Alex Herlihy

Visual Metrics - Director

About Alex Herlihy

With a BA in Politics, International Relations (UNSW) and a Master of Professional Accounting (UNE) I have over 10 years of experience as a Management Consultant. I have delivered Strategic and Digital projects for clients from industries such as Insurance, Government, Utilities, Pharmaceuticals and Education – In Australia, the UK and Argentina.

Key initiatives include:
✔ Designing innovation and engagement programs across the physical and digital world for major multinationals.
✔ Data Visualisation, Engagement & Learning Platforms and Workflow Automation.
✔ Participated as an Implementation Consultant in 10 major projects (up to $2M), to include managing the Review of and Installation of Operating Systems of up to 120 staff.
✔ Completion of 100 Mid-Large scale Technology projects as a Service Provider (up to $1.5M): App & Software builds, Dashboards, Microsites, Training tools, Workflow system builds.

I have used the combination of this experience and tacit knowledge to establish the company Visual Metrics which specialises in taking difficult concepts and making them easy to understand.

Currently, my biggest interest is mapping out the innovation happening within Australian Universities and connecting the research to development funds. To this end, I have assisted running courses at UNSW’s AGSM and Sydney School of Entrepreneurialism and am currently the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Faculty of Engineering, UNSW, with the mandate of helping academics prototype and commercialise their research. Please connect if you have any interest in innovation, collaboration or commercialisation of research

About their skills

Having set up an run innovation programs for major multinationals (insurance, retail), Gov (NSW, Abu Dhabi and Masdar), Universities (UNSW, UTS, Syd School of Entrepreneurship) – Alex has a special interest in IoT/SmartX and the emerging space industry.

Alex likes to co-design/validate business cases for process digitisation and innovation then implement.


Fee structure: By Day


Key skill areas

  • Business Process & Automation
  • Entrepreneur-in-Residence
  • Product Development Strategy
  • UX/Human-Centered Design


  • Education
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Power and Utilities
  • Technology

Available to work in

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • EU
  • South East Asia
  • UK
  • USA