Adam Salzer OAM
Adam is an expert in driving fundamental transformation through companies employing large workforces (i.e. 1,000 to 200,000 staff). He graduated from ANU with majors in Economics and Accounting where he received the Australian Chartered Accountants University Prize and has received the prestigious ATTA Asian Transformation of the Year award for six consecutive years.
He has been transforming large complex organisations globally (with a focus on Asia) since 1990, where he and Alexandra Hynes set up Salzer Consulting with offices in Shanghai, Beijing and HK, then expanded to Sydney, Singapore and Tokyo. They moved the consultancy into PwC in 2008 and Adam was PwC’s Managing Director of People and Change for China/HK. In 2016 Salzer Consulting was re-established again as a separate entity.
Adam has consulted globally with over 150 companies (mainly large, prestigious multinationals) helping them to manage very rapid growth, complex mergers, cross-cultural confrontations, joint ventures and downsizing (when unfortunately required) in each instance he designed and directed the implementation of the transformation. He is in demand on the international conference circuit delivering papers on cultural issues including ethics and corruption, strategic workforce planning, Board/C-Suite mentoring and harmonious restructuring.
He was named as 1 of the Top 20 most influential Australians in Asia by BRW. In 1988, he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his work supporting people with disabilities.
Alexandra Hynes OAM
Alexandra is a successful serial entrepreneur and has set up and sold a number of companies in the consulting and media related industries – all industry sales. She has acted in CEO, NED, and Chairman roles and has an enviable reputation for talent development as she is passionate about guiding and developing management teams.
She has established businesses throughout Asia including Greater China, Japan, Singapore, Australia and HK and is well versed in overcoming the challenges of managing multi-country operations and dealing with associated regulatory and operational issues.
Her creative outlets include interior design where she has been operating for over 20 years on selective commissions to customize complex environments to suit the personalities and needs of a wide range of individuals, teams and businesses. In 2012, she was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for her work with people with disabilities and the media.