Insightful people delivering insights.

Bright people creating a bright future.

Empower organisations to achieve success through people is why we come to work every day.

Contribute positively to our business, customers and the community
is how we measure our success.

We cultivate a work environment that is open and collaborative, team oriented and supportive, most importantly, infectiously passionate.

We give our customers trusted guidance, practical solution and excellent service to help them achieve their goals.

Leadership Team

Testgrid’s leaders bring expertise, excellence and empathy to every client they work with.

They each lead a high performing team passionate about maximising individual potential, contributing positively to customers’ business and the wider community.

Managing Director

Gerard Ward

Advisory Board Member

Dina Ward

Chief Operating Officer

Will Ainsley

Head of Business Development

Stuart Boyd

Head of Software Development

Sean Ogden Power

Marketing Manager

David Clarkson

Managing Director

Gerard Ward

”Gerard’s vision is for Testgrid to be a source of guidance in assisting their customers achieve success. His passion is helping organisations deliver efficient and lean recruitment processes, putting the right person in the right job.”

Gerard is an inspirational leader that adopts a collaborative partnership approach in working with his clients. He is an expert in HR Technology and has a practical, hands-on understanding of assessment products, recruitment processes and online technology solutions.

As the Managing Director, Gerard is responsible for developing strategic plans to advance the company’s objectives, values and mission. Through his leadership, the business has grown significantly to become one of the leading HR technology and assessment companies in Australia.

The 3 principals that Gerard follows to differentiate him from other leaders are:

  • Value, support and trust every employee.
  • Be humble. Be honest. Be authentic.
  • Never stop learning. Always look for better ways or new years to do things.
Advisory Board Member

Dina Ward

“Dina’s passion is driving and improving Diversity and Inclusion policies and practices across organisations, to allow Testgrid’s clients to realise the benefits of a diverse workplace.”

Dina has extensive experience in strategic planning and operational excellence, people recruitment, management and development best practices. She is also a registered Psychologist.

As the Chief People Officer, Dina is responsible for the people side of the company. She also leads the Psychology team. She works with them to review and improve the Testgrid service offerings, enhance reporting tools, develop assessment centre content and specialist recruitment processes.

She works closely with Testgrid’s clients to design and support strategic recruitment processes, construct and facilitate diversity and unconscious bias training that drive inclusive hiring and ROI.

Dina’s passion in the following makes her an exceptional leader/consultant:

  • Improving gender diversity in the workplace = improving performance.
  • Removing unconscious bias is imperative for organisations to hire effectively.
  • Having an inquisitive mind.
Chief Operating Officer

Will Ainsley

 

“Will believes in taking time to understand the clients, being responsive and doing what you say you are going to do. He is passionate in driving excellence customer experience and helping them to achieve the best outcomes.”

Will is a respected Sales and Customer Success professional with 20 years of customer growth and account management experience in Technology, HR and Talent Management, Managed Services and Public sectors.

Will leads the Sales and Marketing teams and is responsible for ensuring the ongoing growth and development of Testgrid. In close collaboration with his clients, Will consults with them to uncover their core challenges, brainstorms and creates bespoke solution to solve their problems.

Will is committed to his two key goals of ensuring all of Testgrid’s clients:

  • Achieve success through their people
  • Receive responsive service, time after time

To do so, Will adheres to his 3 principals:

  • Keep things simple.
  • Keep his promises.
  • Keep looking for ways to improve processes and systems to get better outcomes.
Head of Business Development

Stuart Boyd

“Stuart pride himself for his abilities in designing talent acquisition and development strategies that provide tangible Return-Of-Investment (ROI) to their existing and new clients, in order to enable them to make faster and smarter decisions and empower them to achieve success through their people.”

Stuart is a highly experienced professional skilled in Business Planning, Business Development, Operations Management, Learning Management and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

As the Head of Business Development, Stuart is responsible for working with clients in designing and implementing custom solutions, ensuring each solution delivers tangible benefits and assisting them to achieve their business objectives.

The key to Stuart’s success are:

  • His down to earth personality.
  • He adopts a collaborative approach in working with his team, clients and partners.
  • His ability to ask relevant questions, listen to clients’ challenges, take time to fully understand each business’s individual requirements.
Head of Software Development

Sean Ogden Power

“As the technical face of Testgrid, Sean is passionate in developing and enhancing services to meet clients’ needs, improving the already high client satisfaction and empowering them to achieve success through their people.”

With over 20 years’ experience working with local and international companies, Sean has extensive experience in all aspects of system development life cycle (SDLC), different programming languages and various project methodologies.

Sean partners with the clients to develop unique solutions, He leads the Agile Development Team and works closely with them to guide the technical direction of Testgrid’s core applications; maintain and enhance the assessment platform and ensure the system and data is secured. He also focuses on streamlining processes and navigating the right balance between cost and performance for the system.

Sean prides himself for his creative problem-solving skills and aptitude for learning. The 3 principles that he follows in ensuring he succeed in work are:

  • Staying true to who you are and being humble.
  • Helping the team to thrive by making sure everyone is valued.
  • Never automatically say no. Rather, try to find a workable solution.
Marketing Manager

David Clarkson

“David is a highly professional marketer, who is passionate about sharing the benefits of psychometric testing and its ability to promote inclusivity and diversity.”

David is responsible for all communications for Testgrid and sharing insights that help our customers make informed hiring decisions. He believes that it his duty to find problems and pain points in each of our customers industries and provide solutions that empower business through their people

David works to the principles below:

  • Always provide customers with actionable information
  • Connect communications with customers by listening to the voice of the customer

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Employee Testimonials

The flexible work environment, warmth atmosphere, inclusive culture and lovely people, all serves to make me love my job. I think it is great that we are constantly looking to support more organisations in making faster and smarter hiring decisions. Harry Crisp,
Software Developer
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Employee Testimonials

Testgrid has a collaborative, supportive and flexible work environment. The leaders have practical and forward-thinking mindsets. Most of all, it places priorities on work life balance, personal and career development. Josie Miller,
Assessment and Training Consultant
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Employee Testimonials

Testgrid is a solution focussed business. We come up with affordable and agile solution, deliver them responsively and reliably to our customers. Being a part of this gives me a sense of achievement and fulfillment that no money can buy. Varun Sudharman,
Customer Success Specialist
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Employee Testimonials

I work in a friendly and flexible environment, have autonomy and am supported by awesome and helpful co-workers that embrace open communication. This is how I would describe my life in Testgrid in one sentence. Callum Baird,
Service Desk Officer
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Employee Testimonials

Our leadership team trusts that we will do our work and does not micromanage us. We have flexible working arrangements but no-one abuses that privilege. We are accountable for what we do and respect our leaders for believing in us. Linda Boatman,
Operations Lead

Joining The Testgrid Team

Joining the Testgrid team means you get to contribute to maximising people potential in our workforce, today and tomorrow.

You will work in a collaborative, friendly and non-hierarchical environment where responsiveness and reliabilities are nurtured.

We are always on the lookout for talented people who wants to make a positive difference. If you are interested in working for Testgrid, please send a CV and covering letter to hello@testgrid.com.

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