About - PeopleBench

About Us.

Placing people at the heart of school performance.

Our Team.

The PeopleBench team are a passionate multi-disciplinary bunch of school workforce devotees. We believe in the power of diverse thinkers to genuinely come up with new solutions to old problems.

Fleur Johnston

Founder & CEO


Mike Hennessy

Chief Research & Insights Officer

B.PsychSc (Hons), M. (Org. Psych)

Dr Vicki Cameron

Chief Education Officer

EdD, MHRM, Dip. Bus, BA, Bed, CAHRI

Kerryn Colen

Customer Success & Communications Lead

B.Bus (Org. Comm), Grad Dip. (Writing, Editing, & Publishing)

Moira McGarva

Business Development & Partnerships Lead

M Organisational Development, B Arts (Psychology/Psychology)

Rachel Gueth

Business Manager

Rebecca McGlashan

Chief Consultant

B.Bus, M.Bus


Tania Phillips

NED PeopleBench

B.Econ (Hons), GMBA, Dip. Applied Finance & Investment NED at Parenting Research Centre

Ben Sorenson

Board Advisor

B.Bus CSIRO Data 61 - Group Leader - Enterprise, Defence & National Security

Paul Easton

Chair, National Advisory Committee (Teaching & Learning)

B.Econ, GradDip (Secondary), M. Ed. Leadership, GradCert. Law. Director - The Learning Exchange, Principal, Delany College, Granville and Education Director, Australian Space Design Competitions Australia

Our Story.

PeopleBench emerged over a long journey working with educators on organisational strategy, design and change management in schools and school systems across Australia.


In 2017, we launched a research project to investigate the relationships between workforce variables and student outcomes, drawing on data from 22,000 students and nearly 3,000 staff across schools of varying sizes, locations and demographics.


The school leaders involved in this project saw value in this research and its resulting evidence base – and so did we.

In 2019, PeopleBench opened its doors to all schools across Australia.


We want to break down silos between schools for more open communication; share insights from across the State, Independent and Catholic environments; and contribute smart analytics to school workforce decision making everywhere.


Together, we can transform education by building better school workforces for the benefit of our students.



PeopleBench is proudly aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

The work of PeopleBench contributes to four of the 17 goals: