Dr. Lewis Atkinson is a unique innovation and design thinking professional and international Strategic Management facilitator and consultant based in Brisbane, Australia. He has 30 years’ experience in knowledge production & transfer through both commercial and public-good innovation pathways to market.
After starting his boundary spanning career in FMCG operations, planning and research with Unifoods Australia, in 1993 he became Research and Information Services Manager for Australian Meat Technology Pty Ltd, a CSIRO technology start-up and management consulting company.
In 1998 he was part of a team that started a new industry owned innovation and marketing services company called Meat and Livestock Australia Ltd, where he has held several senior executive positions over the past 16 years, before becoming a Global Partner in the Haines Centre for Strategic Management LLC.
He is a high calibre process innovation and design thinking professional and has been a core member of many high performance teams. He has solid technical and financial grounding which, combined with his strong creative side, enable him to see patterns, pathways, and solutions that others often miss.
As an external consultant, Lewis is in strong demand by organizations seeking to grow, especially in the research and commercialization areas. Lewis has strong skills in facilitating adult learning and development, and works with client organizations around Australia facilitating and consulting in Strategic Planning & Management, Innovation, Cross-boundary Collaboration and Research Leadership Development.
Lewis is a warm and generous person with lots of insights and wisdom to share with you through his own learning site; http://hainescentreaustralia.com.au/
See Lewis’s linkedIn profile for full resume, personality profiles and detailed professional biography
Please also see a list of testimonials and case studies profiling his client’s successes in the not-for-proft sector here
Working with community-based organisations in Brisbane & Melbourne: Wheelers Hill Bowls Club, Southern Magpies Rugby Leagues Club, University of Queensland AFL Club, Manly Bowls Club, Holland Park Sports & Community Club, Sunnybank Theatre Group, and St Albans Sports Club
Working with NPO clients including; 139 Club Inc, Montrose Access, Australasian Kidney Trials Network Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners, The Burnet Institute, Livestock Biosecurity Network Ltd, National Road Transport Authority Ltd, QCOSS, Mater Foundation Ltd, Micah Projects Inc and QMUSIC.
Recent government clients include; Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works, WA Government Housing Authority, The WA Corruption & Crime Commission, Queensland Commissioner for Mental Health, innovation and ideation sessions on behalf of Queensland Government Advance Queensland – Innovate Queensland Program, Industry Challenge sessions for Regional Development Australia & Department of Environment & Heritage, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation, and Department of Food and Agriculture WA.
Brief CV – Atkinson, L-CV-201801