Risk Advisory

Helping you to identify, manage and mitigate risks in your business

Workplace Investigations

Delivering lawyer-quality investigations fast and at a lower price. We manage and investigate workplace complaints for all types of organisations including corporates, law firms, SMEs and NFPs. We have an immaculate workplace investigation track record across a broad and diverse range of matters.

Our areas of speciality include bullying, harassment, fraud, vexatious complaints, substance misuse, inappropriate use of company resources and technology, misconduct, and gifts and entertainment.

We delight our clients with superior client service, and engage agile technologies to deliver investigations as fast as possible - whether our clients are based in regional locations or capital cities across Australia

Workplace Investigations

Delivering lawyer-quality investigations fast and at a lower price. We manage and investigate workplace complaints for all types of organisations including corporates, law firms, SMEs and NFPs. We have an immaculate workplace investigation track record across a broad and diverse range of matters.

Our areas of speciality include bullying, harassment, fraud, vexatious complaints, substance misuse, inappropriate use of company resources and technology, misconduct, and gifts and entertainment.

We delight our clients with superior client service, and engage agile technologies to deliver investigations as fast as possible - whether our clients are based in regional locations or capital cities across Australia

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Mediation

We are accredited, expert mediators to facilitate commercial and workplace disputes.

We facilitate disputes requiring an impartial, expert mediator to encourage exploration of issues and concerns, and ultimately, a suitable resolution.

Structured, professional approach to mediation based on the standards set by the Resolution Institute (Australia). We work with all types of organisations in both capital cities and regional
locations in Australia.

Mediation may be conducted face to face or via immediation, our preferred
online dispute resolution platform.

Mediation

We are accredited, expert mediators to facilitate commercial and workplace disputes.

We facilitate disputes requiring an impartial, expert mediator to encourage exploration of issues and concerns, and ultimately, a suitable resolution.

Structured, professional approach to mediation based on the standards set by the Resolution Institute (Australia). We work with all types of organisations in both capital cities and regional
locations in Australia.

Mediation may be conducted face to face or via immediation, our preferred
online dispute resolution platform.

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Governance & Business Reviews

Providing an independent review of your organisation’s governance, strategy, culture, operating model and performance. We undertake formal governance and business reviews into all or parts of your organisation and provide you with a report of where the gaps are and a practical roadmap of what needs to happen to improve.

• Board and governance performance & effectiveness

• Strategy & Operating Performance Reviews

• Cultural Audits & Reviews

• Clinical Research Governance

• Research Governance & Ethics

• Not for Profit Governance

• Business Transformation & Turnaround Reviews

Governance & Business Reviews

Providing an independent review of your organisation’s governance, strategy, culture, operating model and performance. We undertake formal governance and business reviews into all or parts of your organisation and provide you with a report of where the gaps are and a practical roadmap of what needs to happen to improve.

• Board and governance performance & effectiveness

• Strategy & Operating Performance Reviews

• Cultural Audits & Reviews

• Clinical Research Governance

• Research Governance & Ethics

• Not for Profit Governance

• Business Transformation & Turnaround Reviews

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HR Risk Audit

An independent, expert assessment of people practices for your organisation or during due diligence. Our HR Risk Audit service is intended to provide a Board, CEO or leadership team with assurance that their people function is being managed in accordance with legal and compliance requirements.

This service is also recommended for due diligence in a merger or acquisition. Our HR Risk Audit service includes:

• Review of an organisation’s HR operating model, practices and compliance requirements.

• Identification of areas presenting risk across an HR function or in an area of specialty.

• Practical, succinct report capturing improvements your organisation is able to make to ensure a seamless, compliant approach across key functions.

HR Risk Audit

An independent, expert assessment of people practices for your organisation or during due diligence. Our HR Risk Audit service is intended to provide a Board, CEO or leadership team with assurance that their people function is being managed in accordance with legal and compliance requirements.

This service is also recommended for due diligence in a merger or acquisition. Our HR Risk Audit service includes:

• Review of an organisation’s HR operating model, practices and compliance requirements.

• Identification of areas presenting risk across an HR function or in an area of specialty.

• Practical, succinct report capturing improvements your organisation is able to make to ensure a seamless, compliant approach across key functions.

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Engage Us

We recognise that the requirements for how you engage us may vary, so we have simplified out engagement model into three types of engagement: On Demand, Outsourced and Scoped Projects.

Our team is comprised of senior experts across every service area, and available at your choice.

On Demand

  • Expert on demand
  • Online booking with your choice of expert
  • Competitive hourly rates
  • Meet face-to-face or via our customised video platform

Outsourced

  • Embed a senior expert of our team in your business as much or as little as you need
  • Fixed fee value for money
  • Meet face-to-face or via our customised video platform

Scoped Projects

  • Scoped consulting projects with clear deliverables
  • Dedicated lead partner / expert
  • Meet face-to-face or via our customised video platform


To get started, we invite you to book a consultation with us

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case studies

Facilitating Critical Business Discussions with a Not-for-Profit Collaborative Effort

Facilitating Critical Business Discussions with a Not-for-Profit Collaborative Effort

Chrysalis Advisory was approached by a board member representing a high-profile collaboration comprising of three Australian NFPs…

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Working with a Law Firm to Conduct a Complex Investigation

Major APAC IT Company

Working with a Law Firm to Conduct a Complex Investigation

Major APAC IT Company
A mid-tier global law firm recently engaged Allison Northcott to investigate a claim of bullying and inappropriate…

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Investigating Fund Misappropriation

Major Sydney Entertainment Company

Investigating Fund Misappropriation

Major Sydney Entertainment Company
In 2018, Chrysalis Advisory was engaged by a major Sydney entertainment company to investigate alleged fund misappropriation…

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Developing a Governance Framework

Major Victorian University

Developing a Governance Framework

Major Victorian University
In late 2018, Chrysalis Advisory was engaged by a major Victorian university to conduct a review into…

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testimonials

"Can’t thank you enough for the superb facilitation Nick. It exceeded my already high expectations. It was world class. The clear strategic plan we achieved and the communication techniques you showed us are already making a huge impact here. I feel privileged to get this opportunity to work with you and observe the mastery in process."

Dr. Michael Winlo, CEO, Linear Clinical Research

“Nick has worked on several occasions with our Leadership Team of 14 individuals from very diverse working and cultural backgrounds. Through Nick’s skilled coaching and excellence in this field, he has taken our organisation on a positive journey to strengthen our purpose and vision, putting strategic plans together to enable us to strive towards our mission. He has brought about a positive cultural change within the organisation and enabled us to form a cohesive team that continues to build trust in each other. The skills learnt through Nick’s positive, empowering coaching skills have given the Leadership team insight and clear direction of our culture values. The bespoke training manual that he created for the staff continues to be used as a tool for achieving positive outcomes. Due to his skilled coaching, Linear has a united, trusting leadership team, working together with unified purpose.”

Gail Clement, Clinical Unit Manager, Linear Clinical Research

“Chrysalis Advisory provides an extremely professional and comprehensive suite of business services. Nick Northcott is a rarity. He always delivers, goes the extra mile for his clients, and is generous with his time, energy and contacts. In a matter of months, Nick has become my most trusted advisor. He is genuinely interested in assisting others to achieve their goals. I recommend Nick and his team without hesitation.”

Laura Keily, Barrister and Entrepreneur, BSc, LLB (Hons), MCommrclLaw, GAICD

Nick Northcott expertly facilitated a one-day meeting and workshop bringing together a diverse range of stakeholders across the clinical trials sector. The meeting was the first of its kind and Nick ensured the meeting delivered above and beyond on all objectives, including scoping six high quality projects and setting the tone and high expectations for future events. Nick also provided professional advice and assistance in meeting preparation as well as consolidating the meeting output and crucially identifying a pathway to action via an instructive report. We really look forward to working with Nick again!

Leanne Weekes, Programme Director, Clinical Trials Impact & Quality

“I engaged Nick’s services in 2017, to assist me in transitioning from a technical expert role into one of being a manager and executive team member of a large organization. It was a great decision. Nick is an attentive listener, he is honest and thoughtful. I trust him wholeheartedly. His broad knowledge, experience in organizations and authenticity have helped me develop the skills needed for my role, many of which were new to me – strategic recruitment, change and project management and having difficult conversations, to name a few. He has always made himself available to me during the challenging moments I have faced. I recommend his services as a coach for any new executive manager without reservation.”

C-level Executive of an ASX 100 company,

"Nick has presented as the ‘complete package’. This is a rare blend of technical expertise, emotional and social quotient, higher educational insights, challenging behaviour and the display of a genuine interest in what we want to achieve."

Jenny Taylor, Director of People & Capability, Curtin University

“I have recently worked with both Allison and Nick at Chrysalis Advisory. I consider myself to be a hard taskmaster and I am very impressed. Firstly, I was kept up to date on the status of the matter and with costs at all relevant times. This is very important to me when I brief out a matter. Communication and feedback is essential. Secondly, Allison and Nick are extremely professional and efficient. We conducted a lot of meetings over video on the computer, which was productive and less costly. Thirdly, the matter they dealt with was complex, with a significant degree of technical language and operational networks and also intricate cultural issues. I was impressed with the way they were able to easily master the core issues within a short period of time. Fourthly, the report that was produced at the conclusion of the matter was of a high standard. It was thorough and easy to understand, with supported reasoning. I would recommend Chrysalis Advisory to anyone seeking a professional and high quality workplace investigation to be conducted. Last but not least, both Allison and Nick are delightful people and working with them is a pleasure.”

In-house Counsel Employee Relations National Tourism/Hospitality company,

"Allison handled my case with care and sensitivity, wanting to ensure that me, and the other party, were treated fairly at all times. She was very well-prepared with a robust process that seeks to establish the facts through a series of in-depth interviews and a review of other artefacts."

Senior Global IT Business Director, Complainant in a bullying/harassment matter

"Chrysalis Advisory was very responsive to an urgent request we had to help us investigate a complex staff harassment matter. Allison and her team were professional, thorough and worked through the issues in a reasonable timeframe for all concerned."

Board Member Global Not for Profit organisation,