FPL Advisory is a team of specialists resolving risks and creating opportunities with respect to government. We work with public sector and corporate clients to execute strategies for owning and managing change.

    We help organisations in uncertain or changing environments identify strategic goals and potential risks, and undertake analysis to develop robust policy positions. We also assist in engaging with key stakeholders including government decision makers, communicating policy positions and securing project and policy outcomes.


    As trusted advisors, we work closely with the senior level of organisations to deeply understand the issues, provide subject matter expertise and advice and to both lead and support reform programs.


    Our expert team has an intuitive understanding of both private and public sector processes and priorities, and a reputation for working with the right people to get things done on time, within budget and with integrity.


    Our experience includes project managing complex policy initiatives, delivering and leading long term stakeholder engagement programs, providing advice on emerging issues and preparing detailed policy submissions. Importantly, we invest in building deep corporate knowledge about client dynamics and issues which ensures we provide proactive and value-added advice and client support and develop long term client relationships.


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    Facts. Policy. Leadership. FPL. Trusted Advisors.


    Steve Cusworth

    Managing Director


    Steve leads the range of activities and advisory services undertaken by FPL Advisory for clients in the private, government and not-for-profit sectors.


    Steve has significant experience in developing and delivering long term reform programs for clients in addition to strategic engagement advice and execution activities.


    With experience as an adviser and Chief of Staff and his previous and current roles in the corporate sector, Steve has a comprehensive understanding of the tensions and demands across the government, business and not-for-profit divide.


    With significant experience across many industries, he also has a range of specific policy and commercial interests including inter-generational issues, regulatory disruption and the inherent logic of flexible workplaces for the evolving economy.


    Steve holds a Master of Commerce (International Trade and Business) and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communications). He is also a Member of the Institute of Engineers, a Certified Practising Engineer (CPEng) and holds Engineering Executive status.


    Find out more about Steve at his LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevecusworth


    Catriona McNaughton

    Communications Analyst


    Catriona is a communications professional, supporting the broad range of stakeholder engagement activity at FPL Advisory.


    Catriona has experience across a range of communications and project management matters in a public sector context. She has significant knowledge of the processes and principles of strategic stakeholder engagement, community marketing campaigns and public and media relations. Building on her interests in economics, environmental management and urban planning, Catriona understands the need for communications to support policy outcomes.


    Catriona holds a Masters of Planning and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Economics.


    Find out more about Catriona at her LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/cat-mcnaughton​

    Sam Perkins

    Policy Analyst


    Sam is a public policy specialist with experience across political risk, research and policy change management.


    He has worked for clients across the construction, insurance, superannuation, FMCG and NGO sectors. His strong policy research and political, legislative and regulatory analysis skills provide foundational support for clients working in local, state and federal government jurisdictions. Sam brings a critical eye to complex policy problems and has worked through export blockages, grant compliance issues and an industry coverage review of a Commonwealth financial scheme. He has contributed to the development of FPL’s discovery process methodology and project planning for capacity-building initiatives within public and civil sector agencies.


    Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in politics and a Diploma in Languages in Spanish, and is undertaking a Masters of Public Policy and Management


    Find out more about Sam at his LinkedIn profile: https://au.linkedin.com/in/samuel-perkins-68061277

    Allana Ferguson

    Risk Analyst


    Allana is a specialist in the processes and practices of contemporary public policy in Australia.


    Allana has experience in research and analysis in the design, delivery and evaluation of effective public policy to enhance the capability of each clients’ network so that it is agile, modern and sustainable. She utilises a strategic methodology to identify emerging problems and recommend options for practical solutions using a high-level analytic skill set that meets the demands of the complex public policymaking environment. Allana understands that evidence-based and innovative solutions are a powerful and necessary tool to achieving successful program outcomes.


    Allana holds a Master of Public Policy and Management from the University of Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) with majors Psychology and Government and International Relations from the University of Sydney.


    Find out more about Allana at her LinkedIn profile: https://au.linkedin.com/in/allanaferguson


  • Opportunities

    Senior Counsel

    FPL Advisory partners with independent practitioners and subject matter experts on specialist projects in the public sector and commercial space so if you have 10+ years experience across areas including public policy, commercial, communications or project management we would welcome hearing from you. Contact us via info@fpladvisory.com.au for an in confidence discussion.


    FPL Advisory offers university students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain experience in a professional policy consulting environment, develop skills outside the classroom and work alongside colleagues who can provide guidance and support. Our interns must define their own professional goals during their time with us and execute on their own work program while supported and challenged by the firm, The FPL Advisory blog includes a number of articles contributed by our past and present interns.

    Social Enterprise

    FPL Advisory is working on a new social enterprise in the employment space that will test a new model for employment to address the challenges of insecure work. Watch this space for further developments through 2018.

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