Mary Dickie

Mary is one of Australia’s foremost social change experts. Over almost 30 years, she has worked on some high-profile and controversial programs for social change including the Grim Reaper and the national Drug Offensive strategy. Since then, she has worked with a broad cross section of government and non-government clients developing and delivering some of the most complex and controversial social issues and public interest campaigns in Australia.

Mary previously held several government positions including Director of the Centre for Education and Information on Drugs and Alcohol, adviser to the Government of Papua New Guinea on small business development and education and a member of the Australian National Council on AIDS.

With academic credentials in psychology, industrial relations and media communications, Mary is also an experienced facilitator and public speaker.  Her commitment to the application of behaviour change and social marketing best practice to social change is underpinned by skills in research and strategy development and a unwavering focus on understanding individual and community values.  On this breadth of skills and experience, Mary has built an impressive reputation for delivering lateral and creative responses to complex policy and program challenges.

Margo Couldrey
A perceptive policy analyst and facilitator specialising in the development, analysis and evaluation of policy and programs.
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Anita Roberts
An astute project leader with a knack for producing candid and compelling reports from focused research and consultation.
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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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Robin Francis
An accomplished leader and builder of high-performance teams with experience in government and not-for-profit sectors.
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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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Jacqui Fyffe
An insightful researcher and writer who can rapidly analyse and illuminate complex topics.
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Laura Price
Project Assistant
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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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Maria Tarrant
A strategic thinker with strong expertise in policy development and advocacy in all education sectors.
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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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