Vanessa Gavan, Founder and Managing Director of Maximus International, is an insightful and experienced organisational development consultant with a passion for developing and transforming organisations through their people.

For over 15 years, Vanessa has consulted to an impressive range of leading Australian and international organisations to enhance business strategies, improve executive and leadership capability, redesign organisation structures, and deliver business-wide performance solutions.

During the past eight years leading Maximus, Vanessa has combined her business experiences with her consulting talent, working with clients such as Coca-Cola Amatil, News Limited, and QBE on significant performance and leadership solutions. In previous roles, Vanessa was responsible for leading teams to deliver organisational development solutions across Australia, the UK, and Asia for the likes of Westpac, IBM, ANZ Australasia, Lehman Brothers Japan, and Merrill Lynch London.

A compelling presenter and talented facilitator, Vanessa’s speaking repertoire boasts engagements with NDM, IQPC, AHRI, RCSA, and Futuris. An active member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Vanessa is also a registered psychologist with the NSW Psychologist’s Registration Board and the Australian and American Psychological Society.

Vanessa’s unique capabilities and sharp business sense enable her to understand the needs and complexity of a business and its people very quickly. She is wholly committed to ensuring that every Maximus solution is insightful, agile, and delivers significant financial return.