Leadership team

Lisa Spiden
CEO and founder

Lisa founded Workforce Analytics in 2012 having spent many years working with clients to help drive productivity and profitability through strategic HR management of their workforces. She previously worked in Senior HR roles for The Just Group, Foster’s Group, Barclays Capital, HSBC and most recently the CEO & Founder of the boutique HR consulting business fibreHR.

She is passionate about helping businesses be leaders in their industries by utilising data and insights to improve customer service, profitability and business performance.

Lisa is responsible for the overall business strategy, management & product development at Workforce Analytics.

Heng Soon Gan
Head of Commercial Mathematics

Heng-Soon joined Workforce Analytics during its inception and has over twenty years of experience in unlocking commercial value in complex systems via data, mathematics and computer science. He previously worked at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (University of Melbourne) and IBM Research as a lecturer, researcher and consultant.

He is passionate about taking organisations on a workforce improvement and optimisation journey that is practical, scientific and commercially viable.

Heng-Soon is responsible for laying the mathematical foundations in the delivery of products and services at Workforce Analytics.

Oliver Scott
Head of Partnerships

Oliver is a senior Sales and Partnerships professional with over 12 years’ experience, predominantly within HR data and analytics. Key areas of interest are data-driven change management and strategy, learning and development and employee engagement.

With strong commercial acumen and a growth mindset, Oliver has a proven track record of solving complex, people centric challenges.

Lee Rankin
Senior HR Business Partner | Industrial Relations Specialist

Lee is a senior HR and Workplace Relations professional with over 15 years experience in senior roles across a range of organisations within blue and white collar industries including services, manufacturing, logistics, BPO & retail. With a strong business and financial acumen and commercially driven mindset Lee has a proven track record of understanding business levers to drive results.

Valen Gunawan
Head of Technology

Valen has over 15 years of experience as a Software Engineer and Engineering Lead. He has previously worked for Dius Consulting, Realestate.com.au and Cultureamp, he is passionate about building a highly effective team that builds the right product for the business.

Ultimately, Valen is responsible for building intuitive, secure and scalable technology solutions.

Lauren Mahony
Workforce Optimisation Consultant

Lauren has worked across multiple sectors of Retail and Hospitality including fashion, footwear, homewares, sportswear, fast food and restaurants, specialising in leading teams to operational success through in store planning and execution of best practices.

She has achieved significant improvements in stock management, training and labour metrics and is passionate about understanding client’s operational requirements whilst challenging current business practice.

Lauren is responsible for the delivery of optimised rosters, facilitating training with clients and managing project timelines through to implementation at Workforce Analytics.

Steve Lingard
Finance & Operations Manager

Steve has been driving productivity and efficiency at major FMCG facilities for many years. He has previously held senior strategic roles at Fosters Group managing the Capital Expenditure Program globally as well as Transformation and Integration Programs.

He is passionate about maximising return on investment at every level.

Steve is responsible for being a Client liaison as well as supporting the Workforce Analytics Team.