Warren Harding

Warren Harding has built an outstanding reputation with over 30 years of international Government, Public Policy and Corporate experience in senior executive roles. He has been a Senior Managing Partner in a number of the largest global consulting firms including PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Deloitte Consulting and Accenture and lead both global operations and multiple industry sectors in Australia including Healthcare, Energy, Telecommunications, Mining, Resources, and Public Service.

He has lead major:

  • Strategic Reviews
  • Economic turnarounds of complex OPEX/CAPEX operations,
  • Organisational Transformations,
  • Complex Systems Implementations
  • Major Change Management programs
  • Human Capital Planning including Talent Attraction, Board and CEO appointment and Culture and Leadership development.

He has an enviable record as a consultant to some of the of the world’s largest organisations on Market Positioning, Go to market strategies, Value Engineering, Branding and Marketing. His experience includes work in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Korea, India, China and Japan and lived in Singapore for 8 years and has a detailed knowledge of Asia Pacific trends, challenges and cultures.

He is a sought after corporate adviser and has been an External Adviser to renowned McKinsey & Company and a number of NASDAQ and ASX listed technology companies.

He has a reputation as an insightful and challenging consultant, well networked with outstanding government and corporate relationships. He is a Male Champion for Change and strong advocate for gender progression and diversity.  He is a specialist in innovation and worked on G20/B20 findings on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Adaptability and Agile Learning and developed talent attraction programs around these competencies.

He has been a leading commentator on human capital, diversity and the human factors of digitisation. His insights on Internet of Everything, AI, Automation and the Future of Work are shaping government policy, future IR/ HR strategies and transitioning workforce skills and competencies. He is currently in discussions with the World Economic Forum on the Future of Work in Australia. He was one of the founding architects of the WA Future of Work Institute.

He has had an impressive career in industry development and technology. He spent 14 years in the WA Public Sector including Information Technology, Health, Treasury where be supported a Cabinet Sub Committee on ICT. He was a former Ministerial Adviser to a Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development.

He is currently the WA Minister for Health’s Nominee on the Sustainable Health Review guiding the sustainability of WA health, with a particular focus around digital health, reforming care delivery into sub-acute environments, health prevention and reshaping skills of the health care worker of the future.  He is a regular keynote speaker on digital health, immersive technology and is leading a Ministerial initiative around digital health innovation and commercialisation . He was also appointed by the Governor as a member of the Expert Panel, Energy Review Board.

He has First Class Hons in Science UWA; was a British Council Scholar, London School of Economics, and is an Adjunct Professor, Curtin University of Technology, where he was the former Chair of the School of Information Systems.