Local Government Specialists
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.
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
Former CEO, specialising in: executive recruitment, executive performance reviews, leadership and team development coaching, culture and change management, transition planning and delivery, organisational reviews
Former CEO, specialising in: executive recruitment, organisational reviews, leadership and team development coaching, culture and change management, strategic planning, governance.
Former CEO specialising in: code of conduct reviews, organisational reviews, acting executive assignments.
Former Director HR specialising in: executive recruitment, industrial relations issues, learning and development, culture and change management, WHS.
Former GM and COO, specialising in: executive recruitment, executive performance reviews, acting executive assignments, CEO/GM induction workshops.
Senior Hogan personality assessor, specialising in: leadership development, personality assessments, 360 review assessments, leadership/team development coaching, culture and change management, senior management recruitment.
Former GM, specialising in: executive recruitment, executive performance reviews and agreements, CEO/GM induction workshops, organisational reviews.
30 years specialising in advertising and marketing. Development and design of digital and print marketing for both BA and client promotion, including recruitment information packages.
Former GM and Director Engineering, specialising in: organisation and divisional service reviews, executive recruitment, acting executive assignments.
BA team’s manager for our internal processes and coordinator for our consultants and their assignments.
Former GM, specialising in: internal audit, fraud and misconduct investigations, fraud and corruption prevention reviews, probity, code of conduct.
BA rural team’s manager for our internal processes and coordinator for our rural consultants and their assignments.
Former Director Strategy, Community and Environment, specialising in: community strategic planning, community engagement, reactive stakeholder management, independent projects facilitator for community opposition/outrage, corporate futures planning.
Former GM, specialising in: internal audit, fraud and corruption prevention reviews, probity, code of conduct, fiscal management, procurement.
Former Director Engineering, specialising in: project management and performance improvement, divisional service reviews.
Former Director Engineering, specialising in: water and wastewater technology, resources and management, divisional service reviews.
The most respected and trusted local government management consulting firm in Australia.
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.
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