ACT Principal Paul Parolo CSC, CPEng, CPPM


Paul is one of our more experienced project managers with significant project management, safety, engineering and aviation fuel management qualifications and experience. He recently led the analysis and benchmarking of the Air Force Fuel Management Supply Chain and Operations. As a result of his report and recommendations Paul planned, implemented and managed the Air Force Fuel Safety and Management Improvement Project, which is implementing a series of integrated changes across Air Force fuel management to reduce the risks associated with handling, transporting, storing and testing fuel. 

Senior Program/Project Management Consultant Katie Jenkins MBA


An Experienced Engagement Lead, Project Management, Safety and Risk Compliance business and management consultant with over 15 years' experience in civil and military aviation, Katie offers her clients exceptional experience, qualifications and insight. Skilled in Operations Management, Educational Assessment, Government, Operational Planning, and Instructional Design she is a recognised safety management subject matter expert and highly sought after by her clients. 

Associate Consultant Ulisses Da Silva


Ulisses is a highly experienced procurement and commercial consultant and with tertiary qualifications in commerce and accounting. A professional with a proven record of assisting his clients to deliver results in complicated international and domestic programs he has always been an asset to his clients.

With strong analytical skills and strategic foresight, Ulisses has extensive experience working in Defence and Industry across a range of challenging roles and disciplines including program governance, finance, procurement, contracting project management and property.


Managing Director Donna Cowey


A proud Wiradjuri woman from Dubbo, Donna has extensive industry and senior management experience. She has extensive experience leading reform and improvement projects especially with her industry and education clients. With a strong focus on people, coaching, mentoring and training she will work with your senior leaders, managers and staff to improve organsiational performance.

Partner David Cowey LLb,. MSc (IT), MBus


David has 25 years experience leading nationally important programs and projects in government organisations. His change management program/project experience includes for example 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.

NSW Associate Principal Brad Mills-Punshon B.Comm, CPA, MLSCM


Brad’s broad range of experience across Energy Security, Alternative Energy, Procurement. Finance, Logistics and Strategy allows him to communicate and negotiate across the organisation and their suppliers, to deliver successful energy program outcomes. With experience in Defence and CSIRO he manages energy domain stakeholders to get the best outcomes for his clients.

Senior Consultant Ross (Rosco) Warrall


Rosco is a senior technical consultant with over 38 years’ safety and workshop management experience. His family are proud members of the Wiradjuri community and active in the Worimi community. His leadership and technical skills enable him to work effectively within our clients  as a trusted partner, leading them from Fragile to Agile. Ross is not only a WHS practitioner and auditor he is also a highly experienced workshop manager and brings a pragmatic approach to his clients building future proof solutions that work and are sustainable.  

Senior Consultant Neil Armstrong


Neil has extensive experience working in Defence and Industry across a range of challenging roles and disciplines including project management, aircraft sustainment (CO TFSPO with responsibility for Hawk, Hornet and Super Hornet sustainment), complex procurement, integrated logistics support, risk management, systems engineering, technical certification, asset management, and aircraft transition into and out of service.

Neil has experience managing budgets of over $185m to achieve optimum outcomes. He also has operational military experience in support of a $150m enterprise, with accountability for performance results of a multi skilled 800 strong workforce. He has worked with Defence and Industry senior staff for over 13 years and developed and implemented successful solutions to numerous challenges.

Consultant Aaron Jones MAvMgmt


Currently studying for his MBA, Aaron  is a highly driven, sought after and respected Aviation Safety Consultant and Project Controller. Over the last 12 years, Aaron has partnered with his clients to achieve strategic outcomes, working across the full spectrum of business management systems to deliver transformational change, technological advancements, structural and cultural reform and improvement. Aaron is experienced in coaching, training and mentoring staff and teams to successfully transfer his knowledge and build a client’s internal capability and capacity. 

Consultant Brad Cowey


 Brad is a proud Wiradjuri man and highly experienced technician and mechanic. With a background in aviation fuel management and 8 years experience as a qualified mechanic supervising Defence and Industry vehicle maintenance teams, fuel installations and all aspects of the aviation full supply chain. Brad is currently implementing a number of projects to improve RAAF Fuel Supply Chain and Operations Management and reduce the risk of exposures and spills across the Fuel Management Supply Chain, as part of the Air Force Fuel Safety and Management Improvement Project. 


QLD Principal Leo O'Reilly GradCertProjMgt


Leo has 36 years of senior management, operational and executive leadership experience, He has been a catalyst for change in a number of projects, generating significant bottom-line impacts for companies ranging from start-ups to million dollar organisations. Leo has consistently brought strategic market-driven focus and tactical direction to his projects.  Leo is a member AICD and has been a successful management consultant and business advisor to a number of clients. Leo is a member of the Queensland Government “Mentoring for Growth” panel, and co-authored the revised “Business Acumen” course for the Department of Defence. 

Senior Consultant Dave Breese


David is a highly experienced management, risk management and safety (OHS and Aviation Safety) consultant with a proven record of assisting his clients to deliver results in complicated international and domestic programs.

With strong analytical skills and strategic foresight, David has extensive experience working in Defence, Mining and Consulting across a range of challenging roles and disciplines including as an Army Helicopter Pilot and Instructor, Unit Commander, Safety Consultant and Operations Manager. David is an intelligent individual with exceptional analytical, communication, leadership, mentoring and safety skills. David is able to formulate and implement complex plans, balancing operational need against risk to maximise success. 

Associate Consultant Mark Gauchwin BEng (Mechanical)


A Project Manager with International business experience in the UK, Australia, South Africa and Europe. He has managed complex projects including  C4i (SW upgrades), Avionics upgrades, Ground Support Systems (IT interface to Aircraft), Eurofighter Improvement projects, Submarine Improvement projects and Construction and Facilities Management Projects. He is currently working with a Defence aviation client to improve ground based safety management.

Senior Consultant Ian Dix


Ian is a highly experienced consultant and Masters qualified professional with a proven record of assisting his clients to deliver complex programs and projects in Aviation Management, Auditing, Safety Management Systems, Human Factors, Occurrence Investigations, Adult education and eLearning.  Ian has been recognised by his industry peers with the award of the Queensland Information Communication and Technology award for excellence and an Asia Pacific Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Award for excellence, for the development of his training course for pilots before the Olympics, an Australia Day Medallion for his contribution to eLearning in the Federal Government sector and finally an Australian Financial Review (AFR) Internet Award for his elearning courses.


Associate Partner Mark Masini AM, FIEAust CPEng


A recognised authority and thought leader on the development of risk control strategies, cultural improvement and Safety Management System frameworks and integration. Mark has 28 years’ experience in change and project management and Masters-level qualifications in Safety Management Systems, investigation and human factors.  Mark was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia for his services to the advancement of aviation airworthiness and safety.

Associate Consultant Owen Lysaght BIT. FAICD


 Owen has 18 years of experience in the field of Capability development of business systems as an accomplished senior consultant across a range of sectors including Banking and Finance, Markets and Telecommunications, using Business Intelligence and Analytics solutions. He has previously, been a company director and his skills include Credit risk assessment, Regulatory change impact and cost modelling, Structured credit and Compliance processes