Brett Smith

Brett is a highly experienced business transformation specialist who has led many assignments. He has expanded his horizons far beyond his original manufacturing background, with his competencies utilized in industries as diverse as: financial services (Banking, Insurance & Superannuation/Funds Management); supply chain services; manufacturing; government services; retail; telecommunications; and FMCG supply.

Brett is renowned as a highly pragmatic leader of transformation programs. His experience allows him to grasp and help guide solutions from process, structure and systems perspectives. His lean concept mindset combined with his agile approach to improvement allows him to efficiently create unique analyses and storylines to help guide change, and he is a trusted advisor based on his no-nonsense guidance on what will really work in a given environment.

Many of Brett’s assignments require operating model redesign as this is inherently necessary for true transformation.As such he is a leader in this field and he has been pivotal in major transformations for some of Australia’s most respected organisations.

Brett’s broad range of clients have included: AHSA; AHPRA; Amcor; ANZ; Austrade; Australian Super; Australian Post; Bartter-Steggles; Coles Group; Credit Union Australia; Department of Human Services (DHS); Department of Health; GE Money; Heinz; Industry Funds Management; Ixom; Khan Bank of Mongolia; Laminex; NAB; Optus; Orora; Pacific Brands; Public Transport Victoria, State Trustees; St George Banking Group; Southern Health; State Trustees; and Westpac.

Prior to joining Bevington, Brett worked in the manufacturing sector, initially delivering turnkey projects to industry leaders such as: Nestle; Monsanto; Parke Davis; Kraft; Optus; Procter & Gamble; Murray Goulburn; Inghams; Bonlac/Fonterra; and Mars Confectionary. His manufacturing experience honed his innate pragmatism and fostered a life-long interest in process improvement.

Brett’s formal qualifications include a Master of Business Administration, and Honours degree in Chemical Engineering, both from the University of Melbourne.