Lisa Askwith, Director of Apex BRS who is helping companies achieve greater success through people, leadership, and culture


Tell us about your business

Apex Business and Restructure Specialists have the experience and knowledge to work across all industries from start-ups to multinationals. We support companies to achieve greater success through the functional aspects with a particular focus on the people, their needs, leadership, and the culture that exists, or needs to exist, to create beneficial outcomes for all stakeholders. We use a multidisciplinary approach that allows us to identify issues (People, structure, leadership, culture, financial etc.) and put plans in place to implement and drive change. We stay through implementation and ensure that a business can achieve the desired outcomes.

What’s your role all about?

As Director, I have the opportunity to work with a range of businesses and projects, from culture or structure reviews, right through to C-suite advice and guidance and Board work. Currently, I am working with both global established companies in the HR and culture space, as well as start-ups in the medical and media industries, whilst also being on several Boards and committees. This allows me to be exposed to many different industries and ideas, which I can then share as best practice with my clients.

What’s the hot topic in your sector right now?

My industry is abuzz with talk of capturing opportunities, with a particular focus on technology and working differently. For me, having clients in many countries, it’s been a way of life that I have found very positive, and now many businesses are rushing to adapt to this being a need, rather than a choice. Work from home/ remote work can achieve great results if supported and managed properly. It opens up new opportunities in the space of learning and collaboration, as well as logistics and delivery.  During this fast switch many new business models are emerging, that will allow those who are now struggling to find a new opportunity.

Why are you a member of AustCham in Singapore? What do you find best about the Chamber?

I feel the Chamber offers me support and opportunities, whilst also allowing me to give back to other Australian businesses through meetings and being part of various cross border initiatives and committees. Whether it is helping others, or getting support from them yourself, the connections made through the Chamber are invaluable. It is a great business community, and the links between Australia and Singapore, and even greater Asia are strong, and will continue to grow.

Where are your go-to places in Singapore for great coffee?

I am a green tea person…… I would recommend a TWG or Atlas. You can get great teas at both, but for those who really love a coffee, Atlas has the experience edge as well.

48 Hours in Singapore – What Are Your Must-Do Experiences?

  • Walk through the Botanic Gardens, see the dinosaur path and the medicinal garden, then have lunch at Botanico.
  • Sentosa IFLY, followed by a 1-2 hour boat cruise, then Rumours for the evening.
  • Walk around Chinatown and Little India
  • Take a walk on the wild side and visit Geylang for dinner, either Happy Seafood or Mongkok.

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