Stephenson Mansell Group (SMG), one of Australia’s pre-eminent executive coaching and mentoring, leadership development, and organisational culture change firms, has acquired diversity and inclusion consultancy Culture Plus Consulting Pty Ltd. The acquisition of Culture Plus recognises the emergence of diversity and inclusion as a critical talent strategy that improves corporate performance by driving growth in new markets, innovation, and attracting, engaging and retaining top global talent. The founder of Culture Plus, Felicity Menzies has been appointed CEO and Equity partner of SMG Australia, joining partners Virginia Mansell and Joe Fischer on the leadership team. Virginia will continue in her role as Chairman, concentrating on working with major client organisations in the Australian market, and Joe will continue as CEO of the Group’s Asian arm, the Centre for Integral Leadership Asia.
Felicity’s expertise and experience in inclusive leadership and leading in global markets strengthens the Group’s thought leadership and supports SMG’s commitment to developing leadership capabilities required for success in today’s complex and volatile global business environment. Prior to Culture Plus, Felicity held the position of Head of Private Bank, Westpac, in Singapore. With more than 15 years of experience in financial and professional services with leading organisations including investment bank UBS and KPMG, Felicity brings a strong business acumen to her consulting work.
Felicity has been a member of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand since 1995 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Applying her unique combination of practical experience and academic expertise, Felicity supports and develops leaders in multinational corporations across Asia Pacific. Notable recent engagements include The Walt Disney Company, Thales Defense & Aerospace, VISA and Liberty Insurance.
Felicity is author of “A World of Difference: Leading in Global Markets with Cultural Intelligence”, and is a regular contributor to international business and HR publications.