Meet Rach.

Serving in the Australian Army for more than a decade including tours of East Timor and Afghanistan, Rach Ranton has unique leadership experience as an award winning leader in both the military and corporate environments. Her second career took place at the Westpac Group, first joining St.George Bank as a Bank Manager, before rising through the ranks and into positions leading strategic change projects across the organisation.

She is a compelling communicator and inspirational speaker on leadership, inclusion, change and organisational culture.

Some of Rach’s previous talks and articles:

TED Talk – Where are we trying to end up?

TED New York worked with Westpac to select, curate and coach 12 speakers from their 40,000 staff to speak on the topic of The Future Legacy. Rach’s unique view on leadership, and how we need to lead differently for the future of work, draws on her military and corporate career experiences.

Veterans Hiring – a case study – Rach Ranton

Rachel was a founding member of the Veterans Employee Action Group, supporting Veterans, Defence Reserves and partners of ADF members to build their careers at Westpac. She has been a vocal advocate for veterans hiring in Australia, working with the Department of Veterans Affairs, published in the Daily Telegraph, and profiled in CEO Magazine. She is an ambassador for the Invictus Games and has supported various large corporates to create improved pathways to work for veterans transitioning from the military to civilian careers.

On the Spectrum: Neurodiveristy Brings Edge

After conducting global research, Rach designed, development and implemented Tailored Talent – Westpac Group’s Autism Hiring program. Her ability to influence organisational strategic thinking and and execute detailed implementation saw candidates successfully make the transition from paid-interns into meaningful careers. Tailored Talent candidates became permanent employees across technology, finance and risk. Rach has consulted to and shared her experience with a wide range of Australian and international organisations on Autism Hiring, including the Australian Network on Disability.

Rach Ranton, Australian Author. Ex Australian Army. TED Talk Australia Keynote Speaker
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Awards and Achievements.

2018 Veteran Employee of the Year – Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards
Department of Veterans Affairs Video
Media Release – Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

2018 Professional Alumnus of the Year – University of Southern Queensland
Information and 2018 Winners

2018 – Westpac HR Pinnacle Awards
Recognising the Top 50 Westpac HR professionals  (from 500+ HR staff)

2016 – Masters of Business Administration
University of Southern Queensland

2011 St.George Bank All Star Awards
Recognising the top 100 St.George Consumer Bank employees (from 7000+ staff)

2010 St.George Bank – QLD Branch of the Year (Toowoomba Branch)
Highest performing branch in Queensland in customers satisfaction and sales

2009 Finalist – Australian Institute of Management (AIM) – Professional Manager of the Year
Regional finalist for excellence in strategic leadership, innovation and business growth.

2007 Deputy Chief of Joint Operations Commendation
Awarded for excellence in leadership, analysis and advice under extreme duress in a hostile environment (Afghanistan).

2004 Defence Signals Directorate – Military SigInt Operations Centre Excellence Award
Awarded for initiative during crisis, ensuring critical access was retained and additional assets deployed to support immediate danger area.

Rachel Ranton operating from an armoured vehicle in Afghanistan in 2007.
Rach RAnton PM Veteran Employee Awards

Rach is passionate about Leadership.

Rach brings a wide range of practical knowledge and experience and is particularly skilled at Leadership, Change and Inclusion, with specialist insight into inclusive hiring having researched and implemented autism and veterans programs. She enjoys helping organisations to inspire their people to embrace change, promote inclusion and to become great leaders.

Rach has led small, medium and large teams in highly volatile and time sensitive environments both in the military and corporate worlds. She understands what it takes to lead teams, to lead change, and to lead for inclusion.

Rach and the Insight Consultants team have helped corporate, government and business clients to inspire their people and develop their leaders for more than a decade. Rach’s energetic, straight-talking style helps audiences get on board immediately and her presentations are filled with powerful story-telling and practical action for participants. You can expect every session to be designed specifically for you and your team with interactive, engaging and meaningful content.

Keynote and workshop/facilitation bookings include a 45-minute consultation in the lead up to your event to understand:

  • exactly where your organisation is at now
  • the change you hope to inspire, and
  • what you want your people to feel, do or say at the end of the session.

Rach and the Insight Consultants team are experts in developing programs that make a difference. If you want to consider future-of-work impacts on your business, improve your inclusion outcomes or instigate an organisational behaviour change, we can help you explore all the options and provide real-world insights into your planning, pitching and implementation.

At Insight Consultants, we respect the impact that a great keynote speaker has on the attitude and experience of your delegates.  Rach is a proven world-class speaker who creates an experience that inspires change, promotes growth and leaves audiences empowered, encouraged and ready to take action.

Rach is passionate about helping others achieve their best leadership potential by:

designing tailored presentations to truly meet your business goals.

developing programs that made a difference.

delivering exciting, engaging and motivational keynotes.