anita_cunninghamBusiness Improvement Professional

Anita Cunningham is a GE-trained and certified Master Black Belt with extensive experience in development and delivery of Six Sigma / BI training.  Anita has 15 years industry experience in manufacturing, supply chain and sales functions which is complimented by her work in other sectors including mining.

She also spent two years as a senior strategy consultant in a top tier management consulting practice working across many industries from resources to financial services.

Prior to 2004, Anita held senior positions at GE Advanced Materials including Six Sigma Master Black Belt.


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical), Hons - 1989, Curtin University
  • Masters of Business Administration – 1997, Monash University Business School
  • Master Black Belt – 2003, General Electric Corporation

Project Experience:

Anita facilitated more than 20 projects whilst at General Electric - a mandatory Master Black Belt certification requirement.  Wide range of projects such as inventory optimisation, changeover time reduction, housekeeping (5S) improvement, improve safety performance.

Since 2009 Anita has facilitated more than 30 projects for clients.  Examples include projects associated with:

  • Increased coal stockpile and blending accuracy
  • Increased aircraft seat availability
  • Reduced wait time in construction projects
  • Reduced HR Query Resolution Cycle Time
  • Improved delivery in full on time (DIFOT) performance
  • Improved delivery transit time performance
  • Working capital reduction

Expertise and Primary Focus:

  • Lean Six Sigma and process improvement deployment consulting
  • Lean Six Sigma training development and delivery (incorporating change management)
  • WorkOut facilitation (Kaizen)
  • Business improvement project facilitation and coaching
  • General strategy and business improvement consulting


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