The Eidos Institute, a social enterprise, is dedicated to turning ideas into practical action to solve difficult social and economic problems.

Approach to Problem Solving

Eidos is pioneering diversity of thought and an evidence-rich way of addressing complex problems by shared intelligence and collaborative incubation of new ideas, with the aim of turning these into practical solutions. Eidos creates the space for imaginative problem-solving through the diverse ideas of ‘the crowd’ in a 3 step process of Conversations, Challenges and Connections. This approach aims to clearly define the problem, stimulate wide-ranging engagement, and actively seek out and test solutions.

Narelle Kennedy AM – Eidos Chair

Narelle is a pioneer of research into the realities of business innovation, particularly its human dimensions. Her work has provided the evidence to allow all organisations to innovate, not just high tech elites. Narelle operates her own research and consulting company, The Kennedy Company Pty Ltd. She founded and led the pioneering, business-backed research think tank, the Australian Business Foundation as CEO for over 15 years.

Omer Yezdani – Eidos Non-Executive Director

Omer is the Director of the Office of Planning and Strategic Management at ACU, and Chair of the Australian Network of University Planners (ANUP). Previously, Omer was a Senior Advisor in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, State Program Director in the Department of Education and Training, and an occasional lecturer in leadership and management.

Carolyn Ballinger – Eidos Non-Executive Director

Carolyn has a distinguished public service career, having held senior directorship positions in the Western Australian and Victorian public services. She has been Chair of National Health and Medical Research Council and Standards Association of Australia committees, and President of the Australian Acoustical Society. More recently, Carolyn has run her own company, consulting on the strategic sourcing of human resources services.

Christopher Edwards – Eidos Non-Executive Director

Chris is Principal, RPS Group, and is non-executive Director and the Council of the Ageing (COTA).  Chris was previously a Program and Project director at Building Queensland with responsibility for the Queensland Governments Health and Energy Programs delivering multiple projects over $100m in value.  Chris has been a Director of Capital Projects and Infrastructure at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and a Director of Consulting and Risk Practice at Hatch Associates.

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