Peak Corporate Solutions was established in 2013 to provide consulting and advisory services to businesses wanting a flexible and pragmatic approach to their projects, while still retaining leading best practice principles.
We now work across a range of industries providing advice around employer branding, evp, talent attraction and retention, leader alignment and career development.
Our approach is collaborative. We are EVP specialists and HR Advisory practitioners who partner with our clients to deliver solutions that simply work.
We want to be that trusted consulting partner that our clients turn to for advice on how to maximise the value of their businesses and the engagement and productivity of their people.
We help them drive value from their evp, employer brand and people.
With Peak Corporate Solutions you are able to access expertise, experience and insight however you need it.
Whether it be EVP development, employer brand consulting or HR advice, there are no minimum engagement fees or complex project arrangements - just simple solutions.
Masters Human Resource Management (MHRM)
Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)
As the founding director of Peak Corporate Solutions, Malcolm brings over 20 years’ expertise in connecting the experiences of people in organisations to commercial outcomes.
As a widely-recognised specialist in Employer Branding and Employee Value Proposition development and implementation, he has worked with some of Australia’s most recognised companies in FMCG, consumer goods and manufacturing, and with some of the country’s most high profile government organisations at State and Federal levels. This includes development of specialist EVP for target diversity cohorts.
His skills also span HR Advisory where he has assisted companies redefine the focus of their leadership teams with better role clarity, re-designed talent acquisition functions to support more successful recruitment and retention, created succession plans, and designed career development frameworks.
Malcolm also provides coaching and career advice to a wide range of people from CEOs to employees in their first job.
Prior to founding Peak Corporate Solutions, Malcolm held senior consulting and line management roles with Willis Towers Watson, SHL, and ManpowerGroup. He was most recently the National Director of the HR Consulting Practice at Randstad across Australia and New Zealand and was one of the company's global experts on employer branding.
More information can be found on Malcolm’s LinkedIn profile at linkedin.com/in/malcolmpeak
Amar Basra is an experienced employer brand researcher. She brings almost 20 years of experience as a market researcher and significant global EB experience working across a range of clients for award-winning agencies in the U.K and Australia.
She has worked with global organisations, and more recently with some of Australia’s most recognised companies, supporting creative and strategy teams with uncovering the insights and emotional connection to attract candidates and bring the employee experience to life.
Amar uses a variety of research methods to support teams with employee value proposition development and talent proposition messaging, such as discovery research, competitor analysis, depth interviewing, online and face-to-face focus groups.
Amar holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B (Hons) Law) from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK, and a Master of Laws, Public Law (LL.M Public Law) from University College, London.
More information can be found on Amar’s LinkedIn profile at:
A high achieving, business professional and corporate speaker with deep expertise in Diversity and Inclusion, HR Management and Talent Acquisition, Diane is passionate about helping organisations to drive business and social change by developing creative solutions to leverage diversity and inclusion to improve equality, engagement, productivity and innovation.
Diane has led Diversity & Inclusion strategy development and culture change initiatives across a workforce in excess of 36,000 and has delivered HR management and consulting expertise within a wide range of blue-chip industries, in the private and public sectors.
Diane’s creative approach to raising disability awareness through the launch of short film ‘WorkMate’, has won numerous awards locally and internationally and was recognized as a finalist in the National Disability Awards and AHRI Diversity and Inclusion Awards.
Currently, Diane is a member of the NAWO NSW Committee (Chair for 4 years); is a member and prior office bearer of NEEOPA (EEO, Diversity & Inclusion specialists) and foundation Board member of Uni 2 Beyond – an award-winning program connecting young adults with intellectual disability to tertiary education & employment.
Diane holds a post graduate diploma in HRM from University of Auckland and Certificate IV in TAE.
More information can be found on Diane's LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/diane-utatao/
Charlie has 20+ years of UK and USA ad agency experience as a Creative Art Director/ Visual, UI, UX Designer, with an instinctive passion for emerging products and platforms that drive social connection. He has built employer brand campaigns, creative processes, and teams of talent for a number of creative consultancies.
Charlie led the lauded initiative to launch the first-ever B2B app in the App Store, collaborating with Adobe and iTunes enabling ExxonMobil to migrate its sales tools into the digital space.
He also empowered Nike to grow its digital department in Portland, Oregon 250% by leading the design and implementation of Nike’s 'Inspire Greatness' Employer Branding advertising campaign geared to Silicon Valley’s technical talent.
Charlie drove the ideation and execution of the “Full Bean Coffee” influential advertising campaign for McDonald’s that ranked as the 4th most creative advertisement ever used by the brand.
Recognition includes Cannes Lion Direct; New Media Age Campaign of the Month; D&AD, Global Association for Creative Advertising & Design; and Kodak Films, Advertising Category.
More information can be found on Charlie's LinkedIn profile at: www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-pearson
Tess is a highly skilled copywriter with a background in cultural strategy.
Tess' portfolio of sectors includes sustainable brands and retail (fashion, luxury, accessories, perfume, jewellery and more) - acquisition and retention focused writing and the full spectrum of copy including "tone of voice", newsletters and CRM, SEO, investor decks, manifestos, campaigns, product copy and press releases.
Tess previously worked on the GREAT Campaign for the UK Department for International Trade, and also on positioning copy for the Bank of London.
More information can be found onTess' LinkedIn profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tess-o-leary-990b8623/ and her own website at www.tessoleary.co.uk
Teri's expertise lies in enabling the achievement of business strategy by building individual and organisational capability, and leading teams of functional experts engaged to diagnose, develop and implement solutions related to:
Teri has worked in a number of sectors from manufacturing to aviation; from State and Commonwealth government to finance and resources.
Teri holds an undergraduate degree in Performing Arts, a Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management, as well as accreditation as a Master Coach, Master Facilitator and a wide range of diagnostics including Human Synergistics (LSI/GSI), Hogan, MBTI, DISC, Saville Wave and Career Directions.
More information can be found on Teri's LinkedIn profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/terikellyassociates/
James Slade-Symons is the Founder & Managing Partner of Macarthur Human Capital (MHC), which has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. With over 20 years’ experience advising executives and boards from leading brands, to start-ups throughout Australia and the UK, James has garnered a wealth of experience as a leader, board director and human resources consultant.
More recently, James has worked closely with sectors that have been at the forefront of change and transformation. His corporate advisory, organisational development and innovative HR practices have defined MHC as a highly regarded consultancy, with a reputation for optimising organisational impact, efficiency and commercial performance.
Prior to MHC, James held HR leadership positions with Vodafone, Coles Myer and Chandler Macleod, where he consulted to clients such as BHP, Serco, Glencore, Aurizon and a range of Government organisations. During this time James led projects which included change management, leadership development, HR & corporate strategy and organisational development initiatives with outstanding success.
James is passionate about taking a back to basics approach.
“Organisations often have the answers already, it’s just a question of helping people find them. I deeply believe that too many people are chasing the next big thing, when often all that’s required is doing the basics well. Keep it simple, do it well and be clear what you want to achieve. Let innovation and success find you”.
More information can be found on James' LinkedIn profile at:
With over 20 years of financial and human resource experience, across multiple industries including telecommunications, finance, construction, not for profit, sport, and health, Nici is dedicated to ensuring strategic outcomes are met through exceptional whole of organisation people initiatives, systems, and processes.
Having worked with many organisations to develop their people strategies, provide practical HR advice, embed values in action programmes, and implement human resource information systems (HRIS), Nici has a passion for developing leaders through courageous emotional intelligence work combined with one-to-one development programmes. A core focus of Nici’s is measuring, increasing, and maintaining exceptional employee experience, understanding its linkage and influence both with attracting and retaining staff and delivering better organisational outcomes.
Nici has worked as both an independent consultant and as an executive leader and has a strong understanding of governance within the private and public sector having been involved in some large change management projects.
Nici holds a Massey University Business Studies qualification in Accounting and Human Resource Management, along with Certification in Quality Assurance (with distinction), Emotional Intelligence and ‘recently completed’ Brené Browns – Dare to Lead Certification.
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