AM - Managing Director
Keith was a career public servant in Queensland where he
held a variety of senior executive positions, Including
Chief Public Service Inspector, Deputy Director General,
Department of Welfare Services, Deputy Chief Executive
Officer, Department of Harbours and Marine, Assistant
Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Department of
the Public Service Board and Director General of
During his public sector career Keith trained and worked as a change
management consultant on significant organisational development projects in a variety of
public sector agencies.
Since 1997 Keith, in his consulting practice, has undertaken a number
of significant reviews relating to efficiency, effectiveness, governance and
organisational development in government agencies.
Keith has expertise in the area of corporate governance, in particular
in the area of policy development in government and its effective translation to
operational outcomes by the bureaucracy.
Keith, as Director-General of Corrective Services (1988 to 1997), led
a major successful reform of the Queensland Prison System. This success was demonstrated
by Commonwealth Industry Commission reports showing Queensland to have, at the conclusion
of Keiths stewardship, the most cost-effective system of Corrections in Australia,
including the lowest return to prison rate.
Keith has considerable expertise in the area of outsourcing of public
services to the private sector, including issues relating to the separation of
purchaser and provider roles, specification of deliverables and
the auditing and monitoring of provider services. Under Keiths
leadership Queensland Corrective Services became the first jurisdiction outside of the
United States of America to successfully outsource the management of high security prisons
to private sector correctional service providers.
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Investigators and Auditors
Our investigators have extensive experience in juvenile detention, adult corrections,
community corrections and immigration detention. They specialise in investigations and
monitoring of performance against specifications.
Commercial Analysis and Modelling
Our consultant has a broad range of experience in public sector accounting and financial
modelling. He has been involved in many organisational review consultancies in
organisations ranging from Emergency Services in Victoria to TAFE and ENERGEX in
Our consultant is a qualified Architect with extensive experience in infrastructure
planning and static security systems including electronic security. He is recognized as
one of Australias leading experts in this field.
Planning and Management of Major Development Projects
Our consultant provides specialist services including asset management planning,
preliminary project planning and analysis, project management, value management, probity
auditing and contract dispute resolution.
He has had a significant role on major Government development projects
including colleges, hospitals, courts, prisons, natural heritage, cultural heritage and
Our medical experts have extensive knowledge and expertise in the provision of advice in
relation to delivery of health and medical services including mental health services,
especially in corrections and detention environments.
Our consultants have extensive experience in all areas of Indigenous Affairs. Areas they
specialise in include financial management, recruitment, training, the arts, health,
policy development and education.
Our consultants have extensive knowledge and experience of the application of strategic
risk management to large organisations. All our consultants in this area are Certified
Practising Risk Managers.
Fire and Emergency Services
Our consultant had a 30 year career with the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service and is a
qualified and registered Workplace Health and Safety Officer. He can provide specialist
advice in the areas of assessment and analysis of fire prevention, response, training and
Our consultant has extensive experience in both state and commonwealth law enforcement
agencies, working in the management of undercover and covert operations to gather
intelligence on criminal activity
Training and Development
Our consultant is one of the most experienced managers of training and development in
Australia in the field of corrections & detention. He has extensive experience in
corrections, juvenile detention, community corrections and youth workers.
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Julie Stannard - CPA
Julie is Knowledge Consulting's Accountant. She has held Accountant and Financial Controller
positions in Australia and in the United Kingdom. Julie provides financial consulting services to clients in addition
to her role as Company Accountant.