About Us

Created by experts,
trusted by leaders.

Capability.Co was founded in 2020 by a group of people with a common passion to unleash human potential.

We are a mix of over 20 academics, educators, HR experts, industry consultants and entrepreneurs.
We believe that we are all much more than our current jobs. We have hidden skills, deep passions and an enormous opportunity to impact the future in the right role.

Our team is lead by industry experts

Capability.Co Team
Fergus Koochew

CEO and Managing Director

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Fergus is an experienced consultant, entrepreneur and CEO, with a particular passion for mental and physical health and performance. Fergus brings a unique blend of expertise in org psych, change management and human performance consulting together with successfully founding a tech based business, triggering two successful trade sales and a decade of experience running industry leading B-B tech based organisations.

Fergus is an advisory board member and active investor in early stage ventures looking to bring innovative technologies to market that aim to improve health and wellbeing.

Fergus has a B.App.Sci. (Sports Science and Psychology), Graduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology, an MBA from AGSM and GAICD.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ferguskoochew/

Kate Britt

Co-Founder, Executive Director, Client Success Director

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Kate has a deep background in HR transformation, organisation development and improvement across the private sector, government, and not for profit, both nationally and internationally. Kate is passionate about supporting our clients and partners to apply and integrate strategies and technologies to discover, develop and recognise workforce capabilities for the future.

Kate co-founded Everitas, partnering with Credly, the leader in the digital credential movement, to deliver digital credential solutions across the Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Everitas, Kate held a series of Executive HR roles with the NSW Education and NSW Health, Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation, Red Cross, and Global Medical Solutions (UAE).

Kate is a Credly Advisory Board Member.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/katebritt/

Dr Marcus Bowles

Co-Founder, Advisory Board Chair, Research and Insights Director; Institute of Working Futures Chair

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Dr Marcus Bowles is a co-founder, Advisory Board Chair and Research and Insights Director of Capability.Co. Marcus is also Chair of The Institute for Working Futures. For over 30 years, Marcus has successfully delivered more than 280 major consultancies undertaking strategic foresighting and research into workforce capabilities that make people and organisations more agile and future ready.  Marcus has an extensive list of books, journals and publications.  He has held academic appointments as Director and retains honorary professorial appointments at University of Tasmania and Macquarie University. Since 1998 his research has led to a number of EdTech start-ups that have obtained commercial success and global awards. Marcus holds a number of appointments to private and professional national boards, including as board member of Engineering Education Australia and as chair of three leading technology and educational companies.

Marcus has a PhD in the importance of organisational design and capability in accelerating innovation and responsiveness, a Masters of Education and a B.A. in Political Science.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcusbowles/

Mark Britt

Co-Founder, Board Chair, Non - Executive Director

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Mark is a Co-founder of Capability.Co, and brings strengths in leadership across technology and media, with a passion for organisational culture and personal development. An experienced and highly credentialed Senior Executive, Founder and Board member, Mark is currently CEO of leading Australian digital payments provider: eftpos Digital + Beem. Prior to his current role, Mark was Co-Founder and Executive Director of the highly successful South East Asian Internet TV Subscription Service iflix Limited; and prior to this, CEO of digital media company and Nine Network subsidiary, Nine Digital. Mark is also an Advisory Board member for PlayersVoice.com.au, a platform that powers athlete media.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/markbritt/

Dr Sam Ghosh

Head of Learning and Assessment

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Dr Ghosh is the Head of Learning and Assessment at CapabilityCo. He manages the end-to-end delivery of credential validation processes and oversees the production of specific courseware and assessment to ensure compliance with standards agreed with university partners. He also holds a senior leadership position as the Associate Head of Future Students and is a senior academic and researcher at the University of Tasmania.

 

Sam has a PhD in Authentic Assessment, a Masters in International Business and an MBA in Maritime and Logistics Management.

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-samrat-ghosh-432296164/

Deanne Waldron

Head of Client Services and Product

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From international hotel chains and travel companies, to running a technology company, Deanne has coached and trained thousands of people across ten countries and worked with companies in a diverse range of industries to improve staff engagement and implement new products, processes, and innovation.

Over the past twenty years Deanne has been on the executive team of ASX listed companies, run SMEs and successfully guided owners, managers, and teams through transition.

With a focus on people, streamlining processes and effective change management, Deanne is passionate about working with people ready to create a life and business they love.

Paul Wilson

Data Analytics and Insight Lead

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Elaine Dalziel

Assessment Coordinator

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Trudi Wooley

Assessment Coordinator

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Ross Penfold

Assessor

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Philippa Dawson

Assessor

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Capability Specialists
Finbar O'hanlon

Capability Specialist

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Jo Billing

Capability Specialist

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Stella Voules

Capability Specialist

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Ben Brooks

Capability Specialist

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Steve Curnin

Capability Specialist

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Tim Parsons

Capability Specialist

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Tim is an experienced and passionate tech executive with board-level, C-suite and front-line experience in corporates, scale-ups and start-ups, research organisations and not-for-profits. He’s been agency-side running tech- and product-innovation teams, and client-side building massive-scale B2C and B2B products and services. Tim has produced multiple documentary films, conferences, hackathons, accelerator programs, strategic growth and co-design workshops. Tim is currently Expert in Residence – National Space Industry Hub, Chair of the Space Industry Association of Australia among a host of other roles.

Tim has a PHD in Aerospace Engineering, a BEng in Aeronautical Engineering and a Bachelor of Computing and Mathematics.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/timparsons/

Ed Davis

Capability Specialist

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Kristin Haynes

Capability Specialist

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Fran Corrigan

Capability Specialist

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Marina Chiovetti

Capability Specialist

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Trusted by leading Australian organisations and educational institutions.

Award winning results

In 2021, Capability.Co partnered with foundational client, Telstra, to help support and launch Telstra’s industry leading Future Ready Program.

Telstra’s program has since received 3 international awards for learning and innovation.

  • Innovation in Learning Award
    – Gold 2022

    Global Innovation in Learning Project Award

  • Asia Pacific Stevie Award
    – Silver 2022

    Innovative Achievement in Human Resources (all industries)

  • Asia Pacific Stevie Award
    – Bronze 2022

    Award for Innovation in Human Resources Management, Planning & Practice > Telecommunications Industries

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