LTA People

Fiona Stewart

Managing Consultant

Co-founder of LTA, Fiona designs the people and culture strategy and architecture for contemporary organisations. Working with Executive leaders Fiona defines the critical people levers which drive strategy execution, and translates these into actionable people and culture frameworks, plans and programs that are woven into the fabric of the organisation.

Fiona’s professional grounding came at BHP Billiton, where she gained a broad understanding of all aspects of HR practice across Australia, Asia and the USA. It was here that her deep involvement in the design and facilitation of global leadership programs combined with postgraduate studies in Organisation Dynamics ignited her interest in organisation development consultancy. 

People and culture alignment is where Fiona creates the greatest paradigm shifts, to generate sustainable change in large organisations. 

Her greatest challenges and satisfaction at LTA comes from true ‘blank sheet of paper’ innovative design. In working as a genuine thought partner, Fiona says: “I have been fortunate to form very long-term relationships with my clients. They challenge and trust me and I love working with them as they shape the organisations they work in.” 

  • BBus (Employment Relations)
  • Grad Dip Organisation Dynamics
  • Certified Member AHRI 

Fiona is accredited in: Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI Step I and II), Team Management Systems (TMS) tools, CEB Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ), Motivation Questionnaire (MQ) and Verify ability tests, Career Path Appreciation (BIOSS), the CCL Benchmarks® 360 degree feedback suite (Center for Creative Leadership), FIRO-B, Strong Interest Inventory and the Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT).  

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