About Us

Workplace Strategies Consultants

Paul Cooley

Paul’s professional life started as an attorney in Australia in 1995, acting in industrial relations matters for trade unions in the construction, forestry, mining and transport industries. He then worked for a very different type of clientele at one of Australia’s most high-profile employer labour law firms, where his clients where typically publicly listed or entrepreneur-owned companies seeking innovative solutions to labour law challenges. After a stint in the United Kingdom working with a Fleet Street firm, Paul returned to Australia and continued to advise on employment law issues, industrial relations and human resources. Marriage resulted in Paul relocating to South Africa in 2005 where he set up Workplace Strategies CC.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts/Law (University of Tasmania), Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, (University of Tasmania), Graduate Diploma of Labour Relations Law (University of Melbourne) and a Certificate of Labour Law (University of Cape Town). His current professional memberships include the Industrial Relations Society of South Africa and he is a Committee Member of the South African Society for Labour Law in the Western Cape.

Marion Stone

Marion has a diverse background that started in chemistry and process engineering, but her strong interest in people led to training and organisational development where her career has now extended over 18 years. Her consulting services concentrate on assisting organisations to reach their goals by unlocking the motivation & performance of their employees. Key focus areas include creating performance management processes that drive engagement and business results, developing managers out of technical specialists and facilitating teams to high performance.

Marion has worked in South Africa, UK and Europe as a manager and a consultant in various business sectors from manufacturing to financial services. Her articles appear in HR publications and she regularly presents topics at the Chamber of Commerce and other industry organisations. She holds a first degree in chemistry (UCT), a M.Sc. in Strategic Training and Development (University of Surrey Roehampton) and is accredited by the South African Board for People Practices as a Chartered HR Practitioner.

Advocate Geraldine Dunn

Geraldine has been an Advocate since 1998 and is a former State prosecutor. She has been an accredited CCMA Commissioner for 12 years and is a panelist at Tokiso and the Motor industry, Hairdressing industry, Metal industry, Road Freight industry and the Safety and Security Sector industry bargaining councils. As a former IR Manager for Standard Bank, Geraldine is an accomplished advisor and her recent clients have included South African Airways, the Gautrain Project, SARS, the Office of the Public Protector and Transnet.

Geraldine holds a B.Proc (University of Western Cape), Bachelor of Laws (University of Western Cape), Advanced Diploma of Labour Law (University of Johannesburg), and a Certificate Program in Industrial Relations (University of the Witwatersrand). She has recently been accredited as a commercial dispute mediator by the Centre for Conflict Resolution (US) and is a member of the member of the South African Society for Labour Law.

Brendan Guy

Brendan became an admitted attorney in 1997 has over 15 years’ experience in the field of labour law. He has worked with consulting firm NMG Levy Consultants and Actuaries, Maserumule Inc Attorneys and acted as principal attorney at Guy & Associates Attorneys. His current clients include the SA Metal Group, the Faircape Group and South African National Biodiversity.

Brendan holds a Bachelor of Arts (University of Cape Town), Bachelor of Laws (University of Cape Town) and Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law (University of Potcherstroom).