Dr Jen George | Founding Director
Jen has 25 years working in community engagement in places, spaces, organisations and networks. Jen has a passion and expertise to empower the collaborations of people to create the future they hope for through communities and places that function well and have purpose. Rather than being told what to do, communities thrive when they are empowered to do what they love to do and Jen seeks to get alongside organisations to help them realise their aspirations and own their actions towards meaningful and sustainable partnerships and strategies that build trust and enhance performance.
Jen has diverse experience leading strategies and projects for not for profits, government organisations and large independent schools with a unique ability to work across stakeholder groups including with boards, senior executives, employees and volunteers. Jen takes time to understand each unique community, their connection to place and purpose, listening to diverse stakeholder views, considering the evidence and working closely and transparently with the client. She is a brilliant analyst of complex communities and their places, identifying key gaps and opportunities. Jen also seeks creative and original solutions rather than borrowing from others. Jen is an engaging and substantial public speaker and educator bringing deep thinking to her passion and stories.
Jen’s enthusiasm for her work is backed by academic and research credibility. Jen has a PhD in Community Governance to complement her Master’s degree in Planning and her urban design background. Jen has over 30 academic publications and is an Adjunct Fellow with Macquarie University. She has worked in four Australian Universities and won several teaching and research awards.
She currently serves as a Director on the several not for profit Boards including CRU, Australia, a missional camping organisation and the Anglican School’s Corporation which oversees 18 schools in NSW. Jen is also very active in her local community generating start up energy and guidance for several local community groups.
Lyndal Tait | Consultant
Our consultant, Lyndal Tait, brings a unique blend of experience in teaching, counselling, community building, cultural engagement and communication. She is at her best when able to generate new ideas in collaboration with others towards the best possible outcomes for all stakeholders. Immersive lived experience across cultural contexts has allowed for ways of thinking which are divergent and expansive in their trajectory.
Lyndal joins Comcorp with the view to benefitting communities through the axes of research and practice. Her formal training in counselling has enabled her to support leaders across diverse contexts over the last 25 years, including in educational institutions and church communities, in Australia and overseas.
As an educator, Lyndal is passionate about creating ecosystems that enable deep learning and connection. She is completing a MEd in Educational Psychology, with an interest in teacher wellbeing and professional development. Lyndal has a broad understanding of educational practice in Australia, having taught the Arts and English in both government and independent schools.
Numerous pastoral roles have afforded Lyndal the opportunity to support people in the areas of personal identity formation, grief and loss, change, marriage and relationships. Her work in Kazan, Russia, involved developing female leadership across the lifespan. Lyndal has also initiated many creative projects which have reached across generational, cultural and social divides, including community choirs and entrepreneurial networks for newcomers to Australia.
Courtney Greenwood | Analyst
Courtney works with Comcorp bringing a deep understanding to the data informing purpose and strategy. As our data analyst she provides support in research and developing tools for quantitative analysis. Courtney has BComm BPsych(Hons) and is currently studying her Masters of Research in Psychology focusing on the progression to expertise and decision-making in uncertain and time-pressured environments. She also has experience in wellbeing in schools and in psychometric assessments for organisational selection and development.
Rachel George | Editorial Consultant