Our Team

Steve Barlow - The Change Gym

Dr Steve Barlow has a PhD in change readiness and is a change readiness specialist. Steve is a graduate of the University of Sydney, Macquarie University and ACU. Along with his role at The Change Gym, Steve teaches change readiness to Masters students at the University of Tasmania’s School of Medicine.

As resident specialist in change readiness at The Change Gym, Steve helps leaders and organisations get ready to succeed at important changes they need to make. This includes developing a greater capacity to execute strategy and thrive in changing environments. 

With Craig Saphin, Steve is the co-host of the Humanised Workforce – Future You podcast series.

Steve is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders, a Member of the Change Management Institute,  and a Member of the NSW Institute for Educational Research. He is based on the Gold Coast.

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Craig Saphin - Craig Saphin Consulting

Craig Saphin (MBA) is a seasoned executive with over 30 years’ experience in Asia Pacific Operations.  He has CEO, General Management, Executive and Non-Executive Directorship, Board oversight and full P&L experience for public, private and not-for-profit organisations.  

His highly-developed skills set and experience includes strategy development and execution for growing businesses and turn-around for troubled entities. 

Previously Craig was Executive Director with the technology and HR services company, en Japan Inc., which is a publicly listed company in Tokyo.  He also held the role of CEO at en world, where he led the growth strategy of the recruitment company from 100 members in Japan to 800 members across seven countries across Asia and Australia in 5 years. 

Before this, he worked in executive roles leading diverse teams in Australia, China, Japan and Asia for the US technology company, EFI Inc. and a Japanese company, Fuji Xerox.

As a CEO Craig was instrumental in driving business acquisition and post-merger integration projects in Japan, Australia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and India.  He has managed startup companies in Korea, Singapore, China, and India.

Craig has held non-executive director role and Chair of the remuneration and nomination committee with Ignite Limited (ASX:IGN).  He has been a non-executive director and Chair of the risk and compliance committee of the nonprofit Western Sydney Migrant Resources Center.

Craig is a Certified Executive Coach and has an Executive MBA from AGSM in Sydney. Craig is Director of Craig Saphin Consulting.

Craig is based in Sydney.

Jonathan Riley – Road to Growth

Jonathan is a specialist in continuous improvement – an essential component of incremental change. Over a 40-year career Jonathan (MBA, MSc) has accrued experience with businesses from small, family-owned to huge, global multinationals, and across a wide range of industries. He has worked in the UK, the Middle East and Australia and built a McDonald’s chain from zero to 24 stores.

While working his way up from the accounting department to General Management/CEO roles he has been a keen observer of which aspects of business are essential to building a successful business, and which ones should be avoided.

He specialises in mentoring business owners and guiding them through the transitions they need to take their business from a start-up to a medium size. Jonathan is the Director of Road to Growth.

Jonathan has an MBA and an MSc and is based in Brisbane.