We are unique and independent
We bring a unique blend of strategy, transformation and technology, with the delivery expertise to drive outcomes for clients across the public and private sector. We believe that in the information age, all good strategists need to have an understanding of technology, and all good technologists need to understand the business. We think the best way to do that is by bringing the right expertise together to solve ambiguous problems with a focus on delivering outcomes. We are proudly independent and take each problem on its merits to ensure we focus on the right analysis and solution to the problem without jumping to conclusions.
Our team has expertise across multiple disciplines
At MXA we believe in delivering outstanding high impact outcomes for our clients. We are confident that the best way to do this is to provide a high quality, multi-disciplinary team that has the right breadth of skills. Our consultants have experience working together and work diligently until the outcome is delivered.
Chief Executive Officer
Justin has been described by his peers as a change-agent, leader and visionary. He has a wealth of experience in ICT architecture development. Justin is able to incorporate these skills and apply them to solving complex business issues within complex program frameworks.
Justin utilises exceptional relationship building skills to ensure a thorough understanding of client businesses to achieve excellence and satisfaction.
Justin has led the architecture teams of several large and complex government initiatives, such as ACT Health’s Digital Health Program ($11 billion in 2010) and ATO’s SBR2 ($100 million in 2012).
Justin developed the architecture practice for ACT Government (architectural governance of $110 million in 2009) and two other government agencies in 2011 and 2012, before creating MXA and leading a wide range of strategic client engagements whilst growing a highly-regarded consulting business.
Justin has spent approximately 20 years leading and inspiring teams and has more than 15 years’ experience providing useful, pragmatic advice to C-level executives.
Adam is an experienced transformation lead and technology strategist. He specialises in business cases, program design and planning, ICT operating models and enterprise architecture.
Adam’s focus is to ensure that ICT groups truly partner with their organisation to achieve better outcomes. With over 15 years in the industry, Adam brings a considered approach to
improving business operations through firstly addressing the operating model, then applying targeted technology support.
Adam has worked with multiple government agencies on improving their operations, including developing ICT strategies and implementation roadmaps, business model reviews for shared services and IT Service Management transformations. He has also delivered major business cases for Federal and Territory governments, including through the two pass process.
Adam also has over ten years experience in the Australian public sector. During this time Adam was part of the program management team as the lead solution architect for a $60m five year transformation program. Adam ensured this program delivered successfully and the solution has subsequently been extended to other business lines. Adam has also had responsibility for digital customer channels, and developing agency digital strategies.
Adam is married with two young children and recently added a border collie puppy to his family.
Business Manager & Secretary of the Board
Andrea cofounded MXA Consulting. She set up and now has oversight of the company’s financial, legal, human resource, administration and office management functions. As the Business Manager Andrea leads a high performing team at MXA, ensuring quality support is provided to the Partners and Consultants. She also provides business development and consulting assistance.
Andrea began her career in the APS. She trained as a graduate in the Department of Health and Aged Care and worked in various administrative roles in Defence and the Attorney General’s Department.
Andrea’s organisational skills, attention to detail and knowledge of MXA and its legal and financial obligations have contributed greatly to MXA’s success.
John is a senior business and technology leader with over 14 years consulting experience. In this time, John has led and shaped major business transformations, designed and implemented new operating models, developed innovative technology strategies and designed and implemented major technology enabled change.
John has worked with a range of industries and sectors, but has a passion for working with Government clients on their most complex and challenging problems, helping them deliver more effectively and efficiently.
John enjoys working closely with senior executives and their teams to collaboratively design and implement innovative and creative solutions, bringing a unique blend of business and technology expertise, narrative storytelling and industry leadership to drive outcomes.
John strives to bring a sense of fun and camaraderie in working with teams and clients, always challenging the team to find the best solution. John has a range of passions beyond consulting, including triathlon, mountain biking, photography, live music and sport.
Paul specialises in strategy design and business operations. He is experienced in leading business model, operating model and service design transformations, business cases to secure funding, and efficiency and effectiveness reviews for government and commercial organisations.
Paul has shaped successful transformations for large-scale organisations of 10,000+ employees. He has also worked with niche businesses in strategic planning and identifying areas for performance improvement and enhanced customer satisfaction. He brings close to 25 years’ experience working across education, defence, agriculture, border protection, tax, disability and human services, indigenous, justice, transport and government sector more broadly.
Paul is passionate about improving wellbeing and works predominately with government to help improve social and economic outcomes for communities. Paul brings extensive experience and knowledge of government practices, legislation and policies, including 15 years in the Australian public sector and Australian Defence Force.
Brendan has extensive experience in digital transformation, having worked on some of the Federal Government’s biggest digital transformation programs including DHS’ Welfare Payment Infrastructure Transformation and Home Affairs’ Immigration Reform and Seamless Traveller programs.
Brendan has experience across a range of subject areas including operating model design, Agile transformation, business case development, IT strategy, and data strategy.
Brendan’s experience in Design Thinking and agile delivery allow him to challenge embedded ways of thinking and working. He is a skilled facilitator with a passion for bringing together diverse groups of stakeholders to resolve issues and create alignment, clearly communicating complex ideas with a wide range of stakeholders from business senior executives through to ICT technical experts.
Peter has had roles as Chief Information Officer for the State of Queensland, Chief Information Officer for Queensland Health, Vice President of Consulting for Gartner (ACT and Queensland) and State Director for Microsoft. As Queensland Government CIO, he delivered the first ever whole of government ICT Audit, which included an extensive stocktake of all ICT hosting arrangements assets and strategic platforms.
Peter’s career achievements include negotiation and turn around of many very large-scale projects. He has spent many years reporting directly to ministers and heads of large government agencies.
Peter has developed significant strategies and overseen implementation at large and medium-sized federal government agencies, such as DHS and the Department of Education and Training.
Christopher has worked as a programmer, tech lead, project manager, solution architect, enterprise architect, consultant and ICT strategist in government, commercial and non-profit organisations in Australia, the U.S. and Europe, and ranging in size from six person consultancies to global corporations. He joined MXA in 2017 after five years as an Assistant Secretary in Defence where he led the Enterprise Architecture and ICT Strategy and Architecture branches.
Christopher loves working for MXA because of the variety of the work—no two engagements are the same—and because it provides an opportunity to assist projects and organisations that have a real impact on people’s lives. He brings a wealth of practical experience, along with a real appreciation of the way the IT landscape continues to grow and evolve in the era of cloud, PaaS, SaaS and AI/ML. He also believes that the real challenge of IT does not lie in the complexities of the technology, but with assembling the right people and the right processes and focusing them on the right things.
Jane is an experienced business architect with over 15 years specialising in business analysis and user-centred design.
Jane has a passion for ensuring that business strategy, governance, organisation and key business processes are fit for purpose and suit the nature and maturity of an organisation so that they are realistic and achievable. ‘The user changes everything’ is Jane’s motto for developing practical and deliverable business architecture. With her can-do attitude, Jane immerses herself in the culture and dynamics of the agency she is assisting to ensure she is getting the right ‘read’ of the current reality. Her relaxed and friendly manner with people is conducive to drawing out the key issues and potential improvements for the future.
Justin is a highly experienced enterprise and solutions architect with over 20 years public and private sector experience in defining, designing, and delivering business transformation programs that combine business process, policy, legislative and ICT change.
Justin has a passion for helping organisations solve complex business and ICT problems through transformational change. He believes in creating real-world value through user-centric design, technology innovation and simplicity.