meet the team

jim grant

Jim Grant has been working with senior leaders in many of Australia’s and overseas top organisations for 30 years. Prior to co-founding his first consultancy business, he worked at the Executive table of several Global Human Resources roles, as well as leading projects in Operations, Health & Safety, Business & Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions.

gaby mcdonald
Senior Consultant

Gaby is an internationally trained coach and facilitator with over 20 years’ experience in a diverse range of business contexts and industries. She has held roles in employee engagement, technology start-ups, publishing, and sustainability communications. As a consultant, she has worked with clients in industries ranging from FMCG and professional services to manufacturing, retail, software and technology, telecommunications, government, universities and not-for-profits.

Olivia Merry
JGA Business Manager

As the JGA Business Manager, Olivia has over twenty years of business experience, from managing her own business to extensive office and client relationship management within the consulting industry. Olivia is a highly efficient and organised business and project manager and brings these skills to her pivotal role at JGA.

Andrea Grant
Research and Operations

Andrea has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Urban and Social Planning) and has worked extensively over many years conducting both qualitative and quantitative Cultural Audits across a vast array of commercial businesses, the non-profit sector businesses and government departments.


JGA has a team of associate relationships that brings together the right people for particular client needs. This alliance includes:

  • Pivotal Consulting – Principal Jayne Ansin
  • Craft Coaching & Development – Ami Summers
  • Leadership Consultant – Amy Guy
  • Leadership Consultant – Dave Wilkins
  • Evidence Based Psychology – Dr. Susan David
  • Business Acumen Consultant – David Ryan
  • Strategy Specialist – Matt Tice
  • Leadership Consultant – Dani Traum
  • Senior Consultant – Melissa MacGowan