About Lea


Lea McInerney
Principal Consultant

Lea McInerney is a specialist in organisation development with over 20 years’ experience. She has been working as an independent consultant since 2002. Before that, she worked in senior and middle management roles in the public sector.

Her content expertise is in –

  • Strategic planning
  • Project management
  • Change management
  • Developing partnerships
  • Clear communication

She has extensive experience in –

  • Policy analysis and critical thinking
  • Designing and facilitating workshops and meetings
  • Engaging stakeholders and building ownership of results
  • Writing and editing documents

Her consulting approaches are informed by –

  • Group process theory
  • Open space technology
  • Appreciative inquiry and strengths-based practice
  • Conflict resolution and mediation
  • Plain English communication style
  • Cultural awareness and safety

Lea’s approach is underpinned by regard for –

  • The uniqueness of each client and their situation
  • Evidence-informed frameworks, tools and processes
  • Making things as simple as possible without over-simplifying them

She works across all sectors –

  • Government 
  • Not-for-profit
  • Private


Lea is based in Australia and works mainly in Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory.