Leadership Team

Bodo Mann


Over the last 20 years Bodo has held senior leadership roles, has built businesses and worked extensively with Boards, CEOs and Senior Executives from ASX 100 and global blue-chip organisations across Australasia and Europe on a variety of client engagements ranging from of Strategy Development, Technology, Digital Transformation, Board Advisory, Leadership Consulting and Search.

He is passionate about building innovative social impact businesses, which are purpose driven and shine through neurodiversity. Bodo is excited and proud to be part of the global auticon family, whose primary purpose is to employ talented consultants on the autism spectrum, while providing value adding technology consulting services and cognitive strengths to blue chip clients.

By combining a highly relevant skill set across strategy, technology consulting and board advisory with deep P&L, business insights and leadership experience, Bodo is uniquely positioned to provide a pragmatic approach to developing a sustainable business as well as positioning technology solutions to our valued clients.

Bodo is a Non-Executive Director of the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GACIC). He is also on the Advisory Boards of the FinTech start-ups ‘Nudge Saver’ and ‘Bondle’, a global collaboration and governance application business.

Amanda Turnill

Business Development Manager

Amanda is an advocate for the rights of people with autism and was an internationally recognised regulatory and product liability lawyer based in Sydney. Over a 25-year legal career, she held APAC leadership and management positions in four corporate law firms, in the area of health law, med tech and pharmaceuticals. Before qualifying as a lawyer, Amanda undertook general nursing training and worked as a registered nurse in paediatric and adult hospitals.

Amanda retired from legal practice in 2017 to spend more time advocating for her two autistic teenage children. Since their diagnosis in primary school, she has learnt much about ASD, how it presents differently in males and females, and how to help her son and her daughter function well in a largely neuro-typical world. Given this background and that so many gifted autistic people in Australia struggle to obtain gainful employment due to social norms rather than technology skills, Amanda is enthusiastic about growth opportunities for auticon in Australia. She believes that many parents of neurodiverse children and autistic adults will have similar stories and will want to know about auticon’s mission here.

Dr Ivonne Ranisch (DBA)

Relationship Manager

Ivonne is the Relationship Manager at auticon Australia. She develops new business, provides support and information to our clients and builds and maintains client relationships.

Ivonne has a background in corporate training, especially negotiation and conflict management. She is also in the process of starting a PhD with the research title: ‘Conceptualising autism in the workplace: Understanding the perceptions and reality of productivity levels of employees with and without autism in the workplace.’

Jen Coles

Lead Job Coach

Originally from the UK, Jen holds a Masters (MSc) in autism following a Special Education Teaching degree and a BSc Psychology; she applies this knowledge to deliver holistic person-centred support which empowers autistic colleagues to achieve positive outcomes. Jen is passionate about educating others, sharing her in-depth understanding of the barriers many on the autism spectrum face and strategies to overcome these. Rooted in the core of Jen’s practice is a calm, patient and reflective approach.

Janelle Lawler

Operations Manager

Janelle is the Operations Manager at auticon Australia and provides operational support to the back office team and consultants.  After spending ten years working as a personal assistant at some of the world’s top law firms, Janelle is thrilled to be working with a company that acknowledges and focuses on the autistic community’s skills and strengths.