BA Adelaide University, Graduate Diploma in Librarianship University of NSW, Diploma in Human Resources ANU

Margaret Goode is an experienced management consultant, a former Director of Coopers & Lybrand and a
former SES officer in the Victorian Public Service. Her consulting work has been focused on organisation
planning and strategy, organisation design (structure, management processes and job design), management
improvement, managing change, cost reduction, policy analysis and program evaluation.
Margaret has reviewed organisational structures, policy development, planning and policy co-ordination
arrangements in Commonwealth public service agencies, including the Department of Environment, Sport
and Territories, the then Department of Primary Industries and Energy, and the Department of Industry,
Tourism and Regional Development. Similarly at the state level she has conducted reviews in the Victorian
portfolios of the Arts, Health and Vocational education and training where she looked particularly at how the
portfolio might manage its relationship with industry in planning for training for industry’s future skills needs.
While working in the Victorian public service, Margaret conducted a study of policy development practices in
Victorian agencies and developed a best practice handbook for agencies. She subsequently developed and
delivered a policy officers’ training program on the basis of the earlier studies.
Her experience includes:
 Performance audits for the Australian National Audit Office of FMA Act agencies’ implementation of a
Senate Order on commercial in confidence contracts
 National evaluation of the National Indigenous English Literacy and Numeracy Strategy for the
Department of Education, Science and Training
 Evaluation of the Youth in Communities program in the Northern Territory for the Department of
Families, Housing, Community services and Indigenous Affairs
 Certification audits of a large number of funded disability services for the NSW Department of
Community Services
 Strategic review of Headquarters Australian Defence Force for the Vice-Chief of the Australian
Defence Force
 Feasibility of a National Gambling Research Institute – A report on options for the establishment of
a National Gambling Research Institute for the Minister for Family and Community Services
 Reviews of the operations and governance of National Indigenous Television (NITV), the National
Indigenous Radio Service (NIRS) and Imparja Television for the Department of Environment, Heritage,
Water and the Arts
 Strategic review of the Department of Communications and the Arts for the Secretary
 Strategic review and business process re-engineering for the Department of Primary Industries and
Energy for the Secretary