Ideas in Action

March 2, 2015 | Posted by: Cube Team

Doing more good things… welcoming Vicky Kyris

At Cube we have always had strengths in working with public safety and emergency management organisations. In fact it was where we got started almost 12 years ago! This year, we’ve made a decision to keep building on our success in this sector, particularly following completion of a number of great national and local projects in 2014. To help us do this we are delighted to welcome Vicky Kyris to the Cube team.

Vicky brings fresh, exciting skills and experience to our already diverse public safety and emergency management team. Vicky’s extensive experience as an internal consultant within government puts her in a great position to work with clients across a range of our service areas. Her experience spans organisational change, business case development, broad commercial activities, and implementation of programs and projects using contemporary project management techniques.

Getting to know Vicky

We had a quick chat with Vicky to get to know her better.

What sort of work have you been doing up until you joined Cube?

Most of my work has been with public safety organisations, particularly Victoria Police. Over the last 14 years in the public service, I have worked in numerous projects and roles, starting from project support and officer roles, then moving to project managing and directing programs of work.  I feel like I have taken on almost every project role imaginable which has provided me with valuable insights on how to deliver and achieve results throughout each stage of a project. I have also managed a range of major organisation wide change and reform projects, the most memorable of which was the delivery of a new uniform for more than 13,000 Police and Protective Services Officers.

Who has inspired you during your career?

Over the years I have worked with, public safety and emergency service officers, public servants and private sector employees, and I continue to be inspired by people who care about what they do and are not “in it for themselves”.  Those people who come to work every day to make things better and safer for the community, both directly and indirectly.

In particular, Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius has been a big inspiration to me through his advocacy of human rights and because he lives and breathes public value. It is in the forefront of his thinking and the rationale behind his decision making.

You’ve worked in the public sector for a while, what are the biggest lessons you have learned during that time?

  • Governments come and go but middle management stays the same.
  • It takes a really mature organisation to know when to stop something.

So after such a great career in the public service, why did you decide to join Cube Group?

I joined Cube because I wanted to get exposure and experience across a broader range of public value areas.  I want to expand my reach in supporting public value organisations and ensure that what I do continues to have a purpose that benefits the community.

What is on your agenda for 2015?

Getting out there and establishing myself as a trusted and moral consultant really striving for and driving public value on behalf of Cube clients.

That’s enough about work, tell us about your passions in the rest of your life…

I have always loved to travel, seeing new places, experiencing new things, meeting new people and of course tasting the local food.  I make a point of going somewhere I have never been every year, whether it is overseas, interstate or within Victoria.

Vicky Kyris

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