About Me - My Biography

Margaret has a BA and MA from Oxford and postgraduate qualifications in adult learning from Bristol University. In 2005, she completed her PhD, exploring how leadership potential is identified in meetings. Margaret holds three awards for innovation in the design of executive development and change management programs. Career highlights include securing $1 million in sponsorship for her research, getting three of her films broadcast on SBS and winning a contract with the PRC Government in Beijing.

Margaret is known for the way she balances intellectual rigour with a passion for practical outcomes that make a measurable difference to leaders and their organisations. Clients value her ability to stimulate strategic thinking and change at all levels. In 2004, Wollongong University appointed her Honorary Advisor on Leadership and Change.

Outside Australia, Margaret has worked and consulted in China, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, UK, New Zealand, France and Italy, as well as in four Pacific nations. She is a qualified and highly experienced executive coach. Margaret is a member of the Oxford Business Alumni.

In 2007, Margaret was ACT winner of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in the Corporate Sector Category and a National Finalist.

About UGM Consulting

UGM is a boutique consulting firm helping organisations to achieve the strategic outcomes they desire. This invariably means increasing performance through a more effective alignment of effort. It also involves tightly interwoven combinations of strategy and implementation, leadership, talent management, organisational and national culture and change.

UGM uses an integrated, evidence-based approach focused on the key drivers of value, coupled with a strong metrics orientation that determines progress and outcomes. This approach has worked successfully for their many clients across all sectors. Diversity and Inclusion, as well as international business have always been strong practice areas within the firm. UGM also undertakes original research; this gives their work an edge and their clients benefit from fresh insights.