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Kespoke was established by David Kelly - an accomplished executive with local, national and global expertise for over 35 years.

David has extensive experience at senior executive and board levels and, having been Chief Operating officer of a AUD2b business operation, understands the end-to-end value chain of organisations. He also has been the executive accountable for Sales, Marketing, Solution Development, Consulting, Application Development and Integration, Service Delivery and led a function accountable for managing deals worth over AUD6b total contract value.

He also has led substantial projects providing great leadership and assistance to Aboriginal organisations and Communities, including being very hands on in regional and remote areas.

With deep expertise in Business Strategy, Operations, Governance and ICT and experience operating with government, Not-for-profits and Aboriginal organisations and communities Agriculture businesses, he truly brings to the table an astute mind for business and conscientious heart for business.

David has learned the value of authentic collaboration. Kespoke has business associates in a variety of fields, especially in ICT, Business Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Human Resources, Not-for-profits, Government and Aboriginal stakeholders. Kespoke brings the right parties together so that all are better together.

David is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia (FGIA) and Professional Member of Resolution Institute (PRI).

His LinkedIn profile can be viewed here: 

More details about David's credentials with evidence are available here

Want to experience the expertise of Kespoke Pty Limited for yourself? Give us a call today and let’s discuss what we can do for you.

About: About
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Prior to joining Kespoke, Linda worked for 4 years as National Dispute Resolution Manager for SHAW Dispute Resolution.

Before joining SHAW, she worked for over 10 years as a Senior Manager in the Employment services and Recruitment industry overseeing Human Resources (HR) and Industrial Relations (IR) matters on a regular basis.

Linda has also worked in assessment, rehabilitation, university administration and consulting roles previously. Her previous experience as a Senior Job Capacity Assessor allows her to identify work related barriers and potential interventions within the workplace

With her background in Psychology, HR and Forensic Mental Health, Linda has strong assessment, analytic and interviewing skills that assist her in her role as a Workplace Investigator and Assessor and give her the right understanding to perform exceptionally as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Kespoke.

In her spare time, Linda enjoys volunteering with Lost Pets or South Australia as an accredited microchip implanter and on their search and assist team helping lost pets be reunited with their owners. Linda is a dedicated swimmer for fun and fitness!

Linda’s qualifications include:

  • Doctor of Business Leadership (current);

  • Master of Forensic Mental Health;

  • Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management;

  • Bachelor of Psychology;

  • Diploma of Management; and

  • Certificate III in Investigative Services.

Her professional experience includes:

  • Senior Management experience in the Employment Services and Recruitment sector;

  • Conducted final stage DSP assessments for the Appeals Tribunal (Government);

  • Independent Consultant for assessment of Government programs and Initiatives; and

  • Experience with not-for-profits, private organisations and State Government.

Linda’s specialisations include:

  • Psychological / Clinical;

  • Workplace culture;

  • Assessment / Strategy and

  • Performance management.

Her memberships and licences include:

  • Australian HR Institute (AHRI);

  • Australian Association of Workplace Investigators (AAWI);

  • Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC);

  • Australian Institute of Private Investigators (AIPI); and

  • Investigators License (ISL303546).

Linda’s LinkedIn profile:

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Senior Consultant

Aboriginal Elder

NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement reciopient


Senior Consultant
Aboriginal Elder
NAIDOC Port Augusta Female of the Year 2020


Senior Consultant
Aboriginal Elder
NAIDOC Port Augusta Person of the Year 2022


Reconciliation Action Plan Manager
Aboriginal Leader
Delivered in excess of 12 RAPs

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Simon Laister

Simon is a well-respected and community-focused local of Port Augusta.

He has vast experience in a wide range of industries, has been a part of numerous sporting committees and active volunteer in support of the vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Simon has a strong belief in equality and fairness for all and is accepted amongst Aboriginal people as part of their extended families.

His partner and four children belong to the Wiradjuri tribe from Eastern Australia.

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