Collaborative working: "People working jointly on an activity or project to achieve a common goal. Especially where this involves co-operation between several teams, departments and/or different organisations to achieve an agreed objective."

The Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW) Australia's goal is to become the premier organisation supporting the development and growth of collaborative working practices domestically and globally.  Examples of collaborative working practices include the application of best practice joint governance, management, systems, and processes.

ICW Australia is a not-for-profit member organisation aligned with ICW internationally to support the development of the collaborative working community of practice and grow the collaborative working body of knowledge.

It provides organisations a forum to share ideas and resources for developing effective business relationships. Through accredited practitioners, ICW Australia provides training, including for organisations seeking to implement ISO 44001- the Collaborative Business Relationship Framework standard.

The Structure of ICW Australia
Visualisation of ICW Australia Organisation Structure


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Brett Ackroyd
Managing Director

Brett has in excess of 20 years of experience as a strategic procurement and commercial / legal advisor to government and private organisations. His background is in contract & commercial law, intellectual property law and in strategic procurement for large and complex projects. He has developed a practice specialising in the design and implementation of effective supplier engagement agreements for the delivery of complex outcomes; designing and building efficient commercial management organisations; and building effective collaborative commercial working relationships. Brett has demonstrated success in building and leading multidiscipline teams delivering complex, multibillion dollar procurement projects and designing collaborative working organisations to deliver above average commercial outcomes.

Joshua Choong

Joshua is experienced in delivering complex procurement and contracting initiatives. He is a director at ICW Australia and has significant experience in working with a wide variety of stakeholders to deliver effective, innovative commercial solutions in complex and dynamic business environments. He has experience working across large projects in the Defence and technology sectors, with a focus on implementing innovative processes across multiple business units. Joshua is an outcome-focused professional who enjoys working as a collaborative problem solver. He brings this passion for problem solving to his work with stakeholders to develop practical solutions for complex challenges.