Narelle Kennedy AM – Eidos Chair

Narelle Kennedy AM 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.

Carolyn Ballinger – Eidos 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.

Omer Yezdani – Eidos 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.

Chris Edwards – Eidos 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 delivering multiple projects over $100m in value.  Chris has been a Director of Capital Projects and Infrastructure at PwC and a Director of Consulting and Risk Practice at Hatch Associates.

Ryan Menner – Eidos Liaison Officer

QUT Business School

Ryan is the Eidos Liaison Officer, and is based at the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (QUT). In this role Ryan pulls together the enthusiasm and intellectual capital of the EIDOS community, to turn ideas into action. Beyond this role, Ryan has teaching commitments in Economics and Policy at QUT, and is also undertaking a Masters of Philosophy, looking at prosocial behaviour.