Stephen Minnett
FOUNDER, futurespace

Stephen Minnett has spent more than thirty years working with global and local organisations to develop and deliver workplace strategies that play a fundamental role in a business’s success. 

He has been at the forefront of workplace thought leadership for much of that time, having played a significant role in some of Australia’s most groundbreaking workplace projects including Microsoft, Jones Lang LaSalle and Google.

An early interest in the banking and financial services sector led Stephen to become an expert on dealing rooms as well as the specific needs and demands of that sector.  Through his involvement with some of the world’s most powerful financial institutions, including JP Morgan, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Salomon Smith Barney, Ord Minnett and Citibank Stephen was able to develop a qualitative and quantitative approach to Workplace Strategy, and to apply these strategies across a range of sectors.

More recently Stephen has also worked across the advertising, construction, technology, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors to implement and deliver FutureVision™ - Futurespace’s proprietary Workplace Strategy service.

Clients include REA Group, Fortescue Metals Group, Google, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), PPB Advisory, Reserve Bank of Australia, Microsoft, JLL, Dulux, OMD and the Victorian Government.

Stephen and the team use methodologies developed over many years of successfully working alongside executives, management teams and a range of stakeholders to uncover a business’s unique aspirations and objectives.  

FutureVision™ can help an organisation address:

  • Their ability to adapt and respond to rapid change
  • Innovation and disruption on a local and global scale
  • Increased employee productivity and engagement
  • Health and wellbeing in the workplace
  • Brand recognition in a hyper-competitive market
  • The role of technology and how to ‘future proof’ technology needs
  • Evolution of the traditional workplace in a 24/7 world
  • Attracting and retaining the best talent

To find our whether your workplace could use FutureVision™ or to book a time for our Founder and Workplace Strategy Director to present his Future of Work research click here.

Managing Director, Futurespace

Angela Ferguson has wanted to design workplaces since she first experienced an office environment in the 1980’s. Never before had she seen an environment more drab, more soulless and more unlikely to help people be productive or engaged in their work.

As Managing Director of Futurespace, Angela is a passionate advocate for progressive, intelligent design that changes peoples’ lives. She has worked on the cutting edge of workplace design for more than twenty years and has deliberately made workplace interiors her focus.

Angela believes that people are the product of their environment. Nowhere is this more important than the workplace; the Australian working week is one of the longest in the world, with people spending more than a third of their lives at work. It is critical then that the physical environment in which people work are places that support, nourish and engage those people. People are an organisation’s greatest asset; investing in them in an intelligent, strategic way can have unparalleled long term benefits for any business.

Throughout her career Angela has designed game changing workplaces for an impressive list of global clients including Volkswagen, Google, Qantas, Fortescue Metals, PwC Australia, National Broadband Network and Johnson & Johnson.

Most recently Angela has worked on significant projects in the technology sector including MYOB, Riot Games, EA Games, REA Group and Her particular expertise lies in understanding the principles of lean and agile software development and using this knowledge to develop a unique ‘kit of parts’ for technology clients that is aligned with a ‘scrum’ and ‘agile’ workflow.

With a focus on innovation, Angela collaborates with executives, management teams and a range of stakeholders to uncover a business’s unique aspirations and objectives related to innovation and to help them develop their own particular FutureVision™ brief.

To find out more about Angela, or to book her as a speaker, click here.