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 environment 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 realize your goals.

Bruce

Business analytics, executive coach and mentor

Available to assist your organisation with: business analytics, strategy and planning; governance, audit and risk; coaching and mentoring.

Extensive senior executive experience in large complex organisations across public sector (health, higher education), not-for-profits and private sector. Highly experienced board, audit, and human research ethics committee member. Direct, honest and authentic communicator.

NFP experience:
· Board member: not-for-profit in mental health and addiction support field.
· Consulted to many not-for-profit organisations on strategic planning and governance.
· Worked with local, state and federal governments and higher education institutions.

Amanda

Public interest advocate, senior policy and campaign expert

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

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

Kevin

Senior business mentor – productivity improvement, 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

Elaine

Sustainable organisational transformation and social change professional

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

Geraldine

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

John

Financial efficiency and risk management professional

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: not-for-profit foundation, which raises funds to help African women and children.
· Accredited foster carer.
· Host family through the Melbourne Indigenous Transitional School.

Tim

Veterinarian, PhD, MBA – business and leadership coach and governance expert

Available to assist your organisation with: strategic planning, risk and change management, facilitation, business process improvement, governance, executive coaching and mentoring.

A passionate professional with diverse senior experience over more than 30 years in academic, public and non-profit organisations. Highly strategic, well credentialed coach and mentor and certified consultant for The Leadership Circle (360 degree and culture surveys). Communicates with calm and influence.

NFP experience:
· Multiple NFP association and organisational roles including founding member and office-bearer
· Multiple mentor roles for LGBTIQ and research community
· Board member and former president, AIDS organisation
· Governance adviser for numerous NFPs

Michael

Strategic advisor in energy and environmental economics with high-level business skills

Available to assist your organisation with: policy work (economic efficiency, equity impacts); advocacy; evaluation; project management; strategy and planning; governance

With over 25 years of senior consulting experience, mostly as a director and part-owner of a mid-tier national consulting firm, Michael knows how business and governments operate and how to ensure that clients get the most value from consulting assignments. Combines strong analytical skills, and a strategic approach with extensive experience in industries such as energy, environmental economics, waste and recycling across assignments such as regulation, contract negotiations, dispute resolution, advocacy and due diligence. High degree of professional integrity and independence.

NFP experience:
· Member of ethics committee at Monash University
· Consultant to regional waste board
· Australian volunteer overseas
· Assisting migrants and refugees at South East Community Link

Suzie

Project lead, strategy, research and 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

Lindsay

Strategic communications and marketing professional

Available to assist your organisation with: social media campaigns, messaging and style manuals, websites, advertising, design and production of newsletters, brochures, annual reports, videos; story telling across all media channels.

Owned and operated visual communications agency for 15 years, assisting government agencies and small to medium enterprises and events. A highly experienced communications and marketing professional with deep knowledge of the NFP environmental sector. Able to work at the strategic level and hands on – with excellent written, verbal and analytic skills.

NFP experience:
· Previous Director of Communications and Engagement, national NFP
· Branding and marketing consultant – national NFPs, social enterprises

Jane

Communications, marketing and stakeholder engagement expert

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

Anand

Strategic and conceptual thinker, policy research & analysis professional

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)

Mark

Management consultant with strong commercial and project management expertise

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

Catherine

Health industry leader, quality and compliance expert

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’

Heather

Social services sector leader and trained investigator

Available to assist your organisation with: complaints allegations handling and investigations; strategy and business planning; public policy; people management; compliance and service standards; and governance and risk.

30 years’ experience in operational and strategic leadership roles within the mental health, community and homelessness sectors. A highly capable leader with significant experience in national organisations, NDIS planning; delivering mergers; and the establishment of new services and business models.

NFP experience:
· Over 30 years employed in or consulting to NFP organisations (national and state)
· Previously Treasurer/Board member– Acoustic Neuroma Association Australia

Ken

Perceptive communications professional – delivers projects that have major community interface and impact

Available to assist your organisation with: communications planning and delivery, community and stakeholder engagement, brand and reputation management.

A highly experienced communications and stakeholder engagement professional with extensive experience working with all levels of government. Ken can deliver from strategic analysis, through crafting of tools and tactics, to implementation and evaluation.

NFP experience:
· Alumnus of Leadership Victoria
· Acted as mentor, board member and consultant to several NFP organisations

Steven

CFO / Financial Controller with experience in large companies and organisations

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)

Lynne

Coach, facilitator and conflict resolution specialist

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.