© Complexability Pty Ltd 2017


making complex issues simple

We have undertaken projects in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and Pacific.

We work with government departments and agencies, private sector companies, community and Non Government organisations and members of community.

All Complexability partners are experienced practitioners in complexity based tools and methods including Cognitive Edge narrative based research methods.


The core team is Australian based, with an international network.

Complexability Partners

Vivienne Read

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Viv has extensive experience as a manager and consultant in systems change, stakeholder engagement, culture change and strategy and innovation. Building on expertise developed in major workplace reform projects for organisations such as Lend Lease, Carlton United Breweries, Department of Employment.

Laurel Sutton

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Laurel is an independent consultant focusing on the areas of narrative research, complex facilitation, cultural change, leadership development, coaching and mentoring, and training and development. She has worked on projects in Australia as well as Hong Kong, Singapore and across the Pacific.

Dr. Stephen Grey

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Stephen has thirty years experience of risk management and modelling for projects and organisations. He combines strong analytical skills with an interest in complex adaptive systems and emergence incorporating Cognitive Edge methods. His experience to date includes defense, telecommunications.


Sanura Gunatilake

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Sanura has been involved in insight-driven decision-support processes and international development. He has a background in using traditional research methodology for non-profit organisations, Monitoring and Evaluation in Cambodia and reporting healthcare outcomes nationally in Australia.

Marcia Dwonczyk

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Marcia has over 25 years of experience in senior executive roles in the Government and Non Government sectors, across Australia and overseas. She is currently Director of Creativma and a member of Complexability- working as an independent innovation and change specialist with a focus on partnership and engagement.

Marcus Guest

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Narrative Insights was founded in 2013 by Marcus Guest as part of the Cognitive Edge global network – rejuvenating organisations with methods, tools and capabilities based on Complex Adaptive Systems theory and other scientific disciplines for social systems. These approaches are known as Sense-making and Anthro-complexity