Rebecca Speirs

Adapt & Improve Consulting

Making smart strategic decisions and completing fit-for-business-purpose deliverables in desired timeframes is hard. It can be difficult to get senior leaders aligned on strategic priorities and target outcomes, particularly when the context crosses organisational boundaries. It can be even trickier to elicit the most significant assumptions, risks, and uncertainties into digestible information chunks. Synthesising thinking into a prioritised and realistic delivery roadmap that decision-makers endorse can feel like wizardry. Work with me to get clarity and consensus on a pragmatic way forward. Based in Perth, Western Australia, I’ve helped household name organisations across Australasia and the UK make smarter decisions, faster, in complex contexts for over two decades. My experience includes Agile software delivery, mining studies, banking & financial services, government, and primary industry. My approach involves getting clear on purpose, priorities and what success looks like. I use visualisation to clarify complexity, design thinking to explore possibilities, and a risk-based approach to how much detail is really needed for the purpose of the decision or deliverables. This results in fast, shared understanding and makes it easier and quicker to align on what’s important and define an agreed way forward. If you’re trying to make smart decisions, faster for the next phase of your organisation’s evolution and you don’t want to waste hours in unproductive discussions or lengthy meetings that lead nowhere, it’s time to do things differently. Drop me a message and let’s set up a time to chat so we can plan how to make your next smart decision.

20+ years experience helping organisations adapt and improve, predominantly in digital and financial services, in Australasia and the UK. Also experienced in mining and government.

Career highlights include: -facilitating risk-based strategic decision making for a mining company -website refresh for an Australian fintech as part of a transformation -experience in a scaling New Zealand startup -integrating Xero payment services with a bank -auto-decisioning for small business lending -self-service investment portfolio management

Australian Fintech

-Home loan platforms

-Led roadmap for websites of two Australian home loan platforms - Lendi and Aussie -Delivered a refresh to the website to consolidate platforms -Results post-launch included: improved discoverability, increases in new users (20%) and engagement time (8%), and a 137% increase in new customer enquiries to brokers

B2B & Enterprise SaaS

-'Minimal loveable product' on a new platform for lease accounting scaleup - at Nomos One ( -Automated lending decisioning for Small Business banking - at Bank New Zealand (

-Nomos One is a B2B SasS scaleup with a vision to provide effortless lease accounting -Led the lease management product workstream, presenter for product webinar -At Bank of New Zealand, re-designed Small Business lending application processes to help deliver 60% auto-decisioning - commended by stakeholders for collaboration and teamwork

B2B2C Digital

-Self-service investment portal - Craigs Investment Partners ( -Xero & banking integration - Kiwibank (

-Led a strategic review of Digital Onboarding for Craigs Investment Partners and scoped a transformation to enable self-service portfolio trading online, including defining APIs. -Led discovery and delivery approach for a digital portal launching on time, to scope, and $300k under budget - the sponsor noted my expertise was fundamental to success -Led integrating Kiwibank business banking with Xero - commended by Xero for thorough scenario analysis facilitating convergence of thinking across organisations

Mining Investment Decisioning

-Leading strategy workshops and integration between interrelated studies - Core Lithium (

-Working closely with the Studies and Project teams, particularly Study Leads and PMO Lead, to ensure integration between parallel and interrelated work streams -A strong focus on facilitating options identification and assessment using methods including design thinking, driving risk-based decision making, and enabling delivery of work packages against tight timelines using agile ways of working -Commended by exec for facilitating a multi-day strategy workshop for the exploration and studies teams


-Leading definition of prioritised and pragmatic roadmaps -Building and maintaining customer-facing digital experiences -Simultaneously balancing context and vision with detailed analysis -Synthesising and distilling complexity into elements that enable decision-making -Facilitating agreement on what success looks like, impacts of change and next steps


Longer term, earlier stage assignment

6 months+, 50 hours/month

140/hour AUD

Short term assignment

3-6 months, 50 hours/month

200/hour AUD