About Em

Em is the author of Tribal Unity: Getting From Teams to Tribes by Creating a One Team Culture and a Partner at Context Matters, Australia's leading Enterprise Agile consultancy and . After close to 20 years in business management roles within multinational blue chip corporations, Em discovered Agile and became passionate around the opportunity it provides to align business and IT around the delivery of value. In 2012, she launched Australia’s first Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Agile Release Train. The story of the cultural transformation that accompanied this launch of this train has become legendary in the agile community, which has lead to her being considered a thought leader on scaling agile culture. As a true servant leader, Em is passionate about building great teams and transforming culture whilst still maintaining focus and commitment to delivering business outcomes.

As an experienced General Manager, Em is comfortable to operate at all levels of the organisation whether it be presenting to CXOs, collaborating with executives or working with delivery teams on more operational challenges. While at Telstra, she proved her ability to deliver large scale, multimillion-dollar programs on time and on budget. At the heart of Em’s success is her unrelenting focus on building a culture of transparency, lean leadership, learning and innovation. 

Em is an active member of the global agile community and was invited to co-chair the Enterprise Agile track for the Agile Alliance 2014, 2015 and 2016 conferences. She is a recognised expert in Scaling Agile and Agile Data Warehousing and frequently speaks about her experiences at conferences across Australia and the United States. In recognition of her experience with and contribution to the SAFe, Em was invited to become a Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT); a level of certification held by 35 people globally.


Get in touch with Em via email:
em at  contextmatters dot com dot au