said than Done”.

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Deborah De Cerff
Founder, The Employee Mobility Institute

Mentor, Trainer, Speaker – Deborah is an innovative and creative leader who has lead multidisciplinary teams in the design and implementation of strategic, commercially focused  global mobility programs for over 20 years. Deborah specialises in transitioning corporate outsourced engagements, managing the implementation of outsourced vendor contracts, transforming in-house Global Mobility/HR service centres. She has been engaged by blue chip organisations across the legal, education, oil & gas, mining & resources, professional services, engineering, finance and telecommunication industry sectors.

Widely recognised as being pivotal in shaping the Australian global mobility industry, Deborah most recently founded The Employee Mobility Institute (TEMI) to support mobility professionals and those servicing the mobility industry throughout Australasia.

Contact Deborah

Tim Denney
Global Corporate Immigration Leader

Tim has over 23 years of experience in Australian corporate immigration and provides complex strategic advice and analysis. Tim believes providing a holistic immigration service to assist in Australian inbound and outbound requirements.

Tim works with some of Australia’s largest multinational corporations across diverse industries. He also assists mid-size and small companies. Tim has extensive experience in complex and at times sensitive projects. This includes advising multinational corporations on immigration matters associated with mergers, acquisitions, subsidiary establishments, and retrenchments.

Tim is considered a leader in Australian corporate immigration law. He regularly prepares responses to government discussion papers, and is invited to appear at senior level government committees. He is a frequent speaker on Australian immigration matters in Australia and abroad.

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Bryan L. Williams
President, Polaris Global Mobility

Bryan Williams has extensive global workforce management consulting experience and has worked as an attorney specializing in taxation and business transactions. Recognised worldwide as being at the forefront global mobility innovation, with a passion for making life simpler through technology, Bryan is the co-founder and president of Polaris – a global mobility solutions company offering proprietary software and service solutions to HR teams around the world.

He has been involved in preparing highly successful business cases focused on change and transformation for SME and MNC leadership teams across the Energy, Industrials, Financials, Pharmaceutials, Telecommunications and Media Industry sectors, to name a few. As Platinum Sponsor of TEMI, Polaris are committed to ensuring our members stay abreast of technological advances in what today we refer to as the Age of Disruption. Bryan currently resides in Seattle, USA and enjoys skiing, tennis and volunteering.

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Jon Johnson
Vice President, Client Services, BGRS

Jon  is a passionate transformation and Change professional with 25 years of diverse international experience. Based in London, Jon is responsible for client services and strategic client relationship development for a portfolio of regional/global BGRS clients. BGRS develops and implements comprehensive talent mobility solutions for corporate and government clients worldwide. Prior to this Jon led Deloitte’s regional service line around mobility workforce analytics, incorporating data into the mobility process to deliver meaningful insights.

Contact Jon

Sue Latina-Cohen
Global Manager Corporate Mobility, Toll Transitions

Sue Latina-Cohen currently serves as the Global Manager Mobility Services for Toll Transitions, leading the service delivery for corporate and commonwealth clients. Sue’s responsibilities include oversight of end to end relocation management services for the client portfolio including account management, operational management, and delivery of destination services, consulting services in local and global markets.

Sue has more than 30 years of experience in the global relocation market across a number of markets, services and client bases. Prior to joining Toll Transitions, Sue held a number of leadership roles with Cartus in the United States. In her nearly 28 years with Cartus, her responsibilities included leading the global intercultural and language practice, the US government portfolio, various corporate client portfolios and acting as Managing Director of Cendant Mobility/Australia (now Cartus) from 2002 to 2006. She has held a number of management level positions in destination Services and contributed to key innovations in the areas of cost of living, intercultural training, operational and service excellence.

Born in the US, Sue is now an Australian citizen and has moved several times, treasuring her personal and family experience as a relocatee. Sue holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut, is on the TEMI steering committee, is a member of Worldwide ERC with her GMS and CRP accreditation and is on the planning committee for the APAC Worldwide Employee Relocation Council.

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Wendy Jenkins
Owner-Director, Moving2plan Pty Ltd

Wendy has managed Shell’s comprehensive expatriate program for Australasia; supported Australian and New Zealand employees working overseas in The Shell Group; and was extensively involved with the implementation of Shell’s HR Online Portal, SAP HR and off-shoring of Local and Expatriate Services.

Drawing on skills gained during her years of experience as Expatriation Manager at Shell Australia she has created Moving2plan, a comprehensive online relocation tool. Wendy has extensive professional and personal experience in all aspects of relocation.

Wendy has also had an accomplished career within the Travel & Tourism industries and is a past University of Melbourne Human Resources post-graduate. Wendy currently Co-Chairs The Margaret Pratt Heart Lung Transplant Foundation, a not-for-profit supporting research at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

Wendy is an active and passionate Industry Steering Committee Member of The Employee Mobility Institute.

Contact Wendy

Berry Treffers

Berry Treffers
Director – RDMT Consultants

Berry Treffers has many years’ experience in the expatriate medical insurance and employee benefits market and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading brokers in this field..

Berry actively presents at industry seminars, conferences and is TEMI’s adviser on Expatriate Health Insurance.

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Shaun Palmer
Director, Human Capital Management

Shaun Palmer has held a series of Global Human Resources Leadership roles across the resource and resource services sectors and has considerable experience creating business cases that have real impact.

Most recently Chief Human Resources Officer Xstrata Coal & Iron Ore; an international coal and iron ore mining and marketing company with 18,000 employees across 10 countries with annual sales exceeding $10 Billion USD. Shaun was the Senior Vice President Human Resources, Vetco International; a London based Oilfield Services Company with 16,000 employees across 22 countries and held a number of global roles with Schlumberger, an International Oilfield Services Company.

Shaun is currently a Director of Human Capital Management – Learning Paths Australia, a business that focuses on maximising human capital during mergers and acquisitions and restructure.

Shaun is also an Associate of CtechBA, a strategic consultancy and corporate advisory business; the Chair of the Employee Mobility Institute – TEMI Connect Advisory Board; a Board member of FRANS, a charity supporting the intellectually disabled in Sydney’s inner-west and an active volunteer with the Exodus Foundation.

Contact Shaun

Anthea Dimitrakopoulos
Customer Contact Centre Manager, Quest Apartment Hotels

Anthea is currently the Customer Contact Centre Manager for Quest Apartment Hotels. 

Anthea is a steering committee member of The Employee Mobility Institute.

Contact Anthea