Michelle Teis

Managing Partner, GWI


Michelle is an executive focused on leveraging data and digital ecosystems to transform and embed operational improvements across organisations. She received the Women in Digital’s Data Leader of the Year award for contributing to an enterprise-wide data governance and enablement program for an ASX-listed corporation employing approximately 28,000 people.

Michelle is a leading strategist and governance professional who has worked extensively across all dimensions of digital transformation and strategic data management. With over 25 years in the industry, Michelle is a highly experienced and trusted advisor to C-suite executives, solving complex business problems and developing tailored transformative solutions. As Managing Partner of specialist management consulting firm GWI, Michelle has transformed the data operations of some of Australia’s largest organisations based on a depth of expertise across data disciplines and a pragmatic approach to problem-solving.

In GWI, her key areas of expertise include the development of digital and data strategy, strategic governance programs, digital transformation, organisational modelling, data architecture, governance, ethics, privacy, and analytics. She has delivered successful solutions for clients across federal, state, and local government, as well as in the healthcare, not-for-profit, social services, higher education and science and technology sectors.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Library and Information Science and is a member of DAMA, The International Association of Privacy Professionals (iapp), and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD). Michelle was also the Women in Digital National Data Leader of the Year in 2021.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Development of digital and data strategies
  • Strategic governance programs
  • Digital transformation
  • Organisational modelling
  • Data Architecture
  • Governance
  • Ethics
  • Privacy, and analytics


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