Canvas3 brings together thought leaders from diverse but complimentary backgrounds.  We draw upon our powerful fusion of sector knowledge, lived experience and design thinking to deliver an informed and holistic vision for real change. Together with our clients, we can work together to change the story…

Selena has worked in the professional recruitment services industry for the past ten years, following on from a career in the criminal justice sector. She is a passionate advocate for Indigenous reform, and for changing the way we address Youth and crime.

Sheryl Sandy is a member of the Mununjali people from Beaudesert and surrounding areas. She has over 20 years of Executive Leadership experience in both Government and non-Government sectors. Sheryl has worked tirelessly to improve the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in employment, health and the arts.

As a Design Thinking Innovator, Patrick specialises in complex problems and works with organisations to address persistent issues, using a range of innovative approaches that disrupt conventional patterns of thinking to achieve better outcomes.

The combination of deep sector knowledge, lived experience and design thinking delivers a shared understanding that is greater than the sum of its parts. This reveals tangible opportunities and solutions that would otherwise be obscured.

Selena has worked extensively across the criminal justice sector both in Queensland and the UK, where she was responsible for the management
of wide-scale programs implementation for the Home Office. In Queensland, Selena worked in both the corrections and youth justice environments before moving into Recruitment and HR in 2008.

Selena has a deep appreciation of the challenges facing the Indigenous population, from rates of incarceration through to opportunities for economic prosperity and home ownership.

Her experience of workforce planning, organisational design and leadership role functions has seen her align closely with organisations within the Indigenous sector to identify talent pools for ongoing sustainability. Selena strongly believes in the need for the recruitment of Indigenous candidates to be managed holistically so they connect meaningfully and leverage individual and community relationships.

Sheryl Sandy has extensive experience working in senior and executive positions for Government, Non-government organisations and in private consultancy for over 20 years.

Sheryl Sandy is a proud Aboriginal woman and member of the Mununjali people from Beaudesert and surrounding areas.  The family extends into Bundjalung country from Mulli Mulli – Woodenbong, NSW.   Throughout her career, Sheryl has worked to improve the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in employment, health, and the arts and decrease the differentiation in outcomes experienced by her people.

As a Design Thinking Innovator, Patrick specialises in complex problems and works with organisations to address persistent issues, using a range of innovative approaches that disrupt conventional patterns of thinking to achieve better outcomes.  By disrupting conventional patterns of thinking, Patrick enables his clients to see and act in different ways, revealing new possibilities that are otherwise unavailable in the status quo.

Patrick believes, “We need different ways to do things as the complexity of today’s workplace is becoming increasingly stressful, with managers struggling to keep up with twenty-four hour communications, fast moving technology, multiple stakeholders, unshared meanings, cultural diversity as well as ambiguous lines of accountability.“

Patrick’s service offerings are founded upon over 25 years of experience working in complex project environments with international stakeholders, multicultural workforces and politically sensitive issues. He has led large multi-skilled and cross-disciplinary teams. His considerable management and leadership knowledge, expertise and cross- industry experience is much sought after and has seen him appointed to oversee strategic change, operational integration and capability development for various leading organisations in Government, Defence, Telecommunications, Resources, Utilities and Recreation.