Meet the people who work with you to deliver results

We pride ourselves in being not merely consultants, but also practitioners who draw in decades of cross-sector experience to help solve seemingly intractable problems. We understand that no two organisations are the same and are acutely aware that leading an organisation is about a complex web of relationships and stakeholders that need to be managed. We know these things because we have all been there and have the scars as well as the badges.

If you are a specialist consultant based in Australia and wish to work with a leading management consulting organisation, please email your CV to

Sam Robinson – Managing Director

Sam helps leaders succeed by connecting people, relationships, systems, and structures. He has worked across the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors, implementing and guiding organisational transformation programs. A former lawyer, he brings a breadth of expertise, including internal organisational system design, risk management, and compliance as well as individual development and leadership potential. Linkedin Profile

Viv May – Governance

With almost 50 years in local government, including 27 years as Mosman Council’s General Manager and most recently as administrator of the new Cumberland Council, Viv provides a holistic view of Council operations. He has now turned his hand to consulting, bringing deep and extensive knowledge and networks within local government. Viv is known for not just getting the right results, but getting them in the right way. His governance, ethics, and probity expertise have long been widely acknowledged in local government. His special interests include waste management and sustainability, international strategies for local government, service delivery reform, and effective stakeholder engagement. In 1999, he was awarded the Public Service Medal by the Australian Government for his service to the Mosman community in the Australia Day Honours List. Linkedin Profile

Alan Rushbrook – Financial Analyst

Alan has extensive experience in local government, working in large city Councils and small country Councils. He brings a strong reputation for leading teams and providing robust policy advice. His varied experience in local government, both in senior management roles and as a consultant has provided him with many skills, particularly in the financial management, corporate support and community services functional areas. Alan is skilled at bringing people together to work productively, develop policy, initiate and complete projects. As a qualified accountant with over 30 years professional experience, Alan also has an array of specialist financial skills. Alan is CPA qualified and a Fellow of the Australian Society of CPAs. Linkedin Profile

Geoff Haberfeld – Financial Analyst

Image of Geoff HaberfeldGeoff is a consultant specialising in finance, governance, and risk. A former senior executive in Commonwealth and State Government business enterprises and policy agencies, he has a good understanding of the “workings of government” including budget processes, funding arrangements, regulatory regimes, and organisational reform. He has good knowledge and appreciation of the tension between constrained funding and the requirement to align service levels with changing statutory obligations and community expectations. He appreciates the complexity of change and the criticality of the organisation and key stakeholders working together to negotiate the best outcomes for all parties.

 Peter WhitePeter White – Leadership and Culture

Peter is an experienced organisational leader with demonstrated leadership ability and a proven track record in developing employees and creating a constructive culture where working productively and continuous improvement is a way of life. Peter has an electrical engineering background, specialising in large and medium heavy industry environments. Linkedin Profile

Image of Chris BirdChristopher Bird – Safety and Change

Chris is a seasoned organisational leader with a demonstrated capacity to influence people at all levels of an organisation. By combining his extensive technical expertise with more than 20 years experience engaging and motivating people, he has consistently delivered sustainable change across a number of industries and disciplines. He is especially passionate about workplace safety, and has a proven track record of delivering step changes in safety performance. Chris has a background in electrical engineering and equipment asset management. Linkedin Profile

Chally Kacelnik – Senior Consultant

Chally has worked on organisational and service transformation projects and reviews around Australia, with experience ranging from business process re-engineering to strategic planning to service redesign. She has both academic and professional backgrounds in systemic analysis, design, and communications for the public and NFP sectors, within Australia and internationally. Linkedin Profile