Sarika is a Senior Management at GPG based in Sydney. She is an Organisational/ Industrial Psychologist by profession with 8+ years in management consulting with 6+ years focused on public sector consulting.
She has worked across various sectors such as construction and human settlements, municipalities/ local government, environmental preservation, correctional services and justice, education, financial services and insurance.
Sarika has comprehensive experience across organisational transformation elements specialising in operating models, organisational design and development as well as business process re-engineering and change management. She has led numerous strategy sessions as well as governance initiatives. She is also an HR generalist working across the HR spectrum. Sarika has worked predominantly in South Africa and Australia as well as across firms that have multi-country presence.
Sarika’s strength lies in simplifying complex problems understanding the system and each of its parts. “I believe that strategies need to be operationalised through realistic and achievable practices that every part of the organisation can understand, so that each person understands the desired state they are pushing the company towards or mandate that they are delivering upon”
Key areas of expertise:
Led a team in the successful development of the operating model for the Department of Correctional Services in South Africa
Led a team in the development of implementation of a new operating model, policies, processes and procedures to turnaround a Social Housing Regulatory body that is responsible for investment facilitation, sector regulation as well as sector capacitation
Led a team in a Service Delivery Model and Organisational Design review of financial constrained municipality, creating a roadmap to a desired state for the organisation
Consulted to a financial institution at group level and facilitated the standardisation of country offices towards fit-for-purpose organisational design, policies, and organisational capabilities (developing an international assessment for executives).