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We believe in the power of great teamwork to change the world and improve lives. Our goal is to help more teams and organisations unlock their potential and deliver truly brilliant products and services for their customers.

James Hayes

James Hayes

Director
Co-founder and managing director of AginicDS, James is an experienced agile coach and delivery manager with an impressive track record of helping teams and organisations across the world find pragmatic ways of improving the way they deliver for their customers. Equally comfortable working with a single team or an entire company, James is able to help people quickly make improvements in a fail safe way and keep the momentum of change up over the long term. Recently James has worked with organisations such as Suncorp, Marks & Spencer, Sky and MOO Print Ltd to establish improved delivery practices and build high performing teams.
Frank Valks

Frank Valks

Enterprise agile coach
Frank Valks
Experienced (~30 Years) technical IT practitioner and using my enterprise agile delivery coach role to get the best out of people, creating high performing teams who produce high quality deliverables. This includes large scale programs (~3000 People) and executive leadership coaching. Like to work with people who are passionate and together we try to solve complex problems in innovative ways.
Paul Thornton

Paul Thornton

Senior delivery manager
Paul was one of a small number of people who instigated Sky's (UK) move to Scrum and the digitisation of their services (such as Sky Go, Sky News, and the award winning Sky Sports app), across web and mobile (this waslater mirrored by Foxtel so you can thank him for Foxtel Go!). He has with a wealth of experience having worked for leading bluechip companies (Trinity Mirror, Elsevier, Sky, UKTV) over the past 19 years and comes from computer science, software engineering, web development background - still loves to dabble with new tech when given the chance. As a long term believer and practitioner of the agile principles and extreme programming practices over the past 10 years, gives him the ability to oversee the success of large and complex agile programs whilst also coaching the improvement of the team's technical practices.

Dale Freya

Master of clouds
Dale is a software engineer and data analyst specialising in web development and business intelligence using modern cloud technology. His experience includes building systems to scale for hundreds of millions of users. He has worked for both public and private sector organisations across industries such as health, recreation, entertainment, video games, education, and defence.
Nik Ilich

Nik Ilich

Delivery manager
Passionate business improvement professional, with a background in Lean & Process Management spanning the mining and financial services industries. Enjoys tackling complex problems in a systematic and user-centric way with diverse and driven teams. Any spare time is usually consumed playing the guitar, surfing, learning something new, or playing social (amature!) basketball.
Felix Kiefer

Felix Kiefer

Delivery lead
Studied International Business in Dortmund (Germany), gained experience in Europe, South America and Australia in various industries. Enjoys simple and intuitive designs and strives to tackle problems from unusual angles and perspectives. Always curious how things work. Savours the diversity and energy of the team.
Anna Fransson

Anna Fransson

Lead designer
A design-loving Swede inspired by science fiction, Japanese culture, photography and most of all the people I work with! Creating a fulfilling user experience with elegant designs is very rewarding, whether it's an interactive dashboard, exhibition or brand identity.
Emma Freya

Emma Freya

Designer
Qualified Swedish chef with experience in financial planning; turned developer; now designer. Loves creating awesome stuff. Enjoys turning concepts to beautiful pieces visualised on the web. Engaged by learning new things on the job everyday. Energised by our social work culture.
Sally Greenwood

Sally Greenwood

Enterprise Agile Coach
Sally
Sally is a delivery focused coach with extensive experience in large transformations and executive leadership coaching. Sally was leading the Agile strategy and capability across Suncorp Bank, the first financial institution to experiment with an Agile Way Of Working. More recently she has been working across Macquarie Bank to further transform their Way Of Working.
Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin

Delivery lead
With 20 years' experience working in the data, technology and health industries Michael is a forward-thinking professional with a track record of developing long-term solutions to business problems and opportunities. Passionate about improving communication and collaboration throughout all areas of the business, Michael uses a servant leader approach to guide teams through the uncertainty and ambiguity that accompanies change and the development of new products. A data nerd, healthtech fanatic and obstacle course racer, Michael is an advocate of "building the right things" as a product manager while "building the things right" as a delivery manager.