Carla Connolly

Senior Executive Designer

Carla believes the best solutions to complex problems are the ones we design together. A skilled facilitator in collaborative ways of working, Carla inspires teams to achieve ambitious outcomes by taking a human-centred approach to change.  

Carla is a strategic design thinker with over ten years’ experience in strategic partnerships and complex analysis for the Australian Government. She is an organisational designer with expertise in business strategy, operating models and governance. She has worked with government and non-government clients to analyse their operating environments, identify their drivers for change, imagine their desired future and design an ambitious but realistic pathway to get there. Carla’s achievements include codesigning: business strategies and operational plans; complex operating models; risk-based prioritisation and resource allocation frameworks; and culture and behaviour charters.

Carla has a passion for unlocking the creative thinking that lives within us all. She helps clients cut through the complex to find the simple, bringing divergent views and perspectives together to design solutions organisations will embrace. An experienced change management practitioner, Carla empowers clients to implement these solutions to make impact and achieve lasting change.

Carla has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wollongong, a Graduate Certificate in Terrorism and Security Studies from Charles Sturt University and is a Prosci Certified Change Management Practitioner.