Lucas is a CPA qualified Accountant with 20 years experience in the finance sector with the past 10 years spent working in Local Government

Qualifications – Certified Practising Accountant (Fellowship Member) B.Commerce Accounting (UNE) CERT IV Financial Services CERT IV Business Administration

Skills – Corporate Finance / Strategic Planning / Financial Modelling / Financial Analysis /Asset Management / Project Management / Risk
Management / Supply Chain /Service Delivery / Procurement / Performance Improvement / Process Re-engineering / Information Technology / Personnel Management / Land Development / Planning Regulations Economic / Development



Kylee has over 15 years experience in change management in both the public and the private sector. With a background in establishing customer-centric organizations, including process mapping, continuous improvement, mentoring, staff training and development, Kylee has a passion for finding solutions to enable effective workplace practices and supporting staff and community to implement change.

Qualifications Masters of Management (UOW), Graduate Diploma in Management (UOW), Certificate 4 in Workplace Assessment (CIT)

Skills Corporate Services / Governance / Records Management / Staff Development and Training / Project Management / Procurement & Supply Chain Reviews / Performance Improvement /  Personnel Management / Customer Service / Library Management / Workplace Culture Improvement / Team Building

The rest of the “K” Team

Principal Consultant – Robyn Straub

Robyn Straub is an Tubbah Gah woman of the Wiradjuri Nation, who has worked in Aboriginal Affairs for approximately 30 years in Federal Government, State Government, Local Government , NGO’s and Corporate roles. Robyn has extensive experience in leading change and working with stakeholders and partners. As Kategic’s leading Indigenous advisor, Robyn’s full resume can be provided.

Principal Consultant – Simon Schweitzer

Simon has over 20 years experience in the Community, Disability and Local/State Government Sectors. Experience in people management, strategic and social planning, community engagement and consultation practices

Qualifications – Bachelor of Social Science, (Psychology) Charles Sturt University 2012 – Sub Major Community Welfare , Diploma Frontline Management OH&S Consultation in the Workplace , Certificate IV Workplace Learning and Assessment , Diploma Disability Services , Diploma Community Welfare

Principal Consultant – Rebecca Hamilton

Rebecca has 17 years experience in community engagement and consultation, environmental management and corporate planning.  Rebecca has 7 years experience in Integrated Planning and Reporting, and has been a team leader in this area. Previous to this, Rebecca worked for the then Catchment Management Authorities as the Strategic Planner, and has extensive experience in working with landholders, community groups and Aboriginal Groups in the development of Catchment Action Plans and Regional Natural Resource Plans.  Rebecca’s experience covers Federal, State and Local Government.

Qualifications – Bachelor of Applied Science (Env Mgt), Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment , TOP Facilitation Training, Cultural Training (through NPWS)

Principal Consultant – David Neyle

David has 35 years working in human resource development and human resource management, including management of the function in local government, manufacturing and engineering-based enterprises. David is a specialist in leadership and team development, performance management, and organisational development.

Qualifications – Master of Business (Human Resource Management) Dist.
Bachelor of Education (Adult)Cert IV Training & Assessment , Electronics & Communications Certificate

Principal Consultant – Jared Lucas

Jared has broad workplace health and safety management experience gained whilst working in various Work Health and Safety roles with the NSW Government. Jared has gained significant experience liaising with regulators and leading cultural change projects in complex and demanding environments.

Key Relevant Capabilities: Extensive experience in WHS risk management, compliance, and advice – Developing WHS management systems – Excellent people management skills, interpersonal and communication skills – Trainer and facilitator

Qualifications – Diploma of Work Health and Safety, Diploma of Quality Auditing, Certificate IV Training and Assessment