Co-Creating Organisational Transformation



Lily Cubrilo Partners & Associates - Acumen Global Partners

Lily Cubrilo co-founded Acumen Global Partners with Robert McVicar in 2011. The company was established with a vision of assisting organisations to realise their purpose and strategic imperatives through the talents and capabilities of their people.

Over a 23-year journey of practice and study Lily has combined systems theory, new sciences insights, change the best practice, adaptive organisation strategy with individual and group facilitation and has developed a robust framework that supports leaders and teams to create innovative and self-sustaining improvements in organisational effectiveness, profitability and growth.

Lily began her career as an Electrical Engineer, which gave her an understanding of the importance of precise thinking, effective systems design and refinement that is simple and appropriately emergent. In practice – realising that the systems alone were not adequate to delivering sustainable performance improvement she became fascinated by the question “How do you best create the conditions for effective and breakthrough change?” This question has led to an ongoing journey of learning, studying, applying, apprenticing and mastering that continues to build her repertoire of change strategies that are not only effective but for the people that work with her – life changing at both a professional and personal level.

Lily brings to clients an approach and a framework that helps them navigate today’s rapidly shifting landscape in a way that is relevant and helpful. She also helps companies in a range of industries to create the strategies, structures and skills needed to guide them through organisational change processes. Lily’s aim is always to empower the organisations and people, facilitate the learning of effective change strategies and leave the organisation more capable than before.


Lily has worked as a change facilitator, mentor, individual coach, systems designer and developer, trainer and facilitator. Her positions have included General Manager and Facilitator of Public Seminar Company, Director of Integrity Group, Senior Consultant for Zaffyre International and now Co-Founding Partner of Acumen Global Partners.

Lily has worked with companies of all sizes, with corporate clients including WorleyParsons, Contact Energy, Origin Energy, Lynas Corporation, VF Corporation, AXA, AAP Reuters, St George Bank, DBS Bank Singapore, Kwong On Bank Hong Kong, Meadow Lea/Goodman Fielder, Minter Ellison Lawyers and AAMI. Government Clients have included Medicare, Queensland Treasury Corporation, Department of Education, and Department of Planning NSW.


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland
  • NLP Master Practitioner Certification – Inform Training (Philippa Bond) with study directly with John Grinder co-founder NLP
  • Learning technology development programs (Certification with Stephanie Burns)
  • Accredited Facilitator of International Negotiation and Mediation Expert Allan Parkers “Negotiators Toolkit” 3-day program
  • Human Synergistics Life Style Inventory Tool
  • Team Management Systems Team Work Styles Profiling Tool
  • Mayer and Salovey Emotional Intelligence Performance Based Tool
  • The Leadership Circle personal and culture profile tool