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Our Team

PhillipsKPA's capability is built on the unique breadth of experience of its consulting team. Our team comprises Directors, Senior Consultants and Associates.

Deborah Lampard

Deborah Lampard acts as a trusted adviser to senior education executives including Vice Chancellors, Vice Presidents, Chief Operating Officers and Chief Financial Officers at universities, TAFEs and private providers.

David Phillips
Principal Advisor

David Phillips is widely acknowledged as one of Australia’s foremost experts in higher education management and policy, delivering higher education strategy and policy advice to the highest levels of government and institutional leadership.

Craig McInnis
Principal Associate

Craig McInnis is focussed on improving educational quality and student outcomes and he does this by consulting widely across higher education, vocational education and schools.

Anne Stewart
Manager, Operations & Senior Consultant

Anne Stewart applies her financial analysis skills and general management experience to institutions across the education sector to assist them to achieve financial sustainability and operational improvement.

John Levine

John Levine is one of Australia’s leading experts in financial management of education institutions and the intersection of finance operations with the academic enterprise.

Christine Ewan
Key Associate

Emeritus Professor Christine Ewan AM provides expert advice regarding the design and delivery of higher education qualifications and professional education programs and also practical advice regarding registration as a higher education provider.

Robin Buckham
Key Associate

Robin Buckham is known for her energy and passion – for business and for education. In the higher education sector, Robin’s expertise lies in the areas of strategy and brand, with operational experience in marketing and recruitment across both international and domestic spheres.

Martin Betts

Emeritus Professor Martin Betts has spent close to 40 years working in Universities in 3 continents where he has seen the transformational impact they have on individual lives, industry partners, precincts of which they are part, and communities they serve.

Fran Reddan

Fran Reddan is a distinguished educator with a deep knowledge of schools. Her experience spans more than 30 years, including teaching at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

Barbara Yeoh
Key Associate

Barbara Yeoh’s financial management, risk management and corporate governance skills and advice are sought by institutions in an environment of increasing expectations regarding accountability.

Peter Yates
Key Associate

Peter Yates helps clients to create competitive advantage in their core business, students. Peter helps organisations successfully tackle major issues such as service alignment and design, deployment of emerging technologies, benchmarking and change management.

Peter Day

Peter Day is a specialist in education operations management and student recruitment strategy, predominantly in higher education but also in the ELICOS (English language) sector.

Ian Kimber

Ian Kimber has more than 30 years’ experience in higher education encompassing working in universities, the Queensland state public service, and higher education regulatory and quality agencies in Australia and the UK.

Barbara Lawrence

Barbara consults to the higher education sector in the areas of higher education administration, student management administration, student services, residential accommodation, Registrar functions, governance, HE Standards compliance and student complaint and misconduct investigations.

John Devereaux

John Devereaux is an accomplished leader of multidisciplinary teams, with an extensive track record of delivering a broad range of services in higher education and local government. 

Gwen Tinkler

Gwen Tinkler is an experienced human resources professional with a breadth and depth of HR leadership experience and achievement.

Bruce Chapman

As the architect of Australia’s Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS), Bruce Chapman is a trusted key adviser to government.

Phil Clarke

Phil Clarke has 35 years’ experience in training, employment, industrial relations and education with the Commonwealth, Queensland, Victorian and NSW governments. 

Simon Shiel

Simon Shiel is an independent Architect and Advisor specialising in strategy, project structuring, and executive project management.

Tony Shannon

Emeritus Professor Tony Shannon AM has been involved in policy analysis and development as a consultant in recent years with Higher Education Providers and peak bodies (ACPET, ATEM and COPHE).