Global Advisory Board
Chair of Advisory Board
Michael Neale is Managing Director and Principal Consultant of strategic marketing consultancy firm Literally Brilliant. Prior to this, Michael worked in client-side strategic marketing, holding significant roles including Director of Marketing at ERA Technology UK, Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications at the University of Adelaide and Chief Marketing Officer for the San Remo food group. Mr Neale holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in marketing as well as a Masters of Business by Research from the University of South Australia and is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Adelaide Business School, University of Adelaide. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute and a Certified Practicing Marketer. Michael is a thinker, commentator, researcher and writer in his field. He continues to work in advancing marketing best practice.
Advisory Board Member
Ms Barklund has a long and unique workplace background after working in the forefront of both physical and digital workplace areas. Kati is also part of Strategic Advisory Group of the international workplace strategy community Workplace Evolutionaries (WE), where she is the Lead for the WE Hubs and expansion worldwide. Ms Barklund recently moved from the Modern Workplace area at Microsoft to Sweden-based property and workplace advisory company Tenant & Partners, where she focuses on Business Development and Strategic Workplace Advisory. She also holds a number of strategic advisory roles within both physical and digital workplace areas.
Advisory Board Member
Mr Strauss drove the success of Interior Design Magazine and Media for over 20 years and has maintained a distinguished reputation in the global design and architecture industries. With intimate knowledge of how Design impacts people and organizations, Mr Strauss continues to pursue the mission of firmly tying the power of great design to Evidence Based Human Well-Being. Mr Strauss is a sought-after speaker both within and outside the Design and Real Estate Communities. He sits on the Board of CIDA, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, has additionally served in advisory roles for USGBC and BIFMA, ACT, and is Honorary IIDA, International Interior Design Association. He has since been made Emeritus President of Interior Design Magazine/Media for his significant and ongoing contribution to the organization.