EXECUTIVE TEAM

Jenny George
Chief Executive Officer
Dr Jenny George is the CEO of Converge International, joining the organisation in the role of CEO in January 2016 after serving as a non-executive board director for 2 years. Jenny has more than 15 years’ experience in executive roles at Melbourne Business School including serving as Dean for two years. Jenny has a PhD in Operations, Information and Technology from Stanford University. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
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Director People Assist
Cate is a social worker and organisational development consultant with more than a decade of clinical and organisational experience in EAP, consultancy and training. She is a past manager of the beyondblue National Workplace Program and has worked with organisations to drive mental health strategy and train leaders, managers and employees on mental health support. Cate is passionate about supporting mental health in the workplace, assisting organisations to maximise employee wellbeing and build positive workplace cultures.
John Ballenger
Chief Customer Officer
John is and experienced and respected business leader with more than 25 years’ working across some of Australia’s leading organisations. Prior to joining Converge he was Head of Sales and Marketing at EnergyAustralia following a variety of customer-oriented leadership roles at Telstra, Tabcorp and Mars where he has shared his passion for working with customers and helping individuals and organisations be the best they can be. John holds an MBA from the University of Sydney, a Bachelor of Business and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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Director Client Relationships
Within the 12 years of working with Converge Lana has been a part of the business growth and is driven by new sales, innovation and interesting clients. With a background in Sport and Performance Psychology she loves motivating and challenging others to succeed to their potential.
Paul GrettonWatson
Director Consulting
Paul has more than 25 years’ experience in health, and HR consulting. He is passionate about building effective workplace relationships and solving complex people problems in the workplace. He is now is enjoying heading up an impressive national team of consultants, coaches, trainers and mediators who share his passion for delivering innovative and memorable solutions while always driving for great results for our growing customer base across Australasia.
Petrina-Astbury
General Manager, People Culture & Learning
Petrina has over 20 years’ experience working with top tier private organisations and state and federal government, in senior corporate and consulting roles in HR management. She now heads up People Culture and Learning blending her expertise from the past with her passion for consulting and counselling. Petrina brings strong business acumen and solid tactical and strategic HR, mediation and facilitation experience to this important senior role.
Prue-Laurence
Director, Safe Select
Prue is a registered psychologist, with 20 years of consulting experience. She specialises in behavioural and psychological assessment for selection and development, relationship management, strategic and operational business management, business development and project management in an Australian and Global context.
Scott-Cumbrae-Stewart
Chief Financial Officer
Scott is a qualified CPA, GAICD and holds an MBA. Prior to joining Converge, Scott held diverse roles at Australia Post, BHP and KPMG and thrives in challenging environments, enjoys creating high performing teams and driving organisational change. Scott offers expertise in Investment & Capital Management, Corporate Strategy and Planning, M&A, Financial Planning & Analysis, Finance Transformation and working with financial Regulators.