The Blackadder Associates Principal, Stephen Blackadder is a highly experienced local government practitioner who operates with a fundamental belief in the strengths of collaborative thought and involvement.
The business is supported by a team of associates who are expert in a diverse range of management service areas.
Blackadder Associates has a reputation for professionalism and creativity. The team is pragmatic and practical in its approach, but continues to keep abreast of new and emerging trends in local government management. We are prepared to challenge conventional thinking, but fully understand and appreciate the regulatory and political environment that local councils operate in.
As a specialist local government consultancy, Blackadder Associates provides independent and unbiased advice.
The BA team understands how local government works, and realises that some assignments need to be delivered yesterday. We always strive to be available to assist emergency situations at short notice provided our commitments to existing clients are not compromised. We are committed to providing excellent results.
Blackadder Associates is committed to a strong, independent and robust local government. We strongly believe that a healthy local government sector will build cohesive and sustainable communities. Stephen Blackadder is involved in a number of local government forums in a voluntary capacity, and has offered to provide unpaid advice and service to a number of key local government bodies.
The BA team has a unique understanding of the role and function of local government and the importance of a strong relationship between the Mayor, General Manager and Councillors, built on trust and respect. We can offer a value added service by providing follow up assistance to the Mayor and mentoring processes to support the new General Manager.
The BA team has a reservoir of formal systems developed as part of our work with local government that can maximise the performance of the Council, and the staff operating within. Our performance management processes are an example.
The BA team has benefitted from the past involvement of the Principal in the position of General Manager over 19 years, providing a unique advantage to client councils.
The Blackadder Associates Principal knows and understands the dynamics of change, the importance of culture and the role of strategy in local government. We bring fresh and creative solutions to new problems.
The ultimate success of a consultant hinges on their ability to obtain and maintain a network of clients built on trust and respect. BA in its short history has become well known in local government for its service quality and price competitiveness.
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Stephen’s personal involvement and industry experience was fundamental in attracting a high quality field for the role... Andrew Crakanthorp, former Director Corporate Services Wagga Wagga City Council
The sessions you covered were an outstanding success. I’ve made much of the phrase “you never have to worry about reco.. Michael Willis, former General Manager, Shellharbour City Council
Excellent and very relevant presentation around the very topical issue of Shared Services... Marie O’Connell, formerly from Tamworth Council
Your recruitment process was warm, welcoming and allowed me to feel at ease. Your honesty and support was a breath of fresh air fo.. Brett Exelby, former Manager Finance and Customer Service, Colac Otway Shire Council
I have now dealt with a number of recruitment agencies in Australia and haven't yet come across any as efficient or as positive to.. Stella Ford, Service Delivery Integration Manager, New Zealand