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    Letter from the Managing Director Letter from the Managing Director Document Transcript

    • alumniconnect september 2006 Letter from the Managing Director Welcome to the second issue of Alumni Connect for 2006. This is also the first issue since the launch of Booz Allen’s new operating model, and I am pleased to report that globally the firm is performing ahead of plan for the first quarter, and the second quarter is also looking very promising. The new operating model is quite a bold transition for the firm, but with these results, we are off to a great start. In mid-August, all employees within the ANZSEA region (nearly 200 of us!) met up for our bi- annual ‘All Hands’ conference, with the venue this year being the Hunter Valley. After such a great 2005/2006 year, and in recognition of everyone’s hard work, the conference was aptly renamed ‘Celebration in the Vines’. Although there was certainly a lot of work accomplished, it was really a time to celebrate and look back over our achievements, whilst also looking ahead at some of the challenges we face. As always, the team building event uncovered some hidden stars. I am proud to announce that I was voted as the best male jive dancer… honestly, it wasn’t rigged! You may have seen some press coverage in relation to our recent appointment as Lead Advisor to the Office of Access Card. This is a very exciting and significant win for us in the region, and is as a result of tremendous hard work and team effort, not just locally but with offices globally. This program is being led by Robert Williams and Vanessa Wallace, and will fundamentally change the Australian landscape. As the business grows, I am pleased to announce that we have just welcomed Andrew Johnstone-Burt, who has joined as an Executive Advisor in Canberra. Andrew will be supporting the leadership of our Civil Government business, and joins us after a strong and successful career in consulting, most recently at Cap Gemini. I would also like to thank everyone who supported our recent Alumni functions in Sydney september 2006 and Melbourne. I hope you enjoyed yourselves, and I know everyone at Booz Allen thoroughly enjoyed catching up with you all on both occasions – and even better when you can enjoy In this Issue good company and conversation over a fine glass of red! spotlight on alumni 2 Finally I should acknowledge those poor souls who embarked on the Oxfam Trailwalker challenge in Sydney recently. As you know, the Oxfam Trailwalker is one of the toughest team global and local events in the world and the challenge is to get the whole team across 100km of Australian expertise combine 3 bush in less than 48 hours – and, collectively! As you may remember, I have first hand staff updates 3 experience of the pain and discomfort suffered when I competed in this event two years spotlight on client 4 ago…and still the nightmares come! Seriously though, congratulations and well done on anniversaries 4 supporting such a worthy cause. watch out – I have That sums up the current news at the moment. If you have any comments on topics you’d a black belt! 5 like to see included in the newsletter or even feel compelled to submit an article yourself, open for business just drop us a line! in Adelaide 6 Warmest Regards congratulations 6 @ the edge 7 promotions 7 the royal childrens hospital 8-9 alumni updates 9 Melbourne alumni event 10 Tim Jackson Managing Director staff updates continued 10 Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia
    • alumniconnect Tell us about your career highlights spotlight on alumni Without sounding trite, joining Booz Allen was the catalyst for a real change in my career. The expectations of the partners and Tim Sinclair the rigour in the thinking and strategy set a Tell us what you did before Booz Allen high standard. Working with amazingly sharp people, and building strong relationships that I Before joining Booz Allen, I worked for still maintain today, was fantastic. Since Booz PricewaterhouseCoopers for over ten years. Allen, I have been fortunate enough to work I started as an accountant and did my across Asia with Campbell Arnott’s, leading the professional year before realising that I liked HR stream for a due diligence in China and dealing with people more than balance developing a leadership and talent strategy for sheets! I moved into HR gradually, first a diverse group of businesses. into training and then into a broader role. Where to from here? My last assignment there was leading the Who knows? I have only been in my current merger project between Price Waterhouse role for three months, and the next move and Coopers & Lybrand, to bring the people would be to the US with Campbell’s. Longer processes together. I remember having the term, leading a people and culture piece for distinct impression during my interview a global multinational would be tremendously process with Booz Allen, that the partners rewarding. were more impressed with the fact that I was What’s changed on the personal front? an accountant over anything else! We took the plunge this year and had baby Any funny memories? number three – the late night feeds, nappies and formula have returned, but it is wonderful. Lots of them... Any words of wisdom or advice? • Laughing when I was given a case study One saying has really stuck with me over the during my interview... and then realising past few years, ‘Strive to be more, not have David Moloney was serious! more’. The only other golden rule I have is that if you don’t know the answer, or even where to • The summer intern cruise in the US... five look, call Chris Manning! Aussies amongst a boatload of Americans! Do you have a favourite book? • Trying to implement a dress code... and not All my favourites at the moment are cook knowing what sling backs were! books, Stephanie Alexander’s ‘The Cook’s Companion’ is the most recent addition. I don’t What have you been up to since leaving get much chance during the week, but love Booz Allen? to cook for family and friends when I get a chance. I left to join Lion Nathan, brewer of some of Australia’s greatest beers. It was my first foray into FMCG and I developed a strong affinity keeping in touch with the product. Two years later, and with a liver a little the worse for wear, I joined Arnott’s If your details have changed, please contact Snackfoods which had recently been acquired. Emma Thomson on: +61 2 9321 1962 or Four years later, and through a couple of thomson_emma@bah.com different roles, I am now Vice President for You can also update your details online at Human Resources for Asia Pacific. www.boozallen.com PAGE 2
    • global and local expertise Harbour, which was eagerly followed by prize giving, post-race nibbles, drinking and general combine merriment at the Belgian Beer Cafe in The Rocks. Vice Presidents Dr Jurgen Ringbeck and Herbert MacArthur recently visited Australia Information was exchanged, new friends made as part of an initiative led by local Directors, and good times had by all! Robert Williams and Chris Manning, in sharing global insights, experience and expertise with local clients. staff updates Dr Ringbeck, based in Düsseldorf office, is We welcome the following staff: a member of Booz Allen’s Global Transport Chik Aun Foo (Associate, Sydney) joins Practice. The practice covers all sectors as an MBA graduate from the AGSM within the transportation industry, such as Bill Blaikie (Associate, Wellington) from airlines, tourism operators, postal and logistics the New Zealand Army companies and the railway industry. Sharon Barrera (IPC Researcher, Sydney) from McLean-based Herbert MacArthur manages Colliers Jardine a team providing strategy, business process Lino Cardone (Senior Consultant, Melbourne) reengineering, competitive sourcing, Lean from Mitsubishi R&D Six Sigma, and organisational transformation Albert Chen (Associate, Melbourne) joins services to a broad range of federal clients. as an MBA graduate from MBS With over twenty years experience, Herbert Paul Curwell (Senior Consultant, Canberra) focuses on strategic planning, process from the office of the Queensland Chief reengineering, process improvement and Scientist performance analysis activities. Ryan Davidson (Consultant, Brisbane) Jurgen and Herbert met with our regional from Queensland Government's Public Works Department senior management team to gain a greater understanding of the ANZSEA integrated Kim De Britt (Program Administrator, transport and government businesses and, Canberra) from ADI between them, travelled to Sydney, Brisbane, Craig D’Souza (Senior Consultant, Melbourne) Canberra and Melbourne to meet with various from the National Transport Commission strategic clients, including government Alan Fraser (Senior Consultant, Canberra) agencies and major transportation providers. from the Australian Army Royal Corps of Signals Incorporated into the trip was also a local Transport Offsite Team Day to give staff the Therese Fritzon (Consultant, Sydney) from UNSW opportunity to meet face-to-face with Herbert and Jurgen, as well as to recognise the local Adam Grey (Senior Consultant, team’s efforts over the past year. The day Melbourne) ex-Aerospace systems engineer started off with presentations by Jurgen and Erkan Izat (Associate, Sydney) ex-freelance Herbert giving the team insight into how consulting the other regions operate, and concluded Jason Lakatos (Senior Consultant, Canberra) with some fun team building activities. In ex-RAN Combat Systems Supervisor and keeping with the ‘transport’ theme, everyone Instructor participated in a sailing regatta on Sydney PAGE 3
    • alumniconnect "The access card is being approached as a spotlight on client critical piece of national infrastructure. For this reason, my Department has thoroughly evaluated the tenders it received, to ensure they have expertise and experience to undertake this significant project." In the course of the evaluation, the Department had a team of 25 staff examining Booz Allen Appointed as the track record of all prospective advisors, Lead Advisor including direct enquiries of Government and private sector project sponsors. It’s official, and as you may have seen in the press recently, Booz Allen has been appointed The arrangements involve a series of as Lead Advisor to the Office of Access Card in contracts over the life of the project. The initial Australia. three month contract involves Booz Allen outlining the implementation plan, business This is an unparalleled opportunity for Booz architecture, technological specifications and Allen to work on an important, high profile budget. initiative, that will change the way Australians receive health and welfare benefits. It also Director, Vanessa Wallace, said, "We are involves pulling together a global team across naturally pleased to have won this important the business - truly a living testament to the role, and look forward to playing our part in new era of Booz Allen and the ‘One Firm ensuring the delivery to the Australian people Initiative’. of an efficient and secure system for accessing Government health and social services The access card is planned to replace benefits". 17 health and social services cards and vouchers, such as the Medicare card, health Should you have any queries in relation to the care cards and Veterans card, and will be project, please contact Kristine Anderson at phased in between 2008 and 2010. As Lead anderson_kristine@bah.com Advisor, Booz Allen will project manage the implementation of the access card by providing strategic and independent advice. It is hoped anniversaries the access card will make life easier for users of Australia’s health and social services by Congratulations to the following staff: streamlining how people register for and 5 years access payments and services. Greg Hewson (Senior Associate, Canberra) The Minister for Human Services, Hon. Joe Hockey MP said, "The tender for Lead Advisor Natacha Tan (International Finance attracted a very strong response from around Manager, Sydney) the globe. Booz Allen was judged to be the Richard Hodge (Associate, Canberra) optimum choice, being both a global player Les Haines (Associate, Canberra) with a strong local presence, and having overseen the implementation of 25 smart card 10 years programs, including completed projects in Robert Williams (Partner, Sydney) Europe and the United States". PAGE 4
    • watch out — I have a black how to improve processes to do things better, faster and at a lower cost. The ‘faster’ benefit belt! specifically is what differentiates Lean Six Sigma from just Six Sigma. It can be used By Peter Ochman to improve every facet of business, from I recently received black belt certification. No, production, to human resources, to order not in Karate…but in Lean Six Sigma (LSS). entry, to technical support. LSS can be used What does it all mean? What is LSS? What are for any activity that is concerned with cost, Lean Six Sigma Leadership Training the benefits? Who is using it? How can it help timelines and quality of results. Unlike previous solve client problems? These are just some of Preparing Your Organization for Success Organizations in both the public and private sectors are facing a need to speed execution, reduce costs, and achieve higher standards for consistency and usability. quality improvement efforts, LSS is designed the questions I will attempt to enlighten you on. to provide tangible business results and cost Many organizations have responded to these challenges by making significant investments in quality and operational improvement programs. But often these have not achieved the intended results. Typically, it is in the area of execution and development of the appropriate organizational infrastructure that such efforts fall short. Benefit From Booz Allen’s Lean Six Sigma Expertise Booz Allen Hamilton, a global strategy and technology consulting firm, offers Lean Six Sigma Leadership Training designed to give senior managers a fundamental understanding of what it takes for an organization to realize the full Lean and Six Sigma complement each other Six Sigma brings a process into statistical control and drives out According to the Six Sigma Academy in the savings that are directly traceable to the bottom line. potential of Quality Transformation. process defects US, black belts save companies approximately Lean dramatically improves Booz Allen has a rich history in successfully transaction time and reduces applying quality improvement methods on a wide associated waste range of projects. We specialize in large-scale applications for commercial clients as well as for civil and military clients in the government. US$230,000 per project. General Electric Our approach to quality improvement recognizes the need to balance these initiatives against other key organizational activities. We also realize that improving LSS certification is a confirmation of an quality goes beyond correctly applying a narrow set of methodologies. Our About Booz Allen significant depth in other pertinent disciplines—such as strategy development, organization and change management, information technology, and human capital (GE), one of the most successful companies Booz Allen Hamilton has management—will help you achieve meaningful improvements in your particular been at the forefront of environment. management consulting for individual’s capabilities with respect to specific businesses and governments What Lean Six Sigma Can Do for You for over 90 years. Integrating the full range of consult- Lean and Six Sigma help organizations improve efficiency and effectiveness, ing capabilities, Booz Allen often dramatically reducing costs as unnecessary rework, additional steps, and in implementing Six Sigma, has estimated is the one firm that helps unpredictability are driven out of processes. With an improved cost structure, clients solve their toughest managers have the flexibility to reinvest savings in the organization to the benefit competencies. As with attaining a driver’s problems, working by their of key customers. side to help them achieve their missions. Booz Allen Booz Allen’s experience in implementing Lean Six Sigma in commercial, civil is committed to delivering government, and military enterprises will help you get the most from these benefits in the order of US$12 billion within results that endure. powerful tools. Given the proper leadership, Lean and Six Sigma produce the For more information following results: licence, LSS certification entails learning the contact Lean methods improve organizational timeliness by focusing on simple tools Tom Terragno for maximizing process velocity and eliminating waste resulting from non-value terragno_thomas@bah.com added activities and setup time. the first five years of implementation, and 404/658-8030 Six Sigma methods improve organizational quality through systematic and Ken Thomson customer-focused discipline to eliminate defects and reduce process variation. thomsom_kenneth@bah.com appropriate subject matter, passing a written 404/658-8056 www.boozallen.com Motorola reportedly saved US$15 billion over 01.073.06 the past 11 years. To put this into perspective proficiency test and displaying competency in a this equates to annual savings of between two hands-on environment. Lean Six Sigma to eight per cent of revenue. So, you may well be asking “How can I use LSS The strategic approach to processes and how these methods in my work environment and/or my clients’ can be applied to improve your organization Motorola was the first to implement Six Government agencies and commercial businesses strive for better organizational performance, streamlined processes, and customer-focused services with lower costs. Many of these organizations face staggering increases in manpower requirements while at the same time being forced to projects?” One way is to undertake a LSS reduce head counts. Many face the dilemma of Sigma in 1986, with GE and others such as providing affordable more consistent products and services with ever more thinly stretched Some of the funds. methodologies described Historically, many organizations have made project in your own work environment or client Six Sigma Allied Signal and Honeywell following shortly significant investments in quality improvement programs but without the anticipated returns. Lean Methods This is not only true for organizations in the private sector, government organizations – both Theory of civil and defense – are now being held up to Constraints project, or to even implement LSS throughout new standards of efficiency as well. Speed of thereafter. These companies are the most High performance execution, reduction of costs, and higher teams standards for consistency and usability often force the adoption of new methods. The following describes some of the organizational improvement methodologies mature in their implementation and culture the entire organisation. Unlike the US and that are successfully applied as strategic initiatives. Six Sigma Six Sigma is a systematic and customer-focused discipline for driving out defects and reducing variation in processes. It is a disciplined and data-driven changes. Since then, thousands of companies methodology that seeks to minimize the possibility of making unsuitable Europe, Australia is slightly more conservative About Booz Allen Hamilton products or services for any process. Common outcomes of Six Sigma Booz Allen Hamilton has implementation include: been at the forefront of A substantial decrease in defects management consulting for business and governments Measurable and significant reductions in costs A view of the business from the perspective of the customer around the world have discovered the far- for more than 90 years. in adopting such aggressive approaches and Booz Allen combines strategy with technology Improved organizational execution and insight with action, working with clients to Exceptional quality of services deliver results today that endure tomorrow. Efficient administrative processes Lean Methods reaching benefits of Six Sigma, including For more information contact Lean Methods focus on simple tools for improving process velocity, minimizing a more likely approach is to utilise part of the Tom Terragno Terragno_Thomas@bah.com setup time, and elimination of waste from processes. Users of Lean Methods 404.658.8030 make their business processes run faster and more efficiently with a quick Peter Banfield return on the investments they make for improvements. Some key results from Banfield_Peter@bah.com employing Lean Methods include: Westpac and Telstra. 404.658.8056 Drastic reductions in process cycle times methodology and/or use a number of its tools. Process simplifications and error proofing Elimination of the costs associated with non value added activities Reduction in losses Minimization of work in process inventories Greater flexibility to adjust to changes Theory of Constraints The roots of Six Sigma as a measurement Practitioners of the theory of constraints improve productivity and efficiency by Another way is to use the expertise in projects finding and eliminating constraining factors. Practitioners of the theory of standard trace back to Carl Frederick Gauss where the client operates within a LSS (1777-1855) who introduced the concept environment. In this situation the project may of the normal curve. Many measurement not relate to LSS at all, but by having a number standards (cpk, zero defects, and so on) came of the project staff LSS certified you can then later, but credit for coining the term ‘Six Sigma’ ensure the project undertaken works within goes to a Motorola engineer named Bill Smith. Smith would be tickled to know Six Sigma has the client’s LSS culture rather than outside it. become so mainstream that it even appears For organisations planning to embed a LSS periodically in the widely syndicated comic culture throughout their entire organisation, strip, Dilbert! a LSS consultant can assist the organisation in planning for this major organisational and LSS is a disciplined, data-driven approach cultural change. to process improvement, aimed at the near- elimination of defects from every product, If you are interested in obtaining more process and transaction. The purpose of information, please contact Peter Ochman on LSS is to gain breakthrough knowledge on +61 2 9321 2805 or ochman_peter@bah.com PAGE 5
    • alumniconnect the defence industry. In July, the local team open for business in managed a display at the ‘DTC Member Adelaide Showcase’, which was an opportunity for DTC members to outline their capabilities. This By Jake Kearsley and Dave Vrancic was a great success and enabled the new team to network and raise awareness of the Three Booz Allen staff have been operating in firm’s defence capabilities. Notably, many Adelaide for the past five months in supporting John Fry and other attendees were already aware of Booz defence and strategic security clients. John Fry Andrew Perry meeting Allen from time spent within the defence joined Booz Allen two years ago in Canberra with Dr Viv Crouch industry overseas, and were impressed with after serving with the Australian Army, Andrew the new, local presence. Perry joined from the Royal Australian Air Force in February this year, and Jake Kearsley joined Booz Allen has not yet made a decision on from the Australian Army in April. opening a formal Booz Allen office in Adelaide but we are confident the beachhead being So, why Adelaide? Adelaide has a strong established by the initial team will lead to a defence industry with significant expansion significant ongoing book of business and to plans. The Australian Submarine Corporation, the establishment of a permanent office. Tenix Defence, BAE Systems, SAAB Systems and Northrop Grumman all have a large John Fry and Andrew Perry met with Dr Viv presence in Adelaide, and there are significant Crouch from the Systems Engineering and defence facilities in the state. Evaluation Centre at the recent ‘DTC Member Showcase’. The Australian Navy’s $6 billion Air Warfare Destroyers will be constructed in Adelaide, and the Australian Army will also be spending $750 congratulations million permanently relocating a Battalion Group (about 1,500 soldiers and their families) from Sydney to Adelaide over the next five Go to the following: years. The South Australian Government is Jenny Chou (Asia Tax Manager, Sydney) and proactive in trying to attract higher levels of husband Michael on the birth of Benjamin defence presence and work to the state, with on 21 August a plan to double the industry workforce to 28,000 over the next ten years. Richard Hancy (Senior Associate, Auckland) and wife Lydia on the birth of Amelia Currently, the main client in Adelaide is the Alexandra on 3 August Defence Science & Technology Organisation Peter Ochman (Senior Consultant, Sydney) (DSTO), Australia’s largest R&D organisation. and wife Audrey on the birth of Grace Su-Lin There are also a variety of military bases, on 24 August plus supporting elements from the Defence Material Organisation (DMO). Booz Allen has James Robertson (Associate, Sydney) and engaged in discussions to support the South wife Micaela on the birth of Josh on Australian Government in providing advice on 29 August the defence industry, and there may also be Doug Weir (Consultant, Wellington) and opportunities to provide services to defence partner Tracey on the birth of Thomas on industries in niche areas. 1 August Booz Allen has recently joined the Defence Owen Young (Principal, Sydney) and wife Teaming Centre (DTC), which is an organisation Intan on the birth of Skye on 6 August designed to promote collaboration amongst PAGE 6
    • Lessons from the Shop Floor: Applying @ the edge Sales & Operations Planning to Financial Services Next-Generation Global Sourcing Financial Services companies often struggle Opportunities in the Consumer with two issues: how to link demand and Products Industry supply, and how to make the right trade-offs between service and cost. The viewpoint Outsourcing continues to grow at explosive explores how manufacturing companies, faced rates, and its potential to improve both with the same issues have successfully cost efficiency and business effectiveness worked out an approach to improve inter- continues to increase. Yet, the consumer departmental coordination called Sales and products industry has been slow to adopt it, Operations Planning (S&OP), and discusses despite the challenges it faces with slowed how the same disciplines can be carried growth and cost pressures. The viewpoint across to the financial services sector. examines the global sourcing opportunities for the industry, based on existing capabilities If you are interested in obtaining copies of any in the global market for services, as well as of the above, please contact Emma Thomson on emerging trends. +61 2 9321 1962 or thomson_emma@bah.com Capturing Hidden Value: Eight Principles for Optimising Business Processes Business continues to create complexities that congratulations often translate into inefficient and ineffective business processes and their To the following on their recent associated technology and organisational promotions: implications. The viewpoint discusses how Edwin Apoderado (Senior Consultant, companies have successfully executed process Canberra) improvements projects, and focuses on eight key principles which assist in planning, Kristina Chapman (Human Resources executing and realising the value of these Manager, Sydney) projects. Ben Gilbertson (Senior Associate, Melbourne) Danger! Shooting Too Low Threatens Merger Success Katrina Hood (Senior Consultant, Melbourne) Emma Huntington (Senior Associate, Sydney) Preoccupation with keeping it simple and limiting stress to the organisation minimises Darren Kwan (Senior Consultant, Sydney) the degree of change and the value that can Mark Leese (Associate, Sydney) be achieved by a merger. Structural costs often receive most of the attention in utility Jeremy Lindeyer (Associate, Canberra) mergers, keeping the scope of what is asked Brian McBride (Senior Associate, Canberra) of the organisation fairly narrow. The viewpoint discusses how management can further Chris McNamara (Associate, Sydney) capture the opportunities that a merger can Helen Nott (Senior Associate, Sydney) provide by developing a broader vision of post- merger objectives. Geoff Walpole (Senior Associate, Canberra) PAGE 7
    • alumniconnect • Assess the organisation’s readiness for helping build a future change • Map out the initiatives that the RCH By Scott Wlossak needed to do to change Between December 2005 and June 2006, a Booz Allen team that included Marion • Set up the Programme Management Skulley, Simon Gillies, Les Haines, Olga Office, and the change and governance frameworks Sviatochevski, Liz Curran, Albert Chai and myself worked with the Royal Children’s Stage two was a 16-week engagement to Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne to help it help the RCH achieve its vision of the new design and implement a transformational hospital operating model. This included program. The goal was to move the answering key questions such as how to organisation from a medical-centric model reduce waiting times in emergency, and to a more ‘child focused, family centred’ how to manage the increasing volumes of organisation. complex and chronically ill (and subsequently expensive) patients in a cost effective The RCH is a specialist paediatric hospital manner. At this stage, we worked extensively and provides a full range of clinical services, with over 100 senior clinicians through tertiary care and other services for children workshops and focus groups to attain their and adolescents. The hospital is the major views on what RCH had right, what it did not specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria, and and their vision for the future. In addition also cares for children from other states we also examined specific instances of around Australia and overseas in cases global best practices in paediatric hospital where the RCH has specialist expertise in operations, and developed a high level certain disciplines. For example, the RCH is business case for the change, which the national centre (including New Zealand) included modelling the future operating for heart transplants. costs for the hospital given the changing patient profile. Our time at the RCH was split into two separate but related projects. Stage one The end result of our time at RCH had two was to design the five-year organisation main outcomes. Firstly the RCH had a new transformation programme, and develop level of clarity on how to drive change in the ‘future state’ RCH operating model. The its business. The second though was less core driver of this programme was to ensure tangible, namely that the Booz Allen team that the ‘new RCH’ was operating efficiently had a unique opportunity to undertake and effectively, whilst providing exceptional interesting and challenging work for a truly service in the most cost effective manner. worthy cause – an effort to directly improve the lives of sick children and their families in During the initial 12-week period, Marion, Victoria. Simon, Les, Olga and myself designed and scoped the transformation program that During its 136 years, the RCH has gained would deliver the ‘renewed’ organisation, an iconic reputation as a care provider for and completed three main tasks to: children and has continued to grow its brand PAGE 8
    • in recent years, as shown by the $10 million per annum raised through its Good Friday alumni updates Appeal. The Good Friday Appeal is a unique fundraising event (with an emphasis on fun!), We welcome the following to our alumni: and sees supporters conducting all kinds of activities including billycart races, ferret and Linda Battye (Executive Assistant, Sydney) yabby races, gala balls and runs. Chris Brown (Associate, Melbourne) Whilst not directly related to our work with Robert Bustos-McNeil (Senior Associate, the RCH, it is timely to reflect on the wider Sydney) Booz Allen Melbourne team’s contribution Lisa Derbyshire (Executive Assistant, to the RCH – namely the team that entered Sydney) the inaugural RCH ‘Run for the Kids’ fun run in March of this year. The ‘Run for the Kids’ Nicole Ganz (Proposals Manager, Sydney) primary aim is to raise funds for the Good Debbie Hope (Senior Consultant, Canberra) Friday Appeal and a substantial proportion James Leibert (Senior Associate, Sydney) of the entry fee went directly to the Appeal. There were two events, the 14.7km event Helen Nott (Senior Associate, Sydney) and 4.5km event, with the former ‘main Sandra Parkin (Administration Assistant, event’ challenging participants to travel past Sydney) a number of local landmarks including the Bolte Bridge and Domain Tunnel, and then run Rachel Roos (Administration Assistant, through the old part of town (Swanston Street Canberra) and the Town Hall) before heading up Elizabeth Natalie Schmidt (Associate, Brisbane) Street and Flemington Road to the RCH. Lacey Schulz (Learning and Development The seed for participating stemmed from Manager, Melbourne) the initial client team who worked with the Joji Skelton (Office Manager, Brisbane) RCH, but it certainly did not take much Richard Tait (Principal, Melbourne) convincing for several other staff members and a couple of ‘ring ins’ to pull on the Don Smith (Associate, Canberra) runners! In total the team comprised of nine participants, and considering that we did no training whatsoever for the event (not that we planned to) this did not stop us from special mention (almost) unanimously choosing to complete the longer, and more challenging 14.7km Len Neist (Principal, Canberra) who has course. been appointed to the NSW Independent Transport Safety & Reliability Advisory Without going into alarming detail on the Board. This is a tremendous professional run (or the walk in my case), suffice to say accolade and recognises Len’s high that the team had a great day, and enjoyed standing in the transport safety community. getting out with the other 20,000 plus participants for such a good cause! PAGE 9
    • alumniconnect Melbourne welcomes our staff updates continued alumni We welcome the following staff: The Melbourne office held its annual Alumni event on 10 August at ‘The Cellars’, which is Andrew Johnstone-Burt (Executive Advisor, located within a magnificent Gothic heritage Canberra) from Cap Gemini listed building at The Wine Society. The event Toni Magi (Office Manager, Canberra) was held in the basement area which has been from Corrs Chambers Westgarth Lawyers used as everything from the living quarters of the nuns of the St Augustine Church to the Richard McCarthy (Associate, Melbourne) offices of the original Victorian Government’s from Shell Australia Department of Transport. ‘The Cellars' provided a wonderfully authentic setting with its low John Moss (Senior Associate, Melbourne) ceilings and original arches and walkways. from Moss Consulting Partners Pty Ltd Peter Burns opened up the welcome speeches, John Nissyrios (Associate, Canberra) with support from fellow Sydney-siders, Ian ex-consultant to Jacobs Sverdrup Buchanan and Sarah Butler, before handing Australia and Ball Solutions Group over to Simon Gillies, who gave a general Tamara Palmer (Executive Assistant, update on the firm and the local office in Canberra) from National Food Industry particular. Simon is the first ANZSEA Director in Strategy a while to be based out of the Melbourne office, so it was a great opportunity for alumni to meet Karrin Peacock (Associate, Sydney) from the with him and vice versa. NSW Roads and Traffic Authority Soon enough, everyone was into the important Glenn Powell (Senior Consultant, Canberra) part of the evening…enjoying the jazz sounds from Special Forces of the Marinucci band and, of course, the wine tasting! Tim Power (Associate, Melbourne) joins as an MBA graduate from MBS A range of wines were tasted across the evening, culminating in a ‘tasting’ quiz which Gopal Raman (Associate, Sydney) from ended with a stand-off between Simon Gillies, Harvard University as an MBA Andrew Woodmore (alumni) and Steve Rowland, Rebecca Sharp (Administrative Assistant, an interloper from our Canberra office! Simon Sydney) joins from Unicom Systems and Andrew lost out to Steve on this occasion, but considering the game involved tasting a Danny Sze (Senior Consultant, Sydney) joins variety of wines, I think it was an enjoyable loss from Singtel Optus for them at least! Daniel Tasmin (Commercial Accountant, The evening was a great success and enabled Sydney) joined from PMI Mortgage Insurance old and new alumni to mix with former colleagues and friends, and judging by the Glynn Thomas (Senior Consultant, Sydney) stayers, everyone enjoyed the evening! In true from Analytica Group Pty Ltd tradition, a more ambitious group continued Jaimee Watson (Recruitment Specialist, their ‘networking’ at a local tapas restaurant… Sydney) transferred from the London office although for me, it was my cue to leave as they hit the cigar lounge! Mary Xian (Accounts Payable, Sydney) joined Thank you to all those who supported the from Heath Lambert evening, and for those who were unable to Owen Young (Principal, Sydney) joins from AT attend this year’s event, we look forward to Kearney catching up with you next year! PAGE 10
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