Empowering Transformation, achieving long-term impact, creating culture, leaving a legacy.
Jonas is a Business Transformation Specialist, Corpus Client Partner and Change-Maker. Having spent more than fifteen years working in strategy and transformation, Jonas has deep expertise in high-stakes change efforts. His unique value lies in his ability to combine analytical and structured problem-solving with intuitive and people-focused execution - a rare blend of left and right brain approaches and a game changer in transformations.
Jonas is driven by his goal of achieving long-term impact for clients through strategic and meaningful change. He works as a catalyst to help teams do their own problem-solving, but is equally skilled in taking on active operational leadership roles as well as high-performance capability development. Jonas’ thoughtful approach places him as a trusted advisor to many C-level executives.
Having previously worked with Bain & Company on a portfolio of more than 40 clients, Jonas has experience in implementation of consumer-driven strategies, performance improvement (e.g. growth conscious cost reductions), post-merger integration, and digital growth acceleration.
He has global exposure and a wide-reaching network having worked in Europe, the US and APAC across a range of industries including FMCG, Retail, Financial Services, Media, Biotech and Private Equity.
Jonas is passionate not only about organisational but also personal change. He recently founded a not-for-profit human performance incubator called whatworx, working in partnership with Walter Bellin Associates – an ex-McKinsey advisor on change effectiveness. Together they facilitate deep transformational change through specialised retreats and development courses. He lives with his wife and daughter in Sydney.
Empowering transformation, an analytical eye, innovating solutions, overcoming hurdles.
Charles (Charlie) is a Business Transformation Specialist, Corpus Client Partner and Change-Maker. Throughout his career, Charlie has been described as “expansive in thought, focused in action" – his unique value lies in his skill to analyse detailed data and see the bigger picture, and translate those finding into target-driven solutions. He is unwavering in his ability to set clear business priorities and operationalise change.
An Ex-McKinsey consultant, former VC/PE Operating Partner and a Management Academic. Charlie has more than 15 years of experience in helping organisations and individuals achieve step-change growth. His experience with clients spans a range of industries including Healthcare, Transport and Logistics, Private Equity, and Venture Capital.
Charlie has a deep understanding of working in the intersection of business transformation, growth strategy and innovation management. He has a particular professional interest in Business Model Innovation, Growth Transformation, Venturing and working with new businesses. His unique blend of time spent working with corporates, start-ups and investors, in VC/PE and as a Lead Syndicate Investor, means he brings an ‘owner mindset’ to every client project.
Charlie has published work and presented at leading global conferences on Innovation Management, and has designed and delivered Postgraduate and Executive Education to several thousand high-performers from all 5 continents. He has a passion for developing bespoke training programs for corporates and PE funds.
His ability to overcome hurdles is not only limited to the corporate environment - Charlie competed in the finals of the World Masters Athletics Championships in the 400m hurdles, placing sixth. He lives with his partner in Sydney.
Improving Operations, achieving sustainable cost reduction, optimising supply chain and procurement.
Mithilesh is an Operations and Transformation Partner with Corpus. He has helped underperforming businesses to reach their full potential and driven rapid restructuring to take clients from ‘good’ to ‘great’. His experience spans across Asia Pacific including Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Mithilesh is recognised for creating sustainable impact and driving performance in VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) environments.
Early in his career, Mithilesh was a consultant with McKinsey & Company and also held roles with AT Kearney, Boston Consulting Group and Accenture. A winner of McKinsey’s “Practice Olympics” (a prestigious innovation challenge), Mithilesh has designed multiple digital products to improve operational productivity. He is passionate about operations and enjoys the challenge of delivering bottom-line cost reduction.
Mithilesh’s experience spans a range of sectors, including Transport and Logistics, Resources, Utilities, Retail, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Paper and Pulp, Dairy, Industrial/Infrastructure and Professional Services.
Mithilesh holds a MBA from the Indian Institute of Management and a Bachelor of Technology in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, India. Before moving to Australia, Mithilesh lived and worked in India. He now enjoys the Australian lifestyle with his wife and daughter in Melbourne, watching cricket and composing Indian music in his spare time.
Empowering transformation, financial services expertise, global experience with a local view.
Tony is an Interim Executive within Corpus’ network. He has 20 years of experience in strategic business advisory for the global asset and wealth management industry.
Working with CEOs and senior executives in Australia, Asia and the UK, Tony has led small and large teams to execute new market entry initiatives, M&As, turnaround programs, divestments and transformations.
He has provided advice and support for domestic and global clients including AMP Capital, abrdn, Capita Asset Services, Columbia Threadneedle, Federated Hermes International, FNZ, Legal & General Investment Management and Pendal Group.
Throughout his career, Tony has found a niche working in complex stakeholder environments. He is known as a dynamic and high-energy professional, with an enterprising approach to every new client challenge.
Tony held senior executive roles at Henderson Global Investors (London) as the Group’s Head of Strategy and Investor Relations; and ING Australia as Head of Strategy and Corporate Advice. He commenced his consulting career with PwC where he completed more than twenty business performance improvement initiatives for clients in the Asia Pacific region. Tony also held board roles with Clime Capital Ltd and Accountancy Invest Funds Management.
Tony has an extensive academic background with a Bachelor of Economics degree from Sydney University; two Masters degrees from the University of NSW and Macquarie Graduate School of Management; and completed the Advance Management and Leadership Progamme and the Climate Emergency Programme at Said Business School, University of Oxford.
Tony has a passion for ESG/ sustainability, supporting Climate 200 in the push for science-based climate policy. Tony is on the National Committee of the Australian Republic Movement, supporting the campaign to have an Australian as head of state. He is a keen runner, having completed sub-three hour marathons, and enjoys fine wines.
Designing future-proof businesses with strategy, organisation design and M&A.
Michael is a Strategy & Transformation Partner with Corpus, bringing more than 20 years of international experience in leading strategy development and implementation, organisational design and restructuring, M&A due diligence, integration and separations.
His experience spans a range of sectors, including Retail and FMCG, Construction and Engineering, Transport and Logistics, Professional Services, as well as Governments and Non-Profit Organisations in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Early in his career, Michael was a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. He then spent five years working as a senior strategy executive at Westpac Bank, before returning to consulting. His client portfolio includes national and multinational companies, including five years providing strategic support for Woolworths.
Michael is passionate about bringing fresh perspective to business models for his clients – unafraid of proposing anything from minor shuffles to major shake ups. He finds the optimal operating structure for every client.
Michael holds a MBA from the Melbourne Business School, a Masters in the Economic Development of S.E. Asia from the School of Oriental & African Studies (Univ. London), a Bachelor of Science in Management Studies from Cardiff University, and qualifications as a Chartered Financial Analyst from the CFA Institute.
Before moving to Australia twenty years ago, Michael lived and worked in Asia. He now lives with his wife and three sons in Sydney, loves getting outdoors and keeps fit by rowing on the beautiful Middle Harbour.
We partner with clients across a range of industries including:
We work with you to analyse your position and translate growth opportunities into results, based on your core capabilities. We define your maximum revenue potential and help you set realistic targets for your teams. We help you determine actual market demand and identify the high-value customer voice that guides revenue growth decisions, rather than dictating them. Our support extends from conception and design to eCommerce customer activation, with rapid learning and ongoing iterations. We have worked on revenue growth projects for start-ups, mid-cap and large multinational clients in consumer products, media, insurance, financial services and telecommunications industries.
Non-organic growth is an important consideration of growth strategy. Together with private equity firms, investment professionals and corporations, we explore non-organic growth options across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Our team brings in-depth experience in commercial due diligence, developing exit strategies and running post-M&A integrations.
Operational efficiency and cost control is critical to achieve competitive advantage but requires constant attention. It is important that cost-reduction programs don’t compromise sales results, customer experience, or workforce satisfaction. Essentially, we must ensure that cost control is part of a long-term strategy and a future-ready business. We work with you to identify cost efficiencies, benchmark against best practices, increase cost-responsiveness and agility within your teams, and set up operations to execute business strategies efficiently. This may include digitalisation of business functions, without compromising product and service quality.
At Corpus, we believe in stewardship and conservation as essential elements of business strategy. Business transformation should provide a more sustainable trajectory for your business, helping it to operate in harmony with society, the environment, and the planet.
Businesses are facing increasing demands from a range of stakeholders, which requires strategy and business transformation to be viewed through an environmental, social and governance lens. Such considerations are at the core of a company’s operations and embedded in the company culture and interactions with all stakeholders. Integrating sustainability principles into your business strategy helps to attract talent, raise capital, mitigate environmental risks, and leverage growth opportunities.
People and Culture is the most important and yet the most underestimated contributor to successful organisational transformations. We seek to include leadership, culture and collaboration at the forefront of comprehensive transformations, or on standalone projects.
We strive to ensure that meeting strict timelines for business output does not mean sacrificing shared problem-solving or neglecting stakeholder connections.
With an approach that seeks to balance evidence-based organisational psychology, top-tier consulting problem-solving and meaningful human connection, we encourage organisations to build teams that can manage and lead strategic trade-off discussions and contribute meaningfully to broader organisational strategy. Corpus has a world-class network of executive coaches, People Strategy consultants, leadership experts, and facilitators to work together with People and Culture teams to build these capabilities.
We also have a wide range of tools available to us, with several accreditations, including: Leadership Circle, CTT, HBDI, EQI 2.0, Hogan, Strengthfinder, Pearson Sosie, and MTQ48.
Our data specialists analyse enterprise data and translate it into actionable insights. We have access to leading data scientists who review existing data quality, data lakes and data monetisation strategies.
This analysis helps us to develop a map of your decision-making process, which we then use to reengineer your operational structure. The goal is to ensure that the right decision is being taken by the right person, at the right level with the right mindset. Any capability gaps uncovered can then be filled through role adjustments and recruitment, as well as through training and development programs. Corpus often also fulfils interim management roles while this process takes place. The end result is a decisive and action-orientated business.