Chief Operating Officer
Anthony Elliott is OUA’s Chief Operating Officer. While originally trained as an engineer, it’s Anthony’s passion for business transformation and continuous improvement that’s shaped much of his career.
He is a strong advocate for:
- Clear strategic planning to deliver clarity to the entire organisation.
Where are we going, why and how?
- A focus on the fundamental operating model to ensure attention is placed on the most important areas.
What problems are the most important to solve?
- Applying a pick and mix approach to methodologies to bring the right tools and practices for a given context to drive improvement.
How to best achieve the outcomes we need?
- A relentless pursuit of measuring the right things—and how we know if they’re working—and adapting plans based on outcomes.
Over his career, he’s had functional responsibility for areas including market analysis and strategic planning, leading corporate transformations including business turnarounds, M&A and IPO, business analytics and insights, and delivery of major change programs.
Anthony has a diverse range of experience across sectors including higher education, utilities and energy markets, upstream oil and gas, and scientific research with a focus on industrial, manufacturing and information sciences. Anthony holds an engineering degree from the University of Queensland and a PhD in engineering from the University of Bath in the UK.