Senior Associate - Policy and Program Design
Master in Business Administration, Bachelor of Economics (Honours), Monash University
Wayne has practiced as a management consultant since 1996. He was with HMA from 2001 to 2023 and was Managing Director from 2011 to 2021.
Prior to commencing his consulting career, Wayne worked in several government agencies at a Commonwealth and State level for 16 years. The focus of this work was in health and community services policy development, implementation and review. Wayne held senior executive officer positions in policy and operations areas of the acute, disability, and child care divisions of the Victorian Department of Human Services (DHS). Prior to working at DHS, Wayne was employed in the Commonwealth and Victorian Departments of Finance.
As a consultant, Wayne has undertaken assignments for health, community services, disability, Indigenous and public sector agencies. He specialises in strategy development and review, program and project management, program evaluation, process redesign, activity-based costing, benchmarking, and organisation design and review.
Wayne’s departmental clients have included the health departments in all jurisdictions and the Commonwealth Departments of Health and Social Services. He has undertaken projects for peak industry bodies including the Australian Medical Association and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. He has worked with numerous hospitals, community health services and non-government organisations. Wayne has also undertaken many assignments relating to the operations and strategic directions of community pharmacy.
Wayne’s non-health consulting assignments have involved the application of program and project management in Commonwealth Government agencies introducing major initiatives. He has led change projects at Centrelink (activity-based costing and social security reform), the Australian Taxation Office (project management and coordination), and the Commonwealth Department of Finance and Administration and Victorian Treasury (process change associated with GST implementation).
Wayne’s skills and experience are backed by strong academic qualifications: he has Bachelor of Economics (Hons) and Master of Business Administration degrees.