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Local Government Specialists

With decades of high-level local government experience, our specialist leadership team is a one-stop shop for local government support. We bring fresh and innovative ideas; professional, independent advice, and smart, practical solutions. We have an incredible depth of local and international experience and have specialised skills that can help guide, manage, train, counsel, support or strengthen any team of staff or councillors to unpeel their potential.

Let Blackadder Associates show how you can unpeel your Council’s true potential with our passion for and commitment to local government.

Unpeel your potential with the Blackadder Associates leadership team.

OUR TEAM

STEPHEN BLACKADDER

Managing Director

Stephen has extensive experience, spanning a 36-year career in Local Government; with 20 of those years in General Manager/CEO leadership roles. Since commencing Blackadder Associates, Stephen has been proactively involved in government committees and professional institutions; dedicated to the advancement of Local Government.

Stephen and his Associates are distinguished local government practitioners — former Council CEOs, General Managers, or Directors; and each with strengths of expertise in specialities specific to Local Government. Along with our talented admin team, the BA Team consistently provides our clients with exceptional results and client service excellence.

‘We know your challenges. We know your needs. Our specialists have lived, breathed, and worked in metro, regional, rural, and remote areas across Australia.’ — Stephen Blackadder

CHRIS ROSE

Leadership Development Associate

JUDY CHARLTON

Business Leadership Associate

ROBERT BALL

Business Leadership Associate

MARIE O’CONNELL

Human Resource Leadership Associate

ALAN McCORMACK

Rural Leadership Associate

CHRIS GEORGIADIS

Leadership Development Manager

TERREY KISS

Rural Leadership Associate

ROSLYN DIAMOND

Marketing Manager

RUSSELL LLOYD

Principal Projects Associate

APRIL PARRY

Administration Manager

IAN ROBERTS

Audit and Governance Associate

SHARON KISS

Rural Administration Manager

DAVID ROSS

Community Strategic Planning Associate

PATRICK BROWN

Audit and Governance Associate

GEOFF CLARKE

Project Management Associate

CARY REYNOLDS

Strategic Water Specialist Associate

OUR VISION

The most respected and trusted local government management consulting firm in Australia.

OUR MISSION

To assist local councils in Australia to unpeel their true potential. We do this by assisting councillors and employees to shape the organisation and create a better lifestyle for their communities.

OUR VALUES

We are values-based and passionately apply the following:

INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONALISM — We deal with everyone in a fair, honest, and transparent manner, and give fearless advice

FRESH CREATIVITY — We bring innovative ideas and smart, practical solutions

HIGH RESPONSIVENESS — We meet deadlines and we take ownership of our results

UTMOST INTEGRITY — We do what we say we will do