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Our People

KneeDeep’s trainers are experienced consultants and practitioners – real people helping companies deal with real issues, in the real world.

We have a proven track record in developing and facilitating effective training and development programs, spanning a range of key business areas.

In addition to our strong training capability, we have extensive experience in mentoring our clients’ teams; working with them to improve their management of risk, time and resources, and all facets of transformational change.

We provide expert consulting on setting up project management processes and PMOs, systems to make your business function efficiently and  leadership development. Please visit the KneeDeep consulting website for more information.


KneeDeep Training

Henrietta Child

Managing Director / Program Director / Executive Coach & Mentor / Trainer.

Henrietta is the company founder and has a background in project management in the information technology sector. Companies she has provided consultancy services to include SA Land Management Corporation, SA Health, Institute Of Public Administration Australia, The State Library of South Australia, Sola Shop Australia, Ratbag (video Games), Philips Industries, Amdel Ltd (now Bureau Veritas Australia) , Balfours Ltd, Kimberley Clarke Australia, Codan Pty Ltd, SOLA Optical (now Carl Zeiss Australia) and Vision Systems Pty Ltd.

Henrietta is an experienced facilitator and trainer and with over 15 years experience in developing and delivery of training programs in leadership and project management. She has also provided leadership and project management training services for the InnovateSA fast growth clients. She has demonstrated her ability to relate effectively across a diverse range of backgrounds – she has run a project management training program successfully for over 15 years for the Workers Education Association of SA. She is an accredited Team Management Systems (TMS) practitioner and has a wide variety of experience in team development and facilitation.

Henrietta has a strong focus on process and people interaction, which she has combined successfully in many roles to bring about lasting improvements to both work and team operation, efficiency and morale.

She routinely receives the highest rating in training feedback, and more importantly in her role as a mentor, sees individuals and companies make lasting changes to their practices and behaviours.

Her contact with a wide range of business has strengthened her belief that equipping staff with skills and knowledge is more valuable than continual short-term intervention in times of overload and crises.


  • Certificate IV: Training and Assessment
  • Accredited Team Management Systems practitioner
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Physics and Mathematics
  • Diploma of Project Management
  • Diploma of Management
  • Diploma of Business


  • Project Management
  • Program Development
  • Communication strategies with internal and external stakeholders
  • Team Development
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Negotiation
  • Business Management
  • Strategic Planning and Implementation
  • Change Management
  • Process definition and re-engineering
  • Facilitation, training and presenting to groups
  • Mentoring and Coaching individuals to realise their potential




Henrietta Child

Audrey Thomas

Business Consultant, Executive/Business Coach/Trainer/Facilitator

A specialist facilitator in the area of individual and organisational effectiveness, and leadership development, Audrey has worked with clients from a broad variety of industries in both the private and public sectors. She is an accredited Insights Discovery® Licensed Practitioner and has used these tools, along with a range of coaching principles to help many people take another step towards greater understanding of themselves, the people around them and how to adapt and connect more effectively. She works with her clients to explore how this deep understanding can positively impact relationships with others and improve effectiveness, in all aspects of life.

Audrey is also an experienced and accredited coach, NLP and Time Line™ practitioner, and facilitator. She works with her clients to discover and develop their untapped potential and deliver measurable and sustainable change. She has a reputation for delivering her workshops and seminars with passion, fun and energy and is completely focused on designing and facilitating her presentations with the client and message in mind. Whether in training or coaching sessions, with her compassionate and engaging style, Audrey challenges her clients to rethink what they believe is possible, regardless of the circumstances.

Audrey returned to Australia in 2005, having worked in the UK, Europe and North America for a number of years. During this time she worked for Diageo, the world’s leading premium Drinks Company, primarily in global project and program management roles. As the Global Training & Development Manager on a world-wide project for Diageo, her role encompassed the design, development, implementation and evaluation of a global training solution to complement the roll-out of SAP, PeopleSoft and other peripheral systems across all of Diageo’s major business units and markets.

Prior to working overseas, Audrey’s background was primarily in operations management, recruitment and training for the corporate sector in Australia.


  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate IV in Life Coaching
  • Diploma of Coaching
  • Certificate IV in Business
  • Qualified NLP practitioner
  • Qualified Time Line® practitioner
  • Accredited Insights™ Discovery Licensed Practitioner
  • Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF)


  • Leadership and executive coaching
  • Training facilitation – leadership, team development, customer service and communication skills
  • Group coaching, with a focus on women in business
  • Project and change management
  • Business writing and editing
  • Organisational, time and budget management
  • Problem analysis and solution implementation
  • Negotiation and counselling



Audrey Thomas

Jeff Walsh



  • Project, Risk & Proposal Manager,
  • AS9001 Quality Auditor 
  • Engineering & Business Management 
  • Project Management
  • Risk & Value Management 
  • Training & Workshop Facilitator

Jeff has more than 30 years of senior management experience in engineering, and project management in both government and private sector across the defence, construction, mining, aviation, automotive and building industries. He completed 25 years with the Royal Australian Air Force before moving to the commercial sector in South Australia.

He has performed in many Product Development, Systems Engineering and Acquisition roles for large high value, advanced multi-contract projects in Aviation, Training, Software, Facilities & Infrastructure, Information Technology, Security and Electro-optics sectors. He has participated, lead and reviewed a range of major project design activities in defence, aerospace, building and infrastructure, and computer test equipment. He also has served as the the Chief Engineer, Design Review chairman, and Design Manager for major Radar, installation and Aircraft and building deigns / upgrades.

Jeff has been personally responsible for project delivery in the order of $15m to $150m including business case development, feasibility studies, user & stakeholder requirements determination, concept to detailed design development, proposal preparation and contract negotiation, concurrent management of integration and supplier contracts, and acquisition management and delivery. He has also managed small and very large integrated production teams (up to 600 people) and high value ($500m) technical facilities during periods of major organisational change & business reform.


Jeff has a career of experience in the conduct, leadership and facilitation of major business process re-engineering, manufacturing review, inventory reform, within safety, quality, large & small project design and production environments using contemporary personnel management and team building strategies. He has a high level of business acumen honed from academic studies and operational experience. He is well versed in the development and application of business measurement and activity based management systems, with hands on experience in business review & process audit of projects, metrics, conformance, compliance, design disclosure, quality systems, KRAs / KPIs, and cultural change. Jeff also has hands-on experience in the planning, set up and delivery of new system, sub-system / component manufacturing and overhaul facilities – in aerospace and communications particularly – with associated training and logistics needs analyses.

In addition to his post-graduate studies, Jeff also has specialist vocational training in Earned Value Management, Requirements Analysis and Traceability, Business Process reengineering, ISO/AS9000 series Quality Auditor Procedures, Project Risk and Ethical Management, Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, Systems Engineering, Contract Law, Financial management and Cost Base Analysis. As part of his Academic studies, Jeff has researched and published papers on the Australian Ship Building industry, Electronic Surveillance and Attack, Defence Acquisition Projects Review, and on Sustainability & Support via Acceptance Test, Measurement & Evaluation.


  • Masters of Business Administration – Finance & Accounting Stream at UniSA
  • Graduate Diploma – Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Course
  • Graduate Diploma in Strategic Studies (jssc post-nominal)
  • Graduate Diploma in Management Studies (psc post-nominal)
  • Degree level – Associate Diploma Communication Engineering (armit post-nominal)
  • Diploma of Project Management – PMBoK: Project Integration framework
  • Advanced Diploma of Administration – Dip(Admin)Adv (qss post-nominal)


  • Project Acquisition Management
  • Tender and Contract Management
  • Project Management – large / complex projects
  • Systems Engineering & Requirements Management
  • Condition Monitoring and Asset Management
  • Training Needs Analysis, Design & Delivery
  • Risk and Value Management – Analysis & Workshop facilitation



Jeff Walsh

Ian Pratt

Ian has 25 years experience in developing high performance work environments and managing large scale teams to exceed all expectations. With a great passion for developing leadership capabilities and untangling the complexity of people management Ian now supports leaders to achieve high performance in their business.

With a flare for driving change Ian is well known for his ability to partner with clients to quickly implement and embed change whilst effortlessly overcoming resistance.

Ian is an experienced Operations Manager, Project/Program Manager and Transformational Change Leader who inspires and engages stakeholders, employees, leaders and support staff – winning their hearts and minds to share a belief in your strategic goals. He delivers the impossible change, easily engaging difficult stakeholders and quickly turns poor performing teams into high performing teams.



Ian Pratt

About KneeDeep

KneeDeep is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and business consultancy. We are focused on helping companies and individuals become more effective.

We work to help people fast track their careers and become great leaders and project managers.

KneeDeep is trading within Major Lake Pty Ltd, RTO No. 40361

Why KneeDeep?

  • We are industry practitioners
  • We provide real world tools & techniques
  • You will feel equipped & confident
  • We guarantee you an invaluable outcome
  • We have a pragmatic approach to training
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