The lead consultants with Hugh Watson Consulting have held senior positions in international consulting firms and have both public sector and private sector senior management experience. They have led national evaluations for Government and have undertaken complex management reviews of many government agencies.

With extensive knowledge of and experience in the public sector, our consultants are able to conduct thorough analyses and provide sound advice. With senior management experience themselves, their recommendations are practical not theoretical. Hugh Watson Consulting teams meet their deadlines and write comprehensive reports that are readable and able to be published.

The company has a strong reputation for delivering results that meet the cost and quality requirements of our clients within tight timetables. We have conducted national reviews and evaluations that have involved consultations with Commonwealth and State Ministers, liaison and cooperation with public sector agencies and private sector companies, case studies in remote communities and the presentation of reports to ministers and senior public servants.

Qualitative evaluation of five projects funded under the Empowering YOUth Initiatives (EYI) for the Department of Jobs and Small Business

Reveiw of Indigenous Jobs Fund Projects as part of national evaluation of the Jobs Fund

Review of National Indigenous Television (NITV)

Development a business plan for the establishment of the new Commonwealth Office of the Information Commissioner including strategy, structure and business processes (with Oakton Consulting)

A review of the Communications Branch of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship

A report on options for the establishment of a National Gambling Research Institute for the Minister for Family and Community Services

Review of internal communications at Centrelink

Review of support services and communication in the Commonwealth Treasury

Review of the organisational structure, management responsibilities and allocation of resources of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

Review of Investigation activities across the Australian Communications and Media Authority

Strategic Review of the Salvation Army’s Employment Plus national job network

Review of effectiveness of school based management in ACT schools

A conceptual analysis of the performance and achievements of Trials of Innovative Government Electronic Regional Services

Strategic plan, organisational re-structure and change management assistance for Hamilton, James and Bruce, a publicly listed company

Evaluation of the National Indigenous English Literacy and Numeracy Program

Review of the Australian Sports Commission

Development of a structure for the Annual National Report to Parliament on the Education and Training Outcomes for Indigenous Students.