Narayan van der Graaff, Managing DirectorNarayan van de Graaff
B Com (Acc) Grad Dip Soc Sciences (Psychology), Dip Mgt, Dip Bus, Cert IV Training & Assessment

Managing Director

  • Managing Director of Advanced HR Solutions for 19 years
  • Accredited in various disciplines (DiSC, Leadership, Negotiation, etc.)
  • 28 years of management consulting and human resources experience
  • Accredited executive coach
  • Performance consulting approach
  • Design and facilitation of very broad range of management/people skills programs – from lower level staff to senior management
  • Numerous conference and webinar presentations
  • Eight years with a major bank as manager, performance management, then manager, management training facilitators, and finally manager, learning evaluation team
  • While with Bank, developed a performance management system which subsequently achieved HRM Australian Best Practice Award

Tulsi Levin der Graaff, DirectorTulsi van de Graaff
BA (Psychology), LLB, Cert IV in Training and Assessment, GDipLegPrac


  • Legal and psychology background with expertise in workplace training, conflict resolution, mediation and counselling
  • Design and facilitation of broad range of management/people skills programs for range of staff including senior management
  • High-level training in legal issues for managers, decision-making capacity, child protection, work health and safety, risk assessment and discrimination
  • Specialist in conflict resolution training and assisting organisations to reduce conflict and improve staff morale and communication
  • Extensive experience in the community sector in training, conflict resolution, mediation and counselling
  • Was Child Protection Investigator at the Department of Education
  • Was Investigator/Conciliator at Australian Human Rights Commission

Sue Pedri, Senior AssociateSue Pedri
B Sc Psych (Hons), M App Psych, MAPS, MCOP, MAHRI, Registered Psychologist

Senior Associate

  • Over 23 years in senior HR and consulting roles
  • Design and implementation of People Practices to drive high-achievement cultures
  • Succession and performance management
  • Employee engagement and customer satisfaction assessment
  • Workforce planning, restructuring, recruitment
  • Organisational development and talent management
  • Change management strategies
  • Accredited in various assessment methodologies
  • Learning and development
  • Job and competency profiling and assessment

Penny York, Senior AssociatePenny York
B A (Ed), MBA, Cert IV TAA, Dip Bus, Dip Mgt, Cert IV Volunteer Prog Coord

Senior Associate

  • Strategic business management consulting
  • Business/Management Diplomas educator
  • Strong sales/marketing management focus
  • Consults to executive committees to improve governance, strategies and planning
  • Marketing principles across all disciplines
  • Strong involvement with not-for-profit sector
  • Background in business management, facilitation, sales, project
    management, public relations

We also have a number of other trusted, competent senior associates and associates whom we draw on as the need arises.

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