Dr Dennis Sinclair, Managing Director

In 1993, after a distinguished career in business, research and academia, Dennis founded Sinclair Associates, to provide a service to Australian industry in data-based decision making. The move was a successful one, and now Sinclair Associates is in the forefront of business improvement consultancies in Australia.

Dennis specialises in Six Sigma planning, training and deployment. He draws upon his extensive experience in consulting with industry to work with a client's executive team to develop an appropriate deployment plan for Six Sigma implementation. His teaching skills and depth of statistical knowledge ensure that the Six Sigma Champions, Black Belts and Green Belts receive the right training to consistently achieve breakthrough improvements in performance.

Dennis has extensive experience in Six Sigma deployments with a wide range of companies in Australia, China, Singapore, South Korea and the USA. He is respected as one of the foremost authorities on Six Sigma in Australia.

Dennis is the author of the acclaimed business novel, Beyond Gut Feel: Lessons in Organizational Change (Consensus Books, 1998), and is currently writing another book. He has published over 50 articles in refereed journals, and written more than 70 confidential consulting reports.

Dennis was previously an Associate Professor of Statistics, and Director of NewStat Statistical and Quality Consultants, at the University of Newcastle. He has maintained his links with academia through a Conjoint Professorship with the Faculty of Economics and Commerce at the University of Newcastle and an adjunct faculty position in the MBA program at the AGSM. He has held visiting professorships in the USA, Canada and Japan.

Other former roles have included Principal of the Organisational Effectiveness Group, and Senior Statistician with CSIRO.

Dennis holds Bachelor of Science (Hons 1) and Master of Statistics degrees from the University of New South Wales, and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Florida State University. He has been a Fulbright scholar.

Dennis is :

  • An Accredited Statistician
  • A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Chairman of Standards Australia Committee QR/4 - Statistical Quality Procedures
  • A Senior Member of the American Society for Quality
  • A Member of TUNRA
  • A Member of the Statistical Society of Australia

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