Our Team

KBC has access to a network of experienced Consultants and Associates with a range of specific skills and expertise. Some associates that have worked with KBC on recent projects are as follows:

Ben Laidlaw

Ben has over 20 years’ experience in professional roles extending across community not-for-profit, government and large global mining and resource development businesses.

Most recently, Ben’s work has included over a decade in senior management roles related to community engagement, stakeholder and project management for large scale infrastructure and mining developments and operations.

His experience has included managing large teams (over 200 employees) responsible for communities and social performance strategies, Indigenous agreement implementation, pastoral and agriculture projects, community investment, regional fly in / fly out strategies, town infrastructure and development, cultural heritage management and Aboriginal employment and training, business development & contracting.

Ben can be contacted on ben.laidlaw@keoghbayconsulting.com.au.

Alice Findlay (nee Gould)

Alice Findlay is a Keogh Bay consultant with over 15-years’ experience working within, and alongside public, private and community-based organisations in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Alice has an extensive background in project management and providing advisory services including in the following areas: system reform, service planning and review, procurement, policy, service delivery, evaluation, stakeholder consultation, demographics and data analysis.

Alice can be contacted on alice.gould@keoghbayconsulting.com.au.

David Muller

David is an experienced consultant David is an experienced consultant who has 20 years experience in the delivery of management consulting services. David has previously worked at KPMG for 11 years and has worked as a consultant since 1994 through his own business (ArmstrongMuller Pty Ltd). David’s passion is in developing the capacity of Aboriginal businesses and has also played a leading role in Keogh Bay’s provision of specialist NDIS transition support services to Australian Disability Enterprises across Australia in recent years.

David can be contacted at david.muller@keoghbayconsulting.com.au.

Les O’Neill

Les is an Associate of Keogh Bay and is the owner of O’Neill Business Services. Les is an Aboriginal accountant, and the principal director of his own accounting firm, which provides full tax, book-keeping, business planning and accounting services for small to medium size (SME) Aboriginal business clients. Les has over twelve years’ experience as an accountant in the Indigenous sector, and also has broad experience in financial management for Not-For-Profit, Government and Commercial business.

Les can be contacted at les.oneill@keoghbayconsulting.com.au.

Scott McKinnon

Scott is a Keogh Bay consultant who is an experienced management accountant and project manager with 16 years’ experience within the mining and construction management consultancy environment. Scott has extensive experience in business support, project systems setup, change management and business analysis.
Scott is experienced in financial analysis and has played a key role in Keogh Bay’s delivery of NDIS transition services to the disability services sector across Australia.

Scott can be contacted at scott.mckinnon@keoghbayconsulting.com.au.

Mark Forrest

Mark Forrest is a senior Consultant specialising in marketing strategy, business development, change management and implementation. He has over 20 years’ commercial experience working in both senior management and consulting roles for both private and public sector organisations in a large variety of different sectors including disability services, aged care, not-for-profit, manufacturing, retail, FMCG and digital/online.

Mark can be contacted on mark.forrest@keoghbayconsulting.com.au.

Dr Catherine Macdonald, Social Sustainability Services

CatherineMacDonald150Catherine Macdonald has been working in the community development and social impact field for over 20 years, more than half of that spent in the mining sector. Catherine has provided social impact/community development advice to extractive industries projects in Australia, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Mali, Mongolia, the Philippines, PNG, Senegal and Tanzania.

Dr Macdonald is an acknowledged expert on socially responsible mining practices and has a number of publications on that theme, most recently the Framework for Socially Responsible Mining in Developing Countries, DRET, 2011. Catherine also led the team preparing the World Bank/ICMM Community Development Toolkit, published in 2005 and revised in 2012. She speaks Kiswahili, French, Malay (Indonesian), Dutch and Sinhala.

Mobile: +61 – (0)434 14 84 63
Email: SocialSustainability@bigpond.com

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