Making Strategy Work
Through People

About Mastertek

We are a boutique consultancy focused on providing practical advice in relation to organisation design and employee engagement, performance and reward. We believe that putting people first is critical to delivering sustainable business results – and we know how to create the employee engagement levels required to make it happen.

Our team of specialists have a wealth of global experience across each of our service areas.  We’re not accountants, tax advisors, benefits providers or recruitment agencies like many of our peers – we’re HR professionals dedicated to helping you identify the practices that really matter; those that add-value rather than erode it.

Formed in 1999 by our founder Graham Childs, Mastertek’s mission has been to help organisations of all shapes and sizes to ‘make strategy work’.  More than this, Graham sought to establish a flexible and creative work environment where our people have the opportunity to develop innovative yet practical solutions to address our clients’ HR and business issues.

Mastertek’s key philosophy was to help clients align their people practices to business strategy whilst preparing to meet future business challenges – our belief in ‘strategic alignment’ continues to underpin everything that we do.

Our employee-owned firm has maintained its focus for over a decade and seen our consultants partner with some of Australia’s biggest brands, in the most challenging industry contexts, to develop employee performance, reward and engagement strategies that best-fit the organisational context of our clients.

Click the button below to organise an obligation free web meeting with one of our consultants to discuss how our team can help yours drive employee engagement and organisational performance.

Our Purpose

To help our clients build sustainable, high performing organisations.

A desire to help build sustainable, high-performing organisations has been the common objective of our consulting team for over 15 years.

We continue to seek solutions to the big organisational challenges and to translate the complexity of human resourcing into practical, actionable strategies that our clients can implement.

Based on active research and collaboration between our consultants and global thought leaders we continue to uncover the shared traits of organisations that out perform their peers; what brings their people together and what enables them to succeed.

Our tools, methodologies, advice and support services are guided by those same principles & practices – the principles of high performance organisations.

Our Senior Team

Our team has a wealth of experience across all facets of organisational design and strategic human resourcing. We’ve worked around the world and with some of Australia’s biggest brands in some of the most competitive markets to develop HR and organisational development solutions that drive genuine employee engagement and enhance organisational performance.

Our real world experience coupled with ongoing research and practical application means we know what works, and what doesn’t, and we’ll guide you every step of the way in deciding how to enable your organisation to gain competitive advantage through your people.

Graham Childs | Founder & Chairman

Graham is the founder and Chairman of Mastertek Pty Ltd.  Prior to joining Mastertek, Graham was, for nine years, the Director – Human Capital Group for Watson Wyatt Worldwide.

Graham has led people management, reward and benefit strategies for many leading companies such as Optus, Sensis, Pegasus Group, Investors Mutual, ANZ, Matrix, Zurich Financial, Schroder Australia, National Hire, and Dymocks.

In addition to his consulting experience, Graham has had extensive human resource, industrial relations and general management experience.  Prior to joining Watson Wyatt in 1990, Graham was General Manager, Human Resources with Wormald International, at that time a leading Australian listed company.

Jamie Anderson | Managing Director & Principal.

As a Civil Servant in the UK, Jamie’s engagements included acting as an advisor to the Cabinet Office working on the pay equality ‘Coherence Agenda’, along with roles at the Lord Chancellor’s Department and Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

Jamie’s corporate experience included global responsibility for reward strategy at top 50 ASX companies such as Oil Search Limited and Aristocrat Technologies before he embarked on a career in consulting with Mastertek.

Consulting to a cross-sector client list including major listed companies in finance, resources and manufacturing as well as in the public sector, Jamie has developed a deep understanding of what works in practice and what doesn’t, particularly in highly pressurised operating environments.

Joshua Kidd | Consultant

As a Consultant, Josh is focused on supporting the delivery of our HR and strategic rewards consulting projects with a specific focus on assisting clients in the use of our job evaluation and market benchmarking tools and databases.

Josh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Australian Catholic University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Simon Rudd | Head of Data & Systems

Simon leads the development and implementation of our REMconnect platform and the related remuneration data and job evaluation tools.

With over 15 years remuneration and recruitment experience in both corporate and consulting environments Simon’s blend of spans remuneration strategy, HR data analytics through to technology implementation and process improvement.

Simon holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Bachelor of Arts (BA) as well as post-graduate diploma in translation studies.

Our Approach

Our consulting approach is based on a philosophy of high-engagement – identifying and engaging key stakeholders from the outset to develop shared solutions and ensure that what gets designed gets implemented.  Find out more from the What We Do menu choice above or by clicking on the headlines below.


  • Strategy Clarification
  • Key Stakeholder Engagement
  • Employee Opinion Surveys
  • Market benchmarking


  • Engagement & Reward Strategy
  • Organisational Development Plan
  • Detailed program design
  • Transition Program


  • Leadership Readiness
  • Change champions identified
  • Communications strategy & collateral
  • Performance monitoring