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Richard McAllister

Managing Director

Scalabl Pty Ltd


Richard McAllister has over 18 years experience in organisational change, software delivery and scaling agility.  Having worked with companies such as Virgin, Barclays, Morgan Stanley in the UK Richard moved to Perth to support Bankwest with their agile transformation. As the Agile Practice Lead, Richard provided influential support across the CBA group to mobilise and accelerate their agile transformation journey.

He is the Managing Director of Scalabl, operating with Executives and General Managers to bring fresh and energetic approaches to solving complex business problems.  The main organiser of Agile Perth meetups with over 2,300 members (one of the largest agile meetups in Australia) and the founder of Flow Perth (an organisation that host unique events in the technology, marketing & product community to bring skilled volunteers and charities together), Richard is an influential member of the agile community.

Talks at YOW!

Reinvigorating Keystart Home loans: A story of leadership and radical transformation - Business Agility Australia 2019

Keystart is a unique home loan provider that has been helping people overcome the entry costs to home ownership since 1989. It is a private company with one shareholder, the Western Australian Government.

While very mission led with very engaged employees, it had been under-invested in for many years. Its brand was tired, it had rudimentary digital capability, undeveloped understanding of customer needs and significant internal silos. Following changes in leadership and a period of thorough research, a new three-year strategy was developed. In the first year of the plan alone Keystart has rebranded, overhauled its culture, launched a new website, relocated to new premises and transformed its IT and change delivery capability to leverage agile principles, tools and techniques.

This talk will outline the journey Keystart has undergone to radically transform the business in a short period of time, the lessons learnt along the way and how it has built the capability required to deliver its ambitious plan.

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