Knowing, understanding, and meeting your governance requirements is critical for local government

Today, more than ever, Australians are demanding the highest level of transparency and accountability from their local Council. Employing a trusted, independent source to help improve your governance and management at both governing body and organisational level can bring a higher level of probity and accountability to your organisation.

Blackadder Associates specialise in understanding and meeting your governance requirements, knowing that this is critical for Council to continually maintain and improve its reputation.

Our comprehensive approach to governance and audit includes:

  • Policies and procedures
  • Organisational governance frameworks
  • Councillor/Board governance
  • Councillor professional development audits
  • Internal audits
  • Model Code of Conduct
  • Investigations: forensic, fraud, risk management
  • Public risk assessments
  • Financial sustainability assessments
  • Probity reviews

Our team of professionals is dedicated to serving local government organisations of all sizes.

Contact us today to find out how we can help Council with independent, relevant advice and effective governance and integrity solutions.


Blackadder Associates specialises in providing a range of high-quality consultancy services to local government.

Whether you want to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your business, ensure that your managers and leadership teams are operating to their maximum potential, be confident that the organisation is well-governed, or need to recruiting senior managers, we have the proven capacity and capability to assist you.

Our key services are:


A recognised leader in local government executive recruitment, Blackadder Associates provides successful recruitment and placement for key executive leadership positions across all areas of Council.


As an experienced local government recruitment business, we have access to a pool of highly experienced executive and senior level professionals who are ready for an immediate short-term or longer-term assignment.


Leadership Development is central to our core business. Our expertise covers all aspects of leadership development.


An effective leadership team will ensure the successes of any organisation.


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Future-proof your Council with strategic forward planning.


Knowing, understanding, and meeting your governance requirements is critical for local government.


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