Our independent consultants bring years of industry knowledge, expertise, commercial pragmatism and a passion for innovation.
Our team of independent consultants is what makes us unique. With a combination of pragmatic business, technology and industry experience, and a proven record of delivery, we are ready to help your organisation realise its business goals through the adoption of new and innovative technologies.
Our independent consultants work collaboratively with our clients, though are willing to challenge underlying assumptions and ask the key questions that need answers. We are committed to your success and working to achieve the right project outcome.
Lou Martini – CEO and Founder, Principal Consultant
B.Econ, G.Cert in Asian Business, M.Tropical Env. Mgt
Lou is the founding CEO and Director of Jackadder International. With over 30 years experience in senior ICT management roles, in both the government and commercial sectors, Lou brings a wealth of practical business and technology experience to client engagements.
His active involvement in the ICT industry, including as a Director on the national board of the Australian Information Industry Association, has also given Lou a deep insight and understanding of the opportunities and challenges faced by the industry.
Michael Durrant – Principal Consultant Architecture and Development
Michael has 20+ years of experience in Project and Program leadership across Australia, UK, and USA. He has worked with both business and technology stakeholders to ensure timely, budget-friendly, and high-quality solutions. He is skilled in Enterprise Architecture and Solution Architecture and has led teams to tackle complex business challenges with effective business and technology solutions.
Michael is well-versed in all phases of program delivery, including strategy development, program/initiative shaping, delivery, project closeout, and transition to operations. He excels at stakeholder engagement in complex environments and has delivered high-risk, high-availability internet solutions and associated cybersecurity technologies, such as internet banking, eCommerce, third-party gateways, and payment gateways.
Hans Willink – Principal Consultant Project Assurance
MBA, Grad Dip (Computing), BA (Military Studies)
Following a 20-year career in Army logistics and project management, Hans was appointed Chief Information Officer of the Tasmanian Department of Police and Emergency Services. In this role he was responsible for all agency ICT resources, strategic planning, and information management during a decade of transformational change. Since leaving Police Hans has conducted project assurance and stage gate reviews on large and complex Government projects, tailored project management frameworks and conducted a range of specialist ICT research tasks.
Hans excels at stakeholder engagement in complex and ambiguous environments, translating complex technical language into plain English, providing pragmatic advice to resource constrained organisations and thinking “out of the square” to identify innovative solutions to business problems.
Nancy Libien – Principal Consultant Business Change Management
B.Comm, Prince2, APMG Change Management, Lean Fundamentals
Nancy has a strong record of delivering transformational complex projects, specialising in program and organisational change management. Nancy’s skills and experience also include stakeholder management and engagement, business analysis and process improvement and risk consulting across both ICT and business operations for NT and Federal Government agencies.
These programs/ projects include software development/ configuration and implementation, ICT infrastructure transformation, organisational enterprise and functional reviews, program evaluation, security reviews and baselining system performance.
Barbara White – Principal Consultant User Experience
Barbara has a detailed understanding of the principles of User Experience and extensive experience in its application to the optimal design of digital solutions.
Barbara has also led research projects in a number of related areas including supervising Charles Darwin University ICT students in the redesign of the Department of Education’s website and the development of a virtual tour for the NT Administrator’s Office.
Cathryn Hutton – Principal Consultant, Solutions and Strategy
As a seasoned consultant with over 30 years of experience in both the government and private sector, Cathryn has a deep understanding of strategy and solutions. With a wealth of cross-government experience, she has provided strategic direction to organisations in the areas of governance, strategy, and ICT.
Cathryn is a skilled stakeholder engagement specialist, who excels in navigating complex and ambiguous environments. She has a proven track record of analyzing and articulating complex business problems and identifying innovative solutions to address them.
Recently, Cathryn has focused on developing strategic investment proposals for digital transformation projects across NTG, including Treasury, Electoral Commission, Education, and Territory Families. Her expertise as a CEO and CIO has given her a strong governance background, and she provides consulting and mentoring services to a range of boards and committees.
Bernard Wright – Chief Technology Officer
Bernard has a strong track record of using innovative technology to accelerate digital transformation and create sophisticated and secure ICT environments that enable organisations to scale and evolve. This includes driving innovative and strategic ICT, strategic business and transformational change initiatives for government agencies. Critically, Bernard ensures technology solutions create value by aligning with business need in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible.
Drawing on an early career working in Silicon Valley, Bernard brings experience working at the forefront of technology innovation, enabling him to deliver industry-leading ICT initiatives. Underpinned by a core strength in enterprise ICT infrastructure, he knows how technologies are best deployed to enhance organisational effectiveness. This has included establishing cybersecurity best practice for a central government agency through policy and governance changes and breaking new ground using behavioural analytics software to protect user data and mitigate risk.
Kat Beech – Principal HR Consultant
Kat brings over eight years of HR Business partnering experience, across both public and private sectors. With a strong business acumen, Kat provides a high level of proficiency in evaluating and developing leadership and people management practices, problem solving and process improvements and team or individual personal/professional development.
Kat has a thorough understanding of the IT project work environment, having previously worked with enterprise-wide programs in regard to their human resourcing structures, requirements and management.