Maria Tarrant

Maria has held executive leadership roles in relation to education, infrastructure and energy within both the private and public sectors and on Boards and advisory committees. She now applies the expertise gained in a range of consultancies for clients in the private, public and not for profit sectors.

Maria’s education expertise spans schools, vocational education and training and higher education and includes policy and program review and stakeholder engagement. She is a trusted business partner who thrives on challenge and excels at consultation, solutions development and change management, underpinned by a genuine desire to provide a sound return on investment.

Maria worked for over a decade with Australia’s leading CEOs at the Business Council of Australia, including 4 years as Deputy Chief Executive. Maria worked closely with BCA members on key education and training issues that affected participation in education and training and employment. Of particular importance was the work she led on impacts of early school leaving, developing an employability skills framework and consulting with BCA members on work readiness expectations of employers. Maria was also a member of review panel for the Ministerial inquiry into vocational education and training in Victoria 2006.

Anita Roberts
An astute project leader with a knack for producing candid and compelling reports from focused research and consultation.
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Eleanor Hilston
An adept researcher and analyst with experience in education.
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Rod McDonald
Principal and Managing Director
A nationally recognised and respected public policy expert with a deep understanding of the Australian education system and a reputation for providing insightful and lucid advice.
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Katy O'Callaghan
A talented social policy analyst and researcher who brings insight and creative thinking to the education and training, health and community sectors.
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Alex McDonald
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Margo Couldrey
A perceptive policy analyst and facilitator specialising in the development, analysis and evaluation of policy and programs.
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Mary Dickie
An experienced and creative researcher skilled in developing strategies for social and environmental change .
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Peter Skippington
A committed educator with expertise in the policy and practice of teaching, learning and assessment.
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Laura Price
Administration
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Neil Edwards
A shrewd thought leader with a passion for governance and responsible public policy developed through chairman and CEO roles in government and industry.
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Robin Francis
An accomplished leader and builder of high-performance teams with experience in government and not-for-profit sectors.
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Jacqui Fyffe
An insightful researcher and writer who can rapidly analyse and illuminate complex topics.
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