About ACT Australia and AKT Productions

We specialise in engagement. ACT is Acting Consulting and Training. Industrial theatre is a unique catalyst for the leading edge in safety, health and leadership training. Ground-breaking performances and training workshops feature professional actors. ACT offers global best practice through our sister company AKT Productions UK and skilled facilitation. A suite of over 48 plays and films delivers expertise from 21 years of experience in major hazard industries worldwide.

Our services

Acting | Consulting | Training

We increase awareness and develop capability. The reality of safety training and why we do it, is brought to life in our programs. Our consultants customise learning workshops and training, pod-casts and conferences based on our theatre-based and film-based workshops. Our process is simple and stream-lined management systems support your objectives. From boards and senior leadership forums to frontline training workshops, the impact of our work increases the engagement of your people in accountability for safety and health.

Our Team

Jacqui King

Senior Consultant

Jacqui is a Senior Executive, recently with the Australian Navy; with a broad matrix of skills including executive leadership, and extensive policy and development of governance & assurance systems and Safety management programs. Jacqui is skilled in developing and implementing complex systems and methodologies to govern and assure outcomes through enterprise risk-based frameworks

Jacqui has demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills including her role as Chair of NATO Munitions Safety Information Analysis Centre Steering Committee; and as Director General Navy Certification and Safety, reporting to Chief of Navy for Navy’s safety management. Jacqui brings in-depth experience driving significant strategic planning and reform and effective prioritisation of competing demands within strict and changeable time frames. A highly engaging facilitator, Jacqui adds both relevant experience and a passion for developing change to our team.

Anick Fraser

Production Assistant

Anick Fraser is a Production Coordinator at ACT and has a vast experience in business management, marketing and administration. Anick is highly organised and meticulous, demonstrating a high level of professionalism, reliability and discretion.  Anick is an experienced, versatile and proactive administrator who possesses excellent interpersonal and organisational skills required to produce events for ACT.

Tzigana Sas

Production Manager

Tzigana Sas is a Production Manager at ACT and has 7 years experience in the Exploration and Mining industry which increases her understanding of our clients and their operations.  Tzigana has a background in Photography and is currently studying Interior Design, and also contributes to Stage Management.  This brings a mix of the arts, corporate and administration skills to the team at ACT.

Maria Saraceni

Advisory Committee, Legal Counsel OHS and Workplace Safety

An experienced and dedicated legal practitioner, Maria specialises in the areas of workplace relations and occupational safety and health. The scope of her practice involves advising employers on all aspects of workplace relations including recruitment strategies, terms and conditions of employment, employment regulations, policies, business acquisitions, restructuring and transmission of business, employment terminations and union negotiation.

Ron Kemp

Advisory Committee, Strategy and Coaching (BBUS GDipBus)

Ron has built a reputation over 25 years as a highly engaging facilitator, coach and trainer. He specialises in strategic planning, change management, leadership development, joint venture health checks, mediation and community dialogue and has had the privilege of delivering these services to a diverse range of clients throughout Australia and the South East Asian region. His accreditations include Diploma in Coaching, LSI (Human Synergistics), Myer Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Certified Professional Facilitator (IAF) and NLP Practitioner.

Susan Fleming

Managing Director

Founder and Managing Director of ACT Australia and New Zealand Pty Ltd, Susan draws on over 25 year’s international leadership, organisational management, IT, risk assessment and business development experience. An accomplished public speaker, her experience in economics with CEDA, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia and the UWA Oceans Institute and the Australian Institute of Management, add a broad range of colleagues and business imperatives to her work.

Susan holds a Bachelor of Education, Advanced Diploma in Leadership and Management and is a Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors.  As Producer Susan spent 10 years in the international film and television industry. Susan sits on three industry boards, as Director. The Child Safety Foundation board CCCSF, IFAP, Institute for Prevention of Injury and ISTIH Institute for Safety Training in Health.

Nicchia Schutt-Toleman

National Leadership and Risk Manager

Nicchia specialises in incident investigation, coaching and investigation facilitation and her master classes in Leading Incident Investigations are highly sort after in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining ACT, Nicchia was the most senior Incident Investigator for BP in Australia. Nicchia holds a Graduate Diploma, OHS, Certificate IV, Government (Investigation) and is a Certified Generalist OHS Professional, Safety Institute of Australia (COHS Professional).  Nicchia has over 20 years experience as a Workplace Health and Safety professional in aviation, higher education, and oil and gas

Our Actors

Our award winning professional cast feature in Australia’s stage and screen productions.

Our actors and facilitators offer you the extension of “the actor factor” from our plays and theatre-based workshops for leadership training in many areas. Some examples of tools we can extend to leadership development include:

Forum Theatre: The basis is a play or a scenario and we use “Stop the action” to review and replay action subject to the group’s work. Ideal for up to 15 people.

Skills workshops: The play or scenario is a starting point for smaller workshops where participants are encouraged to try out the actions and can be coached in supportive, personal and safe environments.

Challenge your organisation “Have we done everything we can to develop employee engagement in our values?”