PDF has been in business since 1999 and our consultants have a versatile range of knowledge, skills, expertise and experience. We support organisations to be as strong and successful as possible. We partner with you and share our expertise generously to help build your capacity and the capability of your business.
Our business focuses on four strategic areas:
Think and act strategically: strategy development, strategic models and frameworks, strategic and business plans, facilitation and community consultation and engagement
Build powerful cultures: culture development, leadership development, team building and employee engagement
Apply good practice: guides, tools and templates, professional development and training
Learn from experience: performance frameworks, analysis, review and evaluation, and literature and policy reviews.
PDF consultants have worked in a wide range of sectors. We are clear thinking, flexible in our approach, tailor our solutions and are accountable for what we do.
PDF has achieved significant success working with government, business and community sectors around Australia. We work closely with other professionals and subject matter experts to provide outcomes for customers.
Michael is a founding Director of PDF Management Services. He gained his skills and knowledge in a varied career, with 14 years working in country fire services which culminated in the role of Manager of the Adelaide residential State Fire Training College. He has worked in the training, employment and youth sectors and owned and operated small businesses. Michael has a track record of community involvement, serving on a number of boards.
In his work, he has established a reputation for creative and relevant service design and delivery, and excellence in facilitation, community consultation, problem-solving and planning.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Business, Associate Diploma Training & Development, Graduate Diploma Fire Engineering, Graduate Diploma (Honours) Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies, Graduate Diploma Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.
Ged has been a Director of PDF for over 18 years. In this time he has led a range of assignments working predominantly in the social program area with government and community sector clients.
Ged worked for over 15 years in human services in the Tasmanian Public Service, with leadership roles in disability services, community care, social housing and child welfare. Here he undertook strategic planning, managed statewide services and provided advice to government. Ged has maintained a strong focus on social programs particularly in the areas of health promotion, local government planning, road safety and social housing.
Ged has particular expertise in program review and evaluation, and resource design and development, and brings a strong systems approach and evidence-based focus to his practice.
Qualifications: Graduate Certificate Corporate Management, Certificate IV Workplace Assessment & Training, Member Australasian Evaluation Society.