Kelly Read

Senior Career Consultant



Kelly started her career as a commercial lawyer and moved to the corporate world where she has held senior executive roles in strategy, organisational development and people and culture across a range of sectors, including retail, pharmaceutical distribution, higher education and Government Business Enterprise. Organisations include Herbert Smith Freehills, Coles Myer, Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Swinburne University of Technology and Australia Post. Kelly has been part of the design and delivery of bespoke Leadership Development Programs in numerous organisations.

“I work with people to help them appreciate, articulate, and optimise their unique mix of capabilities and personal effectiveness to add value to organisations.”

Coaching Expertise
As a consultant and trusted advisor, Kelly has also worked with leaders of large and small-to-medium organisations on strategy, leadership development, strategic planning and key process implementation. A career focus on the intersection of people and culture, leadership, strategy and change, together with Kelly’s general commercial, management and leadership experience underpin her consulting and coaching work at Directioneering.

Industry Expertise

Government business enterprise
Pharmaceutical distribution

Australian HR Institute


General Management Program – Harvard Business School
Grad Dip Business (Organisational Development and Change) – RMIT University
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts – University of Melbourne

Psychometric Tools
Birkman Method™

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