Team Members

The Team at Lean Sigma Institute include Dr Roger Hilton, Terry Brookshaw and Steve Perera and a number of associates.

Roger Hilton

Dr Roger Hilton Lean Sigma Institute - Lean Six Sigma Training
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Roger is a highly qualified and experienced senior quality and risk management professional with extensive and broad-based experience in manufacturing, commercial services, management and education.

His background in the application of various quality improvement methodologies including Lean Six Sigma, business re-engineering and total quality management to make significant gains for organizations is complimented well with his academic and empirical research experience in these same methodologies.

He is a results driven professional with strong influencing, coaching, training and organizational change management abilities.

Roger has held a range of corporate management roles in manufacturing, and commercial service organisations including PPG Industries Australia, ICI Australia, Dulux and Sedgwick James Insurance Brokers and Risk Management Consultants and education roles at Swinburne and Monash Universities.

Roger has also been involved in coaching and mentoring of others in personal growth work including facilitating a men's group in Melbourne.

Roger has project managed many large improvement projects including

  • Strategic skills training and managing improvement projects involving 600 personnel from a large business services organisation over 14 months
  • Business improvement projects across a number of industry sectors resulting in significant dollar savings and other performance impacts like customer and employee satisfaction


  • Doctor of Business Administration, Monash University, Vic.
  • Masters of Science in Applied Statistics, Melbourne University, Vic.
  • Bachelor of Applied Science - Operations Research & Econometrics, RMIT University
  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
  • Qualified Systems auditor for TS16949, ISO9001/2000 and ISO14000
  • Chartered Statistician and Fellow – Royal Statistical Society UK
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, MCI
  • Certificate IV in Competetive Manufacturing, Swinburne University of Technology

Steve J Perera

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Steve is a skilled strategist in dealing with stakeholders and clients, at providing insightful leadership that has enabled rapid growth of companies, especially in unstructured environments with P&L responsibility. This expertise over many years underpins an in depth knowledge of people, process, systems, technology, intertwined with talent and being business savvy.

Steve's experience in strategy, has led to understanding that a business' competitive advantage is in data quality; a process of data analysis leading to facts, and data synthesis leading to insights.

Steve is also Certified as a Business Architect through disciplines in TOGAF 9.1, with complementary training in Human Centred Design through Design for Six Sigma, thus driving organisational strategy to operational excellence.


  • Policy Governance around Business Master Data
  • Business Strategy, Business Frameworks and Process Optimisation
  • Culture and Continuous Improvement around Customer Centric solutions
  • Experiential Thinking around Human Centred Business Design
  • Mentor to Start-up ventures

Steve's focus is capturing an organisation's value, to help drive customer centric business solutions around B2B and Community. Steve's portfolio also includes Master Data Governance around data obsolescence, and data forensics (data stickiness), as complementary to change and culture optimisation.

Martin Gibson

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Martin is passionate about holistic improvement and has been leading cross-functional process improvement teams for over 25 years in automotive, electronics, whisky, nuclear power, aerospace, medical devices and IT sectors.

He is experienced in improvement of all end-to-end processes: R&D, new product development, manufacturing, supply chain and other essential functions (finance, HR, sales and marketing, legal).

He is a Chartered Statistician and Chartered Scientist and has worked for brand name companies in various leadership roles and at board level in the UK and EMEA.


  • Systems Thinking
  • Process Excellence
  • 4th Generation Management
  • Policy Deployment
  • Statistical Thinking
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • New Leadership Competencies
  • Advanced Quality Planning
  • New Product Development
  • Supplier Development
  • Development and delivery of Continuous Improvement Training Programmes.

David Mallard - Associate

David Mallard - Lean Sigma Institute
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David is a uniquely qualified management consultant, adviser, trainer and executive coach with more than 25 years’ experience in corporate governance, risk management, ethics and business process design and assurance.

He is a former long-term Chief Audit Executive of Australia’s most respected company where he transformed the internal audit service into a strategically relevant value adding team of trusted advisors for the business. David displays exceptional communication and leadership skills and has significant insight into human behaviour and personal mastery, gained both as a people leader and developer in the workplace and as a long term Men’s Program leader, executive coach and mentor.

He has a unique education profile which includes a Master’s Degree in Technology and an Accounting degree, he is certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Breathwork, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Certified Information System Auditor. David uses his diverse capability set to bring great insight into his management consulting assignments and in delivering outcomes for his clients.

Project Health Checks:  The Project Health Check approach delivers targeted feedback and advice and a rapid diagnosis of the relative 'health' of your strategic project execution activities. Our proven Project Health Check methodology works by allowing you to validate your projects vital signs to ensure that you have a current view of your projects key performance indicators.  A key outcome is summary of stakeholder engagement/confidence levels enabling timely and effective course correction (where necessary) enhancing confidence and maximising your success profile.


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