Our Consultants

At your service

Seasoned professionals. Qualified experts. Committed industry specialists. The experienced CBA team has the range of skills and know how to help your organisation grow

Patrick Herd

Principal Consultant

With 30 years experience working in and consulting for the education, training, and community-care industries, Patrick specialises in workshop facilitation; board, manager, and executive recruitment and coaching; and organisational review.

Ten years in senior management positions at community organisations and a wealth of experience consulting in disability, aged care, training, hospitality and education has left Patrick with a thorough understanding of how to balance customer expectations, contract compliance, and stakeholder demands. This, combined with his practical experience helping businesses through periods of cultural and industrial change means Patrick’s skill set is indispensable to clients across a range of industries.

Debora Jackson

Director Recruitment Consultant

Debora is a corporate governance practitioner with Board and C-suite executive experience across both the private and not-for-profit sectors. She brings extensive experience as a non-executive director, with community based organisations.

As a strong outcomes and governance driven professional, with proven ability to work across a range of industry sectors, Debora brings strong skills in leadership and Corporate Governance. She is currently Vice Chair of McLean Care Ltd and chairs its Governance Committee. Debora holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Melbourne; a Certificate of Organisational Leadership from London Business School; and has completed the Governance Institute’s ‘Effective Director Course’. 

Debora is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, and Member of the AICD website development, print collateral and more, Debora has the skill, know-how and network to deliver outstanding results.

Joanne O’Brien

NfP Legal Expert

Joanne O’Brien is a senior partner of CRH Law and has extensive legal experience across the not-for-profit sector, having acted for a range of organisations including charities, community businesses, churches, peak bodies and associations.

A seasoned presenter, Joanne’s experience focuses on establishing and restructuring legal entities for not-for-profit and charitable organisations.

She advises boards and senior management teams on a diverse range of issues. 

Brian Herd

NfP Legal Expert

Finding someone that understands the motivation and needs of not-for-profit and community-based organisations can be very difficult. Fortunately, with our legal partner, Brian Herd of CRH Law, Community Business Australia can refer specialist legal support from a proven professional.

With the experience and passion to make sure your organisation gets the best advice on legal compliance, workplace relations, and commercial and property law, Brian is recognised as one of the best in his field.

John Stubbings

Finance Consultant

As Managing Director of HSPlus John has over 30 years in business advisory experience.

John brings knowledge and expertise in the business corporate and NfP sectors. He has served as an NfP Board Director, established an NfP business and continues to provide advisory services to the sector.

He holds a Bachelor of Busines – Accountancy and is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants (FIPA).

John brings extensive knowledge of project costing, cash flow analysis, reporting and strategic financial planning

Derek Tan

Brand & Marketing Consultant

Respected advertising and marketing professional, Derek Tan brings three decades of effective communications expertise to the table.

Over this time, the award-winning Brand Consultant and his creative team at Generator have developed countless solutions for a diverse range of clients across many industries – including NFPs and community services.

From brand identities to advertising campaigns and marketing collateral, to website development, online marketing and more, Derek has the skill, know-how and network to deliver outstanding results at exceptional value for money.

Alicia Eugene

Business Development Consultant

Alicia has over 15 years experience in the design, management and delivery of human services in both the public and Not for Profit sectors with extensive management expertise. You will find her professional, capable, responsive and solutions-focused with a flair for thinking creatively and a commitment to helping your organisation stand out in the crowd.

Alicia’s expertise encompasses:

• Grant and tender writing
• Award preparation
• Project management
• Research and evaluation

Ingrid Kemp

HR Consultant

Ingrid has specialised in human resources for the past 13 years. Over this time, she has held senior positions at a number of training, legal services, adult education and community service organisations.

Specialising in recruitment, appraisal, performance management, training, and senior staff coaching, she works closely with board members and chief executives to deliver appropriate solutions and help organisations manage complex periods of change.

A thorough understanding of business practices, an emphasis on stakeholder engagement, and the know how to develop policies and procedures in-line with organisational requirements means Ingrid can provide quality solutions for clients across the board.

Jeremy Wurm

Executive Recruitment Consultant

Jeremy is a committed recruitment professional with a scientific grounding and exposure to the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, both as a participant and as a provider of consulting services.

Jeremy has personally recruited more than 250 CEOs, as well as a number of Board Members for organisations throughout Australasia in the health, human services, member association, research, academic and non-profit sectors.

Katie Adams

Social Media Consultant

With over 10 years experience in marketing Katie has found her passion in digital marketing specifically social media. Katie excels in helping marketing teams and businesses identify their strengths, weaknesses and gaps by developing a suitable social media strategy in line with the overall business goals.

Katie loves to understand what content is driving success and how you can measure and adjust strategies according to your analytics.

Katie understands that social media is an essential part of an integrated marketing and communication program.

Working with CBA

We work with many not-for-profit and community organisations right throughout the country.

Xavier Childrens Support Services CEO, Richard Littler talks about his relationship with CBA.

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