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Our team,

our values and partners.


Virginia Mansell
Founding Partner

Christopher Paterson
Managing Partner

Mehul Joshi
Senior Partner, Head of Leadership Practice

Richard Clarke
Head of Coaching and Mentoring

Chris Goris
Leadership and Program Consultant

Dr Elizabeth King
Senior Consultant

Heather Linaker
QLD State Director

Andrea Corcoran
QLD State Director

Danny Lee
Country Head – SMG Asia

Nicole Wanstall
Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Avril Timoney
Company Accountant


Formed in 2005 from the merger of The Stephenson Partnership and The Mansell Group, both founded in 1998, SMG has been at the forefront of executive coaching, mentoring and leadership development operating for over two decades.

During that time, we have worked with more than 10,000 leaders in over 600 organisations including 30 of the top 50 ASX listed companies. In 2017, SMG founded the Centre for Integral Leadership Asia, headquartered in Singapore, to provide clients throughout the Asia Pacific Region with the same quality of service and commitment to the development of leadership capability for which we are so well known in Australia.  

Our commitment to professional development, consistency of process, solidity of structure, client service ethic and quality of service are key ingredients in our ongoing success. 


A defining characteristic of our practice is our capability to deliver consistent executive coaching, mentoring, leadership development and organisational culture change interventions to regional and international clients through our alliance partnerships with top-tier, like minded leaders in the coaching and leadership development arena.

SMG has established collaborative partnerships with:

centre creative leadership
Centre for coaching