Below are some of the mature age professionals registered with Map consulting group.

All our consultants are selected for their deep knowledge and broad experience, integrity and strong communication skills.

All have demonstrated a life-long commitment to making our community and/or the planet a better place.

Fill in our project request form or contact us and we will match your request with the right consultant/s or contractor/s to help you flourish.

Meredith

Consultant - policy, strategy, reviews, governance

Available to assist your organisation with: strategic reviews, research and writing, public policy and advocacy, campaigns/government relations, board reviews and governance training, leadership development.

A former barrister and solicitor, Meredith has devoted much of her professional career to public and NFP organisations that improve outcomes for women and children and in health care. She has worked in senior government roles, as the CEO of two NFP organisations and been appointed to many board positions and Ministerial Reference and Advisory bodies. An articulate and determined advocate.

NFP experience:
· CEO of two NFP organisations over 13 years
· Founding Director of two community legal organisations
· Past Director of Women’s Health Victoria (8 years) including three years as Chairperson, Director of Merri Community Health Service Limited, including 2 years as Chair; and many more.
· Current Chair of the state-wide Permanent Care and Adoptive Families service.

Lynne

Consultant - People and Culture, Coaching, Facilitation

Available to assist your organisation with: Individual and group coaching, development & training programs; facilitation; conflict resolution; indigenous employment and training; change management; organisation culture.

Accomplished HR practitioner having led the delivery of best practice reforms in employee life cycle services – recruitment, selection, induction, performance and management capability over many years. Lynne designed and rolled out the awarded Aboriginal employment resource (Kareeta Yirramboi) in the Victorian public service, increased Aboriginal graduate employment from an imperceptible level to 10 per cent of all graduate hires and maintained a 100 per cent retention rate of Aboriginal graduates over four consecutive years.

NFP experience:

• Volunteer – Trescowthick Centre; SYN Media (Australian youth-run media organisation that provides training and broadcast opportunities for young people) – training and coaching.

John

Consultant - Finance and Risk

Available to assist your organisation with: finance, risk, governance, business strategy, project management

Extensive career (30+ years) in private sector, including as CFO, Executive General Manager Risk and Compliance, Company Secretary and Executive Board Positions. Experienced with mergers and aquisitions. Honest communicator.

NFP experience:
· Board member: NFP foundation which raises funds to help African women and children.
· Accredited foster carer.
· Host family through the Melbourne Indigenous Transitional School.

Amanda

Principal - Policy, Strategy, Project Management, Interim Executive

Available to assist your organisation with: strategy, public policy and advocacy campaigns, organisational effectiveness, governance, risk and partnerships. Available for interim executive assignments.

An ex-solicitor (Mallesons Stephen Jacques), former senior manager in the public sector and political adviser who brings a unique mix of political nous, business acumen and a strong understanding of all levels of government. Persuasive communicator, strategic operator.

NFP experience:
. Consultant adviser on program management, public policy, campaigns and standard setting for national environment, health, indigenous education and consumer groups
· Former Principal solicitor, Consumer Law Centre and Environment Defenders Office (Vic) and former manager Public Interest Advocacy Centre (NSW)
· Churchill Fellow, 2002
· Current & previous board member: health, environment, social enterprises and urban development organisations. Director and President of the National Environmental Law Association, 2009 to 2015

Glenn

Partner - Mergers, Partnerships, Strategy, Business Development

Available to assist your organisation with: change management; mergers, partnerships, strategy & business development, social policy, research. Deep knowledge of disability services, quality, environment, housing and government.

As a consultant Glenn works with Boards and executive teams on strategy, planning, mergers and risk management. He is also keenly interested in ensuring we survive the climate emergency.

Glenn studied at the Harvard Business School, completing the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program. He holds three degrees in: social work; social policy and research; and accounting. He is currently a ministerial appointee to the Disability Services Board.

NFP experience:
– CEO, NFP Melba Support Services (9 years)
– Board member, Disability Professionals Victoria
– Committee member, National Disability Services’ Vic Committee
– Board member – VCOSS, environmental NFPs.

Geraldine

Consultant - Pragmatic and reliable CPA

Available to assist your organisation with: accounting and finance advice; payroll; compliance; annual and board reporting; and financial literacy training.

An accountant with a great sense of humour and loads of initiative. Can operate at both a hands-on and strategic level. Looking to provide business insight and intelligence, as well as reporting and compliance expertise to enhance the social and profitability objectives of not-for-profit organisations.

NFP experience:
· Current and previous employment as Finance Manager in various health related not-for-profits and foundations
· Current Finance & Audit committee member – community health organisation
· Previous Treasurer roles with women’s and Afghan support organisations
· Volunteer with animal welfare organisation

Elaine

Consultant - Organisational transformation, Leadership, Funding Strategy

Available to assist your organisation with: strategy design and delivery, people & performance, organisational effectiveness, governance, communications, funding strategy and shared value partnerships.

A highly skilled and visionary senior executive with leadership experience across global business consulting (PwC, Ernst & Young), international NGOs and social enterprise. Skilled communicator, strategic and ethical.

NFP experience:
· Senior roles with international NGOs
· CEO of social enterprise
· Board member: women’s health and environment organisations

Kevin

Consultant - Business Mentor, Strategy and IT

Available to assist your organisation with: strategic planning, IT strategy and delivery, projects & transformations, soft skill training.

Kevin believes that organisations can achieve more of their purpose if they can make more productive use of their people, processes and systems. He has more than 20 years’ of international commercial experience in Asia Pac, India, UK and America. Highly qualified and experienced in business coaching, IT application systems, business case evaluations, change management, facilitation and training. Values driven, ethical leader.

NFP experience:
· Current school board member
. Former board member: neighborhood learning and community support and information centres
· NFP Board Leadership, Leadership Victoria, 2016

Suzie

Consultant - Strategy, Research, Evaluation, Performance improvement

Available to assist your organisation with: research and evaluation; preparing competitive funding proposals; project leadership; strategy and risk; performance improvement; and public policy.

An engineer with a PhD in management (risk, strategy & governance); scopes, wins and delivers projects and research programs. Suzy has extensive experience in consulting and academia; a diverse career characterised by a strong commitment to the public interest and a love of learning. Great communicator (authored more than 300 reports, submissions, books, chapters, articles, and presentations), highly collaborative.

NFP experience:
· Successfully developed and led a project which emerged from the Victorian Family Violence Royal Commission involving a consortium of NFP, academic and government parties.
· Board member – NFP in health field
· Former member – working group on unemployment in the Western suburbs
· Former member, Human Research Ethics Advisory Committee

Anand

Consultant - Planning, Risk, Policy research & analysis

Available to assist your organisation with: strategic organisational and business planning, complex research/analysis and policy development, and risk evaluation.

An exceptional economist (Honours, Masters and a Ph.D in Economics) with vast experience in the higher education environment, government (Commonwealth and state) and leading independent policy think tank. Strong focus on strategy and development of conceptual frameworks. Accomplished writer of industry and academic publications. Skilled communicator, and highly ethical.

NFP experience:
· Currently Planning, Performance & Risk Associate Director, University (formerly Senior Manager Planning and Research)
· Fellow, Centre for Policy Development (and previously Research Director, CPD’s Sustainable Economy Program)

Catherine

Consultant - Quality and compliance

Available (2-3 days/week) to assist your organisation with: quality standards and compliance; strategy and business planning; people management, training and cultural change; and governance.

A highly experienced leader in disability services and aged care with a focus on quality standards, organisational culture and excellence in front-line management. Experience in acquisition and new build project management. Skilled communicator, honest and ethical.

NFP experience:
· Previously Executive Officer for NFP Aged Care Group, CEO of NFP disability services organisation and Program Manager, Health Sciences with regional TAFE
· Ambassador for the Stroke Foundation since 2013
· Bendigo Innovation and Inventors Awards organising committee member since 2015
· Facilitator for Bendigo Writers Festival
· Mentor for ‘Make a Change Australia’

Mark

Consultant - Commercial development, Project Management, Reporting

Available to assist your organisation with: project management, strategy and planning, business development, outsourcing and supplier management, risk, and publications.

A senior business leader with proven ability to drive complex projects across geographically and culturally diverse locations. Extensive international experience with business case development, financial analysis and planning, team building and continuous improvement. Skilled communicator with a Masters in Creative Writing.

NFP experience:
· Event assistance to NFP for disadvantaged families
· Script writer for secondary college end of year film
· Guest lecturer in Project Management at RMIT University

Jane

Consultant - Communications, Marketing, Stakeholder engagement

Available (1-2 days/week) to assist your organisation with: communications planning, marketing, media strategy, internal communications, storytelling and stakeholder engagement.

A highly experienced communications and marketing professional with experience in the financial services, not for profit, travel, health and design/manufacturing industries. Skilled communicator, honest and ethical.

NFP experience:
· Currently ‘Communications and External Relations Manager’ with NFP organisation in the health industry
· Communications consultant with Winston Churchill Memorial Trust for 10 years
· Developed and managed media and communications for women’s charity event and art gallery

Steven

Consultant - CFO / Financial Controller

Available to assist your organisation with: reviews and enhancements of internal controls and business systems; compliance reporting; financial analysis & reporting; grant management; cash flows projections/forecasts and management; financial and operational auditing; governance & risk management; staff & board training; ERP reviews

Steven has been a senior auditor and consultant with Ernst & Young, CFO of a publicly listed property development company and Financially Controller of a NFP with annual turnover of >$100 M. He possesses a well-balanced blend of people skills and technical competency and believes in team spirit and teamwork to get things done.

NFP experience:
· Employed by NFP for over 4 years – knows and understands the regulators (ACNC, Worksafe, State Revenue Offices, ATO)