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. 

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Cassandra Kirk Head of Design and Strategy

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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Rico du Plessis Head of Projects

Rico ensures all projects are delivered efficiently, and to objectives. With a Bachelor of Construction Management and Property Development plus 11 years’ experience, Rico has delivered hundreds of high quality projects to goal, budget and specification.

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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.