STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Our people are recognised as government business specialists. Below represents a cross section of core staff from a team of over 75 who support our clients on the delivery of tangible outcomes. Their combined skill set reflects the depth and diversity of what we can provide. Their involvement stretches the entire delivery lifecycle from business case development, to business design, project management, and the procurement of third party skill sets where needed. They are ready to assist.
The following is a selection of our people.

Nidal Adhami

Nidal Adhami

5

YEARS
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

5

YEARS COMMONWEALTH
GOVERNMENT
EXPERIENCE

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Delivery Management

Program Management

Complex Procurement

Contract Management

Nidal has been part of the Apis team since 2010, and is a senior consultant with strong experience in complex government procurement and contracting, as well as programme, project and risk management. Working with the Department of Social Services, Nidal managed the end-to-end procurement process for a national Regional Assessment Service (RAS) for the Aged Care Gateway (ACG) Programme. This led to the establishment of contracts with 13 providers at a value of $210 million, to deliver home support assessment services nationally. In this role Nidal managed a team delivering the logistics of the procurement, delivered approach to market documents and evaluation training, and managed schedule and risk to deliver executed contracts ahead of schedule. This included the engagement of senior Departmental stakeholders to resolve issues and progress key project decisions.

Annya Newman

Annya Newman

12

YEARS
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

7

YEARS COMMONWEALTH
GOVERNMENT
EXPERIENCE

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Strategic Advice

Design

Complex Procurement

Delivery Management

Evaluation & Review

Annya is a highly experienced principal consultant with a diverse background in change management, project management, contract management, communications, quality assurance and human resource management.

David Trabinger

David Trabinger

27

YEARS
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

23

YEARS COMMONWEALTH
GOVERNMENT
EXPERIENCE

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Strategic Advice

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Complex Procurement

Delivery Management

Evaluation & Review

David is a partner and business lead within Apis, with a specialization in government service delivery across many forms. David joined Apis following a 23 year career in the Australian Public Service in which he held various positions in the Senior Executive Service with the Health Insurance Commission (now Medicare Australia) and the Department of Human Services.

Shane Cahill

Shane Cahill

17

YEARS
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

7

YEARS COMMONWEALTH
GOVERNMENT
EXPERIENCE

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Strategic Advice

Design

Complex Procurement

Delivery Management

Evaluation & Review

Shane has been an Apis Senior Consultant since 2010. A highly experienced Business Analyst and Project Manager, he began his career in the Telecommunications Services industry where, for over ten years, he worked with Dingo Blue, SingTel Optus and international direct marketing company ACN. Throughout that time, Shane held a number of positions in Contact Centre focused environments, working in both management and analyst roles to assure and improve the delivery of services.

Melissa Robbins

Melissa Robbins

20

YEARS
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

20

YEARS COMMONWEALTH
GOVERNMENT
EXPERIENCE

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Strategic Advice

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Complex Procurement

Delivery Management

Evaluation & Review

Melissa is a dynamic and pragmatic leader who brings extensive experience in strategic program design, business analysis and process improvement, stakeholder engagement and project management.  She has a proven track record working leading delivery teams across various levels of government, focusing on digital transformation and user-centric design and delivery, business improvement, process design and outsourcing. 

Peter Duncan

Peter Duncan

10

YEARS
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

8

YEARS COMMONWEALTH
GOVERNMENT
EXPERIENCE

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Strategic Advice

Design

Complex Procurement

Delivery Management

Evaluation & Review

Peter is an experienced management consultant and team leader. Peter’s primary skills are pragmatic strategic and tactical thinking, critical reasoning and decisive problem solving. Throughout Peter’s experience in consulting, public administration and engineering he has developed expertise in business and government strategy; business improvement and transformation; program and project management; and team management and stakeholder engagement. Further, Peter’s core abilities include financial modelling and managing organisational change.

Simone Marchant

Simone Marchant

8

YEARS
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

3

YEARS COMMONWEALTH
GOVERNMENT
EXPERIENCE

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Strategic Advice

Business and Digital Design

Complex Procurement

Delivery Management

Evaluation & Review

Simone is a dynamic Project Manager and Business Analyst with over 8 years’ experience in project management, Business Case development, business process improvement, contract management, procurement and strategic analysis. She has extensive knowledge of design, user centred design, agile project management and service design methodologies. Simone has an excellent understanding of complex business, operational and administrative environments, having worked with large public and private sector clients including the Department of Employment, Department of Broadband, Department of Education, Communications and the Digital Economy, Healthdirect Australia and the Queensland Police Service.

Neil Mann

Neil Mann

30

YEARS
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

30

YEARS COMMONWEALTH
GOVERNMENT
EXPERIENCE

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Strategic Advice

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Complex Procurement

Delivery Management

Evaluation & Review

As a Principal Consultant with Apis, Neil specialises in strategic planning, program management and business process design services within the health, aged care, education, biosecurity and environment sectors. Neil was heavily involved in the business case development for the Aged Care Gateway known as My Aged Care. He led the development of requirements for a new national aged care assessment workforce, including training and support tools.  More recently Neil led the development and implementation of the My Age Care monitoring and evaluation strategy and conducted a review of how well My Aged Care is supporting clients in rural and remote Australia.

Belinda Wilson

Belinda Wilson

6.5

YEARS
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

6.5

YEARS COMMONWEALTH
GOVERNMENT
EXPERIENCE

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Strategic Advice

Design

Complex Procurement

Delivery Management

Evaluation and review

Belinda is a high performing Consultant, Project Manager and Change champion. With over six and a half years' experience working with the Australian Government, Belinda excels in developing productive and meaningful relationships with stakeholders to deliver project outcomes. Belinda’s career extends across a variety of Departments and Agencies including the Department of Education and Training, Department of Health, Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the National Disability Insurance Agency. Her experience is supported by a solid academic foundation, including a double degree in Business Administration and Arts, majoring in Psychology.

Hassan Adhami

Hassan Adhami

15

YEARS
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

12

YEARS COMMONWEALTH
GOVERNMENT
EXPERIENCE

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Strategic Advice

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Complex Procurement

Delivery Management

Evaluation & Review

Hassan is a Partner and highly experienced Project Manager, Senior Analyst and Delivery Leader. Hassan joined Apis over 10 years ago as a Business Analyst, and since then has built a portfolio of experience across numerous government departments on many major reform initiatives.

Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan

27

YEARS
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

15

YEARS COMMONWEALTH
GOVERNMENT
EXPERIENCE

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Strategic Advice

Business and Digital Design

Complex Procurement

Delivery Management

Evaluation & Review

Tim is a Partner and Director of the Apis Group, with responsibility and oversight across all aspects of the business. He joined Apis in 2003, and since then has been instrumental in building and growing the company’s capabilities.

Lizzie Papadakis

Lizzie Papadakis

6

YEARS
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

7

YEARS COMMONWEALTH
GOVERNMENT
EXPERIENCE

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Strategic Advice

Design

Complex Procurement

Delivery Management

Evaluation & Review

Lizzie is a highly accomplished Consultant with over 12 years' professional experience and strong track record of managing medium to large projects particularly in the human resource, performance and capability development sectors. Lizzie has provided management expertise across Federal and State Government Departments and private sector clients including the Australian Academy of Science, Austrade, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, Office of Workplace Services, Department of Public Prosecutions and Australian Signals Directorate.

John Clarkson

John Clarkson

32

YEARS
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

30

YEARS COMMONWEALTH
GOVERNMENT
EXPERIENCE

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Strategic Advice

Design

Complex Procurement

Delivery Management

Evaluation & Review

John is a principal consultant and Apis’ leading ICT practitioner with more than 30 years experience working in and for Commonwealth government departments. His proven track record spans roles across technical, business and policy delivery. He has significant experience working with software vendors, peak bodies, ICT suppliers and Commonwealth and State government. His skills span a broad range of disciplines including project and program management, enterprise architecture, system transition, acquisition, design and implementation activities through to service delivery and support, and performance monitoring.

Michael Brennan

Michael Brennan

16

YEARS
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

9

YEARS COMMONWEALTH
GOVERNMENT
EXPERIENCE

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Strategic Advice

Design

Complex Procurement

Delivery Management

Evaluation & Review

Mike is a partner and delivery leader in Apis. He brings particular skills and qualifications in the disciplines of program management, project management, business analysis and design, enterprise architecture and corporate strategy. His background includes international experience in the United Kingdom where he worked with large financial services organisations such as Barclays Bank PLC, and various UK Government Departments including the Home Office. He understands the business of government, coupled with the implementation of major reform initiatives with large system integration requirements.

Danaye Mylonas

Danaye Mylonas

16

YEARS
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

7

YEARS COMMONWEALTH
GOVERNMENT
EXPERIENCE

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Strategic Advice

Design

Complex Procurement

Delivery Management

Evaluation & Review

Danaye is a Senior Consultant with over 16 years broad consulting experience across both private and government sectors with a focus on service delivery design and implementation, program management, project management and change management. Danaye is an energetic, dedicated and versatile team member and her intuitive and collaborative engagement style engenders her to staff from different backgrounds and levels.  She has strong expertise in change management, analysis, problem solving and project management and is adept at ensuring timely delivery of initiatives, which are tailored to client requirements. 

Luke Elton

Luke Elton

6

YEARS
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

6

YEARS COMMONWEALTH
GOVERNMENT
EXPERIENCE

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Strategic Advice

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Complex Procurement

Delivery Management

Evaluation & Review

Luke is a highly motivated Business Analyst and Program Officer with over 6 years' experience in business development, requirements elicitation, process mapping and high-level project support. He has a strong work ethic and is able to work effectively under pressure to achieve results. Luke has delivered extensively on projects at the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) including the Tracking Animal Certification for Export (TRACE) Enhancements Project, Service Delivery Modernisation (SDM) Program and other ad-hoc priorities such as the Export Certification Modernisation Program and Biosecurity Integrated Information System Program.

Nigel Nutt

Nigel Nutt

25

YEARS
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

14

YEARS COMMONWEALTH
GOVERNMENT
EXPERIENCE

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Strategic Advice

Design

Complex Procurement

Delivery Management

Evaluation & Review

Nigel is a partner and director of the Apis Group, with responsibility and oversight across all aspects of the successful operations of the business.

Virginia Wilson

Virginia Wilson

19

YEARS
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

18

YEARS COMMONWEALTH
GOVERNMENT
EXPERIENCE

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Strategic Advice

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Complex Procurement

Delivery Management

Evaluation & Review

Virginia has a proven track record with design and implementation of change management strategies and supporting activities. She is adept at program and project management delivery within large reform programs of work gained across many public sector departments. Virginia is a Certified Practicing Accountant with a strong grounding in Commonwealth budget costing processes and financial management and is also a certified PROSCI change manager, and a certified MSP practitioner.

Anthony Honeyman

Anthony Honeyman

20

YEARS
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

15

YEARS COMMONWEALTH
GOVERNMENT
EXPERIENCE

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Strategic Advice

Design

Complex Procurement

Delivery Management

Evaluation & Review

Anthony is a partner and director of the Apis Group, with responsibility and oversight across all aspects of the successful operations of the business.

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