By Phil Noble , Bethany Jinks   /

SPP offers our congratulations to Konnie Tsimilklis and Roger Wood, the SPP Scholarship recipients for 2021.

Under SPP’s Leadership and Development programs, SPP offers International and Domestic Scholarships to our high performing staff every year to study an executive education course.

The International Scholarship provides an Executive Education experience at an international business school, and the Domestic Scholarship takes advantage of our world-leading Education sector, by offering a local Executive Education experience.

The award is based on an overall consistent and outstanding contribution to SPP throughout the year, focusing on:

  • Demonstration of SPP Values (Caring, Team Player, Rigorous and Curious)
  • Consistent quality of project performance
  • Support of SPP growth (proposal contributions, lead identification, recruitment referrals, etc.)
  • Contribution to IP
  • Contribution to team development
  • Contribution to team morale

This award is open to all members of the SPP team .

For 2021, Roger has received the domestic scholarship, and Konnie the international scholarship.

Konnie and Roger have shown commitment to excellence and consistently displayed SPP Values.

Konnie Tsimilklis (Engagement Manager)

Konnie joined SPP 3 and a half years ago, after the merge with Growth Solution Group (GSG) where she had a 5-and-a-half-year tenure.

Konnie brings a depth of experience in strategy and decision making, assessing markets to identify growth opportunities, brand strategy and management, commercial benefits/ financial analysis, performance improvement, operating model development, organisational structures, marketing effectiveness and business case development.

Konnie has had an immensely rewarding year across both project work and having helped train, mentor and grow the junior SPP team. Konnie has worked with a wide range of clients across Agriculture, dEducation, Tech/Gaming, Sport, and Property, to help deliver a range of services including developing growth strategies, strategic audits, precinct and partnership development, capital raisings, and working on a project of national importance focused on building supply chain resilience across Australia’s agricultural industry.

Konnie is a much-valued member of our senior team and lives the values of SPP everyday.  The scholarship recognises Konnie’s contributions to strengthening our client relationships, and her commitment to the development of our team and the growth of SPP.  It is always an absolute pleasure to work with Konnie and we are so pleased to be able to support her continued professional development with this scholarship.”

Noel Leung, Partner

Roger Wood (Senior Engagement Manager)

Roger has joined us with over 20 years’ experience in consulting and executive line management in Financial Services. Roger specialises in growth strategy, digital strategy and transformation, payments innovation and commercialisation, market entry strategy and business turnarounds.

Roger found 2021 to be hugely rewarding (despite Covid) helping key clients in Research, Education, Tourism and PropertyTech solve their most critical business issues. Roger also greatly enjoyed sharing his deep commercial experience and passion for innovation with SPP team members.

Roger was a terrific asset on our Researchproject – he quickly got across the issues, led the team really well, earned the respect of the clients and delivered a compelling business case for the client. He consistently went above and beyond to ensure we delivered a great outcome.”

Bruce Bayley, Partner

Konnie and Roger are great examples of the qualities we try to embody at SPP. The entire team at SPP congratulate both Roger and Konnie.

Key Contacts

Bethany Jinks  /  Senior Associate

Bethany has experience working in professional services and not for profit sectors for a number years prior to starting at SPP. Beth has proven strong project management skills and is proficient at managing stakeholder expectations, communication and engagement as...

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By Phil Noble , Bethany Jinks   /