The Artemis Institute was founded in 2007 by Jenny Morawska-Ahearn and Melissa Richardson.
Jenny is CEO and President of The Morawska Group. She is a leader with extensive international experience as a senior executive in a wide variety of strategic, analytical, management and leadership roles. Before establishing her own consultancy business, she was General Manager, Westpac and Deputy CEO, Commonwealth Department of Finance.
The Morawska Group specialises in strategy, structure and sustainable leadership development for business and public sector organisations throughout the world.
A thought and practice leader in national and international dialogues with over 25 years experience in the field, Jenny has researched and conducted dialogues on all continents in the last five years to facilitate sustainable and transformative change. She is currently working with several overseas experts on cutting edge initiatives such as measurement of intellectual capital, return on human capital, triple bottom line reporting, reframing organisations in the knowledge economy and innovative e-business applications.
Jenny is an advisor and consultant to the Foreign Ministry of the Government of Sweden and is working with the United Nations.
Among her qualifications, Jenny has a Master of Science (Genetics), an MBA and a degree in Education.
Jenny’s passion is creating a sustainable future for individuals and organisations.
Melissa pursued a marketing career after completing a Psychology degree. She was a Marketing Director at Unilever before establishing her own consultancy, later co-founding a brand strategy and market research firm. After nearly 25 years in marketing she re-focussed her attention on people and helping them reach their potential. Her company, Horizons Unlimited, assists people and organisations to reach extraordinary outcomes.
Melissa’s hands-on business experience combined with an education in the social sciences has equipped her to be a skilled workshop facilitator, trainer and executive coach, working with senior executives across a broad spectrum of industries.
With a particular passion for the status and advancement of women, she consults to organisations on the establishment of internal mentoring programs and other initiatives to attract and retain female talent. Her first mentor program, for young women working in marketing, was established over 10 years ago, and continues to thrive. Melissa is facilitating four mentor programs for women this year.
Melissa has a Bachelor of Science and postgraduate qualifications in Strategic Marketing and in Counselling. She is currently completing a Master of Organisational Coaching degree.
When she is not working or studying, Melissa spends time with the three men in her life – her husband and two teenage sons.