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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WHO WE ARE
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
Manager - Communications
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
Emily is a client relationship specialist with an interest in Australian and international foreign policy.
Emily has experience working with major international stakeholders, liaising with both large and small scale organisations and consulting for corporate businesses. Emily recognises that providing support through strategic engagement and policy analysis are critical to government effectiveness. She believes that excellent policy advice relies on identifying and anticipating needs, close research and evaluation of situational factors and prompt identification of areas for development and growth.
Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) majoring in International Relations and Asian Studies. She holds a Diploma of Language in Mandarin, inspired by living and working in rural China for several years.
Find out more about Emily at her LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/e-clifford
Stefan is a critical thinker with an interest in public policy and working with stakeholders to communicate more effectively with government.
Stefan has experience working in policy and business settings with non-profit organisations in the Indigenous sector and sports administration. Stefan understands the challenge of working with and for governments, and how important policy analysis and strategic engagement can be in finding the best solutions. He believes critical analysis and effective collaboration are key areas to achieving desired outcomes. Stefan’s underlying drivers are to make a meaningful contribution to his community and positively impact those around him.
Stefan holds an Executive Master of Arts, a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy and History) and a Diploma of Languages in French.
Find out more about Stefan at his LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefan-anjou/
Damon has a keen interest in government policy making, particularly focused on how government decisions can impact business and other organisations. He is interested in the economic policies that governments introduce, and how these manifest in the broader political context.
He is aware of the risks and benefits that companies face when dealing with government, either directly or indirectly. Through previous work he is also aware of the need to work with stakeholders effectively and promptly in order to ensure that the client’s goals are effectively managed.
Damon holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne majoring in Politics and International Studies.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.