Emeritus Professor Ron Passfield is a Director and co-owner with his life partner, Anne-Marie Carroll, of Merit Solutions Australia. Anne-Marie is the Managing Director of the Company and President of Stepping Stone – a member-based community dedicated to empowerment of people experiencing mental illness. Ron is also a Director and Executive Consultant with Merit Solutions. Both Ron and Anne-Marie are lifetime members of the Action Learning, Action Research Association (ALARA).
Merit Solutions core values are integrity, people, and results. Its operational values reflect a strong client-focus and ethical behaviour. Merit Solutions Australia specialises in providing human resources services to the public sector (Australian Government, Queensland Government and Local Government organisations) as well as to not-for-profit organisations.
Merit Solutions provides learning and development programs, organisational consultancy and a range of specific organisational services such as psychological assessment, recruitment and selection and related services (including scribing, shortlisting, membership of selection panels). Organisational consultancy covers a very wide range of activities encompassed in organisational restructuring and change management. Training and development programs cover applying for jobs, selecting managers and staff, and the whole gamut of personal and organisational development, including team building, managing virtual teams and manager development.
Merit Solutions Australia was established in 1996 and has flourished despite the Global Economic Crisis, major downsizing in State Government services (and related freezes on Merit’s core services) and the COVID19 pandemic. The organisation has grown through word-of-mouth recommendations, strong client satisfaction with its professional service and value-for-money. Merit Solutions regularly employs 20 consultants on a part-time basis, all of whom have had extensive careers in significant human-resource related roles within Government, Private Sector and/or the Not-for-Profit sector.