Pamela Kellert is a seasoned Strategic Leadership Expert with over fifteen years of experience working in Strategy, Business Development, and Project Delivery to head diverse teams at leading organisations across Australian, Asia, Europe and North America. Her specialisation in strategy has allowed Pamela to strategically elevate the standing of the organisations she has been involved with.
Having spent five years in the German management consulting sector, Pamela built up her strategic industry knowledge by developing unique opportunities to attract Foreign Direct Investment, securing several million Dollars in funding while creating four hundred jobs in the automotive market and using her aptitude in research, financial modelling and strategy formulation to lead the international expansion of companies in the heavy machinery sector.
During her time in Malaysia, Pamela occupied several senior leadership roles while spearheading the strategic direction and vision, developed game-changing business initiatives, managed complex multi-site projects across four sites in Canada and Malaysia and oversaw over a hundred employees design, produce, test and commission new trains for the Kuala Lumpur Metro System.
Throughout many senior-level roles over the past decade, Pamela has consistently mentored young and mid-career professionals to provide strategic industry insights and passed on her keen eye for decision-making to help them advance their careers into more senior roles. She leverages an unparalleled international experience to boost organisational learning from the bottom up which serves to produce fully rounded leaders that enrich some of the most critical industries in the global economy.
As a thought leader in the infrastructure sector, Pamela has gained recognition for her part in accelerating the emerging role of female professionals. Forging an extensive network in different continents throughout her career and education has enabled Pamela to foster good relationships with key decision-makers and excel at promoting strategic plans through effective communication.
Recently joining as a Member of the Institute of Community Directors Australia, Pamela has a solid foundation of extracurricular achievements and qualifications that add to her credibility as an advocate for female leadership. These include Diversity Champion (Female Mentorship) at Downer Australia, Member of the Sector Expert Research Advisory Group at RMIT University Australia, Mentor (Young Professionals) on the Australasian Railway Association Mentoring Program, a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Hohenheim and a Master’s in Management from the European School of Management.
Spent exciting school years in South America, Europe and Asia. The travel bug got Pamela early, and it was evident she wanted to study International Business Administration, so she completed her MBA.
Focused on a career path in Strategy, Pamela initially worked for strategy consulting firms and later in Strategy Departments for industrial firms. A key highlight was to establish a new Strategy Department for a global company in South-East Asia.
Pamela decided to change her career to Project Management and delivered rolling stock and signalling projects for the rail industry. This is where she discovered her passion for the engineering sector.
With the projects she led, Pamela took on profit and loss responsibility for contracts with a value of over $200M. Managing complex scope and working with teams based across several sites made these experiences a significant challenge to overcome.
Pamela held several Executive Management positions in companies listed on the Stock Exchange. She delivered critical analyses and business cases to provide strategic recommendations to CEOs, General Managers, and leadership teams.
Realising that the engineering and overall STEM sector is still far from achieving gender balance at an executive level, Pamela launched the Enginuity Coaching Program to support female professionals in STEM sectors transition into a Senior Management role by teaching them strategic non-technical skills.