2019 Hunter Safety Award
2019 Hunter Safety Award

Our Story

Muru Management Consulting was founded by Donna Cowey in 2016. Donna is a proud Wiradjuri woman from Dubbo, NSW and has a background in not-for-profit organisations, and senior positions in industry, she recognised that there was a need to develop opportunities for Indigenous consultants and consultancies.

Initially, Muru started with 3-5 full-time consultants in NSW, supporting Defence, Education and industry. As the reputation of Muru and our consultants grew, we were awarded an industry safety award. Following this, in 2018 Muru continued to expand into Victoria and Queensland. We now have 11 full time consultants and 9 contracted specialist consultants at any one time.

As a result of our growth and the commitment of our clients, in 2019 we were able to engage our first Indigenous trainee from Newcastle University. Over the next two years, we aim to continue working with our clients to engage more Indigenous consultants and success will be reflected through the commitment of our clients, as we work with them on a shared story.

Meet Our Management Team

Our people are highly experienced professionals, but more than that they represent our brand and they are passionate about our clients.


Donna Cowey

Founder & CEO/CFO

Donna is a proud Wiradjuri woman from Dubbo and has 20 years not-for-profit, industry and Government experience. She is a senior manager with a strong focus on people, coaching, mentoring and training. Donna works with senior leaders, managers and staff to improve organisational performance.



David Cowey

Chief Operations Officer

David has 25 years experience leading national programs and projects. For example, his experience includes Hawk and Hornet Cost of Ownership, Air Combat Sustainment Transition, TFSPO reform project, Air Command Safety Improvement Pilot Program and the Defence Payroll Remediation Task Force.

Mark Masini

Mark Masini AM

Associate National Manager Safety Management Systems Consulting

Mark was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia for his services to the advancement of aviation airworthiness and safety. A recognised authority and thought leader on the development of risk control strategies, cultural improvement and Safety Management System frameworks and integration.

Next Steps...

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