Viisti Dickens

Viisti Dickens

Founder, CQ Connection and Senior Manager, Risk Culture, QBE,

An experienced Director, Viisti has led and delivered strategy and execution of large-scale transformation programs, across people, culture, leadership, risk, technology, governance and operating models for organisations including University of Sydney, Deloitte, PwC, Telstra, Westpac, NewsCorp, as well as other banking, insurance, telecommunications, education and government organisations. As an independent and affiliated consultant with boutique consultancy CQ Connection since 2011, Viisti worked on projects spanning digital and agile transformation, employee value proposition, onboarding and employee experience, strategic sourcing, divestments, shared services implementation, global and matrix team integration, major policy and governance changes, culture assessments and culture strategies, risk, and CEO/ executive transitions. She has worked with HR teams, as well as across functions, reporting to Board and Senior executives and with front-line teams. She is currently Group Senior Manager, Risk Culture at QBE. 

Viisti has published in the Australian Financial Review, on SBS and internationally, including on diversity and inclusion, culture and sustainability. She has a Masters of Law, Masters of International Relations, Bachelor of Business; is a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors and a former global board member of the Change Management Institute. Over the last 20 years, she has lived and worked in Australia, France, UK, Vietnam and Chile. She also has an art practice @Viistiart on Instagram.