People

We are a small yet agile team with a network of diverse partners who allow us to enhance and extend our capabilities as required.

Our affiliates include:

Dr Lewis Atkinson

Dr Lewis Atkinson is a Global Partner with the Haines Centre for Strategic Management LLC and has many government, private and non-profit clients in Australia and internationally.

He is a highly experienced program evaluator; a member of the Australasian Evaluation Society; and has a number of certifications, including a Gold Mastery Certification in Strategic Management Facilitation using the Systems Thinking Approach

Lewis also has a PhD in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Queensland.

Dr Stephen Grey

Dr Stephen is an expert in strategic, organisational and project risk management and decision making with experience of complex procurements and major investments.

He has specialised in risk management for over 30 years and has provided high-level risk management and decision analysis support to both public and private sectors.

Stephen received his Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree from the University of New South Wales, and his PhD in Applied Physics from the University of Leeds in the UK.

Dr Mike Brennan

Dr Mike Brennan is an internationally experienced specialist executive with experience in both private and public sector environments, including academia and Not-For-Profit. His expertise spans a range of fields of science and in the leadership and governance of complex technical systems for demanding end users in Defence & National Security.

He is a respected leader in simulation, military experimentation and technical risk within the Defence sector, and in the modelling and simulation industry more broadly. For his Simulation and Defence contributions, Mike was recognised in 2017 with a Distinguished Alumni Award from Flinders University and holds an adjunct professorship at the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research at Deakin University and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr David Mount

Dr David Mount is an expert in training design, development and delivery with extensive professional experience in security risk / threat management and support to decision making.  He has specialised in the provision of bespoke training solutions to support organisational change, personnel security and decision analysis in both the private and public sectors.

David received his Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from the University of New South Wales and his PhD in Criminology from the University of Queensland.

Dr Barry Bannister

Dr Barry Bannister as an international development practitioner, Barry has worked with The World Bank, the United Nations Development Project (UNDP), AusAid and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education & Culture. As a domestic consultant he has assisted the governments of New South Wales, Western Australia and the Northern Territory with organisational change initiatives.

He also has been a Professor and Higher Education Administrator in Australia, Hong Kong, China, Kuwait and the USA. In Melbourne he was Chairman of the Graduate School of Business at RMIT University. His expertise encompasses public sector reform, human resource systems, program evaluation, and management development in a variety of organisational and cultural contexts.