Shane Hales
Shane Hales Managing Director

Since joining Axiom in 2003, Shane has overseen significant growth with the business and is passionate about ensuring we deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients.

As the Managing Director, Shane is the driving force in pursuing strategic and operational excellence through thought leadership and best practice methodologies. He is instrumental in developing a high-performance team to deliver on complex, high-profile projects from strategy through to delivery.

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Arnie Light Head of Client Relations

Arnie coordinates communications between clients and Axiom teams to ensure they’re navigated smoothly through the change journey.

Passionate about working with an innovative, energetic team, Arnie strives to make a real difference to client organisations, with Axiom’s data-driven approach. 

Cassandra Kirk
Cassandra Kirk Head of Strategy and Design

Cassandra is a multi-award-winning designer who brings 20 years of global workforce experience to determining strategic paths that reimagine work environments. Focused on aligning people with organisational objectives, vision and values, her passion is the future of the workplace, and the accelerated transformations we are currently experiencing.

With a Masters of Design Futures, and Bachelor of Design COFA, Interior Design Cassandra demonstrates a rare combination of creative and data-driven thinking, that together, positively impact business culture, employee experience and organisational outcomes.

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Alister Hales Head of Business Development

Alister carries the ultimate responsibility for customer onboarding and success. Driven to challenge the status quo, Alister is motivated by the success of strategies delivered and measured at Axiom. With 12 years in the industry, 9 in leadership, Alister’s dedication to key clients has resulted in positive business outcomes.

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Milton Dalziel Head of Technical

Milton manages the team through detailed implementation planning, from estimates right through to contract sign off. Milton’s background in carpentry, together with his formal project management qualifications and goal orientation drive him to deliver efficiently  without sacrificing on design, quality and finish. This has been proven through successful projects for some of Axiom’s most visible clients.

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John Wilson Head of Marketing

Responsible for sharing the stories of thriving workplaces, John brings 20 years of b2b marketing experience for global media and events organisations. Passionate about metrics-driven results, John values the data-driven approach Axiom brings to the industry, and the opportunity this offers for evidence-based marketing and proof of quality outcomes.

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Annelie Xenofontos Senior Associate Strategy

Annelie is responsible for leading the strategic process that results in workplace design outcomes for clients. She applies 20 years of industry experience to ensuring all design decisions are considered in the context of the client’s commercial and culture objectives, uncovered early, and precisely, with data.

Annelie is a frequent speaker at strategy and workplace events, including the upcoming Workplace Strategy Summit VIC in 2022.

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Peter Black Workplace Strategy Consultant

Peter is responsible for delivering Workplace Strategy at Axiom, and with a Bachelor of Architecture, continuing studies in Structural Engineering and 20 years experience in the industry, Peter has strong technical knowledge to bear. Peter has delivered workplace strategies for enterprise organisations including DHL, McDonalds, Nestle and NSW Government.

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Megan D'Cruz Head of People & Culture

Megan supports the people and culture needs of the business. WIth 17 years’ experience, and a keen interest in the development and growth of Axiom people, Megan works consistently to align talent and culture with the business strategy. Megan is aligned with the thriving workplace philosophy, and dedicated to ensuring that the people agenda is kept at the forefront.

Michael Hala
Michael Hala Associate Design

Michael is responsible for bringing complex ideas to life in simple, clever design. With 20 years of experience across diverse industry sectors, his creative projects have elicited excitement, engagement and productivity in hundreds of Australian workplaces. Michael brings a high level of skill across design, technical quality control and team management. Respectful, insightful and inquisitive, he believes listening is the key to success.

Simone Carter
Simone Carter Senior Associate Design

Simone brings over 25 years of experience in the design and construction industry, and heads up the Melbourne office. Simone continuously explores new ways to innovate and challenge clients to create unique, brand-aligned office environments. She brings an ability to transform a space into an adaptable and ever-changing typology, and finds this part of her job extremely rewarding.

Chris Saade
Chris Saade Project Manager

Responsible for coordinating the efficient delivery of projects,  Chris’s Bachelor of Construction Management qualifies him for effective planning, leading, organising and control of each project. Attention to detail on large-scale projects has assisted in clients seeing outstanding results, on time and on budget.

Andrew Gaal
Andrew Gaal Associate Client Relations

Andrew is committed to the ongoing success of Axion’s current clients. Maintaining a high level of rapport and support for clients, Andrew will find opportunities to optimise a client’s space based on new trends, company expansion, environmental factors or cultural requirements.

Ruben Hales
Ruben Hales Senior Associate

With a strong service mentality, Ruben’s approach to business development is grounded in his will to assist. Committed to the Thriving Workplaces that Axiom delivers, he is driven to make a measurable difference to employee experience and company performance.

Elizabeth Bain
Elizabeth Bain Associate

With a Bachelor of Commerce and close to a decade of experience in luxury resort design and build, Elizabeth has a sharp eye for business opportunities and a hunger for knowledge in workplace strategy. Elizabeth relishes the opportunity to learn from colleagues, market trends and varied client projects, applying her knowledge to drive high client satisfaction.

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Leon Fooks Associate

Leon is responsible for driving connections and building relationships with clients, and enjoys educating the market on Axiom’s data-driven, commercially measurable approach to Workplace Strategy and Design. Leveraging the methodology, Leon demonstrates how a data-driven strategy can measure and report on achievement of commercial goals for an organisation.